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Old 03.05.2020, 22:57
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

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Do you even have the slightest clue what you want? Or do you just not read anything we write?

I calculated for you that the 33months commitment is 222,- cheaper than when cancelling after 12 months than the 12 months commitment one. Yet you are happier with the 12 months one...

First it is "init7 is it then", now you're not to focused on them.

I'm lost, just read what they offer, make your choice and please don't post it here.
Gee, take it easy, man! You don't need to bite anyone's head off.

Thank you for the calculation though. Init7 was my first thought, but for that I'll keep looking for alternatives. I rather pay some francs more per month for no (or much less) time commitment (and no penalty like with Salt).

I'm not gonna post other provider offers here to try to keep this one on topic. (happy? )
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

My quick review of Salt:


+ blazing fast (~5Gbps) and stable connection (1 month now)

+ tv.salt : lots of channels and very good interface (I don't use the apple 4krap)
+ stable wifi (5G)
+ activation and reception of the box on time



- crappy router OS missing basic features while providing futile ones (seriously no https)

- technical support is absent
- no public ipv4 (10.-/month for this )
- reduction of 10.-/month does not apply to Salt basic
- cancellation fees
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

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Currently no installation costs.
Just checked the salt site. Might be a general move and not just temporary.

Salt fiber was renamed to "Salt home". Activation fee is 1 CHF.
Wondering if there is more in it with that name change.
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

Firmware Version v1.01.26 build83 is out, most probably related to the Wifi Extender release (https://fiber.salt.ch/en/fiber/equipment/wifi-extender). No visible change over here, beside the display of the current time.

If you want to get it too, doing power cycle (disconnect the plug) your device should do it (reboot via GUI was not enough here).

Happy home/fiber surfing
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Old 02.06.2020, 17:49
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

Thanks. A simple reboot did it here, took up to 5min to complete the upgrade. And there is indeed a new entry in the menu, expert->wlan->extenders and ->mesh topology, so -guess!- about the mentioned new extender available since a while. All quite on the western front I would say.
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Channel Package Changes

On June 1, Salt created a new premium channel package "Deutsch Exclusiv".

Despite the name, all channels with English alternative audio function automatically in English if you have set your Apple TV to English. Hopefully that will continue in the future. If you couldn't record or pause a channel before (or it is clearly a Pay-TV channel) then you will not be able to pause or record it in the future (I think).


https://fiber.salt.ch/en/fiber/tv/deutsch-exklusiv


It's 10 CHF per month if you activate in June - after that it's 15 CHF.

It contains many of the premium channels you would get with Sky Show, like National Geographic, Fox, Universal, 13th Street, SyFy, Kinowelt, History, Crime Investigation, E and Nick Jr. (but NOT Cartoon Network or Boomerang, any SKY brand channel or TNT channels).

Annoyingly, many of these channels were part of the basic SALT channel package, e.g. FOX and National Geographic.

Some additional channels that were part of the basic SALT channel package have also been grouped in the new package: Romance, Sony AXN, Sony Channel, Duck TV, Auto Motor Sport, Sportdigital,

New channels GEO, Bon Gusto, Fix und Foxi, RTL Passion, RTL Crime and RTL Living are a part of the new package as well.

Finally, a few channels have completely disappeared and are not part of the new package - e.g. Silverline (Sci-Fi/Horror films).

I've tried to make a complete list of affected channels here but I might have missed some.
Basically any channel that wouldn't let you record or pause it has been added to this new package. If you do not get the package before July 1st you will lose a bunch of channels.

The complete channel list is visible in the video on the website at about the 1 minute mark.

If you are a Sky Show customer like me with no interest in RTL pay channels this is a bummer...

If you have no Sky account then maybe 10 CHF a month is not so bad! Thoughts?
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Old 06.06.2020, 21:45
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

Hi,

is anyone's fiber connection acting funky lately? Since 1-2 weeks the loading of random pages became super slow and connection somehow unreliable. At the same time the download/upload speed is still fine (also according to the speedtest.net). Rebooting the router didn't help. DNS issues?
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

I find salt quite good considering the price. Wifi signal from the router is a bit sh#t. Bought the new mesh repeater today. Really quite good. You need to update the main router. I rebooted and it got the update.
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

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is anyone's fiber connection acting funky lately? Since 1-2 weeks the loading of random pages became super slow and connection somehow unreliable. At the same time the download/upload speed is still fine (also according to the speedtest.net). Rebooting the router didn't help. DNS issues?
Nothing special, smoking ping to several hosts still fine (just a little 2ms bump since Friday). Here for example for mirror.init7.net, it similar to other hosts:

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In case of DNS issues, you can try setting up "9.9.9.9" and "1.1.1.1" as local Resolver on your device, and see if it works better.
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Or you could consider OpenDNS:

https://signup.opendns.com/homefree/
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

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Or you could consider OpenDNS:

https://signup.opendns.com/homefree/
Technically you don't even need to sign up for OpenDNS. You can just point your device to their DNS Servers:

208.67.222.222 · 208.67.220.220

The bad thing about the salt box is, you can't do this from the Box. you have to set up each device to do it (or run your own DCHP server)

As to the weird glitches, I've been experiencing them too. I can't quantify it, but I've noticed it. For example, sometimes even Netflix will take a bit to load the home page, or I have to refresh a web browser.

I'll try and keep more of an eye on it. And report back...
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@BostonToZurich: I just used that page instead of this one https://welcome.opendns.com which tests whether you've set it up properly for each device. I used to have the router set up for DNS but that was under UPC...

