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# 250557 16-May-2019 10:51
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Hi all, I did have a very quick search but wasn't able to find this - is the latest firmware for the HG659 available for download somewhere?



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  # 2238929 16-May-2019 10:53
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What version is on your HG659? You might already have the latest

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  # 2238934 16-May-2019 10:57
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Wanting to flash a Vodafone HG659 with the Bigpipe firmware. Not so worried about the version. 

I know I can reconfigure the Vodafone one but it's going away somewhere and the chance of someone factory resetting it at some stage is quite high. 


Edit - I did just find some firmware on BigPipe's site, right down the bottom of this page. 


No version mentioned but after flashing it it looks like B011 - that will be fine, but does anyone know if there is a newer version around? I seem to remember the B026? from Vodafone improved some wireless performance issues.


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  # 2254959 9-Jun-2019 20:51
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I also flashed a Vodafone HG659 with the BigPipe firmware you linked (V100R001C297B011). No issues here.

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  # 2254993 9-Jun-2019 22:06
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Various fimware discussed on GZ for HG659 and HG659b modems.


There seems to be quite a few firmware variants, so I thought I would collect together what I know about:


Vodafone HG659


Skinny HG659 My original modem 27 Jan 2017.
Skinny HG659b per Skinnysquad on GZ


Bigpipe HG659
This firmware runs successfully on a Vodafone HG659 which bought as a spare on Trademe.


Spark HG659
Spark HG659b


I don't know where you can get these from except for the Bigpipe firmware as noted earlier in ths thread.


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