Thanks to markmoses for pointing out the firmware upgrade for Vodafone Zuhause Talk & Web 3g router. Firmware v2.63 was released on 20 Sept 2007 as a maintenance release. Unfortunately, Vodafone Support did not mention the purpose of the release. I personally have not tested this firmware yet. My unit was upgraded to v2.50 from v2.37 .
To download the firmware, click here. Please try it on your own risk. The firmware upgrade is irreversible.
If anyone tried v2.63, please share with us what’s the changes in this new firmware. Thanks
Two days ago, I wrote to Celcom, complaining to them about my SNAIL-slow 3G connection and the high latency problem which keep getting me Time Out everytime I tried to surf the net and my MSN connection kept being dropped off. Thus, making some of my contacts asking me why am I going on and off. I know it’s pretty annoying when you see your MSN notifier popping in and out, telling you that your contacts came online. I’m sorry but I couldn’t help it, thanks to the connection.
Anyway, those guys at Celcom said they have submitted a ticket for me and will investigate on the matter.
Few minutes ago, I noticed that my static IP has changed. It seems like they have relocated my account to a different gateway. This gateway is located somewhere around Sabah. The one I was using previously was located somewhere in KL. It’s just kinda weird why they relocated a gateway so far away from the place I’m using the connection. I’m in KL by the way.
I ran another test just now. Speed seems to be promising compared to the days before I made the complaint. But then again, the latency is still very high. I still get time out pages intermittently.
Oh well, I’ll trust them again this time. Hopefully, they’ll give me a good explaination of what’s happening. I’ll leave this problem off my mind for now since I’l be going back to Seremban later. At least I still have a decent SLOW-myx connection in Seremban. I think I’ll just forget Celcom 3G till Sunday. Hope everything is settled by then.
I’ve been using Celcom 3G D120 since 2 months ago. I was satisfied with the connection in the first month. Unfortunately, I was not able to enjoy the same quality since 16 Feb 07.
The quality of the line has degraded significantly compared to the first month using it even though my connection shows a 3 bar full on UMTS/3G. My situation is, for the first month I was able to utilise the 3G connection at the rate of 120 -200kpbs DL / 56kpbs UL with the ping time around 56 – 80 ms.
Running 3G connection under the same condition as the past month, I’ve noticed huge degration of quality of the speed. I get a lot ping timeout and transmission of data getting stalled for few seconds, sometimes even for minutes, though i’m still connected to the service.
Knowing this, I ran a similar test on the speed again. The result was outrageous. I’m only able to connect at the speed of 58Kbps DL / 45 Kpbs UL with the ping time around 200 – 1500 ms on a 3 bar full UMTS/3G connection.
My question is what could have caused such significant degration of download speed which is worst than a 56K dial up ? I’m sure it’s not because of the signal as I’m getting the same level of signal. Anyone having the same problem ?
I would appreciate it if someone would point out what’s happening to my connection. Else, I will have to terminate my subscription as I find it unworthy to pay RM120 a month to get Time Out pages all the time.
Just now, I tried the speed test again. The result was 36kbps DL/ 42kpbs UL with 267ms ping time. I wanted to post the image of the test but because of the bad connection, I couldn’t even load the result image page.
Updates : The link to the file might have been removed by the author. I’ve uploaded my copy at http://rapidshare.com/files/43671450/Talk_Web_FW2_50.zip
After 3 days of searching through German forums and struggling to understand to German, I finally able to get a copy of the firmware for my 3G router. I was so darn happy when I received this
Epstone hat auf das Thema ‘Firmware Update Vadafone Talk&Web Box’ im Forum ‘Internet ??ber Mobilfunk: UMTS/GPRS u. Co.’ bei onlinekosten.de Community geantwortet.
Dieses Thema ist hier zu finden:
Dies ist der Beitrag, der gerade geschrieben wurde:
at 5 o’clock it should be ready downloadable http://home.arcor.de/patis-page/Talk_Web_FW2_50.zip
Es k??nnte noch weitere Antworten auf das Thema geben, jedoch erhalten Sie keine zus?¤tzlichen Benachrichtigungen, bis Sie das Forum wieder besucht haben.
Mit freundlichen Gr????en
I quickly went and download the firmware as this firmware is not distributed anymore in German nor any websites. Lucky for me, Epstone from the Onlinekosten.de forum uploaded the firmware back into his server again for me. Anyway, those who are using the same unit as me, you can download it from the address above. I haven’t upgrade the firmware yet. I want to read more on their discussion about the firmware before i proceed. As you know, the process is unreversible.
Updates : The link to the file has been removed by the author. I’ve uploaded my copy at http://rapidshare.com/files/43671450/Talk_Web_FW2_50.zip
Now playing: Unknown Artist – Track 3
Finally, I got my my own 3G account. But there was a catch, which was somehow expected.. Only Celcom Postpaid users who also have a Streamyx account can sign up for the D88 plan. Sigh ! I had no choice but to take the D120 package instead. That means I have to pay RM120 per month for the 3G access.
I registered the line today noon and it got activated at around 7pm . The clerk told be it gonna take 24 hours to get my account activated. But instead, it took only 7 hours to get 3G-fied ! LoL . So far, the connection here at my apartment in Setapak Indah is acceptable. I get either 2–3 bar signal.
This is my download/upload test result…
:::.. testmy.net test results ..:::
Download Connection is:: 211 Kbps about 0.21 Mbps (tested with 386 kB)
Download Speed is:: 26 kB/s
Upload Connection is:: 42 Kbps about 0 Mbps (tested with 97 kB)
Upload Speed is:: 5 kB/s
Tested From:: http://testmy.net (Server 2)
Test Time:: 2007/01/15 – 7:58am
D-Validation Link:: http://testmy.net/stats/id-CZSWYBV9A
U-Validation Link:: http://testmy.net/stats/id-4BWZSXG1P
User Agent:: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1) [!]