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Re: How to enter in Failsafe mode on a Nighthawk?

voloff
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How to enter in Failsafe mode on a Nighthawk?

Hello!
What are the steps to enter in failsafe mode on the nighthawks?

Trying to recover a bricked R7800
Model: R7800|Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Wifi Router
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plemans
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Re: How to enter in Failsafe mode on a Nighthawk?

you can try using tftp or nmrpflash. 

are you on windows? if so, follow this guide

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

 

just make sure you enable tftp 

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

 

and here's a video walk through. 

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

 

and if that doesn't work, you can try using nmrpflash

https://github.com/jclehner/nmrpflash

Current Setup: CM2000-> SXK30-> GS716v2-> Arris W31 x2-> Pi-hole->
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voloff
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Re: How to enter in Failsafe mode on a Nighthawk?

I did ask for failsafe mode because the router before it was in bootloop, and now is blinking in orange each sec the power led, so I am trying to figure what mode I am entering in the router, which I don't have a clue.


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plemans
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Re: How to enter in Failsafe mode on a Nighthawk?

Not sure exactly what you think "failsafe" mode is. 

did you try the tftp or nmrpflash? They're designed to reinstall a firmware in case of bricked devices, corrupt firmware, etc. 

Failsafe *usually* implies backup firmware on a device that it can revert to. Netgear consumer routers don't have this. 

Current Setup: CM2000-> SXK30-> GS716v2-> Arris W31 x2-> Pi-hole->
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Re: How to enter in Failsafe mode on a Nighthawk?


@voloff wrote:

What are the steps to enter in failsafe mode on the nighthawks?


Like @plemans I have no idea what you mean by that.

 

It isn't a term I have seen in some years hanging around here.

 

As @plemans says, the usual escape route is TFTP. Any reason why you rejected that advice?

 

There is more severe, recovery reset, that you could try:

  • Press reset for 30 seconds
  • Keep pressing reset while removing power
  • Keep pressing reset for another 30 seconds while apply power

 

If it works, you may be able to use the usual method to flash the firmware again.

 

Download the latest firmware for your device – or an older version if that is what you want – and read the Release Notes for how to install it.

 

If that fails, you are into TFTP country.


How to upload firmware to a NETGEAR router using Windows TFTP | Answer | NETGEAR Support

 

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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