on 25-08-2016 04:45 PM
On logging into the router admin panel today, i was notified of a software update. I decided to go ahead and take it. The update downloaded fine but hung on 99% install.. I powered off modem after about 30mins and of course it will not boot now. Looks like the FW update failed. Only the power light comes on at boot no other activity lights come on. Is there a recovery process for this? any help appreciated.
on 25-08-2016 05:10 PM
on 25-08-2016 07:32 PM
on 25-08-2016 11:15 PM
Thanks .. but no use the reset alone has no effect. The firmware package in the link you posted does not have any install instructions
on 25-09-2016 05:09 PM
I experienced a similar issue with my huawei b315 and three.ie, but i never "accept" the update because there was not such news from huawei, so coincidentally during the unreliable "update" request, my b315 remained ON constantly for 1.5month and continued working fine (except asking occasionally to update), after this time where I reject ALL update request, i only rebooted the b315 even via software web interface and after this software ordered reboot only the power light was ON alone, as it happen to Ronan72.
I called huawei support and they told me that my IMEI was from China, a bit surprising as I bought it new in amazon.ie (which redidect to amazon.co.uk) and the modem has CE0682 stamped on it. I don't match this unsupportive optic of huawei for a PERMANENT FAILURE only due to software.
However before to throw it away and put a cross over huawei, I noticed that an undocumented procedure is able to partially revitalise it for about one minute: switch on while keeping press the top power button for about 10seconds, then press the reset button while keeping pressed the power button: the ethernet move from no carrier to active, it doesn't send neither answer to normal packets (including ARP) then after about a minute with some more light on, it dies again with Power light on alone, but at least it would possibly be able to receive some ethernet packet. otherwise booting with a flashing firmware prepared in some manner in an USB memory might activate refresh, but this device doesn't have great output interface, plus is not seriously documented
on 29-09-2016 11:23 AM
I accepted the update as above that was proposed. It came to "reeboting", then it "died". The only thing that works now is the powerlight.
- Reset button - no change
- LAN access - dead
- Reeboot to earlier software (press 'power' and 'wps' until powerlight goes off) doesn't work
The Huawei router had worked for me flawlessly for one year, delivering reliable 4G with +20Megabit download and 3 - 5 Megabit upload for more than one year.
It was bought from a Huawei brand store in the far east, without operator lock. I have been using it with different operators in Europe, without problems, most recently in Portugal with Vodafone.
It is a shame really as it was a good 4G-router. As I can not even access the LANport I see no way of fixing the HUAWEI B315s router.
For the forensics of this world, the IMEI was 866853023042802 and the S/N H8S7S15920006113
Huawei, you are now officially on my black list!