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    netgear router firmware ?

    ok got a netgear DG834G v3 router and have tried the 3 different firmwares available for this router and each time I unzip the zip file and get the img file type I try to upload it to the router to update the firmware and each time I get this error message :

    Cannot upload, please contact administrator.

    Can someone please enlighten me how I ensure I am download the correct firmwares and also why it is not working or whats happening ?

    Also if RabbieBurns is out there somewhere - can you re pm me the info you sent me a while ago as well as let me know what that link was you used to update the netgear routers firmware ( think you pmed me a link to somewhere that could update the netgears routers firmware )

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    you should do what it says and get your administrator to do it for you

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    DGTeam - The Custom DG834XX Series Router Firmware Web Site

    Make sure you get the right one, theres Dg834G and DG834GT etc

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    Also, if its a branded netgear, from SKY or such, you might need to use the firmware recovery tool to flash it back to the generic netgear firmware first

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    where do I get the flash util to get it back to the original one - think it used to be a virgin media one as got the router off of ebay.

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    no go - that does not work. Tried the instructions on that website tried there firmware, the 3 from netgears site. Tried using the router upgrade directly on the router as well as the recovery utility and it just refuses to do it.

    The utility wont get any further then after selecting which network card is connected to the router it just comes up blank.

    I was running the RMDrv.exe before the upgrade one ( cant rememner file names as got rid of em )
    Last edited by mac_shinobi; 12th March 2009 at 06:44 PM.

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    I do remember that when I recovered a netgear from the Sky firmware it took about 20 attempts before it "caught" so to speak and started sending the image.

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    tried a lot more and I get as far as the network connections ( tried both NIC's ) and the next page is just blank.

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    I cant remmeber the procedure, but to use the firmware recovery tool I had to run it on the PC and reboot the netgear and hold in the button for a certain time. I might have also had to specify a 10.x static IP on my nic. Its been a while since I used it

    Also, are you sure youve got the correct firmware for the correct version of your dg834g as they are not interchangeable.

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    on the back / underside of my netgear router it says :

    DG834GSP v3

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    from what I can find seems its locked by virgin media ( ffs ) gonna have to buy a new router most likely If I want to upgrade the firmware etc.

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    The SP would denote a special netgear build for sky/virgin/whoever

    I seem to recall Sky customers hacking their sky-issued DG834GT's a while back to revert to normal Netgear mode - perhaps there is a similar procedure for the G's?

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    if yourself or someone knows how can you post back here and let me know how - thanks !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oops_my_bad View Post
    The SP would denote a special netgear build for sky/virgin/whoever

    I seem to recall Sky customers hacking their sky-issued DG834GT's a while back to revert to normal Netgear mode - perhaps there is a similar procedure for the G's?
    yup thats what i was talking about earlier, i bought one off ebay for a song, but it was locked to sky and wouldnt take any other firmware. I had to use the ng recovery util to put on the generic netgear firmware then it functioned as normal.

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