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CONVERT RBR40 TO RBS40

madhatter
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CONVERT RBR40 TO RBS40

I followed the instructions posted on reddit and it bricked my RBR40.  I'm guessing I didn't start out with the right firmware version before starting the process.  The reddit posts don't mention what the starting f/w version should be.  Does anyone have that information?

1xRBR50 1xRBS50 2xRBS40
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CrimpOn
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Re: CONVERT RBR40 TO RBS40

The only conversion that I recall is turning an RBR50 into an RBS50.  Are you certain that the hack you employed is intended for an RBR40?

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CrimpOn
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Re: CONVERT RBR40 TO RBS40

The only conversion that I recall is turning an RBR50 into an RBS50.  Are you certain that the hack you employed is intended for an RBR40?

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plemans
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Re: CONVERT RBR40 TO RBS40

@CrimpOn is right. The only hack I know is the 50 series. 

And its a disclaimer you can brick your device. 

You won't find "hacks" on the official forum for netgear. That's why you were on reddit. 

 

You can try recoving it with tftp or nmrpflash.  

are you on windows? if so, follow this guide

https://kb.netgear.com/000059634/How-to-upload-firmware-to-a-NETGEAR-router-using-Windows-TFTP

 

just make sure you enable tftp 

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-tftp-windows-10

 

and here's a video walk through using a tftp client. Use the built in one for windows 10 though. the video is more of an example of how its done. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9DLrLQrpaw

 

and if that doesn't work, you can try using nmrpflash

https://github.com/jclehner/nmrpflash

 

Otherwise you might have a bricked device. Good luck

 

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madhatter
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Re: CONVERT RBR40 TO RBS40

Hi, thanks, yes, here are the instructions I followed:

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/orbi/comments/i6qbca/success_converted_from_rbr40_to_rbs40/


@CrimpOn wrote:

The only conversion that I recall is turning an RBR50 into an RBS50.  Are you certain that the hack you employed is intended for an RBR40?


 

1xRBR50 1xRBS50 2xRBS40
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plemans
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Re: CONVERT RBR40 TO RBS40

I'd stick with discussing it on the reddit forum where members have done it as well as since its not a official procedure 

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/50mbps upload from Xfinity
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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