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MicroCell Activation Stuck at Step 4

Activation shows as in progress, but nothing has happened after a few power cycles. I have Uverse internet connected to an AirPort Extreme router. I have green lights on the MicroCell for power, internet, and GPS. The 3G light is blinking slowly and is green. I tried to go through the MicroCell Troubleshooting Guide with port forwarding, but got an error when I went to update the AirPort Extreme - it said it was no longer assigned to a DNS server. Help, please!

Activation shows as in progress, but nothing has happened after a few power cycles. I have Uverse internet connected to an AirPort Extreme router. I have green lights on the MicroCell for power, internet, and GPS. The 3G light is blinking slowly and is green. I tried to go through the MicroCell Troubleshooting Guide with port forwarding, but got an error when I went to update the AirPort Extreme - it said it was no longer assigned to a DNS server. Help, please!

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In theory, you shouldn't even have to do port forwarding but I've found that it makes for a very stable connection. That's how I have my Apple Extreme Base Station set up. The DNS error is odd. I would think that the result would be no internet light and a blinking green 3G. I would disconnect the MicroCell, connect it directly to the gateway, power cycle, and see if Activation will complete. If it does, then it's something to do with the way the router is configured. Reconnect it to the router but don't do any port forwarding and see what happens. Sometimes the router itself needs to be power cycled. You should be able to see the MicroCell (via its MAC address) in the DHCP table range.

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*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
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In theory, you shouldn't even have to do port forwarding but I've found that it makes for a very stable connection. That's how I have my Apple Extreme Base Station set up. The DNS error is odd. I would think that the result would be no internet light and a blinking green 3G. I would disconnect the MicroCell, connect it directly to the gateway, power cycle, and see if Activation will complete. If it does, then it's something to do with the way the router is configured. Reconnect it to the router but don't do any port forwarding and see what happens. Sometimes the router itself needs to be power cycled. You should be able to see the MicroCell (via its MAC address) in the DHCP table range.

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MicroCell Technical Guide by Otto Pylot


I am not an AT&T employee. For additional help, please send a PM to ATTCustomerCare

In theory, you shouldn't even have to do port forwarding but I've found that it makes for a very stable connection. That's how I have my Apple Extreme Base Station set up. The DNS error is odd. I would think that the result would be no internet light and a blinking green 3G. I would disconnect the MicroCell, connect it directly to the gateway, power cycle, and see if Activation will complete. If it does, then it's something to do with the way the router is configured. Reconnect it to the router but don't do any port forwarding and see what happens. Sometimes the router itself needs to be power cycled. You should be able to see the MicroCell (via its MAC address) in the DHCP table range.

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MicroCell Technical Guide by Otto Pylot


I am not an AT&T employee. For additional help, please send a PM to ATTCustomerCare

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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The MicroCell is listed in the DHCP table at 10.0.1.2. Switching over to a direct connection did not let the activation complete. 

The MicroCell is listed in the DHCP table at 10.0.1.2. Switching over to a direct connection did not let the activation complete. 

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I was finally able to complete activation. I deleted the MicroCell at the AT&T site and started over with the activation process. Not sure why it worked this time. I did power cycle the router and MicroCell after deleting it. Thanks for your help.
I was finally able to complete activation. I deleted the MicroCell at the AT&T site and started over with the activation process. Not sure why it worked this time. I did power cycle the router and MicroCell after deleting it. Thanks for your help.

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Great! If you have any other issues we're here to help.

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Great! If you have any other issues we're here to help.

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MicroCell Technical Guide by Otto Pylot


I am not an AT&T employee. For additional help, please send a PM to ATTCustomerCare

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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Otto, I don't want to seem picky but I think it's important that the Ethernet light not be referred to as an internet light.  Correct me if I'm wrong but it's my understanding that all the Ethernet light indicates is that there is an Ethernet connection between the Mcell and a router/modem.  It doesn't mean that the Mcell is connected to the internet. 

 

I can disconnect the power to my router with the Mcell connected by Ethernet cable to my repeater and the Ethernet light is solid green on the Mcell.

 

Referring to it as an internet light may give people the impression that if the light is solid green that their Mcell is actually connected to the internet and that could make for confusing attempts to troubleshoot any problems.

 

Just a thought.....

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I am not an AT&T employee. For additional help, please send a PM to ATTCustomerCare

Otto, I don't want to seem picky but I think it's important that the Ethernet light not be referred to as an internet light.  Correct me if I'm wrong but it's my understanding that all the Ethernet light indicates is that there is an Ethernet connection between the Mcell and a router/modem.  It doesn't mean that the Mcell is connected to the internet. 

 

I can disconnect the power to my router with the Mcell connected by Ethernet cable to my repeater and the Ethernet light is solid green on the Mcell.

 

Referring to it as an internet light may give people the impression that if the light is solid green that their Mcell is actually connected to the internet and that could make for confusing attempts to troubleshoot any problems.

 

Just a thought.....

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*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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You are correct. Sometimes I respond on the fly and don't go back and re-read before I hit Post. We don't need anymore confusion here than there already is.

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You are correct. Sometimes I respond on the fly and don't go back and re-read before I hit Post. We don't need anymore confusion here than there already is.

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MicroCell Technical Guide by Otto Pylot


I am not an AT&T employee. For additional help, please send a PM to ATTCustomerCare

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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