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RBR40 won’t reset, what would you replace it with?

ccoffee60
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RBR40 won’t reset, what would you replace it with?

Orbi 42 purchased in 2018

RBR40 won't reset and probably dead.

For home use. 2000 square feet down and 2000 square feet up .

200 Mbps ISP speed

What would be a reasonable replacement in the Netgear family?

Would you get a modem/router combo?

I have ordered a refurbished replacement from Amazon and currently using a Netgear AC1750 loaner which is working very well

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plemans
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Re: RBR40 won’t reset, what would you replace it with?

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
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.

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plemans
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Re: RBR40 won’t reset, what would you replace it with?

How do you know its dead/won't reset? (Details are key as fixing it might be possible)

For the speeds you're paying for and size of your home, its a pretty spot on setup. 

So a refurb/replacmenet of the RBR40 is a solid option. 

 

 

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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ccoffee60
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Re: RBR40 won’t reset, what would you replace it with?

i have tried all the reset options, including 30-30-30... nothing...

Now awaiting a refurbished RBR40 from amazon

Thank you for your thoughts and reply

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plemans
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Re: RBR40 won’t reset, what would you replace it with?

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
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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