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bluepoint

join:2001-03-24
reply to motorola870

Re: Just got a new firmware on my SBG6580!


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said by motorola870:

said by hobgoblin:

said by motorola870:

I am just hoping that the new firmware includes IPv6 support

I believe it already did.

Hob

I mean actually having IPv6 info in the modem pages.

In the approved motorola Docsis 3 customer device list, SBG6580 is not listed as IPv6 compliant only SB6141 is. Will it be supported with firmware upgrade?


motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:3

said by bluepoint:

In the approved motorola Docsis 3 customer device list, SBG6580 is not listed as IPv6 compliant only SB6141 is. Will it be supported with firmware upgrade?

There is a an issue with that page because for one the SBG6580 is newer than the SB5101 model and also motorola has mentioned on their website that the SBG6580 is a IPv6 supportable device. More than likely TWC has not certified it on their network for IPv6 and it is in testing right now for the SBG6580 with a few customers and employees.

»www.motorola.com/Video-Solutions···/SBG6580


bluepoint

join:2001-03-24

Good to know moto SBG6580 is IPv6 compliant, it makes sense going forward. Do you have an idea when TWC transitions to IPv6?



motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:3

said by bluepoint:

Good to know moto SBG6580 is IPv6 compliant, it makes sense going forward. Do you have an idea when TWC transitions to IPv6?

no I don't but I believe they are planning on launching it on all 30/5 and 50/5 modems before the end of the year.

xcrunner529

join:2010-08-05
Dublin, OH

Question - I got the update last night as well and now the wireless radio has come back on. I am in bridge mode and I see no way to actually disable the radio. Am I stuck with it now?



bluepoint

join:2001-03-24

2 edits
reply to motorola870

Well Okay, that's getting close. I wonder what happened to those IPv6 beta testers that were asked in this forum? Are you guys still testing?


thereach

join:2010-07-20

I didn't realize this, but somehow this update broke my router being in Bridged mode. I had to put the SBG6508 back in DHCP / NAPT Mode in order to get back out.

I figured out the solution (not that hard) and posted it in my original thread here: »[TWC] SBG6850 - Bridge mode worked for a year, now it doesn't ?! (5th post)

Hope this helps someone else.



motoracer

join:2003-09-15
united state
reply to djrobx

said by djrobx:

We don't have it in Valencia/SoCal yet. I look forward to testing it to see if it fixes the routing bugs.

Also in Valencia, I don't have it either.

weirdalex

join:2004-10-30
Belton, MO
reply to motorola870

The Kansas City area is getting it, I have it in Belton, MO. Kinda freaked me out when I saw my lights blinking in a different way then when it is rebooted or powered up.


Aaron M

join:2002-03-01
Monrovia, CA
reply to motorola870

I just got this update here in CA



motorola870

join:2008-12-07
Arlington, TX
kudos:3

well at least you guys are getting the upgrade at night my area was done during the day. My modem downloaded the firmware at 3pm on a Friday which is a weird time for a firmware upgrade.


horseshoe
Premium
join:2006-10-11
Upland, CA
reply to Aaron M

Want Monrovia's power in Upland for the up here. Is this rolling east?


Aaron M

join:2002-03-01
Monrovia, CA
reply to motorola870

I should have mentioned that all I did was reboot the modem and it sucked down the updated firmware on its own.


Aaron M

join:2002-03-01
Monrovia, CA
reply to motorola870

A couple things I noticed after doing a factory reset(hold reset button on rear of SBG6580 for 45sec) after getting the new firmware.

1) When you put it into bridge mode; Advanced, Firewall and Parental Controls are removed from the top header giving it more of a 'dumb modem' look. -I like this

2) Putting it into bridge mode is much much easier. Just disable NAPT and you're done. DHCP is disable for you, and there's no need to mess with Rg Passthrough or MACs.

3) After bridging I can only access the modem through 192.168.100.1

Here's how I bridged while connected through my router:
1) Hold reset button on rear of modem with a pen for 45sec

2) Reboot your router, or if you're running Tomato firmware you can just Release then Renew under WAN on the Status>Overview page

3) Goto 192.168.0.1 in your browser and login with admin:motorola

4) Click Basic on the top header, then change NAPT mode to Disabled, then click apply

5)Reboot your router, or if you're running Tomato firmware you can just Release then Renew under WAN on the Status>Overview page

6) Goto 192.168.100.1 in your browser and login with admin:motorola; modem is now bridged and you should only have Status, Basic, Wireless and Logout on the top header

7) Click Wireless on the top header, then click Primary Network on the left panel

8) Change Primary Network to Disabled then click Apply; wireless radio should now be disabled, and the wireless LED should be off on the front of the modem



djrobx
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join:2000-05-31
Valencia, CA
kudos:2
reply to motorola870

Just tried rebooting my modem - still no update in Valencia. So it's not rolled out to the whole SoCal market yet.
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milkman82

join:2006-06-19
Lakewood, OH
Reviews:
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reply to motorola870

I have received this update in Cleveland. What does it offer? Anything to get excited about? I can tell you this much, the idea of IP6 does nothing to excite my emotions. In fact I think I dread it! At least you could easily remember IP4 numbering!



hobgoblin
Sortof Agoblin
Premium
join:2001-11-25
Orchard Park, NY
kudos:11

"I have received this update in Cleveland. What does it offer? Anything to get excited about? I can tell you this much, the idea of IP6 does nothing to excite my emotions. In fact I think I dread it! At least you could easily remember IP4 numbering! "

In almost all cases firmware upgrades don't "Offer" anything. It patches issues the modem might have with certain pieces of equipment and may address security concerns.

