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Topic # 220265 2-Aug-2017 16:54
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Does anyone know where to get the link to the latest firmware for the HG659 modem/router ? i tried downloading it form vodafones site but it looks like it has been removed.

 

 

 

http://community.vodafone.co.nz/t5/Modems-Wi-Fi/Vodafone-HG659-firmware-update-released/td-p/187827/highlight/true


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  Reply # 1841806 9-Aug-2017 12:44
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Hiya - Vodafone wireless modem (HG659) firmware version B027 available here.

 

Includes 2.4GHz Wi-Fi bug fix and Port Forwarding bug fix.

 

Cheers





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  Reply # 1843558 10-Aug-2017 14:02
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You say B027 on your post, however in the link it's 026?


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  Reply # 1843593 10-Aug-2017 14:55
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Apologies my typo - is 26





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  Reply # 1843758 10-Aug-2017 20:04
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MikeHales:

 

Hiya - Vodafone wireless modem (HG659) firmware version B027 available here.

 

Includes 2.4GHz Wi-Fi bug fix and Port Forwarding bug fix.

 

Cheers

 

 

Is there a history log for this update? as in what the bug with the 2.4GHZ wifi was/is?

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1844835 10-Aug-2017 22:54
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I don't have the detail but will get it.




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  Reply # 1844853 10-Aug-2017 23:43
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Hello, just updated to the new firmware. (re Fibre) I see the MTU: 1500 as before, though the MSS is now set at '1460', where previously was '0' 

 

cheers 

 

Paul


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  Reply # 1845294 11-Aug-2017 16:47
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MikeHales:

 

Hiya - Vodafone wireless modem (HG659) firmware version B027 available here.

 

Includes 2.4GHz Wi-Fi bug fix and Port Forwarding bug fix.

 

Cheers

 

 

Has anyone installed this and can answer my one burning question? 

 

Do all of the settings stay or does it connect because it gets the defaults? The reason I ask is I have a client who is experiencing an issue whereby their port forwarding rules disappear which I assume is the Bug fix spoken about but they have the router on a changed IP subnet with DHCP disabled and I want to know of I can do the firmware update remotely or if settings will be lost so I need to be onsite after-hours to do it.

 

PS - I complained about the Power forwarding bug on behalf of another client back in February this year and Vodafone's help-desk answer was simply "We don't support port forwarding" so my client went ahead and purchased a "better" router (IE one that this simple function works on).

 

 

 

Cheers,

 

Matt


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  Reply # 1845310 11-Aug-2017 17:44
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The settings on my hg659 were reset. Luckily I had just created a backup just prior to uploading.

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  Reply # 1845312 11-Aug-2017 17:50
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Yes, we always recommend making a backup for settings etc. 





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  Reply # 1845337 11-Aug-2017 18:56
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Hi Mike, what should the mss setting be 1460 or 0? Thanks

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  Reply # 1845441 11-Aug-2017 23:07
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upgraded noticed nothing new but this

 

 

 

whats is vodafone air ??

 

 

 

 

Vodafone Air:

 

OFF

 

 

 

Vodafone Air Users:

 

0

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1845507 12-Aug-2017 10:50
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Looks like the tools to decrypt the configuration backup no longer work with this new firmware

 

  • hg635_configtool.py

Can anyone else confirm they have the same issues, or have found a work around.





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  Reply # 1845619 12-Aug-2017 19:02
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Settings should be preserved through firmware upgrades if they were made as the 'vodafone' user. If you used the admin user to make changes then they'll be reset to default.

 

MSS setting changed a bit between versions, but the end result is the same - you'll receive an MSS value of 1460. Just leave as is unless you have a particular need to tweak.


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  Reply # 1846647 14-Aug-2017 20:01
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@mikehales is there a firmware update log yet?

 

 


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  Reply # 1846988 15-Aug-2017 12:30
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Log is simply the 2.4GHz Wi-fi fix and the Port Forwarding as mentioned before. What do you want to know?





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