I’ve been having problem with my Globe Tattoo Mobile WiFi for the past few days. I tried everything: reboot, tweaking the settings (with and without tech support), transferring the SIM to different devices, to no avail. So I applied for a 15-day trial of SKYbroadband with the intent to switch if it proves to be good.

This morning, the SKYbroadband team arrived and quickly set up the cable modem. When they left, I went to work and configured my Buffalo AirStation with DD-WRT. I set the router to DHCP and connected the modem. It wouldn’t work! I tried reboots, resets, pre-configuring the TCP/IP settings, downgrading up to two DD-WRT versions back, etc. All to no avail.

Finally, after some research, I found out that there seems to be a bug where the old settings are retained and read. The solution is simple: 30-30-30 aka Hard Reset:

  1. While the router is powered on, hold down its reset button for 30 seconds
  2. While still holding down the reset button, unplug the router and hold for an additional 30 seconds
  3. While still holding down the reset button, plug in the router and hold for 30 more seconds

When the router booted up, it immediately grabbed a WAN IP and I was finally able to able to use my SKYbroadband trial. And can I just say I’m loving it.