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XB6 Modem Settings/Requests/Firmware Discussion

gp-se
I'm an Advisor

Hey guys, I noticed we don't have a dedicated thread on the XB6 modem like the Hitrons. I'm making this thread so we can talk about the various settings and requests for future changes through firmware updates. For me the biggest issues with the modem is we cannot block specific devices from internet access and we cannot use custom DNS servers.

With the Hitrons we could use a custom DNS without issues, and if we bridge the modem we can also use a custom DNS so I don't see why we aren't given the option with the XB6. The Xi6 boxes don't require using Rogers DNS since in bridge mode they are using whatever DNS the user has specified. For security and privacy reasons it's nice being able to choose whatever DNS server we want, and also being able to block devices like personal NAS and IoT from network access.

I know everyone is going to say put the XB6 in bridge mode and problem solved, however besides these two issues my XB6 isn't that bad. The range and speed suits my needs so why should I buy another $200-$300 router just so I can use a custom DNS and block some devices from the internet. Hopefully Rogers listens to our feedback and gives us more control like on the Hitrons.

 

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Re: XB6 Modem Settings/Requests/Firmware Discussion

gp-se
I'm an Advisor

Anyone notice after the latest firmware that the XI6 cable boxes will show a blank screen with no audio after leaving Netflix/Youtube/Amazon Video? Once I change the channel then the video/audio comes back. 

Re: XB6 Modem Settings/Requests/Firmware Discussion

Don_Ca
I'm a Reliable Contributor
Yes, I get that as well. I suspect that to be a firmware on the boxes, not the modem, problem.

Re: XB6 Modem Settings/Requests/Firmware Discussion

Don_Ca
I'm a Reliable Contributor
New firmware overnight:

eMTA & DOCSIS Software Version:Prod_18.1_d31 & Prod_18.1
Software Image Name:CGM4140COM_4.0p14s1_PROD_sey
Advanced Services:CGM4140COM
Packet Cable:2.0

Re: XB6 Modem Settings/Requests/Firmware Discussion

seadooxp30
I Plan to Stick Around

Interesting...

Have you noticed any improvement of fixes?

I haven't got it yet and have issue with my Panasonic cordless phone voice mail indicator..

 

Anyone know how to Triger firmware update?

 

eMTA & DOCSIS Software Version:Prod_18.1_d31 & Prod_18.1
Software Image Name:CGM4140COM_4.0p12s1_PROD_sey
Advanced Services:CGM4140COM
Packet Cable:2.0

Re: XB6 Modem Settings/Requests/Firmware Discussion

seadooxp30
I Plan to Stick Around

Latest one for Technicolor modem as of today

 

MTA & DOCSIS Software Version:Prod_18.1_d31 & Prod_18.1
Software Image Name:CGM4140COM_4.0p15s2_PROD_sey
Advanced Services:CGM4140COM
Packet Cable:2.0