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Master Geek

# 180539 13-Sep-2015 05:53
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I have been using the Spark Huawei HG959b for about 6 weeks now and noticed that the Wifi seemed flaky.
Whenever I changed any other settings such as adding storage to the USB or adding a printer the wifi would drop out on my phone and tv's
I also had problems when I changed the channels at times on the wifi on either 2.4G or 5G
The only way I could resolve the issue was to restart the modem after saving my changes

I had checked when I got the modem that I had the latest firmware installed from the Spark Website and it was.
However today I checked again and it seems they have upgraded it.

The new version is 


  • On an HG659b: V100R001C227B020

Ensure you pick the right one HG659b

I have now installed the latest version so will see if the flaky wifi issue has been resolved.

As an aside I notice that you cannot get all the 5G wifi channels as described in the Radio Spectrum Management from the from the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment.
It is the same as before. I may try running it on Auto now to see if I can get a greater bandwidth on my phone and tv's

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Uber Geek

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  # 1386459 13-Sep-2015 06:45
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HG659b is different from HG659.

Only pick the b version if yours is the b version.

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Master Geek

  # 1386465 13-Sep-2015 07:49
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Obviously! And mine is the b version.

As another aside, I tried running the 5G band on Auto and it picked Channel 116 but one TV I tried could not see it.
I then tried Channel 44 and the TV could see it but would not lock in so went back to Channel 40. Note there are no other interfering signals around 44 and 116 when I check with a wifi analyser

When my UFB is installed (was supposed to be last Thursday but now dont know when... Chorus!!!) I will be shifting the 659b closer to the TV so will try again. Unfortunately wont be close enough to use Ethernet on that TV but will be for the main TV. 



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Uber Geek

  # 1398265 1-Oct-2015 19:59
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Thread hijack! : )

Anyone seen a readme for the new firmware 20?

How did that WiFi issue work out? I think it will be worth a call to Spark to discuss it directly. It might get escalated to someone with a good answer.

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