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Oregonian
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join:2000-12-21
West Linn, OR
reply to GmDude66

Re: SB6120 Firmware Updated (7/19/12)

Got the update in West Linn, Oregon.

neil0311

join:2005-07-24
Marietta, GA
reply to GmDude66
Got it here just outside Atlanta


telcodad
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Lincroft, NJ
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reply to telcodad
Got it here in Monmouth County, NJ now.

My neighborhood had a 1 1/2 hour power outage overnight, exhausting the UPS my SB6121 was on. When power was restored and the modem booted up, the new firmware was downloaded to it.

Except for the new "Open Source" tab and those new error messages in the log like everyone else has reported, the operation and performance of the modem appears to be the same.


ctgreybeard
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Bethel, CT
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reply to GmDude66
We had a cable outage last night but the power stayed on. I just checked and we have the new firmware. Danbury, CT system.
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camper
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Bethel, CT
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No cable outage here last night, though the power did go out for a few seconds.

I just got the new firmware.

n_w95482
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Ukiah, CA
reply to GmDude66
Got it in Ukiah, CA. I did a reset to defaults and reboot a few minutes ago and it grabbed it. For the first time in years, I got to see my config file :D.

SW Download INIT - Via Config file d11_m_sb6120_bciwidebanddeluxe_c05.cm
 

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tigerpaw509

join:2011-01-19
reply to GmDude66
Got it here in Chicago but does it really do anything?


camper
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said by tigerpaw509:

Got it here in Chicago but does it really do anything?

 
Aside from the Open Source tab on the modem page, I see no significant changes brought about by the new firmware.

My speed test runs show the same speeds as prior to the upgrade.


sortofageek
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join:2001-08-19
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reply to GmDude66

(topic move) [IPv6] When will they roll out IPv6 where I am?

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The post that was here (and all 2 followups to it), has been moved to a new topic .. »[IPv6] When will they roll out IPv6 where I am?

Explanation: IPv6 is not related to this firmware upgrade.


Anubis Prime

join:2001-06-01
Pittsburgh, PA
reply to GmDude66

Re: SB6120 Firmware Updated (7/19/12)

I was told by Xfinity to reboot to get the upgraded speeds for Blast! That tab also appeared for me as well...
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JPnATL

join:2011-11-16
Bethlehem, GA
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reply to GmDude66
I got to be honest I was all excited about the firmware and why? I have no idea I just like new stuff but ever since the update mine is logging all kinds of new logs I have never seen my upstream power is all ovcer the damn place and I did not think firmware would affect that but it seems to have unless something else has gone wrong but what are the chances of that happening at the same time as the update. Comcast would you please come and get this firmware and shove it please?? Thanks.

bman212121

join:2005-06-09

3 edits
reply to grandrew
No dice here. I'm still seeing quite a few reboots. It looks as though signal levels are all over the place so it might an amp or something and unrelated to software. I'll probably end up messaging ComcastSteve and possibly having a truck rolled. Going to try switching the splitter right now and see if that makes any difference.

EDIT: Keep It Simple Stupid? Been watchin it for 30 minutes now and after changing that splitter out everything seems to be solid. Wouldn't have been my first though that an 8 month old splitter would have gone bad like that. It's not like the tv side has shown any issues and the internet works fine most of the time.

EDIT2: Looks like that didn't fix the issue. Was good for a day or so now I'm having issues again.


Cheese
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join:2003-10-26
Naples, FL
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reply to GmDude66
Have it here in Ft Myers, Fl. Just rebooted modem and sure enough it's there.

andyross
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join:2003-05-04
Schaumburg, IL
reply to GmDude66
As mentioned, I rebooted a few days ago. Since then, no issues. I did have several T4 reboots over the previous 2-3 weeks, but nothing since the reboot. No new messages in the log at all after one T3 during the initial reconnection.

