New DGteam Firmware (DG834GT)


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Anyone here using the Netgear DG834GT with DG Teams firmware?

We have a new release at last..... :)

http://dgteam.ilbello.com/index.php?pid=5

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Changelog


MAIN FEATURES

* Some networking & netfiltering vanilla kernel optimizations made, reducing kernel size & resources usage.
* Some math code uclibc optimizations made on GT/PN models.
* Original Busybox OS totally replaced by one of the latest available versions, with some useful new features & code revisions needed to achieve better integration with router control interfaces. In particular, many useful commands oriented to: networking management, binary file treatment, router statistics, file editors, script manipulations and debug/upload purposes have been added.
* Latest physical ADSL driver available for respective models, with eventual PhyReXt impulse noise protection tecnology support for Broadcom models.
* New shell execution Command: a powerful filter developed by DGTeam with dedicated nvram libraries which gives the possibility of saving/modifing settings and executing all the various instances directly from the shell command line. Digit: command help to see all its available features.
* Enhanced iptables-based modular binary Firewall, revisited and improved, with built-in modular structure. Iptables ruleset is written into a temporary file called /tmp/rules_dgteam and then executed as Bourne Shell script at the end of the preliminary preparation step.
All the applied rule commands may be read/consulted digiting:
o rc firewall create
o cat /tmp/rules_dgteam
o and the complete ruleset in use can be read digiting firewall dump.
New firewall modules:
o Url block based on common url-string checkout module, with the possibility of enabling/disabling block as scheduled and to setup more than one trust ip at a time;
o Firewall SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection Firewall), with manual separated module activation (PORTSCAN/TCP/UDP/ICMP) and sensing parameter regulations;
o Custom ALGS (Application Layer Gateaway Services);
o Possibility of deactivating whole firewall (firewall + NAT) or NAT only, inverting default inbound rules policy;
o Dns (possibility of adding a maximum of 4 custom dns servers);
o PAT (Port Address Translation) in-rules (possibility of redirecting external connections from a source port range to a different destination one);
o Vpn (possibility of discriminating external VPN access in the same way of router access modes);
o Natloopback (included into vanilla kernel with some vanilla rules bug fixes);
o Reaim proxy (de)activation (ICQ, MSN, AOL port redirecting);
o Icmp (ping) LAN/WAN/kernel based (de)activation (router may drop ping packets also from LAN side);
o IM ports block: possibility of totally blocking Instant Messaning clients (same feature present on firewall rules).
o Custom rules: possibility of appending a user-defined ruleset as a script.
* Web interface code style & frameset revisited, with full Tigra slider control integration, new frames added on left column to improve panel browsing (links and logout), the custom favicon, some new gifs realized by Kussolino and new customized top frame logos, including Paypal donation button.
* Additional customized Web CGI interface, containing all procedures needed to process old and new web panel page forms: Setup wizard, Advanced ADSL settings, Wireless Schedule, Block Sites, SPI firewall, PAT Rules, ALG services, Schedule, Username and password Setup, Access Mode Setup, Diagnostics, WAN setup, TCP/IP parameters setup, Dynamic DNS, Advanced DHCP Settings, UPNP, SNMP, VPN, Wake On Lan, Custom Setup.
* Advanced ADSL settings, with smart adsl multimode, SNR regulation, parity bitswap, trellis bit, sra, sesdrop, i24k, CoMinMgn, PhyReXt activation and so on, enabling also impulse noise reduction technology support (PhyReXt) on Broadcom models.
* Advanced ADSL test (tones, medley) useful for diagnostic purpose (instance directly taken from latest original sources on eng web panel).
* Wi-Fi encryption modes: WPA AES, WPA2, WPA2 + WPA, WPA2 802.11 Radius added on all models.
* Wi-Fi mac address based WDS mode added on GT/PN models (instance directly taken from latest original sources on eng web panel).
* Device Mode instance (present also on original releases but unlinked on web panel menu).
* Schedule instance completely rewritten with many bug fixes (midnight restart, day change, timezone, wrong GMT fuses on htm page, etc).
* Full working sequential (present-to-next day overlaps checkout) Wireless Schedule instance, with indipendent day-by-day schedule times database.
* Openssl crypto library encryption support libs, including all the most advanced cipher algorithms, making it possible to enable SSL support on many networking applications used such as https, snmp, ntp, vpn, ddns and more, ensuring the best security way of sending critical data informations through internet.
* OpenNTP BSD with SSL support (replacing original ntp client), with multi server/pool support acting also as LAN/WAN NTP server (joining exixtent pools, etc).
* Change Username and Password (from the same web panel htm page).
* Four configuration modes, available also from remote login:
o Http (mini_httpd, deactivable);
o Https (mini_httpd, deactivable) with SSL support (rsa+cert PEM key encryption needed);
o Telnet (utelnetd) with a compatibility code fix made by James67 for dos/win clients;
o Ssh (dropbear multibinary (keygen + daemon), supporting downloadable rsa key encryption for a secure console line connection).
All configuration daemon clients have been updated to their latest custom stable release.
To reactivate an interface from console command line, digit:
o command manage http local on for http;
o command manage https local on for https;
o command manage telnet local on for telnet;
o command manage ssh local on for ssh/dropbear.
As web panel, also command line interfaces are restricted to login access for security reason, in particular:
o Telnet login username is the same of the web panel (can be modified);
o Dropbear login is always root (can't be modified).
Password is the same for all the interfaces.
* Diagnostic page extended with many useful commands:
o ARP-ping;
o MTU size finder script (find out largest MTU value available for current network);
o Advanced adsl driver informations and bit error rate test (Broadcom models);
o Netstat conntracks monitor;
o Firewall status (iptables rules dump);
o Running processes monitor;
o Router tasks;
o Kernel stats;
o Kernel informations (dmesg);
o Show crontab;
o RAM memory optimization (with 3 hours interval schedule option);
o Router shutdown (puts router in deep standby mode: manual restart required).
* PPPOE relay bridge feature present on all models.
* IGMP multicast proxy daemon (binary taken directly from built-in N2000 vanilla target filesystem).
* Advanced TCP/IP settings, oriented to: web browsing speed-up, VOIP optimization and P2P management. Settings available are: timestamps, conntracks limit extension, keepalive, probes, tcp conntracks established timeout, tcp/udp/voip/icmp timeout, tcp syn cookies protection, arp force broadcast on wan link (for broken providers).
* Multi client Ddns Updater, developed by Eric Bishop (Gargoyle), with SSL support and the possibility of choosing up to 15 different ddns providers (most of them support https). There is also the possibility of adding more.
* Advanced DHCP settings, with extended dns list (up to 4 addresses), full static lease reservation ip (fixing some orig bugs), dns list broadcastable over dhcp, lease time manipulation & other dhcp user-defineable options.
* Net-snmp multi-mibs agent (with basic features, SSL support & user-defineable options).
* Openvpn (in place of vanilla Pluto-Openswan), supporting SSL & LZO data compression & many other user-defineable options.
* Wake On Lan client, with auto broadcast ip determination and udp port setting (executable both from web panel, where it's possible to select the mac address from the dhcp address reservation list, and command line).
* Possibility of creating full User-defined Scripts/Rules to be run up at some router's key events, making its configuration absolutely flexible: Boot, ADSL (re)connection, Wireless (re)start, Firewall (re)start, Schedule crontab.
* Many applications recompiled against their latest versions (with some code optimizations): Linux ATM libs, Bridge-utils, Pptp, Quagga, Dnrd, Rp-pppoe, Udhcp.
* Added DGTeam official links on web panel.
* Default settings updated with more factory services and some variable adjustements.
* Some other minor stuffs & fixes.
* Different adsl physical driver versions splitted one per img firmware.
* All web panel languages supported (on separated img firmwares to save internal flash space).

