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  # 1861898 10-Sep-2017 17:25
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I saw that and will pass on details.




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  # 1861914 10-Sep-2017 18:07
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latexmallard:

 

Does it have a Vodafone back door?

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a little baited and totally depends on what is meant by a backdoor.

 

More than likely it has TR-069;





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  # 1861929 10-Sep-2017 18:34
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hio77:

latexmallard:


Does it have a Vodafone back door?


 



 


This is a little baited and totally depends on what is meant by a backdoor.


More than likely it has TR-069;



Why do people think it's a back door hack when it's working as designed

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  # 1861935 10-Sep-2017 18:46
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Linux: 
Why do people think it's a back door hack when it's working as designed

Linux

 

 

 

agreed, there are many really good uses for this.

 

 

 

IMO, avm have taken bundled features for RSP's a little further with their built in iperf implementation.  





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  # 1862361 11-Sep-2017 14:30
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So to feedback on the post about Ultra Hub vs HG659, just wanted to provide some answers

 

The power plug is very loose and falls out if you turn it over to plug in another cable
– Not that we’ve seen...It's not tight, but doesn’t fall out either.

The power switch is ultra sensitive and I swear has bumped itself off.
– Yes, it has a bit of a short travel, but nothing to worry about in regular operation

Resetting the main password failed twice, forcing a system default.   (I cut and paste from a password safe, so no typos)
– Need to click Apply after saving. We’ve tested and ok.

Wifi range is ****, cannot get 2.4g coverage through our 190m2 house.  Have tried relocating router to centre of house as suggested in quick start.  5g coverage is dodgy in the same room.
– The Ultra Hub, manufactured by Technicolor, uses Broadcam 2.4 and Quantenna 5GHz with improved antenna design. Testing by Vodafone NZ has proven to show better coverage than the HG659. It has the same and often better coverage than other competitor and off the shelf models from Netgear, TP Link, Asus and Huawei. (measured by side by side Wi-Fi heat mapping and performance testing in a controlled and real world home environments). We’ve also been running internal trials with staff for 12 months. We are confident in the Ultra Hub Wi-Fi performance, so there may be other factors at play in your case here.

Wifi constant authentication errors,  probably due to 4 above, once connected works okay as long as you don't move to another room.  (Tested with Samsung J1 & S6, Tab A, Dell and HP laptops)
– possibly related to your specific case.

Only three Lan ports,  I need four.
– A switch will be needed in the case more than 3 LAN are needed.

 

Other comments:  Seems to have all the standard functions of low end router(under advanced mode).  No mounting options, must sit on table/shelf.  Specifies 2A @ 12V so 24Watts but have not measured actual consumpution. Does it have a Vodafone back door?
– Yes, TR069 management.





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  # 1863166 13-Sep-2017 07:55
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MikeHales:

 

It's being offered for ADSL

 

It’s a model made exclusively for Vodafone

 

What about UFB?


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  # 1863168 13-Sep-2017 07:59
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Yes, for all




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  # 1863258 13-Sep-2017 09:20
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can you port foward , or block DNS? or do you have to use telnet? I hated your technicolour modem for cable, soo bad even got mum to change internet providers,
I have no issues with my hg659, if you swap that out for this garbage, I will also be switching isps

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  # 1863314 13-Sep-2017 09:53
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@stu1

 

Port forward – Yes

 

Block DNS – Supports DDNS and Secure DNS. No specific DNS blocking

 

The modem is a Vodafone modem build by Technicolor, not the same as the Technicolor models sold previously.





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  # 1868182 18-Sep-2017 18:45
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MikeHales:

 

Happy to answer any and all questions on the new modem - fire away!

 

 

 

 

We had internet issues a couple of weeks back and were sent an Ultra Hub.  This did not fix our lack of internet, (as it was the Cisco modem, not the router, that had the problem.  Anyway, Vodafone/Downer then sent a technician to install a new modem, and he took away the Ultra Hub and replaced it with an HG659.  Does this sound a bit backwards, or can you explain why he replaced your newest model of router with an older one?

 

We have FibreX if that makes any difference

 

 

 

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  # 1868187 18-Sep-2017 18:51
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Gatto:

 

MikeHales:

 

Happy to answer any and all questions on the new modem - fire away!

