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daveinpoway
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Poway, CA
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reply to wayjac

Re: Westell Modem software update

Here: »www.fastaccess.drivers.bellsouth ··· uth.net/ they show an F90 firmware upgrade which came out on August 15.

bjm8

join:2008-05-10
Oklahoma City, OK
thanks for your interest
your offered link »www.fastaccess.drivers.bellsouth ··· uth.net/
Westell F90 (6100) Version 3.08.02
F90-Firmware Upgrade 8/15/2010
---------------------------------------
from my Tech Readout page it appears I have Modem DSL Firmware Version 7.04.03.00

Technician Readout

This information is for use by your service provider in diagnosing problems.

1 Manufacturer Westell, Inc.
2 Vendor ID b50057544c4c0000
3 Model Number F90-610025-06
4 Friendly Name ProLine
5 Model Description Single Port Ethernet Modem
6 Model Name ProLine
7 Serial Number 09AKXXXXXXXX
8 Hardware Version F90-610025-06N
9 Modem DSL Firmware Version 7.04.03.00
10 Modem Software Version VER:01.00.06.05
---------------------------------------------
my Manual Update page is reporting a Software Update.

I cannot reconcile Westell F90 (6100) Version 3.08.02 v. Modem DSL Firmware Version 7.04.03.00

Thanks for your interest


wayjac
Premium,MVM
join:2001-12-22
Indy
said by bjm8:

I cannot reconcile Westell F90 (6100) Version 3.08.02 v. Modem DSL Firmware Version 7.04.03.00
The software daveinpoway See Profile linked is for a westell 6100 that was issued by bellsouth

Most westell 6100 modems use software with version numbers that start with 3.00.00

The at&t westell 6100 modems use software with version numbers that start with 01.00.00.00
The firmware version shown on the tech readout page has always been 7.04.03.00

The terms software, firmware as used on this site have the same meaning

bjm8

join:2008-05-10
Oklahoma City, OK

2 edits
said by wayjac:

The terms software, firmware as used on this site have the same meaning
as used on this site

meaning 'bellsouth.net site ?
so, I should not apply info at bellsouth.net to my at&t westell
Thanks


wayjac
Premium,MVM
join:2001-12-22
Indy
said by bjm8:

as used on this site
meaning 'bellsouth.net site ?
No....
dslreports and any other area where modem software/firmware is the topic of discussion

The at&t westell 6100 modem was first discussed on this site in early 2009 the software version was 01.00.06.00 then it started changing:
01.00.06.01
01.00.06.05
All three were factory shipped

daveinpoway
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Poway, CA
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reply to wayjac
It was my (possibly wrong) impression that there is only one F90-610025-06 modem that is used in all AT&T regions; they do not have different hardware or firmware for various regions.


att_tech

@bellsouth.net
The Westell F90-610025-06 is indeed hardware that we use in all ADSL regions. The newest firmware, version 01.00.06.12, corrects issues that some customers were experiencing with earlier revisions of the firmware in the F90 hardware. Customers with this modem are strongly urged to update to the newest firmware for the best DSL experience.

Unfortunately, the software link on the AT&T Drivers & Downloads page for the F90 incorrectly points to the WRONG UPGRADE FILE for the F90. You may find the correct file here (the name of the file is F90-610025 01.00.06.12.rel.upg:

»www.fastaccess.drivers.bellsouth ··· irmware/

daveinpoway
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I just updated my F90 to the 01.00.06.12 modem software version by using the manual update from server option. I see that a fault of the older firmware (even though the modem is online, the Check Connection ADSL test is shown as "Fail") still exists. Perhaps this will get fixed in the next software update.


wayjac
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join:2001-12-22
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reply to bjm8
said by bjm8:

so, I should not apply info at bellsouth.net to my at&t westell
I don't think you should
The bellsouth 6100 has a unique user interface
Bellsouth 6100 Information

bjm8

join:2008-05-10
Oklahoma City, OK
reply to wayjac
said by wayjac:

said by bjm8:

as used on this site
meaning 'bellsouth.net site ?
No....
dslreports and any other area where modem software/firmware is the topic of discussion
OK, thanks for clearing that up for me...
Interesting to know for future reference...
Odd, though since my westell device clearly points to a distinct software version and a distinct firmware version.
Just needed to know the rules of the game. I have no need to reinvent the wheel. Just needed to be advised that any area where modem software/firmware is the topic of discussion ~ software and firmware have the same meaning.
Thanks for cluing me in.
Cheers

bjm8

join:2008-05-10
Oklahoma City, OK

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reply to att_tech
said by att_tech :

The Westell F90-610025-06 is indeed hardware that we use in all ADSL regions. The newest firmware, version 01.00.06.12, corrects issues that some customers were experiencing with earlier revisions of the firmware in the F90 hardware. Customers with this modem are strongly urged to update to the newest firmware for the best DSL experience
Interesting, all customers are urged to update or just those that have issues. My hardware is Rev N ~ 12/2009
I am not having any issues and all Check Connection report Pass.
My router plays well with Westell and connection (so far) is solid.
Interesting, 'daveinpoway' wrote - quote
I just updated my F90 to the 01.00.06.12 modem software version by using the manual update from server option. I see that a fault of the older firmware (even though the modem is online, the Check Connection ADSL test is shown as "Fail") still exists. Perhaps this will get fixed in the next software update. end quote
So, apparently 01.00.06.12 does not correct (all) issues as att_tech offers.
FWIW, I was advised not to manual update the att/sw supplied Motorola (the gray one).
I was informed that some users had the wheels fall off after manual update and the only fix was to buy a new modem.
That's one reason I am so cautious re this Westell Update.
I was strongly advised with the Motorola - if its working, leave it alone.
I'm tempted to do the same with the Westell.
I don't want the wheels falling off Westell. Gee wiz, I just got the darn thing.
Cheers

bjm8

join:2008-05-10
Oklahoma City, OK
reply to wayjac
said by wayjac:

said by bjm8:

so, I should not apply info at bellsouth.net to my at&t westell
I don't think you should
The bellsouth 6100 has a unique user interface
Bellsouth 6100 Information
Aha!, Yes, I see there are obvious differences.
Great
Thanks much

bjm8

join:2008-05-10
Oklahoma City, OK
reply to daveinpoway
said by daveinpoway:

It was my (possibly wrong) impression that there is only one F90-610025-06 modem that is used in all AT&T regions; they do not have different hardware or firmware for various regions.
If your impression is wrong. Than my impression is also wrong.
The att tech that swapped my old Motorola for new Westell advised me that all regions now use this very same device.
I'll trust dslreports before I trust ... (finish it as you wish)
Regards


wayjac
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join:2001-12-22
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reply to bjm8
said by bjm8:

Odd, though since my westell device clearly points to a distinct software version and a distinct firmware version
Most modems have different software versions and firmware versions
































said by bjm8:

I was strongly advised with the Motorola - if its working, leave it alone. I'm tempted to do the same with the Westell
This is good advice for any device if there is no clear need to update avoid doing it