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Author Topic: Unlocking Sky DG834GT  (Read 27301 times)

bigbossa

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Unlocking Sky DG834GT
« on: October 09, 2009, 06:56:03 PM »

Hi all
I am about to unlock a Sky DG834GT and was going to use the tutorial http://www.kitz.co.uk/routers/skyDG834GT_flash.htm  I have also seen other tutorials which suggest running  the file RmDrv.exe first and then run UpgradeWizard.exe. The tutorial on Kitz does not mention running the using RmDrv.exe

Any advice
Thanks
Steve
« Last Edit: October 09, 2009, 07:50:31 PM by bigbossa »
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BritBrat

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Re: Unlocking Sky DG834GT
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2009, 07:43:43 PM »

Don't think I ran that RmDrv.exe file.

Just went SKY >>> Netgear firmware >>> DG team firmware.

http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php?action=printpage;topic=4484.0

Make sure you do it on a XP machine and not a VISTA.

And welcome to Kitz place. :)
« Last Edit: October 09, 2009, 07:47:29 PM by BritBrat »
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bigbossa

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Re: Unlocking Sky DG834GT
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2009, 08:11:27 PM »

Hi BritBrat
Thanks for your welcome .
Sorry to be dumb but are you saying I don't need to run RmDrv.exe file ?
Just don't want to screw it up   ;D
Normally I run a Ubuntu box but I will be flashing the router on a XPPro machine.
The Netgear was bought on ebay and is supposed to be unused ..hope it turns up tommrow  ;)
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Re: Unlocking Sky DG834GT
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2009, 09:08:54 AM »

Think I just did this.
http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/263/related/1

Making sure folder contains the correct firmware for the router.
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bigbossa

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Re: Unlocking Sky DG834GT
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2009, 05:46:24 PM »

Think I just did this.
http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/263/related/1

Making sure folder contains the correct firmware for the router.

Alright mate will do that. Blumin router hasn't turned up yet !
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Re: Unlocking Sky DG834GT
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2009, 02:30:06 AM »

Ive done several sky unlocks and never used RmDrv.exe

RmDrv.exe is a Service control entry remover to uninstall drivers.
afaik you shouldnt need it unless your lan is having problems communicating directly with the router.
If you do need to use it.. the upgrade process will normally tell you that its having problems communicating and ask you to run it.
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Re: Unlocking Sky DG834GT
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2009, 10:54:06 AM »

Thanks kitz much appreciated, will report back on how I get on  ;)
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bigbossa

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Re: Unlocking Sky DG834GT
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2009, 01:39:55 PM »

Well at long last and a very long story my DG834GT has arrived and turns out is not a Sky branded router . The firmware says  :   A2pB022c.d20e
I really want to use the DGTeam firmware to tweak the SNR .Will it be safe to upgrade from this firmware ?


OK just noticed that at the top of the router page it says : Firmware Version     V1.02.13  and then further down under modem  : ADSL Firmware Version     A2pB022c.d20e
am I mixing the two up ?
Also pretty sure the router was being used with AOL as the login was an AOL one

Can I upgrade to DGTeam the usual way or do I need to use the recovery utility ?
« Last Edit: October 14, 2009, 03:52:32 PM by bigbossa »
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pintosal

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Re: Unlocking Sky DG834GT
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2009, 04:03:59 PM »

For the DGTeam firmware you need Netgear v1.02.16
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bigbossa

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Re: Unlocking Sky DG834GT
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2009, 04:07:14 PM »

For the DGTeam firmware you need Netgear v1.02.16
So can I just upgrade to Netgear v1.02.16 and then DGTeam through the Netgear web panel . Dont want to have to use the recovery utility as I'm on Linux.
As far as I can see this router is not locked
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Re: Unlocking Sky DG834GT
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2009, 04:09:22 PM »

Firmware version 1.02.13 is a standard Netgear version, so there should be no problem upgrading to the DGTeam firmware using the normal upgrade capability in the web interface. A2pB022c.d20e will be the ADSL driver version which is included with firmware 1.02.13. (The  ADSL firmware version with the current DGTeam firmware is A2pB023o.d20e, which is included with Netgear firmware 1.02.16.)

[Edit] There should be no need to upgrade to Netgear 1.02.16 first; just upgrade directly to the DGTeam firmware.
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Re: Unlocking Sky DG834GT
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2009, 04:29:54 PM »

What Roseway said.  ;)
Just upgrade to DGTeam in the normal way.
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Re: Unlocking Sky DG834GT
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2009, 05:05:47 PM »

Brilliant !! Thanks guys  ;)
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Re: Unlocking Sky DG834GT
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2009, 06:39:06 PM »

Are you 100% sure it is the GT model?

It does have that firmware, I was thinking it may have been a DG834

http://kb.netgear.com/app/products/model/a_id/2328
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Re: Unlocking Sky DG834GT
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2009, 06:40:29 PM »

Are you 100% sure it is the GT model?

Yep 100% sure
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