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# 258588 11-Oct-2019 14:46
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Hi there

 

I need advice and or help on my new Spark WiFi modem (delivered in the last week) ... we have three connections available .. the two standard secure connections on 2.4 and 5 GHz bands which I understand.

 

The WiFi connection from the new modem that I don't understand is an open connection that is unsecured. I have spoken to a few technicians at Spark about this but don't get an answer that makes sense. Has anyone come across this ? What should I do ?

 

I have connected to the admin page of the modem in the usual way but this open connection cannot be accessed or seen.

 

When I power the modem off ... I see all connections on my mobile phone and they are marked as 'Not in range' as is usual when you are not near to the WiFi source.

 

Thanks for any help

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2335589 11-Oct-2019 14:48
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post a screenshot of said connection


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  # 2335596 11-Oct-2019 14:56
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Is this "Fon" by chance?

 

 

 

Your modem will be updated to the new firmware and that will disappear.





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  # 2335598 11-Oct-2019 14:56
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Provision for a guest network of some sort??


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  # 2335607 11-Oct-2019 15:03
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wellygary:

Provision for a guest network of some sort??


Nah its a feature that's turned off. But not in the Inital batch.

Unless op means the guest. Then they turned it on in the ui...




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  # 2335613 11-Oct-2019 15:08
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Yes it is the Spark-Fon connection ...

 

When is the firmware updated ? Must I initiate the update ?

 

Thanks for the help

 

 


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  # 2335615 11-Oct-2019 15:10
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grahambsa:

Yes it is the Spark-Fon connection ...


When is the firmware updated ? Must I initiate the update ?


Thanks for the help


 


Reboot your modem. Will force it to happen. Otherwise dm me your serial number.




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  # 2345968 29-Oct-2019 19:09
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I also noticed this when I first set it up (was disabled) and now the option is gone, but I'm still for some reason seeing a WiFi network SSID SPARK_FON.  I've not attempted to connect, but the signal strength lines up with my 2G and 5G  options.  Is it actually really disabled internally?  Also, I live in an apartment amongst shops, so it's not someone else close by as far as I know. Can it be checked?  (DM?).


 
 
 
 


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  # 2357983 20-Nov-2019 14:26
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I've just noticed a neighbour has this network wide open too.


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  # 2358033 20-Nov-2019 15:34
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excellent for drive-by wifi hunting. we used to do that as teens ...





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  # 2358037 20-Nov-2019 15:42
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excellent for drive-by wifi hunting. we used to do that as teens ...

 

 

Wardriving

 

And before that, Wardialling for those open PABX systems to call overseas BBS's with :)





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  # 2358040 20-Nov-2019 15:50
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Give the modem a factory reset, will go away from there.

 

 

 

You can't actually use the open network FYI. it wont give data, it's isolated etc.





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