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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 07-Jan-12 13:59:26
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Unlocking a Sky Netgear DG834GT


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Has anyone unlocked one of these successfully following the instructions in http://www.kitz.co.uk/routers/skyDG834GT_flash.htm ?

I tried to do it on my XP Desktop, as recommended, and it kept failing with "Cannot get system info correctly. Run RmDrv and try again", which I tried.

Funny thing was that in the list of Adapter Cards it presents for selection it offers "HP EN1207D-TX PCI 10/100 Fast Ethernet Adapter" yet in my XP's Device Manager it is called "Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection". Both have entries in the Registry.

So I tried on my Vista Laptop, where the Ethernet card is identified the same in both places, but that also failed in same way.

I also tried various versions of the generic Netgear firmware in case it doesn't work with the latest.

I am only trying this out of interest as I happened to acquire one of these Sky routers, which is identified as a DG834GT in its Router Status.

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Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Mon 09-Jan-12 16:30:39
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Re: Unlocking a Sky Netgear DG834GT


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Has anyone unlocked one of these successfully following the instructions in http://www.kitz.co.uk/routers/skyDG834GT_flash.htm ?
Yep!

I used an old laptop running Windows XP.

Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 09-Jan-12 17:40:13
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Re: Unlocking a Sky Netgear DG834GT


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Don't suppose you noticed any discrepancy between the Network Card as seen by Device Manager and Netgear Recovery Tool, or were they the same?

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Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Mon 09-Jan-12 18:43:08
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Re: Unlocking a Sky Netgear DG834GT


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It was a couple of years back so it's all a bit hazy! smile All I can remember is following the instructions and getting it working.

Have you looked on Kitz's site for more help?

Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 09-Jan-12 23:00:59
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Re: Unlocking a Sky Netgear DG834GT


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Success! It was easy in the end; just had to know what to do.

I managed it on my Vista laptop by setting Compatibility Mode to Win XP SP2, which I'd overlooked previously smile

Dunno why it didn't run on my XP Desktop. I guess it may be to do with the discrepancy in the Description of the Network Adapter.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 09-Jan-12 23:49:59
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Re: Unlocking a Sky Netgear DG834GT


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smile
Odd. May have been a firewall problem? I always had to disable my firewall when trying to flash Netgears.

Are you going to add a rider to this thread now?

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 10-Jan-12 00:10:43
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Re: Unlocking a Sky Netgear DG834GT


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Done!

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Standard User nredwood
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 10-Jan-12 11:13:12
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On XP, you need to install this
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/839013

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 10-Jan-12 14:08:33
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Is this requirement documented anywhere?

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 10-Jan-12 15:07:15
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On another suggestion, I updated my Intel Networking driver and the Netgear Recovery Tool can now see both Descriptions of my Network Adapter, tho' I haven't yet tried to flash the DG834GT.

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