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Stuck on the power light blinking.

After i opened the app it said update and i did then my router had a red light on the power and the one beside it. After that i cut it off and back on and it was on the blinking power light only.
Model: R7450|Nighthawk AC2600 Smart WiFi Router
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Re: Stuck on the power light blinking.

Try pressing the reset button with a paper clip for 20-30 seconds to see if it resets back up. Also to note, never update a router wirelessly because you risk bricking it. The best way to update a router is wired through a laptop connected to the router and do it manually instead of using the phone app. If resetting it doesn't help you can always try the tftp method.

 

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@Eternal wrote:
After i opened the app it said update and i did then my router had a red light on the power and the one beside it.

This is a sign of corrupt firmware.

 

There is more severe, recovery reset, that you could try:

  • Press reset for 30 seconds
  • Keep pressing reset while removing power
  • Keep pressing reset for another 30 seconds while apply power

 

If it works, you may be able to use the usual method to flash the firmware again.

 

Download the latest firmware for your device – or an older version if that is what you want – and read the Release Notes for how to install it.

 

If that fails, you are into TFTP country.



How to upload firmware to a NETGEAR router using Windows TFTP | Answer | NETGEAR Support

 

This also explains how to tell Windows to use TFTP on your PC.

 

This isn't the easiest operation, so if you are forced to use it, you could try a web search to find videos that guide you through the process.

 

The good news is that TFTP has rescued many a dead device.

 

Just another user.

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