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Standard User superspeed
(committed) Tue 05-Feb-13 13:50:49
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ECI modem, which model is best


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Don't think this is worth posting in the router section, so will ask here.

I have just bought another ECI modem that I may try an unlock. I now have two but both have slightly different model numbers. I only want to unlock one of them.



My question is, what one is best or easy to unlock? I'm not sure of any difference?

One is, B focus Y ECI V-2FUb/I Rev.B and the other is, B focus ECI V-2FUb/r Rev.B

Pop back later. Thanks smile

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I don't use wireless and is disabled. Current Router = TL-R402M
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Edited by superspeed (Tue 05-Feb-13 13:51:27)

Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 05-Feb-13 13:53:17
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Re: ECI modem, which model is best


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/i is better, it actually has a gui and the 2nd lan port works.

see here how messed up the other is. The newer one even when unlocked is no known way to get the error stats, no web gui, and hard to access it at the same time as using the internet.

http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,11818.0.html

dont know how you got hold of the first version, seems on ebay now is only the new ones.

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Standard User superspeed
(committed) Tue 05-Feb-13 18:13:25
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Re: ECI modem, which model is best


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Well funny thing is, openreach provided me with the "I" version when they set up my fibre service. The R version was bought from fleabay.

I am currently using the I version and will swap it over with the R version and see how it goes.

Shame openreach have to resort to sly tactics, to try and make it harder for us, to get our line stats. The next revision, will probably be even harder to get our stats. frown

Think we should all put a complaint in, to the useless ofcom about it.

Plusnet Extra Fibre.
I don't use wireless and is disabled. Current Router = TL-R402M
Line stats http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/plusnet/f/4203678-m...
http://s6.postimage.org/o0nvpdeo1/See_red.png

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Edited by superspeed (Tue 05-Feb-13 18:18:04)


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Standard User superspeed
(committed) Tue 05-Feb-13 22:06:18
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Re: ECI modem, which model is best


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Ordered one of these.
http://hackingecibfocusv2fubirevb.files.wordpress.co...

Any other cables I need?

Plusnet Extra Fibre.
I don't use wireless and is disabled. Current Router = TL-R402M
Line stats http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/plusnet/f/4203678-m...
http://s6.postimage.org/o0nvpdeo1/See_red.png

Old isp.
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Edited by superspeed (Tue 05-Feb-13 22:06:50)

Standard User superspeed
(committed) Wed 06-Feb-13 14:34:19
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Re: ECI modem, which model is best


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I swapped over the modems today and I can't really see any difference in them. Obviously the stats may show a difference but can't access them.

Here is a photo I just did of the back of my modem. As you can see, it's the "I" version.

http://s6.postimage.org/o4vxu858h/77_ECI_I_modem.png

Going to have to wait a while, before I can even try and unlock my modem. Shame we just can't flash it.

Plusnet Extra Fibre.
I don't use wireless and is disabled. Current Router = TL-R402M
Line stats http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/plusnet/f/4203678-m...
http://s6.postimage.org/o0nvpdeo1/See_red.png

Old isp.
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Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 06-Feb-13 14:54:10
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Re: ECI modem, which model is best


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in terms of operational differences there is probably very little difference. The difference is how much extra you can do when unlocked.

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Standard User Croftie
(member) Wed 06-Feb-13 21:44:39
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Don't know if your aware but the Huawei HG612 works on the ECI DSLAM's.

http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php?topic=11203.0
Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 07-Feb-13 01:17:53
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indeed it does but in my view it generates more crc errors. Best to match vendor to vendor each end. But the sync speeds are similiar and the hg is a lot more conveniant to unlock and use. Although it is lightweight, when I have the cables plugged into it the front lifts up.

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Standard User superspeed
(committed) Thu 07-Feb-13 18:46:50
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Yes but thanks anyway. I have a HG610 already, which is the same as the 612, except, it only has two ethernet ports. See the link in my sig called, line stats.

While the HG610 works, it's a pain to set up. HG610 is fast but I think slightly more unstable. ECI is more stable and you don't need to mess about, setting up a static IP.

Plusnet Extra Fibre.
I don't use wireless and is disabled. Current Router = TL-R402M
Line stats http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/plusnet/f/4203678-m...
http://s6.postimage.org/o0nvpdeo1/See_red.png

Old isp.
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Edited by superspeed (Thu 07-Feb-13 18:50:38)

Standard User superspeed
(committed) Tue 26-Feb-13 23:41:55
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Re: ECI modem, which model is best


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Right I have the main items now but can someone please explain, what wires need to be conncet to where?

The photos on the guide do not match and don't say where the wires need to be. http://hackingecibfocusv2fubirevb.wordpress.com/2012...

I also have a white wire, not yellow.

Plusnet Extra Fibre.
I don't use wireless and is disabled. Current Router = TL-R402M
Line stats http://forums.thinkbroadband.com/plusnet/f/4203678-m...
http://s6.postimage.org/o0nvpdeo1/See_red.png

Old isp.
My Broadband Speed Test
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