Repair a Netgear DG834PN

Firmware upgrades have always been a risky business, due to the ease of ‘bricking’ your device. Basically a failure to complete the upload or upload of a firmware file can result in a near useless device which can often be unrepairable.

However, if you are lucky (as I have been) there are steps you can take in order to try and recover the original EEPROM and re upload the latest firmware version.
If you have a DG834PN which has the ‘Power’ and ‘Tick’ light flashing on and off, then following the steps below may just bring it back to life!
Follow each step carefully, ensuring you select the correct options from the list!
  1. Connect your DG834PN to a power outlet.
  2. Connect a SINGLE pc* to the DG834PN using an RJ45(Network) cable. (Unplug any other devices as a precaution)
  3. Download the Netgear Recovery Utility.
  4. Unzip the utility to a new folder.
  5. Download the latest available from the Netgear Support Site. (See the downloads tab)
  6. Unzip the firmware file, and copy it into the same folder as the utility
  7. Double click the UpgradeWizard.exe
  8. Click Next, now select the network adapter that your Netgear DG834PN is connected to, Click Next again
  9. Ensure there is only one device in the list (this should be your DG834PN) highlight it and click Next
  10. Ensure the MAC address matches the one on the bottom of your router and click Next
  11. Now, click the Update button.
The UpgradeWizard will perform several steps on your router, the first one may take some time and during this part the progress bar will not move. Wait patiently for this to complete. Once done the router should reboot it’s self and your PC will obtain a new IP address.
You should now find the router has returned to it’s previous state, and should be working as expected!
* The PC you connect needs to be a Windows XP Service Pack 2 PC or higher. If you experience issues with the recovery utility, attempt the recovery on another XP PC. (I had to try two) Should you want to do this from a Mac, you will need to boot using bootcamp first of all.
If you still experience issues with the repair, please use the Contact Me page, get in touch and we can arrange shipping the router, I will then attempt the repair for you.

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Improve Language Skills with the Help of SPB Flash Cards

December 22nd, 2009 – SPB Software, a leading maker of mobile applications, announces the release of SPB Flash Cards, a learning software created to quickly and effectively expand one’s word stock in a language under study. The software provides over 1000 cards in Czech, German, English, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese and Swedish, all dubbed by native speakers of respective languages.

SPB Flash Cards provides great assistance in learning a new language, although it has no claim to be the sole mean of doing that. When mastering a new language, it is crucial to skip the stage of translating a word into mother tongue first, memorizing a direct match of a subject and a foreign word instead. SPB Flash Cards software is aimed at just that – the process of learning begins with a new flash card appearing, showing an image of an item along with the matching word and the right pronunciation from a native speaker. But this is just the beginning – several other memorizing techniques are also included. Besides, SPB Flash Cards contains a smart algorythm to track the user’s progress and adapt further learning process accordingly.

SPB Flash Cards

SPB Flash Cards Main Features:

  • 5 different learning modes
  • 14 languages to learn
  • 1000+ words in every language
  • 65 sections, such as Food, Transport and Clothes
  • Create your own cards on SPB website

Pricing and Availability

SPB Flash Cards is available in 12 different versions:

  • SPB Chinese Cards
  • SPB Czech Cards
  • SPB Dutch Cards
  • SPB German Cards
  • SPB English Cards
  • SPB French Cards
  • SPB Hebrew Cards
  • SPB Italian Cards
  • SPB Japanese Cards
  • SPB Korean Cards
  • SPB Portuguese Cards
  • SPB Spanish Cards
  • SPB Swedish Cards

SPB Flash Cards is compatible with touchscreen devices based on Windows Mobile version 5.0 and above. Each version may be purchased for 9.95 USD, or a 15-day free trial version may be downloaded at

Further Information and Downloads

SPB Flash Cards webpage

SPB Flash Cards download page

SPB Flash Cards screenshots

SPB Flash Cards video tour

About SPB Software (

SPB is a leading brand in mobile software, standing for a unique line of popular consumer products and partnerships with the world’s most innovative handset makers and wireless carriers. SPB’s software solutions deliver richer smartphone experiences and enable subscribers to do more with their mobile data connections. SPB Software is the maker of the world’s single number one bestselling mobile application – SPB Mobile Shell. For more information, please visit

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