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Netgear modem router default firmware

http://downloadcenter.netgear.com/en/product/DGN3500#searchResults
is the link to download my firmware. Problem is - it's saying "North America only". What gives? I'm in the UK
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Natty Greg

8/22/2022 - Mon
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CEHJ

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Thanks. I'm actually replacing OpenWrt
John Tsioumpris

Good luck with this...OpenWRT ruined mine.....keep your fingers crossed..
John

Where did you get the router? I cannot see anything except North America only. Is there a security issue?

When I click on the link for firmware, it makes me register with the serial number of the router. Have you tried that?  

Here is the Amazon UK site for like routers

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Netgear-DGN3500-RangeMax-Wireless-N-Gigabit/dp/B003462RXU
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
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CEHJ

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Yes, i put the serial number in. I got a firmware - unfortunately not with the highest version number but maybe that's not sigificant
CEHJ

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Good luck with this...OpenWRT ruined mine.....keep your fingers crossed..

Oooh. Did you try to reinstate the stock firmware and if so how?
John

You may not need the very latest firmware. Can you try what you did download?
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Did you try to reinstate the stock firmware and if so how?

You can try a factory reset of the router.
John Tsioumpris

I am afraid it was ruined beyond repair...the firmware  messed up with the partition tables and bye bye...but i tried to do it via web...with the serial it should work...
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Thanks.
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Natty Greg

Never flash your router for the first time via web console, It said so with red letters, always cable in and the 30/30/30 rule will always get you back from a brick situation to where you can reload the firmware. Just need patience.