My upstream levels have always been a bit flakey. Currently down to about 47 on a cool morning. I've seen it as high as 51-52 during some of the hottest days.


mb

join:2000-07-23
Washington, NJ
How many different versions of the firmware has Comcast pushed out. In Northwest NJ with a Performance tier I got this:

SW Download INIT - Via Config file d11_m_sb6120_silverpboost_c01.cm


NetFixer
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said by mb:

How many different versions of the firmware has Comcast pushed out. In Northwest NJ with a Performance tier I got this:

SW Download INIT - Via Config file d11_m_sb6120_silverpboost_c01.cm

That is a config file, not a firmware update. If I remember correctly how Comcast names their config files, that is a DOCSIS 1.1, "silver" speed tier with PowerBoost enabled, and a single IP address. I don't know what Comcast currently considers the "silver" speed tier, but back when I had Comcast residential HSI, it was 4mbps downstream (at my location...YMMV).
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telcodad
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Lincroft, NJ
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reply to mb
said by mb:

In Northwest NJ with a Performance tier I got this:

SW Download INIT - Via Config file d11_m_sb6120_silverpboost_c01.cm

I saw the same line (except it has "sb6121") in my SB6121's log file, here in Central NJ, when it was updated with the new firmware early Friday morning.

I'm on the Performance tier and get 16/2 sustained, 25/4 with PowerBoost.

Don't know what difference there might be in the config files for these 2 similar models. Even the firmware version is the same for both (using just "SB612X" in its filename).


FFH5
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Tavistock NJ
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reply to GmDude66
Rebooted cable modem and picked up new firmware. Everything working OK so far. I ran a Netalyzr check and did see a significant improvement in downstream buffering numbers to 180ms from a previous 500ms average.
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Johkal
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Happy Valley
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reply to NetFixer
The naming convention reuses names. Disregard the "D1.1" in the name. It is not a DOCSIS 1.1 config. file.


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said by Johkal:

The naming convention reuses names. Disregard the "D1.1" in the name. It is not a DOCSIS 1.1 config. file.

So in other words, these days only a Comcast network engineer has a clue as to what any given config file does?
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Johkal
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Well; yes!
We noticed this reusing of config names when Comcast took over former Adelphia areas that were already DOCSIS 2.0. We were seeing nothing but "D1.1" naming in our config files, but in actuality they were D2.0 files. This "reusing" of existing names continues.


sortofageek
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reply to NetFixer
The way I see it, the network people know what the file does because they can see what is in it. It is the customer who just sees the name and hasn't a clue.
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Tsume
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Johnson City, TN
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reply to GmDude66
I got this same upgrade a few days ago on my SB6120 (and we JUST got D3 here within the past week. Good things come bundled together I guess!). My modem still reports IPv4, but I'll take what I can get out here. I also noticed the weird config file name - saw that I had downstream channel bonding but a "d11" in the config file. I figured it was some weird naming scheme quirk, and judging from previous posts that's what it is.
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koitsu
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Mountain View, CA
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2 edits
reply to GmDude66
Just picked this up on my SB6121 in Mountain View, CA today after I did a Reset Factory Defaults + Reboot Modem.

From my own parser / logs:

