Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


3 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 225630 27-Nov-2017 14:53
Send private message

I have a Spark UFB connection with the HG659b modem; trying to port-forward to a server internally but am having intermittent issues with it working. I'm interested in the general opinion of those much wiser than me.

 

1. Should I persist with this model of router (e.g. try and get replacement from Spark first)? or try something else.

 

2. If something else? any suggestions of what is robust for a SME where I can port-forward reliably.

 

I'm pretty sure it is not a configuration issue, as one minute the port-forwarding works, then it doesn't, then I reboot the modem and it sometimes works again. No configuration changes to the server, and I can connect to the server reliably internally.

 

I'm a bit dubious about simply getting a replacement; as there seem to be some people alluding to this being a bit of a known issue on this model of modem. I have also looked for a firmware upgrade, but there don't appear to be any links on the Spark site I can find.

 

If not a replacement of that model, is there something else that I can purchase that is going to be more reliable? Do Spark support other modems connected to UFB?

 

 

 

Regards

 

 

 

J

 

 


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic
895 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 285


  Reply # 1908538 27-Nov-2017 16:03
Send private message

Can I hijack this thread and ask if anyone knows how to make a Spark HG659, with port forwarding, do hairpin NAT?

 

i.e. HG659 with public IP 2.2.2.2 forwards port 80 to 192.168.1.5

 

When 192.168.1.7 tries to access http://2.2.2.2:80, what I want to happen is the traffic ends up at 192.168.1.5

 

What actually happens is the HG659 terminates the traffic and I see its admin interface.

 

 

 

Alternatively is there some way to add static DNS entries to the HG659 so I can make www.mysite.com resolve to 192.168.1.5?


711 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 195


  Reply # 1908675 27-Nov-2017 20:40
2 people support this post
Send private message

I have seen port forwards drop and all sorts of weird issues from the voda versions of this mode / router,

 

I  have seen fewer issues with the spark firmware but still has grief.

 

Do you have more than 32 connections to this device? I believe this is the limit for this  device.

 

In any case I would remove this device and replace with a Draytek, they just work, if you know MikroTik they have a very good reputation but a steep learning curve I believe.

 

 

 

John

 

 

 

 

 

 





I know enough to be dangerous


gzt

10120 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1539


  Reply # 1908705 27-Nov-2017 21:50
One person supports this post
Send private message

jaydenm: Do Spark support other modems connected to UFB?

I believe they do. I seem to recall a tech sent me a list of common non-spark modems and where to find the settings when I called some time ago.

3658 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2178

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 1908727 27-Nov-2017 23:40
One person supports this post
Send private message

Pretty much any router will work if it supports VLAN tagging, but we only officially support the ones we supply. The parameters you need to know to make anything else work though are real simple and documented somewhere on the help pages I am sure.

 

(I personally use a Ubiquiti Amplifi - and despite it being VERY bare bones in terms of features, I like it a lot for the display on the modem)

 

 

 

Cheers - N

 

 


1536 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 349


  Reply # 1908813 28-Nov-2017 09:27
One person supports this post
Send private message

jaydenm:

 

 

 

1. Should I persist with this model of router (e.g. try and get replacement from Spark first)? or try something else.

 

 

Replace it.

 

Some IPS's router just wont port forward (or DMZ) all ports reliably




3 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1917801 13-Dec-2017 08:04
Send private message

Thanks, I've replaced it with a DrayTek 2925n. Is working a treat; and has a bit more additionally useful functionality too.


1204 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 245

Subscriber

  Reply # 1917890 13-Dec-2017 10:18
One person supports this post
Send private message

jaydenm:

 

Thanks, I've replaced it with a DrayTek 2925n. Is working a treat; and has a bit more additionally useful functionality too.

 

 

 

 

The huawei also doesn't allow you to add devices to the port forwards if the device hasn't picked up the ip address via dhcp served from the router. you can manually put in MAC address etc but it doesn't register in the port forwards. The huawei is seriously broken. We have had three replacements for a business from spark, all same issue so it is a systemic issue for the series not a one off router issue.

 

 





nunz

111 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 16


  Reply # 1924596 24-Dec-2017 14:07
Send private message

nunz: The huawei also doesn't allow you to add devices to the port forwards if the device hasn't picked up the ip address via dhcp served from the router. you can manually put in MAC address etc but it doesn't register in the port forwards.

 

To add to that, in my experience it takes a day (or a router reboot) for a host to be registered and after that the forward is generally OK over the long term.  In the LAN device list if the item is powered-on and connected but grayed out in the list, it hasn't been noticed yet and a forward to that MAC will not work until you reboot or wait a day (perhaps the DHCP lease time.)

 

I've had more reliability problems with a simple host, an Arduino, not so with more sophisticated web servers. 


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.