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Topic # 240989 5-Oct-2018 16:46
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I have been using Spark HG956b modem for 2+ years for its landline and Fibre broadband service. If I transfer these services to another service provider, say Vodafone, can I use the same Spark HG956b modem to configure it to Vodafone required setup? Thank you.


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  Reply # 2102251 5-Oct-2018 16:54
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Yes and no.

 

 

 

It will work for internet, but not for the LL service which Vodafone supply over their own devices rather than the ONT like you currently have.





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  Reply # 2102265 5-Oct-2018 17:23
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but there is a VOIP port in the Spark HG956b modem also, and could be used for Vodafone LL service, right?


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  Reply # 2102267 5-Oct-2018 17:32
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but there is a VOIP port in the Spark HG956b modem also, and could be used for Vodafone LL service, right?


Its not enabled in our firmware so untested to work.

Vodafone will not be able to push out configuration to your device.
Vodafone possibly could suply settings. Its my understanding thats not their process though.





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  Reply # 2102273 5-Oct-2018 17:52
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Vodafone use the HG659 (not b). It's unlikely you could install Vodafone firmware on the 659b as it is a different model.


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  Reply # 2102283 5-Oct-2018 18:54
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Vodafone also don't use the HG659 now, they supply you with a Homehub.

 

 


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  Reply # 2102285 5-Oct-2018 18:55
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Yeah, although it's _technically_ possible (well, I'm pretty sure it would be) we autoprovision the phone line (SIP credentials) so no go. Anyhow, you're better off getting a free UltraHub Plus* (has 4G backup and comes with the fibre plans) and reuse the 659 as a secondary wifi access point. Or equivalent new router from any other ISP you're looking at, I presume most will offer one.

* don't believe anything I say that's non-technical, refer to the website.

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  Reply # 2102286 5-Oct-2018 18:59
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or better yet, just stick with what works and don't mess with it ;)





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