@Thezig: I think SALT is great value. Also the new channels in their 10 CHF new package are a great deal. I'm enjoying having SyFy where I can get to it easily. The Sky Show AppleTV app is WAY crankier than SALT's fast-loading TV app. Now if only they would allow me to record these types of channels (like I did when I was on UPC...)

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Old 10.06.2020, 16:24
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

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Hi,

is anyone's fiber connection acting funky lately? Since 1-2 weeks the loading of random pages became super slow and connection somehow unreliable. At the same time the download/upload speed is still fine (also according to the speedtest.net). Rebooting the router didn't help. DNS issues?
I can confirm this, up to 10 days back with frequent/occasional hiccups in browser or app site resolution. IMO a clear DNS issue; changing it in your device didn't help here. But seems to be OK again now. IMO a minor but still annoying issue. Simple countermeasure was a F5 / reload, in one occasion I even needed to restart the AppleTV box.

There was quite a venting on twitter with stupid and late statements by salt, so a widespread issue I think, but on the other hand it's hard to judge how much incompetence on the users side unable to reboot/reload was present here or if it was mistaken with simple WLAN problems.

The legend of a new firmware with bridge modus to come shortly was renewed on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2179...7938473088749/
So you might try your luck and subscribe as a tester.

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I can confirm this, up to 10 days back with frequent/occasional hiccups in browser or app site resolution. IMO a clear DNS issue; changing it in your device didn't help here. But seems to be OK again now. IMO a minor but still annoying issue. Simple countermeasure was a F5 / reload, in one occasion I even needed to restart the AppleTV box.

There was quite a venting on twitter with stupid and late statements by salt, so a widespread issue I think, but on the other hand it's hard to judge how much incompetence on the users side unable to reboot/reload was present here or if it was mistaken with simple WLAN problems.

The legend of a new firmware with bridge modus to come shortly was renewed on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2179...7938473088749/
So you might try your luck and subscribe as a tester.

great news, finally getting ipv6 on my LAN working I hope !
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Re: Salt Fiber Box

Hi all,

I have a problem with this router, as I am unable to connect it to my WIFI 6 router using the 10Gbps port.

My router (Asus XT8) has a 2.5Gbps WAN port that works correctly if I connect it to a normal 1Gbps port of the salt router, but does not work when connecting to the 10Gbps port.

Unfortunately I do not had any help from Salt regarding this issue.

Does anyone have a similar configuration ?

Thank you
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Old 24.06.2020, 07:35
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My router (Asus XT8) has a 2.5Gbps WAN port that works correctly if I connect it to a normal 1Gbps port of the salt router, but does not work when connecting to the 10Gbps port.
It looks like a autonegotiation problem of the 2.5Gbit port of the Asus Router.

Myself never had problems. I can connect a 1Gbit device (firewall) on the 10Gbit port of the salt fiber box as well as a 10Gbit network port of a motherboard, switch back and forth, works flawlessly in both cases. So I don't think there is a problem on the side of the salt box in this regard.

There are new drivers/firmware for that Asus router, just 2 weeks old, maybe it helps: https://www.asus.com/ch-de/Networkin...Desk_Download/

EDIT: Unlikely, but maybe a question of the LAN cable used? Should be at least cat 5e, or better cat 6
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It looks like a autonegotiation problem of the 2.5Gbit port of the Asus Router.

Myself never had problems. I can connect a 1Gbit device (firewall) on the 10Gbit port of the salt fiber box as well as a 10Gbit network port of a motherboard, switch back and forth, works flawlessly in both cases. So I don't think there is a problem on the side of the salt box in this regard.

There are new drivers/firmware for that Asus router, just 2 weeks old, maybe it helps: https://www.asus.com/ch-de/Networkin...Desk_Download/
Thank you for the reply! I am also thinking that is something related with the negotiation. Unfortunately I already installed the new drivers and had no luck.
I also tested this connection with different ethernet cables (CAT 5, 6, 6a and 7).
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I am also thinking that is something related with the negotiation.
I've tested it for you. Artificially setting the link speed of my 10Gbit port of the motherboard to 2.5GBit. Works perfectly, so I would say it is definitely NOT an issue of the salt fiber box not being able to respond to those 2.5Gbit.
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I've tested it for you. Artificially setting the link speed of my 10Gbit port of the motherboard to 2.5GBit. Works perfectly, so I would say it is definitely NOT an issue of the salt fiber box not being able to respond to those 2.5Gbit.
Having no help from salt client service, I went to a salt store to test my wifi 6 router. It turns out it did not work with the store's fiber box as well (in the 10 Gbps port).
Does anyone know if this port is using any specific technology?

Thank you
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Having no help from salt client service, I went to a salt store to test my wifi 6 router. It turns out it did not work with the store's fiber box as well (in the 10 Gbps port).
Does anyone know if this port is using any specific technology?
There is a site that reappeared with the specs of the salt fiber box
https://deviwiki.com/wiki/Salt_Fiber_Box
According to that, 2 ETH(ernet) chips are mentioned, ETH chip1: Broadcom BCM68580 ;
ETH chip2: Broadcom BCM84881B0 . Looks they support 2.5GbE. Maybe of help for further investigations. That is, on ASUS side, I guess ...

EDIT: have you tried to set a fix WAN-IP manually in the ASUS router, e.g. 192.168.1.2 ? Maybe with disablement of the dhcp server in the salt box.

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