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WNDR4500 Power Light Blinking

dblee1950
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WNDR4500 Power Light Blinking

I have tried the posted solutions to resolve this to no avail.  I have tried, cycling power switch in back, unplugging power cord, reseting in back of unit.  No help.  I have hooked up router directly to my laptop, set static ip, turned off wifi on laptop, nothing else connected to router but ethernet cable from laptop to lan port.  I have tried different lan ports on router, I have swapped ethernet cables.  when I try to ping, i get request timed out or destination unreachable.  Settings:  IP address: 192.168.1.2; subnet mask:  255.255.255.0; default gateway:  192.168.1.1; Preferred DNS server:  192.168.1.1; Alt:  192.168.1.11

I tried pinging both the ...1 and ...2 address to no avail.  Not totally sure ip settings are right for a static ip between the two.  I have downloaded the firmware and tftp2 files but don't think anything will work until I can get a static connection between laptop and router.  any help appreciated.  thx

Model: WNDR4500v2|N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
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antinode
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Re: WNDR4500 Power Light Blinking

> I have tried the posted solutions [...]

 

   _Which_ "the posted solutions"?

 

> [...] I have hooked up router directly to my laptop, set static ip,
> [...]

 

   How, exactly?  What is your (unspecified) "my laptop"?

 

> [...] I have tried different lan ports on router, I have swapped
> ethernet cables. [...]

 

   Can't your (unspecified) "my laptop" tell you whether the physical
link is good?

 

> [...] Settings: IP address: 192.168.1.2; subnet mask: 255.255.255.0;
> default gateway: 192.168.1.1; Preferred DNS server: 192.168.1.1; Alt:
> 192.168.1.11

 

   "Alt:"?  You shouldn't need _any_ DNS server for this procedure, let
alone two of them.

 

> I tried pinging both the ...1 and ...2 address to no avail.

 

   I'm handicapped by your descriptions and my inability to see what
you're doing, but if you configured your (unspecified) "my laptop" so
that its Ethernet interface has an IP address of "192.168.1.2", then a
command like "ping 192.168.1.2" should work, pretty much no matter what,
which suggests that you're doing something else/wrong.  As usual,
showing an actual command with an actual error message might be more
helpful than "tried" and "to no avail".  Copy+paste is your friend.


   "ping 192.168.1.2" would be your (unspecified) "my laptop" talking to
itself.  It's not very useful, but almost can't fail.  "ping
192.168.1.1" would be your (unspecified) "my laptop" talking to the
router, which is the real test.

 

> Not totally sure ip settings are right for a static ip between the
> two.

 

   Same here.

 

> [...] I have downloaded the firmware and tftp2 files [...]


   Which "the firmware"?

 

   You don't need to download (or use) any third-party TFTP client
software for this.  See, for example:

 

      https://community.netgear.com/t5/x/x/m-p/1622096#M102004

 

> [...] don't think anything will work until I can get a static
> connection between laptop and router.

 

   That much sounds right.

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dblee1950
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Re: WNDR4500 Power Light Blinking

Thanks for the help.  

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