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Author Topic: New DGTeam firmware for DG834GT  (Read 51577 times)

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New DGTeam firmware for DG834GT
« on: March 08, 2010, 07:45:07 AM »

DGTeam have released new firmware for DG834GT, based on the latest Netgear firmware v1.03.22 rev 1007. You can get it from

http://dgteam.netsons.org/index.php?pid=5

or

http://dgteam.ilbello.com/index.php?pid=5

Changelog is here:

http://dgteam.ilbello.com/index.php?pid=18

Firmware upgrade tutorial here:

http://dgteam.ilbello.com/index.php?pid=16

Have fun. :)
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Re: New DGTeam firmware for DG834GT
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2010, 07:46:23 AM »

Darn you, now I may have to update the router :)
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Re: New DGTeam firmware for DG834GT
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2010, 08:49:44 AM »

There are 2 image files (in the zip file) that appear to be for UK:

- DG834GT_V1.03.22_DGTeam_1007_eng_adsldrv023b.img
and
- DG834GT_V1.03.22_DGTeam_1007_eng_adsldrv023o.img

Does anyone know what's the difference? Which one should we use?
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Re: New DGTeam firmware for DG834GT
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2010, 09:11:07 AM »

I would have thought it would tell you in the installation instructions. I seem to recall it did so in the previous version I used.
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Re: New DGTeam firmware for DG834GT
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2010, 09:40:29 AM »

The two versions will contain different versions of the ADSL driver. 023o will be the more recent driver, which is usually but not always the better choice.
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Re: New DGTeam firmware for DG834GT
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2010, 03:13:05 PM »

The two versions will contain different versions of the ADSL driver. 023o will be the more recent driver, which is usually but not always the better choice.


I did not see it like that so guess I am wrong.

I thought you had to match the same driver as in the current system looking in the GUI.

In my case:
ADSL Firmware Version: A2pB023o.d20e  so I was going to pick the 023o anyway.

And I thought there was three versions to pick from.

DG834GT_V1.03.22_DGTeam_1007_eng_adsldrv022c.img
DG834GT_V1.03.22_DGTeam_1007_eng_adsldrv023b.img
DG834GT_V1.03.22_DGTeam_1007_eng_adsldrv023o.img
« Last Edit: March 08, 2010, 03:19:35 PM by BritBrat »
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Re: New DGTeam firmware for DG834GT
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2010, 04:43:35 PM »

Yes, there are three (English) versions. The information about the ADSL driver version came from Stev-O on the DGTeam forum, so I believe it's true.

I've successfully updated my DG834GT to this version (023o) eventually, but I managed to brick it first. The web interface upgrade utility doesn't seem to work with this rather large file, and failed to complete. The Netgear recovery utility simply failed to do anything (or even display correctly) on a cobbled-together XP system which I borrowed. The NFTP utility which is referred to on the DGTeam site refused to have anything to do with the file ("Unable to find magic hardware header") and I was left with a non-functioning router and no way to save it.

The cure came in the form of this posting by y4mz. I compiled his version of nftp and it worked perfectly after a warning concerning the magic hardware header. I'm using that router now.
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Re: New DGTeam firmware for DG834GT
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2010, 05:36:47 PM »

Any thoughts yet from anyone as to why this upgrade is of interest - any "must haves"?
The change log makes it look like a fairly major overhaul.
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Re: New DGTeam firmware for DG834GT
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2010, 06:46:14 PM »

I can't really add anything to the changelog (most of which I don't understand). One small thing I have noticed is that the 'Attached devices' part of the web interface doesn't seem to work - it doesn't display any attached devices here, although there are three currently running.
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Re: New DGTeam firmware for DG834GT
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2010, 06:49:23 PM »

(most of which I don't understand)
Me neither.  :-[
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Re: New DGTeam firmware for DG834GT
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2010, 07:00:35 PM »

One thing they seem to have added is SNMP support, which is why I'm not using my DG834GT as I use SNMP. For those who dont know it allows you to monitor things like data throughput directly at the router rather than separately at each PC.

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Re: New DGTeam firmware for DG834GT
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2010, 07:15:00 AM »

Yes, there are three (English) versions. The information about the ADSL driver version came from Stev-O on the DGTeam forum, so I believe it's true.

I've successfully updated my DG834GT to this version (023o) eventually, but I managed to brick it first. The web interface upgrade utility doesn't seem to work with this rather large file, and failed to complete. The Netgear recovery utility simply failed to do anything (or even display correctly) on a cobbled-together XP system which I borrowed. The NFTP utility which is referred to on the DGTeam site refused to have anything to do with the file ("Unable to find magic hardware header") and I was left with a non-functioning router and no way to save it.

The cure came in the form of this posting by y4mz. I compiled his version of nftp and it worked perfectly after a warning concerning the magic hardware header. I'm using that router now.

They said that in the notes.

What format is your compiled version in?
Can it be shared.

Seems to be a few bugs so I will wait awhile.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2010, 07:25:08 AM by BritBrat »
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Re: New DGTeam firmware for DG834GT
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2010, 09:19:15 AM »

Quote
What format is your compiled version in?
Can it be shared.

The code posted by y4mz compiles very easily on a Linux system and produces a simple command-line Linux executable. To do this, copy the code and save it as nftp.c . Then go to the directory where it's saved and type

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gcc -o nftp nftp.c
This compiles very quickly to an executable called nftp. Copy the firmware to the same directory, then type the following as root (by using sudo or su, depending on the system):

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./nftp -u eth0 <name of firmware file>
(You may need to change eth0 to the name which your system has assigned to the ethernet interface.) You may get a warning about the magic hardware header, but you can just OK this and let the update run. When it's finished the router is ready to use.

Edited to correct detail of how to run nftp. Thanks to waz101 for pointing it out.

« Last Edit: March 12, 2010, 06:54:13 AM by roseway »
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Re: New DGTeam firmware for DG834GT
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2010, 03:32:36 PM »

Could I do that from a Linux boot CD (Puppy Linux)?
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Re: New DGTeam firmware for DG834GT
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2010, 04:28:57 PM »

I rather doubt it, I'm afraid. It may be that the version of nftp offered on the DGTeam site works on other peoples' systems, and the version embedded in a Puppy Linux bootable USB might work, but I haven't tried it.
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