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Re: RBK50 seemingly dead?

DavidShawP
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RBK50 seemingly dead?

I’ve got an RBK50 with three satellites. It’s worked fine for years but tonight it isn’t responding. When I reboot it the ring light never comes on.

I tried resetting by inserting a paper clip with it powered on but the power button light just stays green and never turns amber. Help!
Model: RBK53|Orbi AC3000 Tri-band WiFi System
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plemans
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Re: RBK50 seemingly dead?

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

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/50mbps upload from Xfinity
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DavidShawP
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Re: RBK50 seemingly dead?

I appreciate the feedback.  I tried both methods.  It seems it's too dead even for these low level tools.  

 

./nmrpflash -i en0 -f RBR50-V2.7.3.22.img
Advertising NMRP server on en0 ... |
No response after 60 seconds. Bailing out.

I guess I have to go buy a new router.  

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plemans
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Re: RBK50 seemingly dead?

Sometimes it can take a few tries to get the timing right. 

Another thing you can try doing is swap the power supply from the router with a satellite. Maybe its going bad and not supplying enough power to boot the router. 

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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