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djrobx
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reply to hobgoblin

Re: Just got a new firmware on my SBG6580!

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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