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Topic # 240073 19-Aug-2018 11:36
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Just received this email from our ISP Farmside.  (we are RBI subscribers)

 

"The broadband site in your area has just been upgraded, we've done all the hard work and now the last step is up to you. To make the most of your internet and ensure you have a stable connection, you'll need to update your modem but don't worry, it's easy as!"

 

Wondering if anyone knows what this is about and might we see improved stability or performance.

 

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  Reply # 2075676 19-Aug-2018 11:42
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The link is right there on Farmside's web site explaining it all.

 

https://www.farmside.co.nz/rbiupdate


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  Reply # 2075689 19-Aug-2018 11:45
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VodafoneNZ did a upgrade a few weeks back on the RAN side for IOT and they had to roll back the upgrade as B315 RBI modems stopped camping on Band28 700Mhz as I understand (If I remember correct)

 

So to correct the issue the modems need a firmware upgrade, I was told the finer detail when it went belly up was quite interesting

 

John

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2075692 19-Aug-2018 11:50
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So in other words do the upgrade to the modem or when VodafoneNZ roll fwd on the RAN upgrade you will have issues attaching to 4G 700Mhz

 

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  Reply # 2075694 19-Aug-2018 11:52
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Not sure if this says much at all.

 

"We’re always looking to give our rural communities the best wireless broadband available. As part of this, we’ve upgraded some of our broadband sites and to make the most of it, you’ll just need to update your modem."

 

 




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  Reply # 2075695 19-Aug-2018 11:54
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Thanks for that answer.  The best Customer Support could say was that unless the firmware upgrade took place we'd be on dialup speed at the end of the month.

 

 


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  Reply # 2075719 19-Aug-2018 12:53
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Correct or the modem would camp on 3G only

John

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