R7000 No Boot
The router was flashed with the latest Merlin FW and booted up without issue. I completed the setup and inputted my WiFi SSID settings.
After saving the WiFi settings, the router indicated it had to reboot. Once I hit save, the router never booted back up.
I only have a solid Orange LED on the power button and 2 other lights that are white. I cannot get into the router and it is not assigining any IP addresses. When connecting an ethernet cable, the LAN LED turns orange to indicate activity, but I cannot connect or get an IP address from the router.
I tried setting a static IP on my laptop and connecting an ethernet directly to the router to flash a fw using tftp which did not work. As a last resort, I ordered a USB TTL cable hoping to recover the router using that method.
I connected the TTL adapter in the following method:
Router TX -> TTL USB RX
TTL USB TX - > Router RX
Router GND -> TTL USB GND
The router LEDs all turn on when connecting the ground, so i tried without the ground, and i get no response from the putty session.
The behaviour of the router when turned on is the following: All lights turn on, and 1 second later the power LED turns orange and that is all.
Re: R7000 No Boot
You say Merlin's latest. RMerlin does not make a firmware for this router, but Xvortex does. Is this what was loaded? Netgear will not be much help with 3rd party firmware. Would suggest you post on the site that supports the firmware you loaded. If was Xvortex then this is the main site.
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Re: R7000 No Boot
Thanks Bill, i did indeed flash the Xvortex FW. At this point i would like to flash any FW to get this up and running.
I tried posting on that board, but there is quite a bit of noise and my post didn't receive any replies. The issue i'm having is that, the router isn't showing any signs of life.
Re: R7000 No Boot
First of all I have to say that I find this Asus-wrt Merlin Vortex, the most creepy firmware that I ever laid on my router. And as a big plus of this 'firmware' it completely destroyed my TimeMachine backups. Luckily I had no problem to return to the Netgear software. That is not making me happy but having been able to try DD-WRT, I thought there maybe firmware yo put there that's as good and capable of maintaining high Internet speeds to my ISP. Because I have a 750Mbps connection which can't be maintained by DD-WRT.
The fact that there are some lights on your Netgear makes me think that there is some life in it. And to be honest, when I flashed this creepy Merlin-Vortex stuff, it took a long time before the router responded and came back to life. Could it be that you did not wait long enough?
Anyway did you try the 30-30-30 reset? And if yes can you tell me how you performed it? If you did not yet do it try it and wait. I did all my flashing on WiFi (against all advice hehehehe) But when you have a cable and you are able to reset it, you should be able to connect it UNLESS you are performing BEHIND a modem that also works as a router. If so you should connect to the router with:
(you can also try https://192.168.2.1:8443
But only if you have set the router to connect to https before.) When you set an IP on your computer it may not work. But if you try it should be within the range the router is giving out.
If you are NOT behind a modem that is giving out addresses it should connected the normal way eg http://192.168.1.1
My advice is to take out all other network connections and first try to connect to the router. You should also prevent any other router on your network to give your computer an ip.......
But I expect that the router worked with the creepy inconsistant Vortex software, but that you did not get it connected because it gave out an unexpected IP range. Your computer did not get an IP because you should have restarted it immediately after flashing the router. The netmask and the old IP address where still in your computers cache. So try to reset and restart your computer.