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Topic # 138420 3-Jan-2014 13:15 Send private message

I see there is a new version of firmware out for the Fritz Boxes (version 6.01), this OK to put onto the units coming from Snap ?





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  Reply # 960674 3-Jan-2014 13:20 Send private message

Maybe you should post this in the snap section of Geekzone






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  Reply # 960681 3-Jan-2014 13:30 Send private message

johnr: Maybe you should post this in the snap section of Geekzone


Was a toss up between this forum which is more about devices or the Snap one ... can the same topic be visible in both forums ? :-)





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  Reply # 960682 3-Jan-2014 13:33 Send private message

Someone will need to move this one I guess or a Snap staff member might see this thread




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  Reply # 960691 3-Jan-2014 13:55 Send private message

when this was in beta, it was a complete disaster. have not tried it since it became a release though.

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  Reply # 960695 3-Jan-2014 14:03 Send private message

Rumor has it this update is not good. Loss of DSL Sync. I'd leave this one or if you want to try it, download the existing firmware and back up your fritz! settings first.

https://twitter.com/nz_liam/status/417424090136182785

AVM site for firmware

http://www.fritzbox.com.au/updates_2.html

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  Reply # 960698 3-Jan-2014 14:09 Send private message

I downloaded it last week and have found no issues with it. I am on a UFB 100/50 plan though so cannot comment on the DSL disconnections. Internet + VOIP service are working without any issues.




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  Reply # 960699 3-Jan-2014 14:09 Send private message

looks like .51s issues all over again, except expanding into adsl too..

well done AVM. ild try it before i make a real comment on it, but my response to snap after beta testing it "worst firmware yet, huge step back in terms of details shown on the web access and very unstable"

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  Reply # 960746 3-Jan-2014 14:41 Send private message

No need to move this.

Using it now and no problems here. My DSL was terrible last month after installation (new line, only had cable modem here). We had over 300 disconnects in a couple of weeks. After two visits by Chorus it was fixed - no disconnects in the last couple of weeks and running this firmware too has not shown any problems.

YMMV.




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  Reply # 960890 3-Jan-2014 18:17 Send private message

Can also attest to this version (124.06.01 on 7360), no issues encountered thus far. Does measure attenuation differently than on previous version however if that is a concern to anyone.



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  Reply # 960911 3-Jan-2014 19:44 Send private message

I decided to give it a go anyway and see what happens, always have the downgrade files to use if needs be.

I'm mainly after the (hopefully) improved DECT for the FritzFon, that's always been my gripe of it forgetting the base station.




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  Reply # 960934 3-Jan-2014 21:09 Send private message

I've been using 6.01 for a while - looked at the box today and it's been up since Christmas Day had no issues and it fixed the DLNA bug in the old firmware.

I've read so many comments about needing to downgrade because of this or that but the comments seem to come from tinkerers who can't leave the damn thing alone!

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  Reply # 960944 3-Jan-2014 21:57 Send private message

What connection are you on? Sound like my usage, turn it on and forget about it. Complaints seem to be xdsl related but I'm on UFB.

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  Reply # 960945 3-Jan-2014 21:58 Send private message

nitrotech: I've been using 6.01 for a while - looked at the box today and it's been up since Christmas Day had no issues and it fixed the DLNA bug in the old firmware.

I've read so many comments about needing to downgrade because of this or that but the comments seem to come from tinkerers who can't leave the damn thing alone!


think its more, us "tinkers" watch the thing like a hawk, pick up on when somethings wrong..

with vdsl, the .55 firmware would sync very badly on shorter lines compared to .21 and thus the first stage of problems with it.


one thing i do note with the new firmware, SMB is disabled in that release. 

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  Reply # 961646 5-Jan-2014 22:06 2 people support this post Send private message

.55 resulted in interleaving enabled for me on DLM. Going back to .21 resolved this. Anecdotally anyway. Ive yet to lose DLM-1 on .21 firmware, whereas i got as bad as DLM-4 and DLM-6 on .55

This is one of the few times i'd say "if it isnt broken don't fix it", but that's not true in this case, it seems its more like "if it isnt broken, don't break it" :P

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  Reply # 961647 5-Jan-2014 22:18 Send private message

eXDee: .55 resulted in interleaving enabled for me on DLM. Going back to .21 resolved this. Anecdotally anyway. Ive yet to lose DLM-1 on .21 firmware, whereas i got as bad as DLM-4 and DLM-6 on .55

This is one of the few times i'd say "if it isnt broken don't fix it", but that's not true in this case, it seems its more like "if it isnt broken, don't break it" :P


interesting observation, i assume you mean it sent your CRCs through the roof?

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