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#1 stunworks82

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 11:07 AM

I have a netgear wnr1000v2 wireless router connected to a DSL modem. The internet access with this setup has worked flawlessly for a long time. Yesterday due to speed issues I rebooted the modem  and router and the router only got so far as to have the power led bling green.

I found from searching that it is a possible firmware update issue. I downloaded the new firmware .img file and tried using tftp as many websites suggested to push it to the router but am constantly getting "server cannot be accessed" issue. I am not even able to ping the router.. Can someone please help me debug and resolve this?



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#2 Wand3r3r

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 12:55 PM

Appears that router came out in 2009 from the documentation seen here

http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/WNR1000V2/wnr1000_ds_29jan09.pdf

 

That is beyond the normal lifespan of the router. 

 

You only do firmware updates to enhance the feature set of the router [or bug fixes].  Firmware will not help in your situation.

You can try setting back to factory and then see if you can access/resetup.

 

Otherwise consider a new router.  They are much better now.



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Posted 10 May 2017 - 04:13 PM

Hit the "reset" button on the back and see if it works.

 

I use two routers - one from 2003 and one from 2006, and they work fine. I think it may just be a glitch in the software.


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 07:08 PM

iMacg3 just so you are aware older routers are hackable due to firmware vulnerabilities. Even some recent ones. Might want to google your models/firmware versions and see if you are vulnerable.



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Posted 11 May 2017 - 07:33 PM

Both routers have DD-WRT on them, so they're secure.


Edited by iMacg3, 11 May 2017 - 07:34 PM.

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 11:16 PM

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