We're currently offering our members an exclusive opportunity to participate in a trial of the new firmware for our Fido Home Internet Wi-Fi Modem (CGN3AMF). For details of this program, please click here.
This thread will be used for your feedback regarding the firmware. We've invited some folks from the Network team to participate in this thread. Your feedback is very valuable and will be used to enhance the firmware before it is released publicly.
Thanks for your continued feedback and support!
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Thank you for the feedback on the firmware, both on the performance and recommendation for future functionality; although there is currently no plan to expose this info to customers I will take it under advisement when reviewing future functionality.
I will have this reviewed both internally and by the vendor to see if we can replicate your experience and may reach out for more information if required.
I'm waiting for my Trial Firmware for a month!
..."The firmware will be pushed to your modem within 7 business days." - it was December, 10 2017 !
I still have the 188.8.131.52 firmware version.
Are you still offering a firmware update?
I noticed an issue with the 35 firmware. I noticed that if I setup a custom DNS server in the router and then I backup the profile and then try to restore it, the custom DNS IP addresses are not restored. I'm not sure if this means that the IP addresses are not stored in the backup or if they aren't restored when the restore is loaded.
fw version 184.108.40.206 fixed my issue that I did not notice before until I tried to configure port forwarding for a specific client on my network.On .17 Trying to access the port forwarding page will not work and eventually kick me out of the router admin page. Only solution was a reboot. This issue did not occur with the latest fw.
I am observing this issue however, some of the devices at home would randomly not able to connect properly to the router. It will appear in the wifi scan list but they will not get a valid ip configuration. The solution for me on this one is rebooting the fido modem/router. This was not an issue before.
I have received the firmware upgrade. I see no change (except the software version in the web UI). LAN ethernet ports still do not light up (except during power cycle then promptly shut off).
I had received two modems (for two homes) on the same day, same account etc. The other modem does not have this issue.
Do I require a new modem to gain full functionality (of wired ports) or is there a simple fix I am missing? I did not perform a factory reset but I have power cycled the modem a few times since.
After 24 hours of use with the new firmware I am happy to report that network stability is greatly improved. We have not yet experienced a reboot/loss of connection in this time. I will update this post after one full week of use.
P.S. Nice to see some technical types on the forums, as I have little to contribue in this regard. I will keep it layman for us simple folk!
A week later and, sadly, we are still plagued by random connection losses. These typically occur at inopportune time i.e during a skype interview/conference/while streaming and can last for up to 3 minutes. For whatever reason, 2 PM every afternoon is practically a guaranteed connection loss. I am not sure how to troubleshoot this issue, but we would like too see it fixed. I have very little faith in my connection/service. We are open to any troubleshooting suggestions the community guru's are willing to offer prior to returning the modem/router.
I've been on the trial for a couple of weeks and it looks like connection loss issues are back.
I'm using the router as a combined modem/router and it happened while streaming music/streaming music/light social media usage on two separate devices.
Sent a message to the admin I got in touch with RE: participating in this trial, hoping to get an answer.
Haven't received any improvements since participating in this pilot.
I'm cancelling my internet with Fido tomorrow. Not really interested in dealing with more disconnections while I'm trying to work from home and stream music. The most simple of tasks shouldn't cause so much headache... Easy fix: goodbye.
Has anyone else had their modem bricked by the firmware update? I signed up to be part of the program on Thansgiving weekend, appeared to have the update pushed to my modem on October 13 (Friday) which promptly bricked my modem. Only the power light comes on after power cycling or pushing the reset button. I PM'd fidosolutions on Friday night was told they'd get back to me by Monday. It's now Wednesday and I've been without Internet for 6 days now and have only been told to wait.
It's the same problem that Rogers experienced in http://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/Internet/Bricked-Modem/td-p/383170 so obviously Rogers knows about this issue. Why is it taking so long to respond to me?