Hob
--
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


milkman82

join:2006-06-19
Lakewood, OH

thank you for that update Mr. Hob.



motoracer

join:2003-09-15
united state

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reply to djrobx

said by djrobx:

Just tried rebooting my modem - still no update in Valencia. So it's not rolled out to the whole SoCal market yet.

I received it sometime after noon today.

s0cal

join:2010-12-27
Hemet, CA

i live in hemet, ca & got the update of SBG6580-3.5.8.2-GA-00-488-NOSH


s0cal

join:2010-12-27
Hemet, CA
reply to motoracer

i live in hemet, ca & got the update of SBG6580-3.5.8.2-GA-00-488-NOSH


Aaron M

join:2002-03-01
Monrovia, CA
reply to motorola870

I just lost connection on the new firmware. With the previous firmware I had something like 100+ days of up time.

Hope this was just a one-off event.



djrobx
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join:2000-05-31
Valencia, CA
kudos:2
Reviews:
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reply to hobgoblin

In almost all cases firmware upgrades don't "Offer" anything. It patches issues the modem might have with certain pieces of equipment and may address security concerns.

Being a combo router/modem, it's a more complicated device, so the significance of firmware updates to it increases.

In addition to streamlined bridged mode, I can see this update also enables you to selectively disable the various NAT ALGs (protocol snooping) ... even FTP! I'm hoping they've either fixed the performance bugs I had with the last version, or that by disabling everything I don't need, I won't run into them. I'll know in a few days!
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MetalMike

join:2011-09-24

1 edit
reply to milkman82

I live in Akron and just got mine too.

I assume TWC upgraded their SBG6580 firmware last night around 1:30 A.M. That's when my cable box rebooted with the new GUI interface.

I have a question for those in the know here. I see a new menu on the web interface after firmware upgrade. Does anyone know what these mean by chance? (See image attached.)

ke4pym
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join:2004-07-24
Charlotte, NC
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reply to motorola870

Something is going on here on my SBG6580. It just rebooted twice. I'm online for the time being but the up/down indicators are blinking at the same time and I see this in the event log:

SW Download INIT - Via NMS

Update - upgraded in Charlotte -
SBG6580-3.5.8.2-GA-00-488-NOSH

Wireless is back on. But it kept the network I put it on (192.168.4.254). Menus look the same.


mind21_98

join:2006-05-13
San Diego, CA
reply to motorola870

Rebooted my modem and it grabbed the update. Looks like I would have eventually gotten it anyway since there seems to be scheduled downtime on Thursday night.

said by motorola870:

There is a an issue with that page because for one the SBG6580 is newer than the SB5101 model and also motorola has mentioned on their website that the SBG6580 is a IPv6 supportable device. More than likely TWC has not certified it on their network for IPv6 and it is in testing right now for the SBG6580 with a few customers and employees.

Actually, my AirPort Extreme seems to pick up a 6to4 tunnel now. No native IPv6 yet, though. And it's sending all my IPv6 traffic through Sweden. /goes back to he.net tunnel


djrobx
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Valencia, CA
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reply to ke4pym

I have a question for those in the know here. I see a new menu on the web interface after firmware upgrade. Does anyone know what these mean by chance? (See image attached.)

These are the various protocols that typically need special intervention to work behind a gateway. For example, FTP sends out the IP address of your computer so the remote computer can connect back to you. But behind a gateway, your PC ends up sending its private IP, which does the remote machine no good. The router has special handling that re-writes the request with your public IP instead, and makes note of which computer should receive the request when it comes in.

While these things are supposed to help, sometimes they interfere or have bugs. Most VOIP services, for example, recommend disabling SIP ALG. So it's good to have the option to disable them.
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Lowtarget
Premium
join:2003-12-22
Alger, OH
reply to motorola870

Our SBG6580 updated to 3.3.1.0 on Aug 28th. About 30min ago the cable modem lost connection for around 5min or so. About couple be for that it also lost connection.

We was not having issues be for the firmware updated on the cable modem. Going to keep a eye on it for sure now.



AnClar
Premium
join:2003-07-31
Belton, TX

Still at 3.3.1.0 here in central Texas...but then we tend to get most updates later rather than sooner in this market.
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MetalMike

join:2011-09-24
reply to djrobx

quote:
While these things are supposed to help, sometimes they interfere or have bugs. Most VOIP services, for example, recommend disabling SIP ALG. So it's good to have the option to disable them.
So, do you think I should leave it alone even if I don't use VOIP? Will this effect my internet speeds in any way if I leave it the way it is now? Or should I untick all of them?

Thanks.