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2012-05-31 08:01 AM - last edited on 2015-07-19 04:08 PM by nglpem
My WNDR4500 has had corrupted firmware twice in the last month. I've had no power outages or any obvious reason for this to occur. (And of course I lost my installation CD) I was able to manually reinstall the firmware, but it's kind of a pain. Anyone have any guesses on why this might be happening? I also wish I could download the firmware recovery tool from Netgear, but it's not available...TIA
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izaacloren wrote: i followed that step by step but after the eneter cmd into the start menu thats where i get lost cause ill put cd then hit enter and i cant navigate through anything to find the firmware file it needs more detail way more
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blacksunshine wrote: You're right! a power strip won't work, but a surge protector will. And an APC backup as stated before will also work and is the best solution for any pc related product. and since a power surge is the cause for it. Surge protector is the first line of defence.
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dbrownwhgt wrote: I did all of this. I now have a solid green power light but still no connectivity. Netgear genie gives me this message:
The router Internet port has no connection or the connection is loose, or the connection settings are not configured properly.
Opening router configuration for you to check. The user name is admin. The default password is password.
2012-10-16 03:07 PM
blacksunshine wrote: ok. to make it simple you should extract the rar file with the firmware update in it and just put it in your C: folder. So when you go into CMD
you can find it easier. now when you open it...it sill say c:windows/system32. type CD.. and hit enter....now it will say C:windows. Type CD.. and hit enter again and you should be at the root menu of C: At this point type DIR to pull up the list of whats on the root directory. you should see your folder. For example....Mine was WNDR4500-v184.108.40.206_1.0.36. So when you go to enter you folder type CD WNDR4500-v220.127.116.11_1.0.36 (type yours if different) and hit enter. Now you will be in the folder you created. and hit DIR again to see the file. FYI..don't change the firmware file name at all when you put it in the folder on your C drive. next you will see C: (yourfoldername) type tftp -i 192.168.1.1 put wndr4500-v18.104.22.168_1.0.36.chk and hit enter (yes the spaces are supposed to be there). it will send it to the router....now watch your lights and don't do anything until the power light turns solid green.
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luvs2ridefar wrote: When I type in cd it does not change. Still \users\Patsy.