R7900 Nighthawk AC3000 No Internet Connection


R7900 Nighthawk AC3000 No Internet Connection

Nighthawk X6S AC3000 Tri Band WiFi Router /R7900P


-No wifi/wire connection available
-Amber LEDs /Power LED


Troubleshooting steps[summary]

-plugged labtop via wire cable port 3.
-(made sure external wifi connections were NOT present/turned off wifi)
-IPconfig shows no gateway

-unable to connect via browser to

Turned off/on Router - same result
tried factory reset - same result

downloaded netgear genie for windows
(again made sure isp cable and cable to laptop are plugged

netgear shows no connection from
device to laptop
isp to device

note device power still amber.





Model: R7900|Nighthawk X6 AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi Router
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Re: R7900 Nighthawk AC3000 No Internet Connection

@Alemer3 wrote:

Amber LEDs /Power LED


There is something wrong with your firmware.


There is a manual for the R7900 somewhere at the end of this link:


>>>> R7900 | Product | Support | NETGEAR <<<<


See page 173.


You may have to resort to TFTP.


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That is a bit out of date in that it does not tell you that Windows has a TFTP function built in, you just have to enable it.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

Just another user.

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