 

 

 

 

We had internet issues a couple of weeks back and were sent an Ultra Hub.  This did not fix our lack of internet, (as it was the Cisco modem, not the router, that had the problem.  Anyway, Vodafone/Downer then sent a technician to install a new modem, and he took away the Ultra Hub and replaced it with an HG659.  Does this sound a bit backwards, or can you explain why he replaced your newest model of router with an older one?

 

We have FibreX if that makes any difference

 

 

 

Cheers

 

 

Both do the same job at the end of the day

 

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  # 1868352 19-Sep-2017 08:11
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Linux:

 

Gatto:

 

MikeHales:

 

Happy to answer any and all questions on the new modem - fire away!

 

 

 

 

We had internet issues a couple of weeks back and were sent an Ultra Hub.  This did not fix our lack of internet, (as it was the Cisco modem, not the router, that had the problem.  Anyway, Vodafone/Downer then sent a technician to install a new modem, and he took away the Ultra Hub and replaced it with an HG659.  Does this sound a bit backwards, or can you explain why he replaced your newest model of router with an older one?

 

We have FibreX if that makes any difference

 

 

 

Cheers

 

 

Both do the same job at the end of the day

 

Linux

 

 

 

 

The Ultra Hub has better wifi - especially the 5Ghz - so use that if you want better wifi


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  # 1869232 20-Sep-2017 12:06
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I've just signed up on VDSL after 10 years on cable in Kapiti (because I now live in Foxton and there ain't no cable). I received my hub yesterday and plugged it in this morning. No complaints really. It handles video just as well as cable did. With cable, I had a cable modem and used a Netgear N600 router for LAN and wireless. It plugged straight into the modem and chugged away. I realise the Hub probably does everything and more that the N600 does, but all my devices are tuned to it and it would be a PITA to reset everything to the new hub. Plus I may change provider at some point and I really don't want to have to go through this palaver again, or even once. I tried plugging the N600 into both the LAN and WAN ports but don't seem to get any connectivity to the net. What am I missing?

 

 

 

Cheers

 

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  # 1869294 20-Sep-2017 12:38
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nzlemming:

 

I've just signed up on VDSL after 10 years on cable in Kapiti (because I now live in Foxton and there ain't no cable). I received my hub yesterday and plugged it in this morning. No complaints really. It handles video just as well as cable did. With cable, I had a cable modem and used a Netgear N600 router for LAN and wireless. It plugged straight into the modem and chugged away. I realise the Hub probably does everything and more that the N600 does, but all my devices are tuned to it and it would be a PITA to reset everything to the new hub. Plus I may change provider at some point and I really don't want to have to go through this palaver again, or even once. I tried plugging the N600 into both the LAN and WAN ports but don't seem to get any connectivity to the net. What am I missing?

 

 

 

Cheers

 

~mark

 

 

 

 

When you say 'tuned', do you simply mean the the wireless details, or are you talking about IP reservations, port forwards etc etc. 

 

 

 

If it's just the wireless that's bothering you, you can replicate the wireless settings from your N600 on the new Vodafone Hub, and as long as you get it exactly the same, all your devices will just connect.


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  # 1869301 20-Sep-2017 12:42
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nzlemming:

 

I've just signed up on VDSL after 10 years on cable in Kapiti (because I now live in Foxton and there ain't no cable). I received my hub yesterday and plugged it in this morning. No complaints really. It handles video just as well as cable did. With cable, I had a cable modem and used a Netgear N600 router for LAN and wireless. It plugged straight into the modem and chugged away. I realise the Hub probably does everything and more that the N600 does, but all my devices are tuned to it and it would be a PITA to reset everything to the new hub. Plus I may change provider at some point and I really don't want to have to go through this palaver again, or even once. I tried plugging the N600 into both the LAN and WAN ports but don't seem to get any connectivity to the net. What am I missing?

 

 

 

Cheers

 

~mark

 

 

 

 

Thats an ADSL router not a VDSL router I believe so it wont work.

 

Use the Ultra Hub, log in and change the wifi username and password to the same as your existing one and then all the devices will connect to the new router. Easy.

 

 


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