Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




120 posts

Master Geek


# 180539 13-Sep-2015 05:53
Send private message

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
http://www.spark.co.nz/help/internet-data/equipment/huawei/hg659-gateway/update-modem-firmware-huawei-hg659/

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

Create new topic
4546 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1386459 13-Sep-2015 06:45
Send private message

HG659b is different from HG659.

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







120 posts

Master Geek


  # 1386465 13-Sep-2015 07:49
Send private message

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. 

 
 
 
 


gzt

10982 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1398265 1-Oct-2015 19:59
Send private message

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.

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32


Vodafone 5G service live in four cities
Posted 10-Dec-2019 08:30


Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33


IMAGR and Farro bring checkout-less supermarket shopping to New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2019 09:07


Wellington Airport becomes first 5G connected airport in the country
Posted 3-Dec-2019 08:42


MetService secures Al Jazeera as a new weather client
Posted 28-Nov-2019 09:40


NZ a top 10 connected nation with stage one of ultra-fast broadband roll-out completed
Posted 24-Nov-2019 14:15


Microsoft Translator understands te reo Māori
Posted 22-Nov-2019 08:46


Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.