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    AOL User asking a Sky User for HELP!

    This is a discussion on AOL User asking a Sky User for HELP! within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Hi, Now I've made the switch to the darkside i've noticed there is no support forums for AOL & a ...

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      AOL User asking a Sky User for HELP!

      Hi,

      Now I've made the switch to the darkside i've noticed there is no support forums for AOL & a few of my questions you can probably help me with!

      AOL sent me a Netgear D834G (not GT) model Router. Initially I tried flashing the Sky router back to the Netgear firmware without success (I followed the guide but it appears my NIC doesn't work like many others have also reported, and I don't have access to another PC) so i'm stuck with the D834G router (not much difference, it just can't do 108mb). As AOL don't have custom firmware i've updated the AOL Router to the latest Netgear Firmware.

      I want to know if there are any modified firmware's out for the D834G that may further increase stability & give me a few extra kbps like the UberGT / James's firmware does for the D834GT model?

      Also does anyone know if the Mognuts / Mossywell utilities will work with the D834G Router, the IP address for the router is also 192.168.0.1

      Thanks, Chris.
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      Re: AOL User asking a Sky User for HELP!

      There might only be a single letter difference between the DG834G and the DG834GT, but the two routers are very different indeed - one based around the Texas Instruments AR7 ADSL chip, the other based around the Broadcom BCM6348 ADSL chip. This means that neither UberGT, my CU releases, Mognuts nor Mossywell will run on the DG834G.

      I've hunted around for "tweaks" that can be done on the AR7, but have yet to find very much. The only noise margin tweak I have found increases the target noise margin by 2dB, but that's it.

      This is why I prefer Broadcom-based routers - they're more flexible and allow you mess around with them till your heart's content.

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      Re: AOL User asking a Sky User for HELP!

      Thanks James for response.

      I would love to stil use the D834GT but it's locked to Sky and I cannot unlock it because it won't allow me to flash the firmware. If there was ANY possibility of me flashing this router I would do so in an instant.

      Out of curiosity James, can you "unlock" the Sky firmware so that it can be upgraded by any Netgear firmware? Alternatively do you know any method I could use to unlock the router.

      Basically I need it to use PPPoE (not PPPoA), LLC (not VC), and have the ability to input my own username and password.

      Even if I was stuck on the Sky firmware, if I could use your modified file & the above it would be great.

      Thanks, Chris.

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      Re: AOL User asking a Sky User for HELP!

      Quote Originally Posted by hellfire18 View Post
      Out of curiosity James, can you "unlock" the Sky firmware so that it can be upgraded by any Netgear firmware? Alternatively do you know any method I could use to unlock the router.

      Basically I need it to use PPPoE (not PPPoA), LLC (not VC), and have the ability to input my own username and password.


      Thanks, Chris.
      see this posting with posts by James *** Special Request for those who can Flash Firmware ***

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      Re: AOL User asking a Sky User for HELP!

      Mod's please remove this thread no longer applicable.

      thanks, chris.

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      Re: AOL User asking a Sky User for HELP!

      Closed at request of OP




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