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Unlocked HG612 modems

rbel
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Registered: 04-10-2013

Unlocked HG612 modems

How useful are they for providing diagnostic stats for FTTC - I understand that they are able to produce the sort of stats that are readily available for ADSL users?
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Registered: 02-02-2013

Re: Unlocked HG612 modems

They are a very useful tool to have.
The only downside is certain types of firmware can cause higher error rates which means the line will more likely become interleaved when paired to the ECI box on the street.
The unlocked ECI's is also something to consider if your more technically minded / network savoir faire.
mikehiow did some good stuff with the ECI/r
http://eci.vxr.in/
goldenfibre
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Re: Unlocked HG612 modems

http://eci.vxr.in/ these are pretty good stat. Useful.
rbel
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Re: Unlocked HG612 modems

Many thanks for the responses.  I have ordered an unlocked HG612 as there seems to be some very good support for these at the Kitz forum.
Bald_Eagle1
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Re: Unlocked HG612 modems

You can freely download my HG612 Modem Stats program here:-
http://www.freewarefiles.com/HG612-Modem-Stats_program_84567.html
You get the usual Broadcom raw data logs & can also graph snapshot and/or fully automated ongoing data on a user determined schedule.
I am a regular visitor/contributor to the KItz forum & also call in here from time to time.


Bald_Eagle1
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Re: Unlocked HG612 modems

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goldenfibre
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Re: Unlocked HG612 modems

Bald_Eagle1
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Re: Unlocked HG612 modems

I see its firmware hasn't been updated yet.
Have you blocked the update or is it just that it hasn't happened yet?
goldenfibre
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Re: Unlocked HG612 modems

The firmware on HG612 I am current using is: A2pv6C035m.d22g from here: bcm96368MVWG_fs_kernel_HG612V100R001C01B028SP10_no-btagent - B028SP10 based firmware from this link here: http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php?topic=13130.msg247661#msg247661
rbel
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Re: Unlocked HG612 modems

BE1 - many thanks, your stats program now downloaded.
Does it include implementation guidance or is that lurking somewhere on Kitz?
Bald_Eagle1
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Re: Unlocked HG612 modems

Quote from: rbel

Does it include implementation guidance or is that lurking somewhere on Kitz?


It's included in the download zip file ("HG612_Programs-Setting_Up_Instructions.pdf" - in the Scripts folder) & it is also lurking on Kitz.
Daydotz
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Re: Unlocked HG612 modems

Quote from: goldenadsl
http://eci.vxr.in/ these are pretty good stat. Useful.

ive a ECI B(the one with out metal sockets)
is this information relating to my connection i've been concerned about my connection but without stats i've been unsure how to resolve it
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Re: Unlocked HG612 modems

@ daydotz
ECI r needs to be  unlocked to get the line stats.... Sad
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Re: Unlocked HG612 modems

I've just been changed from the 612 to the ECI & my download has increased from 37 to 50 Mbs. As to this other stuff you're on about, I haven't a clue!! Undecided
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Re: Unlocked HG612 modems

The ECI r do seem to be popular with Openreach guys & with a near 40% increase in speed its not hard to see why .... Smiley
Although that being said, the new unlocked firmware versions (35)  of the HG612  make it not far be hind the eci r on sync terms.
A chart from Kitz gives a good overview.
http://huaweihg612hacking.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/graph.jpeg?w=714