Custom firmware for my DG834Gv2

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While bouncing about the internet I came across the DGTeam site which offered a custom firmware for my (pretty ancient) Netgear DG834Gv2 wireless ADSL router which provides an expanded feature set.  I already knew that projects like DD-WRT and Tomato existed, but they’re for routers with different chipsets.

I was slightly apprehensive looking at the DGTeam website as, with no updates in almost two years, the project appears to have been abandoned.

I decided to do a little research. Most of it admittedly was done on overclockers.co.uk (Big long DGTeam thread) where the DGTeam firmwares are quite popular. There was lots of talk about increased download speeds from the optimized firmwares and also some worrying talk of bricking.

Oh well, if I brick the router I’d just need to get a new one (wireless N, mmm). So off I went to find a mirror with the most up to date version for my router.

Before starting I downloaded my current firmware version, latest verson and a windows recovery tool from netgear. Next I did a speed test and got 5.9Mbps, average for me but the recent history showed 6.2Mbps to be my best result.

I flashed the new firmware as I would a regular update and in little over a minute my router was back up and running. Another speed test gave 6.8Mbps, not as pronounced a result as some posters on overclockers were claiming, but definately a difference.

So far I’m quite happy, I didnt get my wireless N router, but I also didn’t have to fork out any cash… I’ll update this post with some results after it has bedded in.

Firmware mirrors

I would advise that you properly familiarise yourself with the flashing and recovery procedure before even attempting to use any of these firmwares.

Hosted firmwares

These are the firmwares I have chosen to host for prosperities sake.

Netgear resources

3 Comments

  • Neville
    January 31, 2012

    Andrew

    I would appreciate it if you could send me a copy of the DG Team firmware for a DG834Gv2 – this is one of the links on their site which no longer appears to work.

    Neville

    • Andrew Gail
      February 6, 2012

      @Neville, I meant to come back and add the hyperlinks but never got round to it. I’ll add the links in tonight and as the project looks dead, maybe host a copy of the firmware as well for prosperity’s sake.

  • Gianluca
    February 5, 2013

    Hi Andrew, I came along your post after long searching for a DG834Gv2 firmware which allows my router to get back its Wireless functionality. I have in-fact updated the 3.01.25 to 3.01.32 version and suddenly the Wireless menus on the left side pane have disapperead ..tried to revert back but no luck : NOW this Wireless Router have become just a DG834 with no wi-fi! Even if I reset and reinstall the 3.01.25 (from the netgear site) the wi-fi led dont blink at all. I am really stuck and I’d like some suggestion/help if you came across some similar issue. Or at least if you have another proper valid firmware download link to suggest apart the DG834V2_V3.01.31_DGTeam_0849.img posted here (tried to install and got all sort of advanced menus but STILL there is no wireless menu. Thanks a lot.Standing by..

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