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Firmware won't allow 64bit OS, solutions?

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I just got W7 64bit, and when I tried to configure my router, it would not allow it because it said it only worked on 32bit systems. Is there a way around this? I've looked all over the web, and I haven't found anything. There is no firmware update.

The model is Netgear WGR614v9. I just bought it a year ago, and I really don't want to buy another one just because the idiots won't write new firmware.

I really appreciate the help.
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The router doesn't know or even care what version of Windows you have. It is the configuration software that has issues and you don't need it anyway.

Typically you can get into the router by typing typically or (or rarely or ) into your web browser and configure the router that way. Your manual will have the appropriate address to use or it's often printed on the underside of your Netgear router.
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Nor does it care about what operating system you are using as Neil said. [bleep], you could even connect your phone to your wifi network and access the router page through your phones browser.

What exactly told you that you couldnt configure the router on a 32 bit system?
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