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hobgoblin
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join:2001-11-25
Orchard Park, NY
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reply to milkman82

Re: Just got a new firmware on my SBG6580!

"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
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"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."
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milkman82

join:2006-06-19
Cleveland, OH
thank you for that update Mr. Hob.


djrobx
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Valencia, CA
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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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