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#238071 2-Jul-2018 11:32
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Hi guys,

 

 

 

My (Fixed line) HG659 recently decided to brick itself without any tinkering on my end. (Reset didn't work. I tried reflashing the bigpipe image but that didn't produce any results)

 

 

 

I am worried the replacement HG659 will eventually end up dying as well.

 

 

 

Does anyone have experience in configuring a modem with the skinny config? since they are not allowed to release it.

 

 

 

Also any modem recommendation?


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hio77
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  #2047355 2-Jul-2018 11:42
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Uncommon for these to brick on their own tbh...

 

 

 

Normally happens when the device has been kept in poor conditions - eg laying on it's side, blanket ontop of it or something of the likes..





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  #2047484 2-Jul-2018 13:29
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Ive same ufb modem  its dual 2.4 ghz -0 5ghz.   . Any way to keep just 5 ghz on and let it detect my wifi  canon mx726 printer? i turned 2.4 ghz off and it lost my wifi to my printer


 
 
 
 


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  #2047486 2-Jul-2018 13:33
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hio77:

 

Uncommon for these to brick on their own tbh...

 

 

 

Normally happens when the device has been kept in poor conditions - eg laying on it's side, blanket ontop of it or something of the likes..

 

 

I agree. Sadly it was in an upright position and working 100% until it just didn't. I was in the same room streaming youtube when it decided to corrupt it's own firmware. (Since the reset button or the management console would not show up).


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  #2047562 2-Jul-2018 14:21
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koolme2:

 

Ive same ufb modem  its dual 2.4 ghz -0 5ghz.   . Any way to keep just 5 ghz on and let it detect my wifi  canon mx726 printer? i turned 2.4 ghz off and it lost my wifi to my printer

 

 

Almost certainly, your printer doesn't do 5ghz.

 

 

 

I'm yet to see one on the market that does 5ghz tbh.

 

Use a cable?

 

 

 

Bold move to disable 2.4ghz, one i certainly support - Your family members with cheap phones though.... will be unhappy ;)





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  #2047575 2-Jul-2018 14:59
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koolme2:

 

Ive same ufb modem  its dual 2.4 ghz -0 5ghz.   . Any way to keep just 5 ghz on and let it detect my wifi  canon mx726 printer? i turned 2.4 ghz off and it lost my wifi to my printer

 

 

@koolme2 Then the printer does not support 5Ghz Wi-Fi not a router issue

 

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  #2047639 2-Jul-2018 15:59
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Can I use my laptop to print wireless and my other desktop with usb plugged into modem? Or it wont do both. Or can I detect printer to both computers with usb plugged to modem . They at different ends of house rooms.

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  #2047759 2-Jul-2018 18:11
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@koolme2 this has nothing to do with the OP's question regarding setting up a modem for Skinny. Suggest that you start a new thread with your questions.


 
 
 
 


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  #2047853 2-Jul-2018 20:26
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Have a Skinny HG659.... Moved to Voyager in March...

 

Lost web management about a month ago....  Was still able to use the internet...

 

Flashed with Bigpipe firmware which had the same version of FW as Skinny.

 

After the reflash I found I had to do a factory reset and then set up the VDSL parameters for Voyager.

 

My HG659 has been good since.

 

Cheers...





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Sec:

 

Hi guys,

 

My (Fixed line) HG659 recently decided to brick itself without any tinkering on my end. (Reset didn't work. I tried reflashing the bigpipe image but that didn't produce any results)

 

I am worried the replacement HG659 will eventually end up dying as well.

 

Does anyone have experience in configuring a modem with the skinny config? since they are not allowed to release it.

 

Also any modem recommendation?

 

It uses the same settings as BigPipe; PPPoE without VLAN tagging.





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matisyahu:

 

It uses the same settings as BigPipe; PPPoE without VLAN tagging.

 

 

I set it up just then; PPPoE without VLAN tagging and used Skinny/Skinny for Login/Password. Everything works perfectly.





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  #2095470 24-Sep-2018 13:15
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So, just to clarify - people have been able to use their own hardware to replace the HG659?

 

Skinny support seems insistent that we have to use their kit, and I'd prefer not to.  

 

J

 

 


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  #2095476 24-Sep-2018 13:24
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yahnz:

 

So, just to clarify - people have been able to use their own hardware to replace the HG659?

 

Skinny support seems insistent that we have to use their kit, and I'd prefer not to.  

 

J

 

 

 

 

Yes you can. Setup is above.

 

You will not get *ANY* support using your own hardware, so don't even bother contacting them unless you're using their router.

 

 


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  #2095477 24-Sep-2018 13:25
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yahnz:

 

So, just to clarify - people have been able to use their own hardware to replace the HG659?

 

Skinny support seems insistent that we have to use their kit, and I'd prefer not to.  

 

J

 

 

 

 

It does work fine with your own hardware. However if you need to contact customer support, it's best if you swap the HG659 back in first.


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  #2095479 24-Sep-2018 13:25
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yahnz:

 

So, just to clarify - people have been able to use their own hardware to replace the HG659?

 

Skinny support seems insistent that we have to use their kit, and I'd prefer not to.  

 

J

 

 

Probably more like Skinny will only provide support for their modem.

 

I have successfully used a Spark HG630b with Skinny.

 

 

 

 





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