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Standard User captainmouse
(regular) Fri 20-May-11 20:01:37
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Modem Help


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I know nothing about the different routers available, but I do know I am having a total nightmare with mine.

it's a netgear DG834g I am unable to work out which version it is so unable to apply any firmware updates.

I need the best possible wireless router for mac traffic

the house is on 3 floors I only have one working socket in the whole house and it is located on top of a kitchen cupboard near the ceiling.

I have a laptop with no eithernet port and the tower lives on the top floor.

I struggle to stay connected I have posted on the apple forum and the netgear forum, but haven't received any assistance with my issue.

I have tried hard resets, changing channels, reconfiguring. some days are ok but others like today it is unusable and I revert to my dongle.

Edited by captainmouse (Fri 20-May-11 20:05:09)

Standard User john2007
(legend) Fri 20-May-11 20:09:49
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The version of your router should be shown on the underneath of the device.

The firmware version should be shown on http://192.168.0.1//setup.cgi?next_file=start.htm

It sounds like you'll need to invest in homeplugs (e.g. devolo) and a wireless access point.
Standard User captainmouse
(regular) Fri 20-May-11 20:49:32
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iknow my firmware 5.1.09

home plugs won't help as they need to be plugged in direct to the socket and not via an exstention, and the phone socket is near the ceiling and is plugged into the only socket. on the worktop.

also the laptop has no ethernet port.

also there is only a single socket in top floor and I need to have a four way plugged in in order to use the pooter, monitor printer

Edited by captainmouse (Fri 20-May-11 21:56:40)


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Standard User john2007
(legend) Fri 20-May-11 21:53:56
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They work in extensions. Perhaps some people have found they don't work as well, I've not noticed any loss of speed when they're plugged into a four way socket.
Standard User captainmouse
(regular) Fri 20-May-11 22:11:58
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the instructions state they must be connected to the socket and not via an extention. also as stated won't help with the laptop.

regardless I asked about modems not net plugs smile
Standard User burakkucat
(regular) Sat 21-May-11 00:04:01
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I'm a cat and you're a mouse -- so beware! laugh

I have a Netgear DG834G and when I go to URL http://192.168.0.1 I see, at top middle of the Router Status screen --
Account Name DG834Gv5
Firmware Version V6.00.25
What do you see for your one?

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Edited by burakkucat (Sat 21-May-11 00:05:25)

Standard User XRaySpeX
(knowledge is power) Sat 21-May-11 00:14:56
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In reply to a post by captainmouse:
iknow my firmware 5.1.09
The version 5.01 firmware is for the DG834Gv4 (It figures smile). v5.01.16 (is the latest.

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Standard User burakkucat
(regular) Sat 21-May-11 02:27:12
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I'm glad somebody knows the answer. wink

So, "just promoted to Netgear expert", is my v5 using the latest firmware, please? I can't be sure when I look at the Netgear website. It says "Latest Firmware Version 1.6.01.34" whereas my modem/router has "6.00.25". I cannot understand the logic of the version number. Should I regard mine as "1.6.00.25"?

The OP has "5.1.09". Taking that as "5.01.09" and comparing it with the "5.01.16", which you have identified as the latest firmware release, then I can see that an update would be appropriate.

[Edited to correct typo.]

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Edited by burakkucat (Sat 21-May-11 06:36:29)

Standard User captainmouse
(regular) Sat 21-May-11 06:00:43
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thank you will attempt a firmware update
Standard User captainmouse
(regular) Sat 21-May-11 07:07:17
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firmware now updated

can nobody recommend a router?
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