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iPhone 6 WiFi Connectivity Issues and HG633 Router Solved

I have recently upgraded my Broadband package and this came with a HG633 router, blog on this is here: Router Upgrade, a day or so after installation Apple updated my daughters iPhone 6 after this update the phone kept dropping in and out of WiFi connectivity.

A the router was new and my Samsung Galaxy worked fine as did the i tablet mini, so it pointed to her phone.

Cutting a long story short including swapping the phone for a new one, the problem seems to stem from the fact that the HG633 has two WiFi frequencies available (5GHz and 2.4GHz), both being ON by default and sharing the same SSID, this makes the iPhone 6 very unhappy.

The problem of frequent disconnects and reconnects was solved by entering the router setup and renaming the WiFi SSID’s so that each frequency had a unique identification, based on the signal strength is the frequency you ‘pair’ with, this has cured the problem.

Hope this helps bring peace and harmony back into the homestead.

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Apple update (Feb 16) causes frequent WiFi connection issues with HG633.

 

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Router & RAM Upgrade

I have had Fibre to the Home for a while at 38Mb download speeds, Talktalk my ISP offered 76Mb download speeds for a small increase in costs, the engineer called today (27 Jan 16) to check my actual speeds which were well below that quoted and installed a new HG633 router.

The problem of reduced speed performance is Openreach’s as its infrastructure, so I’ll have to wait and see, the current download speed is 56Mb so still not too shabby for here.

Manuals  for the Huawei HG 533 can be found here, the actual HG633 manual I haven’t managed to track down yet.

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At the same time of the Broadband upgrade, I decided to increase the RAM in my Weather PC from 8Gb to 32Gb as it was regularly running at 7Gb used, the PC is a Dell Precision T490 and uses Server RAM modules which cost a total of £60 from ebay.

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Windows Live Mail – Sending Problem Resolved

After 3 hours of messing around, Windows Live Mail – Outgoing mail was finally sorted, the mail account – info@chatteris.biz –  is with Go Daddy and was successfully set up a few days age, shortly after setting it up a ‘Congratulations your online’ mail came.

I configured the POP3 settings after setting a new account and I could receive mail just fine, unfortunately I kept getting a failure to send, with the following message:

smptout.europe.secureserver.net error 530 authentication required.

I checked my username and password (more than once!), tried changing from port 25, to 3535 and other flavors’, all to no avail.

It turns out that in the Go Daddy e-mail mangers panel, SMTP Relays should show 250, mine showed originally 0.

The resolution was to delete the account, and recreate the exact same one back again, and miraculously, the SMTP field had 250 in it, and everything worked, I could send mails again 🙂

smtpI did try and edit the existing account to manually trigger the SMTP to 250 from ), but this generated an ‘Invalid ‘error, so was not an option.

To stop Windows Live giving outgoing error messages based on the unsent mails, from the ‘Home’ tab, scroll down to ‘Outbox’ and delete unsent mails.

 

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Privacy Policy V0.3

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Replacement Anti-Virus Installed

I originally used Norton Anti-Virus across 5 PC’s in the house but the annual renewal costs were getting a bit silly, especially as I want to buy radio stuff so savings have to be made!

The family bank with Barclays and they offer each account holder FREE Kaspersky Anti-Virus software with two PC licences, I have downloaded the program and linked the accounts to a centralized web based dashboard and everything is working just fine, as I have three PCs including the weather PC, it costs an additional £9.95 for 5 PC licensing which is a great offer in my view, (I did try the free AVG Anti-Virus program but was plagued with ‘buy now’ and ‘upgrade’ messages).

Kaspersky Total Security is free if you bank with Barclays, the link is at the bottom of your online banking page.

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