Ok I have a new engineering build with some TCP/UDP fixes in it.. I have asked for a early release so that people that asked to be on the beta testing could get it.. I have also asked Comcast to push this out to the beta testers as soon as they can.. ARRIS is in the process of testing this first release..
Here is an official ARRIS statement to this ongoing issue: "Thank you for your ongoing feedback; your input has been valuable in helping characterize the impact of the issue. As you know, a beta patch was previously distributed in the field for testing and to address the ping issue. Some of you have already received that. Going forward, this patch will be bundled with the TCP/UDP patch for a combined update and official code release. As you would expect, the TCP/UDP issue has been more challenging to develop a patch for. The good news is that Intel has now developed and issued a proposed firmware fix for the TCP/UDP issue; ARRIS is testing the latest firmware update and will roll it out to service providers as soon as testing is complete. "
Combined with a previous announcement a couple of weeks ago, the current status looks something like this:
ICMP fixed fixed
TCP ? ?
UDP ? ?
A previous post indicated that IPV6 ICMP was fixed but, I have yet to see any pingplots which specifically show this has been resolved for IPV6. Note todays wording " with some TCP/UDP fixes in it." Unfortunately there are no specifics to indicate if this latest firmware version resolves the issue for TCP and UDP for both IPV4 and IPV6, ergo my question marks in the table. The ISPs distributing this version will either have to make the details known, or the end users will have to figure it out for themselves, again 😞
The firmware changes should probably cover all of the Hitron CGN3xxxx series and CGNM-3552 modems.