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R6120 powerlight is flashing after bad update

SamUsesNG
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R6120 powerlight is flashing after bad update

Title says it all, basically I tried to update my router, and accidentally unplugged it while doing that. Now the green power LED is slowly flashing and the router is doing nothing.

Model: R6120|AC1200 Dual Band WiFi Router
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antinode
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Re: R6120 powerlight is flashing after bad update

> [...] Now the green power LED is slowly flashing and the router is
> doing nothing.

 

   And your Web/forum search for terms like, say:
      Netgear flashing power
found nothing useful?  Including, for, example:

 

      https://community.netgear.com/t5/x/x/m-p/2121897
      https://community.netgear.com/t5/x/x/m-p/2109843
      [and a host of others...]

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Re: R6120 powerlight is flashing after bad update


@SamUsesNG wrote:

Title says it all, basically I tried to update my router, and accidentally unplugged it while doing that. Now the green power LED is slowly flashing and the router is doing nothing.


Sadly, unplugging the thing may have done serious damage to the router's firmware. The manual for your device will confirm that the flashing power light you see is a sign of corrupt firmware.

 

First see if this gets you anywhere:

 

How do I perform a factory reset on my NETGEAR router? | Answer | NETGEAR Support

 

The chances are low, but you never know, and you won't do any more damage.

 

If that fails, then try this:

 

  • Press reset for 30 seconds
  • Keep pressing reset while removing power
  • Keep pressing reset for another 30 seconds while apply power

 

It is a more severe "recovery reset". If that works, and the power light stops flashing, then you may be able to so this:

 

How do I manually upgrade firmware to my NETGEAR router? | Answer | NETGEAR Support

 

If that fails, then this is the next thing to try:

 

How to upload firmware to a NETGEAR router using Windows TFTP | Answer | NETGEAR Support

 

This also explains how to enable TFTP on a Windows PC.

 

TFTP isn't the easiest operation – it can take several attenmpst to get the timing right – so if you are forced to use it try a web search for videos that guide you through the process.

 

For example:



Different device, but the approach is the same.


The good news is that TFTP has rescued many a dead device.

 

If that doesn't work, come back for other suggestions.

 

Just another user with a set of boilerplate macros.

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