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    Netgear WGT624v3 wireless router FW upgrade problem

    I downloaded the latest released firmware from the Netgear website for my router (wgt624v3_2_0_16_1_0_1NA.chk) and each time I try uploading it to the router the FW upgrade fails with a "Firmware upgrade failed. Please check your file." error message.

    When saving the firmware download from Netgear, Windows XP identifies the extension as a fragment file. Does anyone know whether the file extension .chk is valid for the firmware?

    Thanks, Frank

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    I don't think it is... the only .chk files i have ever come across are old check disk backup files.

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    ftp://downloads.netgear.com/files/wg...16_1_0_1ww.chk

    That's the file you need, the NA version is for North America only.
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    Thanks for the input guys! It appears that I have downloaded the applicable firmware (NA version), however the router chokes on it and responds with the previously stated error message.

    To make sure I didn't have corrupt file, I downloaded it at least 3 times from Netgear, and tried the upgrade connected directly to one of the routers switched ports. Any ideas or suggestions?

    Thanks, Frank

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