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crazyal Avatar
1d, 4m agoPosted 1 decade, 4 months agoFeedback:1 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative
Has behaved itself perfectly over the last 18 months that I've had it but have just upgraded.

No box, but it will be packed with loving care and attention (honest) :-D

Comes with power supply, RJ45 cable and resource CD. Here is a link to the Official Netgear site with the specifications.

£35 inc. postage. BT or Paypal.

crazyal Avatar
1d, 4m agoPosted 1 decade, 4 months agoFeedback:1 Positive/0 Neutral/0 Negative

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I have one of these and I've had NO problems with it at all.
This may help you sell it:-

Netgear DG834G ADSL Modem / Wireless Router Review

The big difference in the two models is that the DG834G has a built in 802.11g wireless interface, which is obvious from the presence of the wireless antenna. Both units run the same firmware and offer the same features, so rather than repeat ourselves, this review will concentrate on the wireless configuration and performance aspects of the Netgear DG834G router.

Netgear has been releasing many versions of firmware for its routers, the one used in this assessment of the DG834G is version 1.05.00. To summarise the routers features:[/CENTER]
[*]Firewall with control of inbound and outbound traffic
[*]Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
[*]intrusion detection logging
[*]denial of service protection
[*]ability to block specific web sites
[*]a schedule system to allow time based blocking in the firewall
[*]64/128 bit WEP encryption support
[*]WPA wireless protection supported
[*]Access control list for wireless devices
[*]Wireless isolation to stop wireless devices talking to each other[/LIST]

Configuration of the DG834G

The set-up for this router is identical to the non-wireless model. The configuration to get the unit connected to an ADSL line can be carried out using either the wireless or wired connections. Most importantly, in common with other wireless routers, once running you can use any combination of wireless or wired connections. A common misapprehension is that you must leave one computer connected via Ethernet, this is not necessary, though having the option is useful in case you mess up the security settings.
The wireless of the DG834G is enabled by default when the router is shipped, with a default SSID of NETGEAR and is running in mixed mode (i.e. Support for both 802.11g and 802.11b networks). While this works out of the box, it is the least secure set-up possible, in that anyone with a computer and wireless network card within range of your router will be able to connect and use the Internet for free, but perhaps most importantly they would have access to the computers on your home network. We will now cover some of the security options available. Which ones will work best for you are very much down to the version of operating system and what wireless network card you are using.
In an ideal world you want to be running in WPA-PSK mode, with wireless isolation on and broadcast of SSID turned off.
Setting up WPA protection
Wi-Fi Protected Access commonly called WPA, has two main modes, WPA-PSK (Pre-Shared Key) which is what most home networks will use, and WPA-802.1x which uses a Radius server for the authentication - something that home users will simply not have. When you select the desired Security Option in the Netgears web configuration, it usefully shows the appropriate fields for you to alter. In the case of WPA-PSK there is only one field, the Network Key, which can be between 8 and 64 characters long. As with other passwords we recommend going for something that is a mixture of letters and digits and avoid obvious things like your houses address, family name etc.
WPA is a bit limited in its support, since currently only Windows XP has it, and that requires updates to be downloaded from Microsoft website [COLOR=#0000ff]here[/COLOR]. A further limiting factor is that not all wireless network cards support WPA yet. We have used a Netgear WAG511 in this review. Windows XP supports several different standards for the security keys (AES, TKIP and WEP), but the Netgear router makes it simple by only supporting the one, TKIP. To configure our WAG511 to work with the Netgear settings we have should have the set-up shown below on our wireless network card properties.
The network key is exactly the same as what we entered in the Network key box on the routers web configuration. As the PC does not display the actual text entering the value correctly can take a couple of goes with long and complex keys. If you do lock yourself out of the router and do not have a way of connecting via Ethernet then the only way to get back into the router is to press the reset button and reconfigure the router again (this can be made simpler if before playing with wireless security you back up the settings of the router to a computer).
If you have got the key correct, then your computer should get issued in IP address and be able to access the router. There is no simple "your key is wrong" message in Windows, the Wireless Network Connection Status window will show you as Connected even if you get the security settings wrong. The only indication that something is wrong is the lack of an IP address.
Setting up WEP encryption
WEP is currently the most common wireless encryption, and while the 64bit version can be cracked, it is still a lot better than nothing. The 128-bit level of encryption is certainly secure enough for home users.
[LEFT]Two levels of WEP encyption exist. 64-bit encryption uses 10 hexadecimal digits. A hexadecimal digit is A-F and 0-9. The 64-bit encryption is relatively secure, but can be broken if someone has the time to do it. So it will suffice for most home LANs, but 128-bit is recommended just in case you have a hacker living across the street. 128-bit encryption uses more digits to make it harder to crack the key, 26 digits in fact, which can make typing it in correctly much harder. The upside is that a key this long is difficult to break, though not totally impossible. Whilst the router has space for four keys you only need to use one. Their is space for four keys, so you can store four preset ones, and then easily alter the key used by your network at anytime.[/LEFT]

The settings in Windows XP for WEP are shown above, the network key was a1b2c3d4e5 as shown in the Netgear screenshot. It is often best to use an easily typed key when initially setting up any of the security options, and switch to a more complex one once you know your network cards and router are working. The set-up for 128-bit WEP is the same, just your key should be 26 hexadecimal (0..9, A..F) characters long, and helpfully the Netgear expands the size of the key fields appropriately when 128-bit is selected.

err, wow...thanks for all that! Nice one.

One other thing, it has the latest firmware on it aswell.
Sorry if I 'butted in' with my post. I'm trying to talk my Sis in to getting one so I thought if I put lots of info on yours it would save me a job. She's offline at the moment.

What do you have now?
No apology necessary - the extra info helps out alot, thanks. :D

I've gone for a Speedtouch 585 as I have a noisy line at home and I can 'tweak' the SNR to get myself a better speed on the ADSL+2 line I have now.
Wil take £30 inc. P&P for this.
Hi Crazyal

Do you find that you get a better range with your new modem?
If so, how much better?


I'm still messing around with the new 585 and am finding it to be good one day and bad speeds the next - this I believe is down to the noise on the line though.

Saying that, the DG834G was always consistent with the speeds it was giving me, so go figure...

I think these new Speedtouch 585's are a bit too sensitive sometimes.

If I have no buyer for the Netgear by the weekend, off to Fleabay it goes.


I may well be interested in this router and would appreciate if you could tell me which version it is.

Many thanks


It is a v1 DG834G.

A neighbour has just popped round and says he'll take this, so I'm withdrawing it from sale.

No worries.

Glad you got a sale !


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