N.B. Some custom fre/deu web pages are written in english language only (due to their structure they are comprehensive too anyway). We are still waiting for users who want to work over fre, deu, (also eng) translation revisions: all the help received will be appreciated...
Further probes...

* WI-FI features extension;
* Physical LED management;
* QOS & mangle;
* Low-level code tuning;
* Various & eventuals...
 
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I used their previous release for a year maybe, then i got Be and it wouldn't sync at a decent speed so have been using the BeBox since. I know the BeBox is s**t and have been waiting for a new release, will give this a try tomorrow maybe

Thanks for the heads up V_R :thumb:
 

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Strange, my Be connection is way better with the GT than the standard Be Box. Though i still like Thompson routers. (The Bebox is a Thompson 585v7)

The GT also copes with low SNR a lot better to, Im on a 3db profile and have been stable for as long as i can remember (well at least up until BT broke the line, but that is another story, lol)
 

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I remember you mentioning a while back and i did try it again just out of interest but it still refused to go above ~7.5Mb whereas with the BeBox i can get ~13.5Mb sync which seems to be reasonably stable and that's not connected to the master phone socket

Only issues i have with the BeBox is i can't get it to work with 3 LAN ports being enabled so am stuck with just the 2, it also overheats every now and then
 
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Me__2001 said:
I remember you mentioning a while back and i did try it again just out of interest but it still refused to go above ~7.5Mb whereas with the BeBox i can get ~13.5Mb sync which seems to be reasonably stable and that's not connected to the master phone socket

Only issues i have with the BeBox is i can't get it to work with 3 LAN ports being enabled so am stuck with just the 2, it also overheats every now and then


Sorry for jumping on an old thread (got sent here from google when searching for DGteam and SNMP) but I think I might be able to help with the low sync speed.

If your DG834 is one of the TI AR7 based ones you will indeed get that problem it's usually due to the INP profile the BE use by default.

Try asking BE support for Service profile 20 to be set on your account (Set's the Impulse noise protection value to 1 instead of the default of 2) hopefully that will bring the sync closer to what you get with the Bebox.

It still might be slightly lower due to the different chipset but it should be faster than the 7.5Mbit/s you currently get with it. If for some reason the change doesn't help you can always ask them to revert it.
 

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