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R8500 Firwmare 1.0.2.86 Bricked Router

darebee
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R8500 Firwmare 1.0.2.86 Bricked Router

I logged on to my router this AM and noticed the update for 

1.0.2.86. I upgraded but the router never came back online. The power light is blinking amber even after a reset (didn't seem to do anything). I configured wired windows 10 device with Static IP and cannot ping the router. What are my next steps? I currently have wnd3700 plugged back in just to get internet access.

 

Thanks,

-Darren

Model: R8500|Nighthawk X8 Tri-Band AC5300 WiFi Router
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darebee
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Re: R8500 Firwmare 1.0.2.86 Bricked Router

Called Netgear support and received an RMA so they can send me a replacement.

 

Thanks,

-Darren

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darebee
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Re: R8500 Firwmare 1.0.2.86 Bricked Router

Hello? Is there anyone out there that can assist me?

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ElaineM
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Re: R8500 Firwmare 1.0.2.86 Bricked Router

Welcome to the community, @darebee

 

I suggest that you follow the steps from the link below. 

 

How to upload firmware to a NETGEAR router using TFTP

 

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team
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darebee
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Re: R8500 Firwmare 1.0.2.86 Bricked Router

@ElaineM,

 

I followed all the steps but the router does not ever show any green power lights. It goes solid amber, all lights blink on and off, solid amber, all lights blink on and off. This cycle repeats. I've held it as long as 5 minutes and have not seen any green power lights what so ever; it just keeps repeating the pattern as before. How long should it take to get the router into the green flashing power mode?

 

Thanks in advance,

-Darren

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darebee
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Re: R8500 Firwmare 1.0.2.86 Bricked Router

Called Netgear support and received an RMA so they can send me a replacement.

 

Thanks,

-Darren

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ElaineM
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: R8500 Firwmare 1.0.2.86 Bricked Router

@darebee Thank you for the update!

ElaineM
NETGEAR Community Team
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