Say hello to your fellow beta testers...
Well said, Ray.
Just a note of caution. I too have been trawling a well-known auction site looking for a HG612/3B, and there are quite a lot on sale, both locked and unlocked, but I've noticed a few anomalies in the adverts. Some show the same photos even though they're advertised by different sellers in different parts of the UK. In a couple of cases, the giveaway is the fact the view of the underside label (presumably to prove it's really a 3B) has the exact same s/n and mac address. In one case the headline for the item states 3B but the label shows type 2B.
Not saying there's anything underhand going on, could just be using generic photos, but always worth double-checking before purchase.
Found a great new command to find out about the green street box for the unlocked eci/r after my now usual Sunday afternoon play around..
A quick google via Kitz showes IFTN is ECI 🙂
Don't dare remove the OpenReach Modem at the moment. MIght try it for a week and see what happens.
I wouldn't risk it with the hh5 as just an all in one - I think the fix is directed towards power saving /wifi , so I believe the "normal" hh5 disconnection mischief is still there.
The unlocked modem will allow all the updates through to the hh5 (if let them?) with no risk of the line being knocked off. 🙂
If curiosity does getter the better , switch the modem off & then let an hour or so pass before reconnecting the hh5 modem wire.
With the hour's gap the dreaded dlm should ignore the disconnect according to the more knowledgeable people over on kitz....
Well had a first loss of sync in ages with the unlocked ECI/r.
Some work was being done at the street box and it seems the whole street got booted off after asking next door.
Went through the usual stats and somethings changed 🙂
That "list rg" command now spills out:
From Sundays Post Before the loss of sync "list rg" Spilled out :
Speeds gone up a bit as well....
I wondering if the street box has new parts or has been upgraded?
Just to chip in with my experiences:
I'm on a long line (2.9km from a Huawei cabinet). BT Home Hub 5 would not connect at all. Test kit the Openreach chap had would not connect at all. Draytek Vigor 2860n connected at 1100kbps, but only when the wind was blowing in the right direction and would always lose sync for many hours overnight.
Got an HG612 3B from that online tat bazaar, peeled off the sticker covering the forbidden LAN2 port and performed the magic incantations with the unlocked firmware, and it's now synched at 2000kbps. In fact I've had exactly 2000kbps on each resync while testing, but the max attainable rate is between 3100 and 3500kbps, SNR is 7.3-8.3dB, so I'm hoping it'll eventually sync higher once DLM forgives me. Didn't waver as night fell - in fact even though it's only been on 12 hours, this is the longest continual sync I've had, and 70% faster than it ever was.
Best £15 spent in a long time.