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Re: Netgear WGR614 V9 updated firmware required

IMKashif
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Netgear WGR614 V9 updated firmware required

Dear Members.
Please help me regarding the firmware update, my router has firmware version v1.0.11_1.0.1VGUK.chk
I have found a lot on but no updated firmware found. Every firmware which i got from net including all region or only north america failed to update the router. Please help me.
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plemans
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Re: Netgear WGR614 V9 updated firmware required

Check those sites to see. 

Current Setup: CM2000-> SXK30-> GS716v2-> Arris W31 x2-> Pi-hole->

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plemans
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Re: Netgear WGR614 V9 updated firmware required

1. Are you extracting the firmware prior to trying to install it? Once you download it, you need to extract the zip file before trying to upload it to the device. You can't just double click on it. If you're on windows, right click and go to extract. 

2. It might be time for an upgrade. The v9 you're on was released in 2008, the original was released in 2003 when windows xp was still in use. We've advanced from wireless g---->wireless N---->wireless AC------wireless AX.  its a bit dated and probably put its time in being a 11 year old device. 

Current Setup: CM2000-> SXK30-> GS716v2-> Arris W31 x2-> Pi-hole->
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IMKashif
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Re: Netgear WGR614 V9 updated firmware required

Yes, i have upload the file after extracting, but router said, failed to update..
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Re: Netgear WGR614 V9 updated firmware required

As @plemans says, your router dates back to 2007.

 

There is no "v1.0.11_1.0.1VGUK.chk" for the WGR614 V9.

 

Unfortunately, your image tells us not much, no model number visible. So we can't tell which hardware version you own. There are 10 in all. The label on your device will tell you.

 

So it is anybody's guess as to what is going on.

 


@IMKashif wrote:
Yes, i have upload the file after extracting, but router said, failed to update..

That often means that the firmware is not for your hardware.

 

To be honest, I would forget about trying to drag this museum piece into the 2020s.

 

It is almost certainly slower than your Internet service and local network can handle.

 

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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plemans
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Re: Netgear WGR614 V9 updated firmware required

The other reason it probably doesnt show up is that if you look up that device and that specific firmware, is it was a device sold to virginmedia who then gave/sold it to clients.

so virginmedia probably customized the firmware a bit for its own purposes. They also usually lock the firmware. You'd have to check their support site for more updates. I doubt you'll find much being such an old router though. 

Current Setup: CM2000-> SXK30-> GS716v2-> Arris W31 x2-> Pi-hole->
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IMKashif
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Re: Netgear WGR614 V9 updated firmware required

I am sharing the picture of device hardware version and firmware version for your kind considration regarding my help in router firmware upgrading
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IMKashif
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Re: Netgear WGR614 V9 updated firmware required

I am sharing the picture of device hardware version and firmware version for your kind considration regarding my help in router firmware upgrading
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plemans
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Re: Netgear WGR614 V9 updated firmware required

again, its a router that was sold/given out by virgin media. I've read the firmware was locked by them

Current Setup: CM2000-> SXK30-> GS716v2-> Arris W31 x2-> Pi-hole->
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IMKashif
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Re: Netgear WGR614 V9 updated firmware required

How i can update it or unlock it, because it is creating problem in connectivity of devices to its wifi.
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plemans
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Re: Netgear WGR614 V9 updated firmware required

You can upgrade to a newer router. Its locked to virgin media. You can search for unlock methods for it but you won't find them on the netgear community site. Also, all the ones I could find on 3rd party sites, were expired because the router is so old. 

 

Current Setup: CM2000-> SXK30-> GS716v2-> Arris W31 x2-> Pi-hole->
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IMKashif
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Re: Netgear WGR614 V9 updated firmware required

Is there any other firmware to update it, like DD-WRT, Gargoyle etc
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plemans
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Re: Netgear WGR614 V9 updated firmware required

Check those sites to see. 

Current Setup: CM2000-> SXK30-> GS716v2-> Arris W31 x2-> Pi-hole->

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