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Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Netgear DG834GT router - 1.03.23 firmware released

Netgear DG834GT ADSL wireless routerThe latest firmware version 1.03.23 has been released for the Netgear DG834GT 108Mbps Wireless ADSL router.

The previous firmware versions (specifically 1.02.19 and 1.03.22) were sub-standard and frustrating to use, mainly because of DHCP problems and reserved IP address issues. According to Netgear these issues have been addressed in the latest 1.03.23 firmware version.

I upgraded to 1.03.23 and did some tests on my home LAN; the DHCP issue has been resolved. Nice!

Problem - Cannot delete Firewall Rules

There's a new bug in this version: If you select a Firewall Rule you created and select 'Delete', it just displays a blank page in the router interface. It does not delete the firewall rule! I tested it in several browsers: Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Opera. Luckily you can enable/disable a Firewall Rule but if you have a long list of Firewall Rules then it would have been nice if you could delete them to manage the list better.

Related links
108 Mbps Super Wireless ADSL Router - Official product page
My comments on previous 1.03.22 version
My comments on previous 1.02.19 version

13 comments:

  1. I upgraded to 1.03.23 as soon as I'd seen that it had been released. For three days everything was fine. However, I had an issue today with 1 wireless laptop not being allocated an IP address. It only affected 1 client, but it did need me to reboot the router to resolve the issue. I'm going to keep an eye on it over the next few days.

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  2. Hasn't seemed to resolve anything for me, reboot the router everything works great for ten mins then any device after then "might" get an address.

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  3. I noticed anoter bug of 1.03.23, in "setup access list" (mac restrictions) of "wireless" section: it's impossible to delete a device after imposting it.

    I downgraded to 1.02.16 without problems.

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  4. I have the same bug. I cannot delete any wireless stations from my access list on V1.02.23. Anybody have a fix for this?

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  5. bvs,
    The inability to remove a wireless entry from the access list is a bug specifically related to the 1.03.23 firmware version (not previous versions).
    There is no actual fix for it other than hoping that a future firmware release for this router won't have the same problem.

    You can however downgrade to a previous firmware version to solve the problem but then you sit with the other problems of the previous firmware versions. The previous version is 1.03.22 but it has a major DHCP problem so you're better of sticking to 1.03.23.

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  7. My netgear wifi extender suddenly won't pick up the connection of the new router! I'm sure there's something I'm doing wrong but what? None of the devices in the house will connect to the extender. Have you any idea how to netgear new extender setup

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  8. I was trying to setup my Netgear Ex2700 Extender several times after factory resets. Each time the "genie" pops up and I go through the steps to connect to my WiFi and it assignes the _EXT name to it then it reboots. I can then connect to the new _EXT Wifi name but there is no Internet connection and I cannot access the mywifiext.net page.

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  9. I was trying to setup my Netgear Ex2700 Extender several times after factory resets. Each time the "genie" pops up and I go through the steps to connect to my WiFi and it assignes the _EXT name to it then it reboots. I can then connect to the new _EXT Wifi name but there is no Internet connection and I cannot access the mywifiext.net page.

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  10. I bought the new extender for Mywifiext Net Netgear Setup and can no longer access the connection. it says my password was changed but i never changed it. either way, how do i reset it or fix it?

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