22-05-2016 10:18 AM
Would like some advice, please. I have the HG 659 modem/router for Vodafone VDSL. I have no problems with version B013. Wifi good, 65mbps down and 28mbps up, no interruptions, but fibre is now available and I am weighing up the pros and cons of swapping to UFF. If I go to UFF do I need to upgrade the firmware on HG659? Currently, I am a believer in the phrase "If it aint broke, don't fix it", so I have postponed all updates.
So, I would be grateful for a few words of advice from vodafone. Thanks.
29-05-2016 04:57 PM - edited 29-05-2016 05:10 PM
29-05-2016 09:34 PM - edited 29-05-2016 09:41 PM
@MikeHales i'm running V100R001C206B019 on mine.
Whats the password for that software? Sorted now.....doh!
30-05-2016 05:23 AM
@Jima there's a few security fixes in B019, so absolutely worth an upgrade just from that perspective. Moving from VDSL to UFB can be worthwhile, it just depends on how you use the internet and what your current speeds are.
06-06-2016 05:19 PM - edited 06-06-2016 05:22 PM
have upgraded recently to B020 and got the same "internet not connected" message on the home page. I managed to solve this by going into internet_vdsl settings and enabling only IPv4, instead of IPv4 + IPv6.
03-07-2016 01:27 PM
Have UFB. Updated firmware last night... It has seemed to have improved the wifi for the couple of devices that were having trouble -
- Android TV box would often not auto-connect to the 5GHz wifi, had to do it manually each time. Not doing that now.
- Samsung S5 phone that was getting occasional dropouts. So far so good since update.
Will update this post if that changes.
I have Fibre/UFB. I also switched Internet_Ethernet from IPv4 + IPv6 to Just IPv4 which fixed the internet showing as connected on the status page.
Just checking it is ok to change this setting ?
And what is the 'onnet_ethernet' setting above that - just keeps showing as 'connecting' do I need that on ?
03-07-2016 05:45 PM
Good to hear, thanks for posting. Do you recall what version you ugraded from & to? And if you had separate SSIDs for the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands?
The onnet_ethernet and others that show as connecting are no big deal. The modem is built to connect on multiple different access types, eg ADSL & UFB; onnet_ethernet is another one (possibly for our own fibre, not sure). They'll just sit there waiting for a valid connection, but that won't stop the preferred connection working.
Similarly, the IPv6 will show connected if/when IPv6 is activated on your connection - so for now it doesn't matter to disable it but later it could be something you want.
05-07-2016 04:46 PM
Not sure what version I upgraded from but I updated to the latest firmware late last year when we had UFB installed. So whatever the latest one was November 2015.
Yes I had and still have seperate SSID for the 2.4 and 5GHz bands.
After a couple of days with the new firmware the 5GHz wifi seems to be improved and working better. However I'm now having problems with the 2.4 GHz band dropping out / disappearing :/ It never had drop out issues before.
And when I try to reconnect to the 2.4 GHz one it says unavailable to connect to this network and shows it with 0 bars signal strength or it disappears completely from available networks. And then it will come back sometime later with full signal strength again.
I haven't tried to fix this yet, haven't even reset the router, as people are using it at the moment. Will report back with how I get on. But any suggestions are appreciated ?
05-07-2016 06:34 PM
We've seen a few reports of the 2.4GHz channel dropping out. If you can do some initial troubleshooting like power cycle it and test with a different computer/phone, then PM me your details and I'll get someone to get in contact with you and we'll probably do a replacement.
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