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# 214342 7-May-2017 20:17
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Hi guys new to the forum here!! 🙌🏼 I joined Vodafone Vdsl back in August 2016. First boot up it gave me 52dwnlpad and 3 upload which is what I was happy with. (Located in howick, Auckland). The. The issues started. 15mb dl and .7 up. I have been in contact with VF multiple times and they keep saying it's a splitter issue, but it was great before. They want me to pay $200 for an external splitter. Now I went to upgrade the firmware and it just circled saying "upgrading firmware" for over an hour on LAN and would not update. Left it for two more hours still nothing. Now I've got a paperweight. How do I reset this useless router back to complete factory settings seeing as the reset button doesn't seem to do it and I cannot log in.

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  # 1777371 7-May-2017 20:26
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Hold the reset button in with a paperclip for 20 seconds or so. If that doesn't do the trick, you might have bricked it. Were you updating the firmware over ethernet or wifi?

 

@coffeebaron will do a better job of a master splitter install and probably for a better price. You will almost certainly get much better performance with a master splitter than without, regardless of what may have happened previously. VDSL performance takes a while to settle down as it (basically) assesses the quality of your line and connection.


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  # 1777372 7-May-2017 20:26
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Are you on naked VDSL or clothed? And yes a master filter should be installed if you have a homeline 100's of threads on Geelzone about why a master filter should be installed

Just cause it use to be ok means zero

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  # 1777373 7-May-2017 20:29
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The firmware update you are doing to the HG659 fixes a few Wi-Fi bugs its not going to fix poor house wiring impacting xDSL sync!

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  # 1777411 7-May-2017 21:08
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Linux: The firmware update you are doing to the HG659 fixes a few Wi-Fi bugs its not going to fix poor house wiring impacting xDSL sync!

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I agree with you guys on the master splitter. I have ordered one from trademe. Our house is less than 8yrs old.. shouldn't be a wiring issue

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  # 1777413 7-May-2017 21:13
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The amount of times I've heard the line 'shouldn't be a wiring issue'...

 

 

 

Even though it's not 30+ years old it doesn't mean it was wired well to begin with.

 

You'd be stunned what you find behind the GIB...


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  # 1777439 7-May-2017 22:51
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Do you really think the person that installed the telephone cabling / jack points cared about you getting connected up to VDSL in 8 years time?

 


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I've been having intermittent wifi issues on my Vodafone modem for a while now, but it's finally got annoying enough to force me to act.

 

Channel wise we're on channel 1, and that seems to be the least populated in my neighbourhood.

 

From memory we had an issue earlier (with one device) that meant I turned off the 5GHZ, but I'd like to revisit this.

 

Is this the latest supported firmware?

 

It reads as if the two frequency's will present with different SSID's, which I don't think was happening quite a while back when we had issues.

 

 


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  # 1777577 8-May-2017 10:51
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Had to make a few tweaks to keep my HG659 running on it's last legs...

 

  • Disable 5 GHz (tends to break WiFi)
  • Disable "Gateway acts as the DNS proxy" (usually stops working)
  • Set DHCP Lease duration <= 1 week (stops assigning DHCP when table gets too full)
  • Disable system logs and anything else you don't use

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  # 1777593 8-May-2017 11:17
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solutionz:

 

Had to make a few tweaks to keep my HG659 running on it's last legs...

 

  • Disable 5 GHz (tends to break WiFi)
  • Disable "Gateway acts as the DNS proxy" (usually stops working)
  • Set DHCP Lease duration <= 1 week (stops assigning DHCP when table gets too full)
  • Disable system logs and anything else you don't use

 

 

 

Yeah I recall having major issues when the 5 GHz was enabled too, but didn't spend a lot of time fault finding at the time. 

 

WAF was taking a hit, so focus was on returning surface ASAP rather than long term optimisation.

 

It's annoying as producing two bands would potentially split the load, which would be beneficial, IF it worked.

 

Does the newer firmware address this though?  Anybody updated their HG659 Firmware anytime recently?

 

 

 

I notice my logs of devices is getting pretty long.  Not sure if that impacts on anything, but I'm considering deleting it all and starting a fresh.

 

It's not always easy to see what each device is anyway.  Some issue sensible names, but others are a mess.

 

 

 

A short DHCP lease means devices will potentially be assigned different IPs more regularly, but don't see this as an issue really?


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  # 1777639 8-May-2017 11:59
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Jaxson:

 

A short DHCP lease means devices will potentially be assigned different IPs more regularly, but don't see this as an issue really?

 

 

Yeah shouldn't be a problem.


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  # 1778140 8-May-2017 21:55
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Found I was already on the latest firmware.

Have kept the 5GHz going for now, but did find that both options had the same SSID.  Am hoping that was the issue, but will monitor.

 

DHCP lease was already quite low.  Deleted references to lots of previous devices, but have no idea if that did anything anyway.

 

5GHz does seem to have better performance, at least on an iPad, when testing and switching between each wifi option.

Will see how we get on now.


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  # 1778156 8-May-2017 23:00
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sounds like a classical line fault issue, not sure why it was pounced as need a splitter.

 

 

 

Splitters will Always be a positive thing to have installed however; if i had my way everyone would have one.





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  # 1778202 9-May-2017 07:12
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Huh?

This is a wifi dropout issue many users are reporting with this modem.

I have a splitter installed.

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  # 1778342 9-May-2017 11:38
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Jaxson: Huh?

This is a wifi dropout issue many users are reporting with this modem.

I have a splitter installed.

 

talking about the OP where they had a substantial drop in sync speed.





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