R7800 DD-WRT Removal


R7800 DD-WRT Removal

I currently have a number of Netgear Nighthawk Routers and my main one was the R7800, I just upgraded to the AX3000- RAX40.  The problem that I am having is reverting the Firmware back to the Netgear Software from DD-WRT (which was running with CyberGhost VPN).  I have followed a number of posts stating to Download and Unzip from Netgear Support the latest firmware and run tFTP2 and enter in the IP address of the router ( which access the router being that It is hard wired via Ethernet to my laptop (windows 10), and enter the Router Netgear Password on S/N: label (wifi Password) and have even tried "password" and "Password".  Once powered off and waiting 10 - 20 seconds power router back on and "click" Upgrade on the tFTP2.  I did increase retries to 5, and all 5 state "Unable to get response from Server"  I have even tried a hard reset and upgrade with same results. The power light will Start Amber (orange) color and port 4 (my ethernet connection) will start to flash white and then Power light turns white.Have tried either net cable into WAN port and all 4 Ethernet ports with same results.


Please advise how I can factory reset this R7800 to be able to utilize it as a repeater to replace my R1900.


Thank You.

Model: R7800|Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Wifi Router
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Re: R7800 DD-WRT Removal

This forum is for stock firmware only. You'll have better support at the DD-WRT forum instead by asking there

Routing: NETGEAR RAX43 - Firmware: V1.0.11.112 (1 Gbps down, 50 Mbps up)
Switching: 2x NETGEAR 8-ports (GS108v4) / 1x NETGEAR 16-ports (JGS516v2)
Desktop: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X - Server: Intel Core i7-7700K - NAS: Intel Pentium G4400, 16 TB
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