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    This is a discussion on Netgear DG934G firmware within the Technical discussion forums, part of the Broadband Technical Help category; Having unpacked it, I see that the actual image is dated 11.3.11, which is still very new. Hmm, looks like ...

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      Re: Netgear DG934G firmware

      Having unpacked it, I see that the actual image is dated 11.3.11, which is still very new.

      Hmm, looks like it's been modified to try to connect using IPoE first.
      Would this be to enable it for MER?
      Let's hope they leave the GT alone. Could be they want to phase them out altogether so all their routers comply with the 'corporate image'..

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      Re: Netgear DG934G firmware

      Just tried updating the firmware and had 2 attempts at V.02.03.21 and both went through the motions but it still ended up with the same firmware. Replaced the V with A as suggested by Fuzzy and it took. Incidentally, it is still showing as V on the status page, so I don't know what replacing it with A actually did.
      The availability of WPA2 is the only outward sign of the update. I will leave it on in place of my regular router for a couple of days and see if the update sticks.
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      Re: Netgear DG934G firmware

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Having unpacked it, I see that the actual image is dated 11.3.11, which is still very new.



      Would this be to enable it for MER?
      From what I gathered from a little googling, MER is a variation of IPoE. (1483 bridge mode connection to the ISP, with the router performing NAT on the encapsulated packets, apparently).
      So yes, it would seem so.

      Let's hope they leave the GT alone. Could be they want to phase them out altogether so all their routers comply with the 'corporate image'..
      I was wondering if that might be the case myself, if they are not planning on switch to MER on the easynet hardware, or moving everyone to the new msans, then as the GTs are getting old, it might make more sense to send out replacement routers to customers still using them on SVBN. But on the other hand, it shouldn't take that much to port the changes from the G firmware to the GT.

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      And while they're at it I'd suggest they do something to protect users who haven't changed their sky dg834gt's wifi network key, such as changing the Wireless LAN MAC addresses to something random, since all you need is the WLAN MAC (which the router's wifi broadcasts) to look up the router's default network key on the internet.
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      Re: Netgear DG934G firmware

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      Just tried updating the firmware and had 2 attempts at V.02.03.21 and both went through the motions but it still ended up with the same firmware. Replaced the V with A as suggested by Fuzzy and it took. Incidentally, it is still showing as V on the status page, so I don't know what replacing it with A actually did.
      The availability of WPA2 is the only outward sign of the update. I will leave it on in place of my regular router for a couple of days and see if the update sticks.
      Doesn't sound like what I suggested . What I meant was booting up a linux OS, downloading and unpacking the source (and the target.tar.gz image folder within) modifying the version number, which is in a file in the target image folder, then using "build.sh" to building a new image.

      But, if you've got it to stick, I guess it doesn't matter how you did it

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      Re: Netgear DG934G firmware

      Like Blush it reverted back to the old firmware. That was bad enough, but instead of doing it during the night when it was idle, it chose to do it at 11am when I was using it.

      Back to my old faithful GT.

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      Re: Netgear DG934G firmware

      Quote Originally Posted by fuzzy logic View Post
      Doesn't sound like what I suggested . What I meant was booting up a linux OS, downloading and unpacking the source (and the target.tar.gz image folder within) modifying the version number, which is in a file in the target image folder, then using "build.sh" to building a new image.

      But, if you've got it to stick, I guess it doesn't matter how you did it
      I had no idea that modifying a firmware file could be so difficult

      Had a look at the readme supplied with the firmware and I had a brain overload situation.

      Shame the firmware does not stick as it was nice to have wpa2

     

     
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