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#153791 7-Oct-2014 23:49
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Spark is providing a firmware download for the Huawei HG659.  I note there has been quite a lot of discussion regarding the VF version of the modem, and how the VOIP is useless for any other SIP provider, as it's hardcoded into the firmware.

I am wondering if anyone has tried Spark's firmware download.  Does it work? Does it fix the VOIP limitation?  Are there any down sides?

http://help.spark.co.nz/app/answers/detail/a_id/35558/~/update-modem-firmware---huawei-hg659

Anyone braver than me willing to find out?

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  #1281327 12-Apr-2015 09:51
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Yes I have downloaded this firmware to the vodafone version it does not seem to give voip access but it has a lot of other feature under other tabs you loose SSH access.
It also has ADSL which did not appear under the voda version.
It also had the same SSID  : vodafonexxxx


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  #1281353 12-Apr-2015 10:51
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everything works normally. no problems. wifi a bit more stable, it's inherently problematic, but less than the VF firmware




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  #1281358 12-Apr-2015 11:09
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  #1281383 12-Apr-2015 12:17
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I installed it for a look, it took a couple of goes to install it.  It buggers up the wizards, and you have to find the manual settings for VDSL etc.

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