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Orange light, another dead Netgear router

ColorofGrey
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Orange light, another dead Netgear router

Bought this router for the range. Expensive but looks great, albeit the range was never that great.
Today no wifi. Orange power light. Looked around here, tried everything I could find without internet (obviously) looks like my newish router is a paperweight. Disappointing to read so many people here getting an orange light out of the blue like this and it just means it's broken.
Model: R7000P|Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi Router with MU-MIMO
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Re: Orange light, another dead Netgear router


@ColorofGrey wrote:
Today no wifi. Orange power light.


The orange power LED is a sign of corrupt firmware.

 

Unfortunately, the R7000P has introduced the possibility of automated firmware updates. So it can try to upgrade of its own accord. I turn off that sort of thing.

 

You have a couple of recovery options.

 

First try a simple factory reset. (The pin in the back trick.)

 

If that fails, and the LED still looks odd, there is this:

 

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

You may then have to resort to this:

 

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

 

That is a bit out of date in that it does not tell you that Windows has a TFTP function built in, you just have to enable it.

 

  • Control Panel
  • Programs and Features
  • Turn Windows features on or off
  • TFTP client - enable

That's probably easier than retrieving software from a website.

 

Mac's also support native TFTP.

 

Then just follow Netgear's instructions

 

 

 

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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antinode
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Re: Orange light, another dead Netgear router

> [...] Windows has a TFTP function built in, you just have to enable
> it. [...]

   Except that after you "just have to enable it", you might need to use
it:

      https://community.netgear.com/t5/x/x/m-p/1533866#M87578

> Mac's also support native TFTP.

   I don't know what "native TFTP" is, but that post also shows how to
use the TFTP client program on a Mac.

> Then just follow Netgear's instructions

   To the extent that they apply.  "Adapt", rather than "follow", I'd
say.

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