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Topic # 189198 20-Dec-2015 11:44
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I'm wanting to do port forwarding but will like too buy another modem, so just wondering what low cost modem( under $200) are good and work with Spark

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  Reply # 1453873 20-Dec-2015 12:45
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If you want something better than the 659 you need around $300
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  Reply # 1459079 30-Dec-2015 15:57
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tdgeek: Implying you can't on the 659b?

https://www.spark.co.nz/help/internet-data/equipment/huawei/hg659-gateway/port-forwarding-on-the-huawei-hg659-hg659b/



You legend - that's told me at last why the hg659 keeps dropping port forwards on some devices on my network!

Right.

Off to get a new router.

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  Reply # 1459100 30-Dec-2015 16:11
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fastmikey:
tdgeek: Implying you can't on the 659b?

https://www.spark.co.nz/help/internet-data/equipment/huawei/hg659-gateway/port-forwarding-on-the-huawei-hg659-hg659b/



You legend - that's told me at last why the hg659 keeps dropping port forwards on some devices on my network!

Right.

Off to get a new router.


Why? You have more than 32 port forwards?

I 'd love to know why you need that many. For the average home user there is pretty much no reason in the world to need port forwards these days!



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  Reply # 1459232 30-Dec-2015 19:28
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Not more then 32 port forwards - but more then 32 devices. And the ones with the forwards have static addresses, so the modem keeps thinking they're not active for some reason, bringing this into play:

"When the total number of connected devices > 32, the modem will prioritize to display online devices only, and will kick offline devices out (to enable new online devices to be added as required). When a device is 'kicked out', the port forwarding rules are removed also."

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  Reply # 1459233 30-Dec-2015 19:29
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Also, this is a HG659b - not at home, but in a small business.

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  Reply # 1459256 30-Dec-2015 19:50
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Can I ask how many "connections" can this router take? eg when I torrent linux stuff? at the moment I'm allowing only max 50 connections from the app. devices at home i can count with one - two hands

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  Reply # 1459268 30-Dec-2015 20:34
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what are your needing to forward?

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  Reply # 1464887 7-Jan-2016 09:22
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If you must port forward more than the port limit you might as well create a DMZ.  If you are having trouble port forwarding on the Spark Provided modem/router then I suggest buying a router, not a modem IF you can turn the Spark modem to Bridged and be able to port forward on the router.

it would probably be cheaper and better value than a modem/router if you have a modem/router already. 

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