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Netgear DG 834 GT - Remove pre installed software

Hi

About a year ago I signed up for Sky Broadband. They sent be a Netgear DG 834 GT router pre installed with their custom software. This software seems to be basically the standard Netgear software but with certain features removed.

I had problems with the service from Sky and as a last resort, they sent me a new router and never asked for the old one back. The same problem occurred. Eventually, it was tracked to a problem with the line so the original router is probably all ok.

At the end of this, I have a unused Netgear DG 834 GT router with Sky specific software on it which I can't use. The "update firmware" option has been removed. I've downloaded the latest firmware for the router from Netgear but don't know how to get it on to the router.

I understand that, by the words of my contract with Sky, it's probably their router but a year down the line, I'm past caring. Does anyone know how I can get the Netgear firmware on to this rounter?

Thanks for your help.

Chris
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Freya28Commented:
you can try to connect via USB, (if ithat unit has that option.  Download the upgrade wizard from netgear and push a new image that way.
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cmhuntyAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately it has no UBS connection. Only ethernet.
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dpk_walCommented:
You can try the procedure listed in the article below:
http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/view-flash.html

I myself have not tried upgrading/downgrading the software so I cannot assure you if it works. I found it while browsing and thought of sharing with you.

Thank you.
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cmhuntyAuthor Commented:
Hi

That sounds very promising! I'll give it a go this evening and will let you know.

Thanks

Chris
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cmhuntyAuthor Commented:
Worked perfectly, thank you.
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