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    Sky Trial V1 Firmware for Netgear DG834GT

    This is a discussion on Sky Trial V1 Firmware for Netgear DG834GT within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; Originally Posted by NewsreadeR I can promise you it ain't hot air. The only reason it is not being rolled ...

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      Re: Sky Trial V1 Firmware for Netgear DG834GT

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      I can promise you it ain't hot air. The only reason it is not being rolled out is purely because it cannot be ready for everyone's use.
      It is definitely not hot air. Sky will not roll out the firmware to the million or so routers until they are satisfied that the deployment has a more than reasonable chance of success. That is an entirely reasonable and responsible stance for any ISP to take. It would be reckless of them if they didn't.

      Which aproach would you V1 users like? (Poll time?):-
      1) Reckless, I want it now
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      Re: Sky Trial V1 Firmware for Netgear DG834GT

      Entirely agree, I just wish we could say more and not be subject to unofficial say so

      The new FW is definitely on its way, and definitely resolves loads of issues.


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      Re: Sky Trial V1 Firmware for Netgear DG834GT

      Not sure if this can be done but if it on its way and someone's got it, can they post the update so others can download it?
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      Re: Sky Trial V1 Firmware for Netgear DG834GT

      Quote Originally Posted by dazzuk View Post
      Not sure if this can be done but if it on its way and someone's got it, can they post the update so others can download it?
      No, because A.) its sent direct to the router from another sever you can-not as far as i know get the FW off the router.

      And B.) whoever did it i would imagine would get in alot of trouble with Sky.

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      Re: Sky Trial V1 Firmware for Netgear DG834GT

      And (c) it would fit into the "Reckless" category above.

      Just be patient, it will arrive, and it will solve a lot of issues. Sky are being very, very diligent about this unlike Netgear who put everyone in this position in the first place.
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      Re: Sky Trial V1 Firmware for Netgear DG834GT

      OK. I support a cautious rather than a reckless approach to the roll-out. It's rather frustrating waiting, though. Do we know if there are any issues preventing a wider roll-out or has it started - updating a block of customers at a time. Do we know the tmeframes that Sky are working to?

      Since the original rumour that the roll-out was immenent, I have left my router on overnight - I usually turn it off - in the hope that I will find it updated one morning - however, I have Mossywell's Bounce utility installed on my pc as the router is prone to losing it's connection (and IP address) in the late afternoon/evening.

      Two questions arise:
      1) If the router only is on overnight and the router has lost it's IP address then it will not be able to contact the server for the update. True or false?

      2) If the router and PC are on, would the presence of Mossywell's utility interfere with the update process?

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      Re: Sky Trial V1 Firmware for Netgear DG834GT

      1) If the router only is on overnight and the router has lost it's IP address then it will not be able to contact the server for the update. True or false?
      If the router has lost it's IP I would assume until it resyncs and then reconnects, no update would be forthcoming. Very unlikely to lose it's IP though - I think.

      2) If the router and PC are on, would the presence of Mossywell's utility interfere with the update process?
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      Re: Sky Trial V1 Firmware for Netgear DG834GT

      Quote Originally Posted by sherlok1948 View Post
      OK. I support a cautious rather than a reckless approach to the roll-out. It's rather frustrating waiting, though. Do we know if there are any issues preventing a wider roll-out or has it started - updating a block of customers at a time. Do we know the tmeframes that Sky are working to?
      I understand that Sky have had several versions of firmware from Netgear and each one has failed the quality assurance testing that Sky put it through. It is not only a matter of the firmware itself but whether or not it will deploy through Sky's methodology without creating 1,000,000 bricked routers. In logistical terms it is a bit of a nightmare for any ISP.

      Remember, Sky have a long history of massive firmware updates through their satellite receivers. But these have been fully within Sky's domain as the devices are designed to Sky's spec. But with the ISP they are reliant upon third parties such as Netgear and [now] Sagem play their part in order to do their work.


      Two questions arise:
      1) If the router only is on overnight and the router has lost it's IP address then it will not be able to contact the server for the update. True or false?
      True


      2) If the router and PC are on, would the presence of Mossywell's utility interfere with the update process?
      It would not be good for the Mossywell utility to re-boot the router during its firmware update. Yours represents something of the logistics problem that Sky face.
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      Re: Sky Trial V1 Firmware for Netgear DG834GT

      THE UPDATE WILL COMMENCE ON THE 26th OF MARCH ..

      http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/sky-r...confirmed.html

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      Re: Sky Trial V1 Firmware for Netgear DG834GT

      With all this trouble about getting outside companies to develop firmware, what are the chances Sky could buy a small company which develops its own routers or firmware and then have it all done inhouse?

     

     
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