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Registered: ‎2012-07-08

Green Flashing Power Light During Setup

So today I bought a WNDR4500 to replace my old router. I followed the instructions, power off modem, connect router to modem, turn on modem, then turn on the router. Here it says wait for the 2.4GHz LED to light up but the only thing my router does is has the power light flash green. I have reset the router and my modem and still nothing different. I can't even get to www.routerlogin.net or anything with my pc connected to the router. Any help would be awesome, thanks.
Aspirant
Posts: 192
Registered: ‎2010-12-31

Re: Green Flashing Power Light During Setup

try holding in the reset button then plug in the power and keep it pressed for 60 seconds, then unplug, release the reset and power up again.
Aspirant
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Registered: ‎2012-08-06

Re: Green Flashing Power Light During Setup

Have a n900 r4500 and have the same problem. Tried the reset and still same.
Aspirant
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎2012-08-06

Re: Green Flashing Power Light During Setup

Worked with Netgear Tech and told me to return the unit, is defective.
Aspirant
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎2012-08-09

Re: Green Flashing Power Light During Setup

there is a way to get around that blinking light. It's just corrupted firmware. I had the same issue when i bought mine....and I am amazed at how dumb tech support is.

http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/18989/kw/wndr4500%20corrupted%20firmware%20recovery%20... this fixed it for me and i didn't have to return it. Especially if you can't even log into your router GUI.
Aspirant
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎2012-08-25

Re: Green Flashing Power Light During Setup

Thanks! you saved me I bought it in the U.S. and am now out of the country.
Returning it would not be easy. followed the instructions and dropped the FW in and it now it works like a charm.
Don't be to hard on tech support. That solution is pretty hardcore. Most people would prefer to return a router...
Nice bit of engineering being able to update the FW even when FW is corrupted...
Aspirant
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎2012-07-03

Re: Green Flashing Power Light During Setup

blacksunshine,

In those instructions I do have ONE DUMB question.........

If using windows XP, it says go to the cmd prompt and use "cd" command to navigate to the folder where your firmware is downloaded............ my question is, how do you navigate to the firmware from the command prompt? It just says use cd command. For someone who is intermediate that instruction doesn't help.
Aspirant
Posts: 192
Registered: ‎2010-12-31

Re: Green Flashing Power Light During Setup

place the file on the c drive then keep doing cd.. (enter key)
cd.. (enter key)
cd.. until the prompt reads
C:\>

then your at the start of the c drive where the file is.
Luminary
Posts: 89,285
Registered: ‎2009-01-27

Re: Green Flashing Power Light During Setup

place the firmware on the desktop

go to Start >run CMD and hit return

first box pops up will already defaulted to desktop

try dir and hit return

you can find the file you save


easier to save tftp and firmware on desktop and follow rest of the command
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Posts: 192
Registered: ‎2010-12-31

Re: Green Flashing Power Light During Setup

not on windows 7, it defaults to the users (current account your logged into) folder
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