Topic: Netgear DG834GT flashing?
The DG834GT is now listed as working... But I can't make it. Trying to flash in recovery mode using the most excellent nftp utility but whenever I flash an image (e.g. http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/1 … s-cfe.bin) it reboots straight back into recovery mode - I've tried padding the file out to a filesize multiple of 1024 (I noticed stock Netgear firmwares have a lot of 0s at the end of the file), modding nftp so it doesn't require the file to be a multiple of 1024, nothing works - it verifies sucessfully, then just boots straight back into recovery mode 'til I flash a 'valid' file, like the latest DGTeam firmware.
Opening a Netgear/DGTeam firmware and OpenWRT concurrently in a hex editor confirms that the header information is very different at the start of the file - perhaps there's something I need to append to the file to flash like this, as per older Netgear routers, even in recovery mode?
Any advice would be much appreciated. I don't really want to build a serial interface to do this as it's not really worth the effort, these routers are practically a throwaway now and I'd just like one to run a decent firmware 'til I get hold of something else with integrated DSL (and preferably more RAM, 5GHz Wireless-N and a USB port.)