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Cyprus CY.T.A. issue patch for (at least) the THOMSON TG585 v7.

Customers of CyTA in Cyprus returning from a day at the office, might find their home internet connections down today.

Whenever trying to access a website, you are greeted with an (as usual) poorly designed message that CyTA has detected (clever people, not) that their modem requires a patch upgrade.

If you speak Greek only, you’re a little screwed if you use Mac or Linux… since the additional patches for these two are mentioned only under the English part of the message.

In any case, both of these extra patches are DOS/Windows executables anyway, so if you are anything like me, don’t bother with them at all. Instead, fire up a instance of XP in a VM which is in Bridged networking mode and just run the downloaded file.

After a while, I got something along the lines of “*** Patch was installed successfully ***” and that was it, my connection then worked as normal.

CyTA, if you are going to do something like this in the future, no matter how far away from now, it is still considered a courtesy to inform your customers beforehand, like other ISPs do. Finally, thank fook I didn’t have a problem and need to phone you, since I’m fed up of being given the runarounds on your stupid support number too. Haven’t called you for over a year and would like to keep it that way if I can. Blogs like this are more useful than anybody on your support line.

EDIT: Screenshot here.

  1. May 24th, 2011 at 19:36 | #1

    so where do I get this patch from?

  2. Chris Ergatides
    May 24th, 2011 at 19:49 | #2

    In a nutshell, unless you get a page which is loading off of the http://www.cytanet-dslaccess.com.cy/ domain which includes the link to the patch, you need not worry or even endeavour to find the patch.

    I repeat, DO NOT do this, unless you can no longer access any webpages and are forced to view only a certain page which includes the message and the link to the patch. I have the URL, but I can’t put it here as I will not be responsible for a damage done to any modems out there.

    If anyone runs into any issues, I’ll be more than happy to help out. Contact form is over here.

    Thanks for stopping by Terra, I enjoy reading your tweets. 🙂

  3. May 24th, 2011 at 19:54 | #3

    Thanks man:)
    Long Live CYTA. 🙂

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