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Vodafone wireless modem firmware upgrade - August 2016

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Vodafone wireless modem firmware upgrade - August 2016

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Starting in August 2016, we will be rolling out an upgrade to the Vodafone wireless modem (aka Vodafone HomeHub).

 

The Vodafone HomeHub HG659 firmware is a priority firmware. It resolves some identified issues and improves stability, performance and usability of the modem.

 

The firmware release will be deployed automatically to all eligible devices from the start of the month.

 

If you would like to install the update yourself, the instructions and download link are all in this Vodafone wireless modem FAQ.

 

A quick overview of the changes:

  • Web interface refresh - a new look when you log into the modem.
  • Vodem support:
    • Additional WAN profile for use with a Vodem
  • Wi-Fi improvements:
    • 5GHz Wi-Fi stability. Auto channel selection now excludes U-NII band 2, since radar detection avoidance and transmit power control operates in this band range causing the possibility of forced 5GHz channel changes.
    • New hardware has the 2.4GHz and 5GHz channels on separate SSIDs for better interoperability with some devices. Upgrading an existing router to firmware version B20 will not change your existing SSIDs (Wi-Fi name) or key (password).
  • Voice:
    • SIP DTMF signalling changed from in-band to RFC2833 RTP payload type 101 to improve interworking with some PABXs.
  • Other corrections:
    • PPP fixes for some customers unable to connect over ADSL when using line-based authentication
    • Security updates
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Re: Vodafone wireless modem firmware upgrade - August 2016

by Amie65 Starter Poster
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How can you tell if it has been upgraded?

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Re: Vodafone wireless modem firmware upgrade - August 2016

by Contributor Bobthekiwi Contributor
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Type in your modems ip address in your internet browsers address bar 192.168.1.1 and the firmware version will be displayed on that page.
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Re: Vodafone wireless modem firmware upgrade - August 2016

by amuckart Starter Poster
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So how do you know which version is  the new one and which is the old one?

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Re: Vodafone wireless modem firmware upgrade - August 2016

by Regular Contributor bigal Regular Contributor
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the link says HG659-16V100R001C206B020_main.bin

 

that version was released begaining of the year

 

so what is the latest version ??

 

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Re: Vodafone wireless modem firmware upgrade - August 2016

by Retired Staff Dylan Retired Staff
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MikeHales wrote:

 

...Vodem support: Additional WAN profile for use with a Vodem ....

Ahh, neat. Which models are compatible? Smiley Happy

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Re: Vodafone wireless modem firmware upgrade - August 2016

by Contributor toa Contributor
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Am running B019, wanting to upgrade to B20, what is the super admin pw please?

Have tried Admin:@12345678 get error logging in. I can log in using the regular logon, but this dosen't allow upgrading of firmware.

Thanks

 

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Re: Vodafone wireless modem firmware upgrade - August 2016

by Expert Contributor Expert Contributor
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Hi @toa

 

 

Try Admin

 

Password: @  Followed by last 8 digits of your modems serial number.

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Re: Vodafone wireless modem firmware upgrade - August 2016

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Brah, do you even read? Cheers for the reply, but I did say that I had already tried that. But thanks again.
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Re: Vodafone wireless modem firmware upgrade - August 2016

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oh you said you tried 12345678.

 

Try:

 

Admin 

 

VF-NZhg659

 

 

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