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Standard User 4M2
(learned) Sat 16-Oct-10 16:03:22
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TG585 v7 unlocking - hardware method?


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Has anybody here done it? Need a link to instructions plus diagram or pics if possible.

Soldering small connections is no problem.

Cheers,

4M2.
Standard User DrDeath
(member) Sat 16-Oct-10 17:09:32
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Yes i would be very much interested in this too.

Is this so you can use DMT tool on the router? because it is blocked with o2/be firmware and hardware locked ?

I really want to use DMT tool on mine. Im with BE

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Stage two: Received Email verification with order number 6 pm May 31st
Stage three: Sent old 56k modem off to pipex by special delivery June 1st 10:30 am
Stage four Received Email Telling me login details have been sent 1st class, and activation within 10 working days prior to firther line tests smile 13:30 Thur 6th June
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Standard User 4M2
(learned) Sat 16-Oct-10 17:39:53
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Yep, I've got three of them sitting around in the house, two supplied by my current isp (one of which is in use) and a third supplied by a previous isp and they are all locked.

These Thomson routers are not expensive items but it would be interesting to mess about with the one supplied by my previous isp ,unlock it and have full access to configuration settings etc.


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Standard User DrDeath
(member) Sat 16-Oct-10 17:41:12
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yeah same. i like taking things apart anyway laugh

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Stage one: Signed up for pipex 1pm May 31st
Stage two: Received Email verification with order number 6 pm May 31st
Stage three: Sent old 56k modem off to pipex by special delivery June 1st 10:30 am
Stage four Received Email Telling me login details have been sent 1st class, and activation within 10 working days prior to firther line tests smile 13:30 Thur 6th June
Stage Five ACTIVATED june 11th 6 days early !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Standard User 4M2
(learned) Sat 16-Oct-10 18:10:51
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The hard thing can be putting them back together again LOL!
Standard User BatBoy
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 16-Oct-10 21:45:25
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http://forums.modem-help.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=1220&...



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Standard User 4M2
(learned) Sat 16-Oct-10 22:19:27
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Thanks BatBoy,

Looks like I'm going to have to find an unlocked router and use it to help unlock the locked one - not sure I know anybody who would lend me their unlocked TG585 v7, we might end up with two knackered routers LOL!

Might find an unlocked one cheap somewhere though, and if I don't bust it, then sell it on smile

4M2.
Standard User 4M2
(member) Thu 20-Jan-11 19:42:18
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Just heard that a Plusnet TG585 v7 will be automatically unlocked after one year once an account is closed...not sure if this is correct or not?
Standard User jimbobaggies
(experienced) Fri 21-Jan-11 19:31:10
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In reply to a post by 4M2:
Just heard that a Plusnet TG585 v7 will be automatically unlocked after one year once an account is closed...not sure if this is correct or not?


I doubt that is true as they would have to upload a new CFE to the router, which they couldn't do remotely. Anyway, follow the instructions in this thread...

http://forums.modem-help.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=2877&...

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Standard User 4M2
(member) Fri 21-Jan-11 20:29:33
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jimbobaggies,

Thanks for the reply and the info, may give that method a go if I find time...

However just got an inexpensive GetNet router from Scan http://www.scan.co.uk/products/getnet-150mbps-n-wire... that's been running perfectly for three days on adslmax.

Yet to see if it's any good with adsl2+ though...may have to work on one of the Thomsons if it doesn't smile

4M2.
Standard User 4M2
(committed) Sat 26-Feb-11 11:15:53
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Finally got a Tiscali branded TG585 v7 back to Thomson factory defaults and now the setup looks the same as this http://www.gradwell.com/support/kb/article.php?id=49 smile

Used TG585v7_UK_R7447_CL firmware and the Thomson XP&Vista 32bit UPG Wizard v7200 UPGRADE TOOL.

Hopefully will try the same with a Plusnet branded TG585 v7 with generic 8.2.6.5 firmware next - problem is that the modem-help web site appears to be down and I can not access any Alcatel firmware at the moment frown
Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Sat 26-Feb-11 11:18:47
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In reply to a post by 4M2:
Finally got a Tiscali branded TG585 v7 back to Thomson factory defaults and now the setup looks the same as this http://www.gradwell.com/support/kb/article.php?id=49 smile

Used TG585v7_UK_R7447_CL firmware and the Thomson XP&Vista 32bit UPG Wizard v7200 UPGRADE TOOL.

Hopefully will try the same with a Plusnet branded TG585 v7 with generic 8.2.6.5 firmware next - problem is that the modem-help web site appears to be down and I can not access any Alcatel firmware at the moment frown
Did you only use software, or did you have to use JTAG or similar?



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Standard User 4M2
(committed) Sat 26-Feb-11 11:26:56
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BatBoy,

Software only smile

Guess a JTAG build would definitely be needed for a locked O2 box though...
Standard User 4M2
(committed) Mon 28-Feb-11 00:51:51
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Got the Plusnet branded tg585 v7 router back to Thomson factory defaults - found generic 8.2.6.5 firmware (ZZ5YAA8.265.bli) elsewhere on the net and it works a treat smile

Both the Firewall and wireless security is off by default after the setup but no problem to turn them on. Also router user name, i.e. admin, and password is required to access the GUI during the setup.
Standard User Michael_Chare
(member) Mon 28-Feb-11 21:17:10
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Mine has not failed since I applied the firmware update. With the generic 7.4.4.7 it used to lock out ethernet connected PCs every few days and had to be rebooted.

I am hoping that this will continue.

The firmware update procedure kept my userid and passwords, and the Wifi security.

Michael Chare
Standard User 4M2
(committed) Mon 28-Feb-11 22:02:13
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Michael,

I've had the unbranded 8.2.6.5 firmware running for 24 hours now and it is very stable with no disconnections - had a few problems setting up file sharing on the WLAN between Win7 sp1 32bit and XP sp3 32bit machines but I think that was caused by the Kaspersky firewalls. Wireless signal has been very good using WPA2 AES encryption although I turn wireless off when I'm not using it.

Will have to see how it goes during the next few days with the XP machine connected over ethernet...

4M2.
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