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    DG834PN bricked while upgrading firmware to DGTEAM

    This is a discussion on DG834PN bricked while upgrading firmware to DGTEAM within the Asking for help forums, part of the Broadband Technical Help category; hi folks, i was trying to upgrade my DG834PN to use firmware from DGTeam but it is now dead. it ...

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      DG834PN bricked while upgrading firmware to DGTEAM

      hi folks,

      i was trying to upgrade my DG834PN to use firmware from DGTeam but it is now dead.

      it comes on, and flashes the green and yellow lights before going into green. it refuses to connect.

      i did setup my with static IP (192.168.0.2) and tried to ping and connect web interface (192.168.0.1) but nothing,

      i have also tried netgear's restore tool but it does not work.

      any suggestions are most welcome.

      regards


      Nicolas


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      Re: DG834PN bricked while upgrading firmware to DGTEAM

      use your Sky router?...

      seriously though - no idea, sorry...
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      Re: DG834PN bricked while upgrading firmware to DGTEAM

      If the lights go green then it sounds like the flash went OK. Have you done a hard reset?

      If all else fails then try flashing back to the official Netgear firmware using the recovery utility (or is that what you mean by the "restore tool"?).

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      Re: DG834PN bricked while upgrading firmware to DGTEAM

      i have tried Netgear firmware using the recovery utility and it does not work.

      i am looking for suggestions.

      otherwise it will be 75 of waste..

      many thanks

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      Re: DG834PN bricked while upgrading firmware to DGTEAM

      It might sound odd but I've seen several reports where the netgear utility has needed 10 or more attempts before it has "taken". Before you write off that 75, it might be worth trying again (and again) before giving up - and try another PC/laptop if you have one (must be XP not Vista).

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      Re: DG834PN bricked while upgrading firmware to DGTEAM

      thanks saturday,

      i will try with other PC (XP) a number of times before giving up.

      regards,

      Nicolas

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      Re: DG834PN bricked while upgrading firmware to DGTEAM

      Ah - the inference there being that the PC you used previously was Vista?

      It does say on the Netgear site that the recovery utility is only compatible with XP. What it should say is that using it with Vista will (often but not always) kill the router

      Hope you're not in that position.

     

     

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