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Re: Whats up with this R7000 (odd light pattern)

Nisin
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Whats up with this R7000 (odd light pattern)

I picked up a r7000 ( no clue if its stock fw or something else). When I plug it flashs some lights then cycles the following  pattern.

 

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _      (3 sec)
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _      (1 sec)
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _      (1 sec)
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _      (1 sec)

I havent been able to find anything about this lighting pattern.
Is this bricked? 

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Would my next step be: https://www.myopenrouter.com/article/how-debrick-or-recover-netgear-r7000-r6300v2-or-r6250-wi-fi-rou...

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
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Re: Whats up with this R7000 (odd light pattern)


@Nisin wrote:

I picked up a r7000 ( no clue if its stock fw or something else).


You did do a factory reset as soon as you got it?

 

How do I perform a factory reset on my NETGEAR router? | Answer | NETGEAR Support

 

 


@Nisin wrote:

Is this bricked? 

 


What do the LEDs look like after it has been through its disco routine? The state of the power LED is the giveaway.

 

 

 

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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Nisin
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Re: Whats up with this R7000 (odd light pattern)

I tired to factory reset and it still does the same thing.

The disco routine never stops. It keeps repeating the same cycle over and over.

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Nisin
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Re: Whats up with this R7000 (odd light pattern)

I tried tftp following this guide

https://kb.netgear.com/000059633/How-to-upload-firmware-to-a-NETGEAR-router-using-TFTP-client

 

Thing is, it doesnt seem to connect.

I had the Network Connections window open in windows and noticed the connection would say

Enabled
Identifying
Netowrk cable unplugged

 

Seemed rather random and not corresponding with the the lights. 
Sometimes it would do it twice in a row and other times nothing.

 

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antinode
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Re: Whats up with this R7000 (odd light pattern)

> I tired to factory reset and it still does the same thing.

 

   "tired" how, exactly?  Did pressing the button have any effect on the
LEDs?

 

> Netowrk cable unplugged

 

   If the Windows system doesn't see it as a physically live Ethernet
connection, then there may be little hope.

 


> Would my next step be: [...]

 

   If you can't get a network connection to it, then the serial port may
be all that's left.

 

 

> [...] Thing is, it doesnt seem to connect.

 

   "seem"?  Actual commands/actions?  Actual error message?


> Sometimes it would do it twice in a row and other times nothing.

 

   "it"?

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@Nisin wrote:

I tried tftp following this guide

https://kb.netgear.com/000059633/How-to-upload-firmware-to-a-NETGEAR-router-using-TFTP-client

 


This is more recent.

 

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

 

It includes details on using TFTP from Windows rather than a third party client.

 

If a standard factory reset fails, 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.

 

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

 

For example:



Different device, but the approach is the same.

 

You have to do everything in the  correct order, paying careful attention to any messages that you see.

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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Nisin
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Re: Whats up with this R7000 (odd light pattern)


@antinode wrote:

>   "tired" how, exactly?  Did pressing the button have any effect on the
LEDs?

None

 

>   If you can't get a network connection to it, then the serial port may
be all that's left.

Im starting to think that also. 

 


@michaelkenward wrote:

> If a standard factory reset fails, 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

I tired doing this, but the reset button looks to be unresponsive. Pressing it does not stop the light pattern. 

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