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R8000 is a brick after firmware update

imx4fun
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R8000 is a brick after firmware update

Last nite I noticed a firmware update available for my R8000 WiFi router. during the install, the update stalled and my router has been a brick ever since. I can ping it at 192.168.1.1 but the white power light just flashes. I've tried the tftp image transfer but it just timeouts. Please help. This router is less than 18 months old. I've been happy with it until now.
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antinode
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Re: R8000 is a brick after firmware update

> [...] I've tried the tftp image transfer but it just timeouts. [...]

 

   The TFTP recovery scheme is a multi-step procedure which offers
multiple opportunities for user input, hence user error.  By itself,
saying that you "tried" it doesn't say much.  Especially when using a
command-line program, copy+paste is your friend.

      https://community.netgear.com/t5/x/x/m-p/1622096#M102004


   Which file did you try to send?

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imx4fun
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Re: R8000 is a brick after firmware update

filename = R8000-V1.0.4.52_10.1.67.chk

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antinode
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Re: R8000 is a brick after firmware update

> filename = R8000-V1.0.4.52_10.1.67.chk

 

   That looks plausible.  (Although there's a newer "Firmware Version
1.0.4.56 - Hot Fix" available, too.)

   Now, how, exactly, did you try to send it?

 

> [...] By itself, saying that you "tried" it doesn't say much.
> Especially when using a command-line program, copy+paste is your friend.

 

   Still true.

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