Jul 29 16:50:00        Firmware: SB612X-1.0.3.3-SCM00-NOSH (Aug 12 2010 13:58:19)
Jul 29 16:50:00    Boot Version: PSPU-Boot(25CLK) 1.0.12.
Jul 29 16:50:00    Modem Uptime: 31 days 16h:20m:43s
Jul 29 16:50:00  Down Channel  2: 717000000 Hz,   0 dBmV power, 37 dB SNR, mods: QAM256
Jul 29 16:50:00  Down Channel  3: 723000000 Hz,   0 dBmV power, 37 dB SNR, mods: QAM256
Jul 29 16:50:00  Down Channel  6: 741000000 Hz,   0 dBmV power, 37 dB SNR, mods: QAM256
Jul 29 16:50:00  Down Channel  7: 747000000 Hz,   0 dBmV power, 36 dB SNR, mods: QAM256
Jul 29 16:50:00    Up Channel  9:  23700000 Hz,  47 dBmV power, 5.120 Msym/sec, mods: [3] QPSK [3] 64QAM
Jul 29 16:50:00    Up Channel  7:  35400000 Hz,  48 dBmV power, 2.560 Msym/sec, mods: [3] QPSK [2] 16QAM
Jul 29 16:50:00    Up Channel  8:  30600000 Hz,  47 dBmV power, 5.120 Msym/sec, mods: [3] QPSK [3] 64QAM
Jul 29 16:50:00 Stats Channel  2: 124394696875 unerrored, 52046 correctable, 625 uncorrectable
Jul 29 16:50:00 Stats Channel  3: 124394697536 unerrored, 51145 correctable, 576 uncorrectable
Jul 29 16:50:00 Stats Channel  6: 124394715110 unerrored, 34111 correctable, 492 uncorrectable
Jul 29 16:50:00 Stats Channel  7: 124394719971 unerrored, 28888 correctable, 531 uncorrectable
Jul 29 16:50:00 --
Jul 29 17:00:00        Firmware: SB_KOMODO-1.0.6.6-SCM00-NOSH (Apr 17 2012 15:09:37)
Jul 29 17:00:00    Boot Version: PSPU-Boot(25CLK) 1.0.12.
Jul 29 17:00:00    Modem Uptime: 0 days 0h:3m:39s
Jul 29 17:00:00  Down Channel  5: 735000000 Hz,   0 dBmV power, 36 dB SNR, mods: QAM256
Jul 29 17:00:00  Down Channel  6: 741000000 Hz,   0 dBmV power, 36 dB SNR, mods: QAM256
Jul 29 17:00:00  Down Channel  7: 747000000 Hz,   0 dBmV power, 36 dB SNR, mods: QAM256
Jul 29 17:00:00  Down Channel  8: 753000000 Hz,   0 dBmV power, 35 dB SNR, mods: QAM256
Jul 29 17:00:00    Up Channel  9:  23700000 Hz,  47 dBmV power, 5.120 Msym/sec, mods: [3] QPSK [3] 64QAM
Jul 29 17:00:00    Up Channel  7:  35400000 Hz,  48 dBmV power, 2.560 Msym/sec, mods: [3] QPSK [2] 16QAM
Jul 29 17:00:00    Up Channel  8:  30600000 Hz,  47 dBmV power, 5.120 Msym/sec, mods: [3] QPSK [3] 64QAM
Jul 29 17:00:00 Stats Channel  5: 8320448 unerrored, 24 correctable, 706 uncorrectable
Jul 29 17:00:00 Stats Channel  6: 8320546 unerrored, 20 correctable, 612 uncorrectable
Jul 29 17:00:00 Stats Channel  7: 8320541 unerrored, 26 correctable, 612 uncorrectable
Jul 29 17:00:00 Stats Channel  8: 8320547 unerrored, 61 correctable, 572 uncorrectable
Jul 29 17:00:00 --
 

Amusingly this firmware still has the bug where after certain reboots/resets, despite being fully 100% online and functional, the Status page still shows:

Cable Modem Status     Offline
 

Another factory reset + reboot will fix that.

Two things I've noticed about the firmware change:

1. The Signal page now has Ranging Status information per-channel on the Upstream channels (my log above doesn't show that; I need to add the proper code to my script). But for example:

Channel ID         9         7         8 
Ranging Status     Success   Success   T4 TimeOut 
 

2. EDIT: Seems the "IPv6 Only" thing I was reporting was just a fluke as a result of the upgrade. It went away (went to "IPv4 Only" which is what I'm used to seeing) once I did a second factory reset + reboot. Wouldn't be the first time I've seen this. Sorry for the noise.

3. There's an "Open Source" menu now listing off all the stuff used to build the firmware.

After a 2nd factory reset + reboot, and me updating my script that pulls stats for my logs, looks good:

