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Router lights say amber

jbbbci
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Router lights say amber

IMy Nighthalk router went down after a power outage. the lights were staying amber, so I follow the troubleshooting and the light still stay amber occationally going off, and then going back to amber. Does anybody have anysuggestions as how to reset this? Or is it fried.

 

Thank you.

Model: R8500|Nighthawk X8 Tri-Band AC5300 WiFi Router
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antinode
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Re: Router lights say amber

> [...] the lights were staying amber, so I follow the troubleshooting
> and the light still stay amber occationally going off, [...]

   Which "the lights"?  Which "the troubleshooting"?  Which "the light"?

   There is a last-ditch/emergency TFTP recovery scheme:

      https://kb.netgear.com/22688/

   I know nothing, but some reports here suggest that, on Windows, the
built-in command-line TFTP client works better than the "tftp2.exe"
program shown there.

   To enable the built-in command-line TFTP client on Windows 10:

      Settings > Apps > (Related settings) Programs and Features >
      Turn Windows features on or off : TFTP Client

   Or, if you can find a Control Panel, then:

      Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows features
      on or off : TFTP Client

> [...] Or is it fried.

   Possibly?

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Re: Router lights say amber

If the power went off for the whole network, remember to starft things in the right order.

 

Be sure to restart your network in this sequence:

 

  • Turn off and unplug the modem.
  • Turn off the modem router and computers.
  • Plug in the modem and turn it on. Wait 2 minutes.
  • Turn on the modem router and wait 2 minutes.
  • Turn on the computers.

If that doesn't work, check the manual to decipher what the LEDs are telling you.

 

There is a manual for the R8500 somewhere at the end of this link:

 

>>> R8500 | Product | Support | NETGEAR <<<

 

See page 173.

 

 

Just another user.

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