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R6260 Firmware reinstall

After turning it on my router's power light perpetually blinks green and stopped working completely. After doing some research it looks like it got bricked during a firmware update. After trying everything, it looks like the solution is to force a firmware install via ethernet and tftp2 app on my laptop which seems to resolve virtually everyones problems that post here...but I cannot for the life of me get it to work.

 

I've followed the steps exactly but nothing every happens once I press "upgrade" on the tftp2 interface. Here is one of the guides I have been using: https://kb.netgear.com/19841/Reinstall-the-firmware-on-a-router-without-the-setup-CD-recovery-tool

 

My hardware (router) is under warranty, but apparently since its been >90days since the purchase I can't call in to submit my warranty without paying the $50 phone support fee...which I'm refusing to do out of principle. I have another router I'm using currently but it pretty old and barely getting the job done so I'd like to fix this one soon.

 

I know this is open-ended but any suggestions?

Model: R6260|AC1600 Smart WiFi Router Dual Band Gigabit
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Re: R6260 Firmware reinstall

Try using these instructions. 

https://kb.netgear.com/000059634/How-to-upload-firmware-to-a-NETGEAR-router-using-Windows-TFTP

also make sure you're hardwired into a lan port on router for this.

and make sure tftp is enabled within windows.

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-tftp-windows-10

 

CAX80->GS716v2->RBR50->RBS50-RBS40V-RBS50Y

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Re: R6260 Firmware reinstall

Try using these instructions. 

https://kb.netgear.com/000059634/How-to-upload-firmware-to-a-NETGEAR-router-using-Windows-TFTP

also make sure you're hardwired into a lan port on router for this.

and make sure tftp is enabled within windows.

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-tftp-windows-10

 

CAX80->GS716v2->RBR50->RBS50-RBS40V-RBS50Y

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Re: R6260 Firmware reinstall

I'm starting to think that I don't know what ip address to use for the [router ip] during the cmd prompt. I tried both 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.10 and both said "connect request failed". How do I definitively find the correct ip address to put there?

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Re: R6260 Firmware reinstall

Try watching this video. They walk you through tftp on an extender but the procedure is the same for a router.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9DLrLQrpaw

CAX80->GS716v2->RBR50->RBS50-RBS40V-RBS50Y
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Re: R6260 Firmware reinstall

> I'm starting to think that I don't know what ip address to use for the
> [router ip] during the cmd prompt. I tried both 192.168.1.1 and
> 192.168.1.10 [...]

 

   The default LAN IP address of the router is "192.168.1.1".

 

   The IP address of your computer's Ethernet interface should be
"192.168.1.10" (or similar).

 

   If you're trying to talk to the router (using TFTP), then you specify
the _router's_ IP address in the TFTP command.

 

> [...] "connect request failed".

 

   If the router is sufficiently crippled, then it may not be running
its TFTP server.


> After turning it on my router's power light perpetually blinks green
> and stopped working completely. [...]

 

   So now it just looks dead, or what?

 

> [...] https://kb.netgear.com/19841

 

   Seriously old.

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Re: R6260 Firmware reinstall

I have the same issue, did you find a solution?

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