Jul 29 17:21:07        Firmware: SB_KOMODO-1.0.6.6-SCM00-NOSH (Apr 17 2012 15:09:37)
Jul 29 17:21:07    Boot Version: PSPU-Boot(25CLK) 1.0.12.
Jul 29 17:21:07    Modem Uptime: 0 days 0h:3m:19s
Jul 29 17:21:07  Down Channel  1: 705000000 Hz,   0 dBmV power, 37 dB SNR, mods: QAM256
Jul 29 17:21:07  Down Channel  2: 717000000 Hz,   0 dBmV power, 36 dB SNR, mods: QAM256
Jul 29 17:21:07  Down Channel  5: 735000000 Hz,   0 dBmV power, 37 dB SNR, mods: QAM256
Jul 29 17:21:07  Down Channel  8: 753000000 Hz,  -1 dBmV power, 36 dB SNR, mods: QAM256
Jul 29 17:21:07    Up Channel  9:  23700000 Hz,  47 dBmV power, 5.120 Msym/sec, mods: [3] QPSK [3] 64QAM, status: Success
Jul 29 17:21:07    Up Channel  7:  35400000 Hz,  48 dBmV power, 2.560 Msym/sec, mods: [3] QPSK [2] 16QAM, status: Success
Jul 29 17:21:07    Up Channel  8:  30600000 Hz,  47 dBmV power, 5.120 Msym/sec, mods: [3] QPSK [3] 64QAM, status: Success
Jul 29 17:21:07 Stats Channel  1: 8510103 unerrored, 14 correctable, 639 uncorrectable
Jul 29 17:21:07 Stats Channel  2: 7878473 unerrored, 4 correctable, 511 uncorrectable
Jul 29 17:21:07 Stats Channel  5: 7878564 unerrored, 1 correctable, 567 uncorrectable
Jul 29 17:21:07 Stats Channel  8: 7878742 unerrored, 1 correctable, 546 uncorrectable
Jul 29 17:21:07 --
 

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andyross
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Schaumburg, IL
I had a T4 reboot Sunday around noon. Upon starting, it logged this new error:
Jul 29 2012 11:09:32 5-Warning U103.0 Initializing Channel Timeout Expires - Time the CM can perform initial ranging on all upstream channels in the TCS has expired

I had that 'offline' message. I just did a plain reboot, and it connected back normally.

andyross
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Schaumburg, IL
I wish I knew what was going on. Just had another T4 timeout...

Krellan

join:2001-06-06
Castro Valley, CA
reply to GmDude66
I'm in Castro Valley, CA.

My modem got stuck and needed a reboot, so I power cycled it, and also received the firmware upgrade just a few days ago:

quote:
Model Name: SB6120
Vendor Name: Motorola
Firmware Name: SB_KOMODO-1.0.6.6-SCM00-NOSH
Boot Version: PSPU-Boot 1.0.0.4m1
Hardware Version: 3.0
Serial Number: 317001026603836405040011
Firmware Build Time: Apr 17 2012 15:09:37

Name of configuration file = d11_m_sb6120_silver_c01.cm

Good to see this upgrade! I checked for an IPv6 address, and unfortunately, no love yet.

Does something specific have to be done to enable an IPv6 address, or is it something you just automatically pick up when Comcast chooses to flip the switch on their side? My router already supports IPv6 and automatically searches for an address on each interface. It only found the link-local address (starting with fe80::) which doesn't work, but this tells me that at least it's searching.

Josh


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said by Krellan:

I checked for an IPv6 address, and unfortunately, no love yet.

Does something specific have to be done to enable an IPv6 address, or is it something you just automatically pick up when Comcast chooses to flip the switch on their side? My router already supports IPv6 and automatically searches for an address on each interface. It only found the link-local address (starting with fe80::) which doesn't work, but this tells me that at least it's searching.

Josh

If your router supports the DHCP method that Comcast uses, it should be automatic (although some routers may need to be manually set to use DHCP for IPv6 instead of depending on automatic detection).

I don't have Comcast's native IPv6 at my location yet and my Netgear router does not automatically detect Comcast't 6to4 tunnel (I have to manually select that in the router's IPv6 setup page), but my directly connected server boxes automatically connect to Comcast's 6to4 tunnel. I suspect that when I do get Comcast's native IPv6, I may have to setup my Netgear router for either DHCP or Fixed instead of automatic detection (but I won't know until it happens, especially since Comcast has been keeping mum about how they are going to handle business class static IP accounts).
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GmDude66

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York, PA
reply to GmDude66
This is a new one:
DHCP RENEW WARNING - Field invalid in response v4 option;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.0;


Oregonian
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I saw these two yesterday. Don't remember seeing them before...

TLV-11 - unrecognized OID;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.0;

MIMO Event MIMO: Stored MIMO=-1 post cfg file MIMO=-1;CM-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CMTS-MAC=xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx;CM-QOS=1.1;CM-VER=3.0;