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TonyPi
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Re: Huawei B818 - DO NOT update to latest firmware 10.0.5.2!!

Yes, mines the same, The internet speed gets slower and slower until it basically stops, so then I have to turn off the power for a few minutes and then on again. Then it works great for a day or so and then does the same again. I'm putting a timer on the power socket to make it reset each night, that will at least work.
This is Not a good look for Optus and it's an even worse look for Huawei, whose products I now actively avoid.
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Rusty67
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Re: Huawei B818 - DO NOT update to latest firmware 10.0.5.2!!

Hi guys. I too have the dropout issue. It was really starting to kill me.

My solution was to buy a new router. I needed better WiFi anyway.

Since installing new router I have no more dropouts. Its been 3 weeks now.

I put the B818 into Bridge mode and let the new router do all the work.

Internet speed has increased. My home WiFi network is 100x faster now.

My solution is to buy a new faster router.

Hope it helps you guys.

Have a good day.

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Dev66
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Re: Huawei B818 - DO NOT update to latest firmware 10.0.5.2!!

Rusty,

Which router did you go with mate? Didn't even know that was a possibility with Optus 4g.

Thanks in advance,

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digitizernz1
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Re: Huawei B818 - DO NOT update to latest firmware 10.0.5.2!!

I ended up going a similar path. Turned the B818 into an LTE modem only and turning off the wifi functionality. Bought an ASUS RT-AX82U WiFi 6 wireless router to handle the home network. Luckily my mobile supports WiFi 6 and I get 1.2Gb on it. The modem has been stable as a rock. Speed varies though given it's LTE and traffic/time dependant. I also got a WiFi 6 wireless module for my laptop and that also screams. All in all a good experience now.

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Rusty67
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Re: Huawei B818 - DO NOT update to latest firmware 10.0.5.2!!

Dev66,

I went with the TP-Link Archer AX20 AX1800 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router. $169 @ Centre Com

I now have WiFi in places of the house that didn't before.

As all ISP supplied modems sux at WiFi broadcasting signal. 

Cheers

Dev66
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Re: Huawei B818 - DO NOT update to latest firmware 10.0.5.2!!

Thanks Rusty67 and digitizernz1,

Sorry, I forgot that router and modem were different for a minute (slap on face). Yes, I turned off the B818 wifi and connected a MESH system to mine (it was only $99 and reaches over to the sheds (I'm on land). Works great that way.

Best

Dev

 

 

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sabaramo
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Re: Huawei B818 - DO NOT update to latest firmware 10.0.5.2!!

Hi Guys,

I have an old Optus B818 lying around that hasnt been used in a year or so that I want to bring back into service. It's currently running 10.2.2 and was wondering if the the issue described in this thread is still there? Or has it been fixed?

I generally run it in bridge mode with my own router so it's not too much of an issue but 10.2.2 was stable for me previously.

Thanks in advance.

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digitizernz1
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Re: Huawei B818 - DO NOT update to latest firmware 10.0.5.2!!

I would stay on your current firmware and disable to the auto-update and see how you travel
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sabaramo
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Re: Huawei B818 - DO NOT update to latest firmware 10.0.5.2!!

Thanks. I was thinking the same but 10.2.2 was just after they enabled bridge mode so it wasn't 100% either.

 

is 10.5.2 still the latest?

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digitizernz1
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Re: Huawei B818 - DO NOT update to latest firmware 10.0.5.2!!

Understood. I just checked for an update on my unit and it seems 10.0.5.2 (H190SP1C74) is still the latest version. No update available.

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