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Corrupt firmware, tried reset, can't ping router (WNDR4500/N900)

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Corrupt firmware, tried reset, can't ping router (WNDR4500/N900)

We had a power outage at our home, after that the N900/WNDR4500 router power light started blinking green which indicates there is a firmware issue. Reseting the router didn't correct, connection to modem shows solid amber indicating it can't connect (same cable works fine for a PC), and I can't ping nor otherwise connect to the router @ either 192.168.1.1 nor 192.168.0.1.

 

I'm presuming the router is toast/bricked at this point, unless someone here has some alternate suggestions to offer?

 

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer...

Model: WNDR4500|N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router|EOL
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Huge thanks searay! Forcing the PC to 192.168.1.2 & using the windows tftp command line utility to force the update worked (the Windows GUI tftp2 tool I downloaded did not, nothing at the GUI level seemed to see 192.168.1.1 as available)

 

Much appriciate the support and pointer! Thanks again!

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Good Work!

 

You're Welcome!

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