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.




4 posts

Wannabe Geek


# 214342 7-May-2017 20:17
Send private message

Hi guys new to the forum here!! 🙌🏼 I joined Vodafone Vdsl back in August 2016. First boot up it gave me 52dwnlpad and 3 upload which is what I was happy with. (Located in howick, Auckland). The. The issues started. 15mb dl and .7 up. I have been in contact with VF multiple times and they keep saying it's a splitter issue, but it was great before. They want me to pay $200 for an external splitter. Now I went to upgrade the firmware and it just circled saying "upgrading firmware" for over an hour on LAN and would not update. Left it for two more hours still nothing. Now I've got a paperweight. How do I reset this useless router back to complete factory settings seeing as the reset button doesn't seem to do it and I cannot log in.

Kind regards
Rob

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2

mdf

2352 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1777371 7-May-2017 20:26
One person supports this post
Send private message

Hold the reset button in with a paperclip for 20 seconds or so. If that doesn't do the trick, you might have bricked it. Were you updating the firmware over ethernet or wifi?

 

@coffeebaron will do a better job of a master splitter install and probably for a better price. You will almost certainly get much better performance with a master splitter than without, regardless of what may have happened previously. VDSL performance takes a while to settle down as it (basically) assesses the quality of your line and connection.


5522 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1777372 7-May-2017 20:26
One person supports this post
Send private message

Are you on naked VDSL or clothed? And yes a master filter should be installed if you have a homeline 100's of threads on Geelzone about why a master filter should be installed

Just cause it use to be ok means zero

Linux

 
 
 
 


5522 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1777373 7-May-2017 20:29
Send private message

The firmware update you are doing to the HG659 fixes a few Wi-Fi bugs its not going to fix poor house wiring impacting xDSL sync!

Linux

588 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user




4 posts

Wannabe Geek


  # 1777411 7-May-2017 21:08
Send private message

Linux: The firmware update you are doing to the HG659 fixes a few Wi-Fi bugs its not going to fix poor house wiring impacting xDSL sync!

Linux


I agree with you guys on the master splitter. I have ordered one from trademe. Our house is less than 8yrs old.. shouldn't be a wiring issue

3602 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1777413 7-May-2017 21:13
One person supports this post
Send private message

The amount of times I've heard the line 'shouldn't be a wiring issue'...

 

 

 

Even though it's not 30+ years old it doesn't mean it was wired well to begin with.

 

You'd be stunned what you find behind the GIB...


5522 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1777439 7-May-2017 22:51
One person supports this post
Send private message

Do you really think the person that installed the telephone cabling / jack points cared about you getting connected up to VDSL in 8 years time?

 


Linux


 
 
 
 


6972 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1777558 8-May-2017 10:16
Send private message

I've been having intermittent wifi issues on my Vodafone modem for a while now, but it's finally got annoying enough to force me to act.

 

Channel wise we're on channel 1, and that seems to be the least populated in my neighbourhood.

 

From memory we had an issue earlier (with one device) that meant I turned off the 5GHZ, but I'd like to revisit this.

 

Is this the latest supported firmware?

 

It reads as if the two frequency's will present with different SSID's, which I don't think was happening quite a while back when we had issues.

 

 


588 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  # 1777577 8-May-2017 10:51
Send private message

Had to make a few tweaks to keep my HG659 running on it's last legs...

 

  • Disable 5 GHz (tends to break WiFi)
  • Disable "Gateway acts as the DNS proxy" (usually stops working)
  • Set DHCP Lease duration <= 1 week (stops assigning DHCP when table gets too full)
  • Disable system logs and anything else you don't use

6972 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1777593 8-May-2017 11:17
Send private message

solutionz:

 

Had to make a few tweaks to keep my HG659 running on it's last legs...

 

  • Disable 5 GHz (tends to break WiFi)
  • Disable "Gateway acts as the DNS proxy" (usually stops working)
  • Set DHCP Lease duration <= 1 week (stops assigning DHCP when table gets too full)
  • Disable system logs and anything else you don't use

 

 

 

Yeah I recall having major issues when the 5 GHz was enabled too, but didn't spend a lot of time fault finding at the time. 

 

WAF was taking a hit, so focus was on returning surface ASAP rather than long term optimisation.

 

It's annoying as producing two bands would potentially split the load, which would be beneficial, IF it worked.

 

Does the newer firmware address this though?  Anybody updated their HG659 Firmware anytime recently?

 

 

 

I notice my logs of devices is getting pretty long.  Not sure if that impacts on anything, but I'm considering deleting it all and starting a fresh.

 

It's not always easy to see what each device is anyway.  Some issue sensible names, but others are a mess.

 

 

 

A short DHCP lease means devices will potentially be assigned different IPs more regularly, but don't see this as an issue really?


588 posts

Ultimate Geek
Inactive user


  # 1777639 8-May-2017 11:59
Send private message

Jaxson:

 

A short DHCP lease means devices will potentially be assigned different IPs more regularly, but don't see this as an issue really?

 

 

Yeah shouldn't be a problem.


6972 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1778140 8-May-2017 21:55
Send private message

Found I was already on the latest firmware.

Have kept the 5GHz going for now, but did find that both options had the same SSID.  Am hoping that was the issue, but will monitor.

 

DHCP lease was already quite low.  Deleted references to lots of previous devices, but have no idea if that did anything anyway.

 

5GHz does seem to have better performance, at least on an iPad, when testing and switching between each wifi option.

Will see how we get on now.


'That VDSL Cat'
11190 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Spark
Subscriber

  # 1778156 8-May-2017 23:00
Send private message

sounds like a classical line fault issue, not sure why it was pounced as need a splitter.

 

 

 

Splitters will Always be a positive thing to have installed however; if i had my way everyone would have one.





#include <std_disclaimer>

 

Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.


6972 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1778202 9-May-2017 07:12
Send private message

Huh?

This is a wifi dropout issue many users are reporting with this modem.

I have a splitter installed.

'That VDSL Cat'
11190 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Spark
Subscriber

  # 1778342 9-May-2017 11:38
Send private message

Jaxson: Huh?

This is a wifi dropout issue many users are reporting with this modem.

I have a splitter installed.

 

talking about the OP where they had a substantial drop in sync speed.





#include <std_disclaimer>

 

Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.


 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Switch your broadband provider now - compare prices


Twitter and LinkedIn »



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:





News »

Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41


Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2019 17:30


BNZ and Vodafone partner to boost NZ Tech for SME
Posted 31-Oct-2019 17:14


Nokia 7.2 available in New Zealand
Posted 31-Oct-2019 16:24


2talk launches Microsoft Teams Direct Routing product
Posted 29-Oct-2019 10:35


New Breast Cancer Foundation app puts power in Kiwi women's hands
Posted 25-Oct-2019 16:13


OPPO Reno2 Series lands, alongside hybrid noise-cancelling Wireless Headphones
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:32


Waikato Data Scientists awarded $13 million from the Government
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:27


D-Link launches Wave 2 Unified Access Points
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:07



Geekzone Live »

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


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



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.