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    please help upgrade firmware on my netgear dg834gt

    This is a discussion on please help upgrade firmware on my netgear dg834gt within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; hi, ihave had sky for 3 years now and have a netgear dg834gt and now have an iphone 4. the ...

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      please help upgrade firmware on my netgear dg834gt

      hi, ihave had sky for 3 years now and have a netgear dg834gt and now have an iphone 4. the wifi connection on the laptop and ps3 is really fast but on the iphone its really really slow. i no its not the phone as i have tried it on other isp's and its fine and also took it to apple and they swapped the handset and its exactly the same. anyway i have tried to put the firmware to the original netgear firmware as stated somewhere else in this forum and when i get to the device list on the netgear upgrade wizard its blank and show nothing.
      i have tried it several times and done exactly what it states on -
      Ive done it! Flashed router and got my sky password!

      i have also got my username and password.

      please can someone advise me of what i can do.

      my only other alternitive is to buy the new d-link sky router which you can get off ebay for around 30 and swap it over but wasnt sure if i could do that. would it be a striaght swap.

      thank you in advance
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      Re: please help upgrade firmware on my netgear dg834gt

      You need to use Windows XP - I had the same issue on Windows 7 or Vista.

      Just for info, I have an iPhone 3GS and using the Netgear Sky router and it is absolutely fine, although I have flashed the router to standard FW.




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      Re: please help upgrade firmware on my netgear dg834gt

      If you bought a new router it would be a straight swap. Are you trying to use Vista/7 to do the router flashing? If not then are you using an ethernet cable? If you are then use XP instead

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      Re: please help upgrade firmware on my netgear dg834gt

      thanks for the reply, im using windows 7 and put into compatibily mode for xp and also run as administrator. also yes i am using an ethernet cable. i dont have an xp machine.
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      Re: please help upgrade firmware on my netgear dg834gt

      You cant do it on vista/7 it really is as simple as that, if you dont use xp it doesnt work!

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      Re: please help upgrade firmware on my netgear dg834gt

      ok thanks

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      Re: please help upgrade firmware on my netgear dg834gt

      would you say the d-link is a better modem or the netgear? with mine being 3 years old it might be worth upgrading to the newer one. will it be simple to swap over or do i need the username and password of the netgear?

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      Re: please help upgrade firmware on my netgear dg834gt

      The wireless range of the dlink is supposedly better, as for adsl performance they are really about the same as they use the same chipset!

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