My R7000 is equiped with Tomato firmwear and VPN and I would like to get it back to a regular router. Factor reset or reset does not do the trick.
Best hope is to try a manual flash using the Netgear firmware like what you would do with a Tomato update. It has been too long since I ran Tomato on a r7000 to remember how to get back. Next would be the tftp method, as that should work. If not then it is break open the case and do a flash from the serial interface. That requires getting a USB to serial dongle.
Questions like this is why I always suggest to folks who are asking about 3rd party firmware to make sure they know how to reinstall the vendors firmware, Netgear in this case, before they install the 3rd party firmware.
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