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Topic # 246664 15-Feb-2019 12:57
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I have a new Spark UFB installation and the HG659b modem came with "V100R001C227B022" firmware, which doesn't seem to be very recent.

 

The modem admin pages have a "Firmware Upgrade" entry, but it has a "Browse" button which leads to a local path.
There's no (obvious) information on the Spark website on from where the current / latest firmware image should be downloaded.

 

Ideas, please?


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  Reply # 2180923 15-Feb-2019 13:22
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@hio77 will know, but pretty sure 022 is the most recent.


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  Reply # 2180948 15-Feb-2019 14:07
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B022 is the newest i have on hand yes.





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  Reply # 2180958 15-Feb-2019 14:18
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Are you experiencing any problems with current version or do you just want the new shiny thing?




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  Reply # 2180999 15-Feb-2019 15:55
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DarkShadow:

 

Are you experiencing any problems with current version or do you just want the new shiny thing?

 

 

No issues, it works fine
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But I am aware that many, many devices including home/SOHO routers have been compromised owing to software flaws, and am conscious of the need to keep devices up to date to avoid pwnage.

 

I am pleasantly surprised that my Spark modem has been delivered with current firmware, it's usually the case that as soon as I connect a device and ask it to update, it discovers it's waaay behind current levels.


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  Reply # 2186600 25-Feb-2019 00:34
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does anyone have  link to this firmware image?

 

spark site seems to have taken listings off; but at least some firmware are still available from spark. eg: hg630b firmware

 

I've tried the more obvious link name changes..


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  Reply # 2186601 25-Feb-2019 00:45
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robkenny:

 

does anyone have  link to this firmware image?

 

spark site seems to have taken listings off; but at least some firmware are still available from spark. eg: hg630b firmware

 

I've tried the more obvious link name changes..

 

 

am working with the right folk to try to get this back up.

 

 

 

in the meantime, i do have a copy that can be provided.

 

Will dm you a copy.





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  Reply # 2186602 25-Feb-2019 00:47
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robkenny:

 

does anyone have  link to this firmware image?

 

spark site seems to have taken listings off; but at least some firmware are still available from spark. eg: hg630b firmware

 

I've tried the more obvious link name changes..

 

 

sorry.. posted too early. thanks to this post I found a version of link I needed: http://www.spark.co.nz/content/dam/kb/private/attachments/36905/HG659bV100R001C227B022_main.bin

 

 

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  Reply # 2186603 25-Feb-2019 00:48
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robkenny:

 

robkenny:

 

does anyone have  link to this firmware image?

 

spark site seems to have taken listings off; but at least some firmware are still available from spark. eg: hg630b firmware

 

I've tried the more obvious link name changes..

 

 

sorry.. posted too early. thanks to this post I found a version of link I needed: http://www.spark.co.nz/content/dam/kb/private/attachments/36905/HG659bV100R001C227B022_main.bin

 

 

 

Nice find :)





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  Reply # 2186640 25-Feb-2019 08:19
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Does that version have a fix for the 16 devices per wifi band issue?
Lately I seem to be getting one of my devices deciding it cant connect to my router. After a router reboot it's usually ok for a day or so then the problem recurs.
I don't think I have 16 devices on the 2.5 band at once, but am wondering if maybe it hangs on to some connection that was in use and doesn't release the connection.

My router is running the bigpipe software.




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robjg63: Does that version have a fix for the 16 devices per wifi band issue?
Lately I seem to be getting one of my devices deciding it cant connect to my router. After a router reboot it's usually ok for a day or so then the problem recurs.
I don't think I have 16 devices on the 2.5 band at once, but am wondering if maybe it hangs on to some connection that was in use and doesn't release the connection.

My router is running the bigpipe software.

 

That issue won't be resolved by a firmware update sorry.

 

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  Reply # 2186708 25-Feb-2019 10:12
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Talkiet:

 

robjg63: Does that version have a fix for the 16 devices per wifi band issue?
Lately I seem to be getting one of my devices deciding it cant connect to my router. After a router reboot it's usually ok for a day or so then the problem recurs.
I don't think I have 16 devices on the 2.5 band at once, but am wondering if maybe it hangs on to some connection that was in use and doesn't release the connection.

My router is running the bigpipe software.

 

That issue won't be resolved by a firmware update sorry.

 

Cheers - N

 

 

OK - Good to know. While its generally quite a decent router, that issue is quite unfortunate. I honestly wouldnt have thought that limit would ever be an issue, but am now actually pretty amazed just how many devices I have in my house that have internet access. Must be even worse in houses witha few children.





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  Reply # 2186740 25-Feb-2019 11:11
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robjg63:

 

Talkiet:

 

robjg63: Does that version have a fix for the 16 devices per wifi band issue?
Lately I seem to be getting one of my devices deciding it cant connect to my router. After a router reboot it's usually ok for a day or so then the problem recurs.
I don't think I have 16 devices on the 2.5 band at once, but am wondering if maybe it hangs on to some connection that was in use and doesn't release the connection.

My router is running the bigpipe software.

 

That issue won't be resolved by a firmware update sorry.

 

Cheers - N

 

 

OK - Good to know. While its generally quite a decent router, that issue is quite unfortunate. I honestly wouldnt have thought that limit would ever be an issue, but am now actually pretty amazed just how many devices I have in my house that have internet access. Must be even worse in houses witha few children.

 

 

Many devices impose limits such as this simply because more than 16 devices will start to seriously degrade the wireless performance simply because of the way WiFi works. In a home environment where signal strength and SNR is likely to vary considerably you'll see issues with under 16 clients if many have poor SNR.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2186784 25-Feb-2019 11:26
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Appreciate what you are saying, but I don't think its an issue neccesarily with concurrent devices in the case of this device - It appears to not release a device that might have been connected at some stage in the past (but is now - for example - switched off). Havent fully worked that out yet but this what it seems is happening.

 

Might have to drag the TP-Link Archer c7 back out of the cupboard. I only started using the HG659 after having issues with my Fibre and the ISP insisted I had to try 'their' router - which turned out not to be the the issue anyway.

 

 

 

 





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