Hello community. I recently plugged in my R6300v1 in an attempt to convert it into an access point, but I noticed the power button was flashing green indicating corrupted firmware. Now I'm not sure if I'm right on this or not, but I've been trying to use the built in TFTP protocol through the command prompt on Windows 8 to move the latest firmware I downloaded for the router from my laptop to the router, but I have had little success. I'm not sure whether I'm doing something wrong with the commands I'm using, but if anyone could provide an explanation on how to successfully fix my issue it would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. I've already tried looking in the community for a solution and the links that were provided just took me back to the netgear community home page and the best explanation I could find resulted in failure.
If anyone has any questions I'll be happy to answer. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
Re: Corrupted Firmware
> [...] I've been trying to use the built in TFTP protocol through the
> command prompt on Windows 8 to move the latest firmware I downloaded for
> the router from my laptop to the router, but I have had little success.
"trying" or "little success" is not a useful problem description. It
does not say what you did. It does not say what happened when you did
it. As usual, showing actual actions with their actual results (error
messages, LED indicators, ...) can be more helpful than vague
descriptions or interpretations.
> [...] I'm not sure whether I'm doing something wrong with the commands
> I'm using, [...]
With my weak psychic powers, I have no idea what you did.
> P.S. I've already tried looking in the community for a solution and
> the links that were provided [...]
No idea what those "links" might have been, either.
Re: Corrupted Firmware
I followed all of the instructions on this page https://kb.netgear.com/000059634/How-to-upload-firmware-to-a-NETGEAR-router-using-Windows-TFTP
I downloaded and extracted the firmware to my desktop (R6300-V220.127.116.11_1.0.59.chk)
I then connected the router which is the R6300 to my laptop with an ethernet cable
I set my laptop to have a manual IP of 10.0.0.5 (since i am connected to comcast internet) and a default gateway of 10.0.0.1 since that is the current IP of the internet I am connected to.
Then I opened the command prompt after enabling the windows TFTP client on windows 10 and typed in
C:\Users\jake-_000\desktop>tftp -1 10.0.0.1 put R6300-V18.104.22.168_1.0.59.chk
Before hitting enter I turned off the R6300 and held the reset button for ten seconds, turned the power back on, and held the reset button until the power LED had flashed green 10 times. I then released the reset button and pressed enter and the command prompt displayed a message saying "connect request failed"
I also tried putting in
C:\Users\jake-_000\desktop>tftp -1 192.168.1.1 put R6300-V22.214.171.124_1.0.59.chk
but that failed as well.
I'm not sure if this link is accurate but I followed all of the instructions. I also found this link and have yet to try it
so maybe i'll try this but if you can tell what I did wrong that is an explanation of exactly what I did
Re: Corrupted Firmware
> I followed all of the instructions on this page [...]
> I set my laptop to have a manual IP of 10.0.0.5 [...]
Where did "the instructions on this page" say to do that?
> [...] (since i am connected to comcast internet) [...]
What, exactly, does "connected to comcast internet" mean to you?
If the R6300 is confused enough to need a TFTP firmware load, then
first, I wouldn't connect its WAN/Internet port to anything, and second,
I would not bet that its LAN IP address would be what it was when it
didn't need a TFTP firmware load. I think that I'd actually try to
follow "the instructions on this page", not some variation of "the
instructions on this page".
> C:\Users\jake-_000\desktop>tftp -1 10.0.0.1 put R6300-V126.96.36.199_1.0.59.chk
That's "-i", not "-1".
> Before hitting enter I turned off the R6300 [...]
If you can get a flashing power indicator, then I wouldn't
immediately try to do exotic, carefully-timed things with Reset. Save
that sort of thing for when the simple stuff (done correctly) fails.
> I also tried putting in
> C:\Users\jake-_000\desktop>tftp -1 192.168.1.1 put R6300-V188.8.131.52_1.0.59.chk
> but that failed as well.
"failed"? Did any of these commands fail with any particular error
message(s)? See "As usual, [...]", above. Again, that's "-i", not
"-1". And what was the computer's IP address when you did that? Still
"10.0.0.5", or something else (better)?
> [...] I also found this link [...]
If you're using a Windows system, then I'd stick with the
Windows-specific instructions. And I'd avoid downloading any
third-party TFTP client program(s).
> [...] that is an explanation of exactly what I did
Not really. It does say more than "trying to use", but gaps remain.