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Standard User bowdon
(member) Fri 16-Jan-15 10:22:27
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HH5 updated firmware.


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My HH5 rebooted last night and I noticed the new firmware had been installed.

3. Firmware version: Software version 4.7.5.1.83.8.204 (Type A) Last updated 16/01/15


Not sure what the new firmware brings to the HH5? Anyone know?

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 16-Jan-15 11:02:43
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Re: HH5 updated firmware.


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One report that routerstats software has stopped working so far

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Standard User bowdon
(member) Fri 16-Jan-15 11:10:46
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I've noticed both line attenuation and signal attenuation are now displayed fully in the router information pages.

BT need to start publishing what their firmware does. They need a different mindset instead of being overly secretative about things.

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Standard User bowdon
(member) Fri 16-Jan-15 11:32:29
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Looking around the interweb's it seems that one area that this firmware as made a slight improvement on is VPN.

Quoting from http://forum.synology.com/enu/viewtopic.php?f=145&t=...

I have recently upgraded to BT Infinity Fibre broadband, and my router has changed from BT Homehub 4 to BT Homehub 5.
Before this change, I was able to successfully VPN into my Synology 413J.
I have configured the BT Homehub 5 port forwading exactlty the same as it was with BT Homehub 4.
I can successfully remotely connect to 413J via DNS address, but unable to VPN into it.
Receive message "Verifying user name and password", which appears to succeed, then,
after some time, receive message "Error 800: The remote connection was not made because the attempted VPN tunnels failed ....."
Anybody have any ideas how to resolve this ???


The after this current firmware update;

I progressed the issue with BT and they provided an Openreach modem which I installed with the BT Homehub 4. However this did not resolve the VPN issue.

BT support performed VPN testing on Synology, and confirmed that VPN was OK on ADSL line with HH4, but not OK on Fibre with Openreach Modem/HH4 or HH5.

BT hub developers worked on the issue and updated the HH5 firmware.
VPN now OK using PPTP and L2TP-Certificate authentication protocols.
Still unable to establish VPN connection using L2TP - pre-shared key
BT are aware of this and currently working on the issue.

My original HH5 firmware was 4.7.5.1.83.8.173.1.6, Current firmware 4.7.5.1.83.8.204
BT inform me that they are currently rolling out the firmware update to existing HH5 customers


I don't use VPN on the HH5. But I thought it was interesting information. Not sure if others have similar issues before, and then fixed after?

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Standard User BuckleZ
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 16-Jan-15 14:30:51
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I was trialing it back in November, I think one of the main fixes is the wireless.

BT Home Hub 5 (Type A) | Software version 4.7.5.1.83.8.204 | Last updated 10/11/14

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Standard User BuckleZ
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 16-Jan-15 14:37:08
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I now get better speed and coverage at my parents. Whereas before the wireless was very shabby.

Standard User nostra
(member) Sat 17-Jan-15 10:50:42
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Odd.. My home hub 5 has a very different firmware version... I use infinity but does that make a difference to the firmware?

3. Firmware version: v0.07.01.0235-BT (Type B) Last updated [Unknown]

I have a max rate sync but the wifi is woeful getting anywhere between 5mb and 70mb when sat next to the hub... Hard wired speeds are consistently good have followed all the guides splitting the 5g etc and none seem to have worked.

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 17-Jan-15 10:58:11
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I think it's because you have a Type B HH5, not a Type A.


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Standard User nostra
(member) Sat 17-Jan-15 10:59:57
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Let's hope the same updates come to type b.. I am pulling my hair out here with the wifi intermittencysmile

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 17-Jan-15 11:02:47
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Have you turned off smart wireless by selecting a manual channel?

Have you turned off smart setup?

Have you split the 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks with a different SSID?


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