The first symptom of corrupted firmware could be blinking green power lights or the router is not booting properly. Reasons could be various and the easiest and fastest solution is NETGEAR Router Firmware Update.
To be true, we have faced various of these situations when NETGEAR product users find misleading information from various sources and just throw their devices out. Please don`t do that if you have any of the following NETGEAR device symptoms:
- you get an error like failing to update the firmware
- green LED light is blinking
- can’t access your router login page
All this may be fixed with a firmware update follow this tutorial to reset your NETGEAR device:
- Download the latest firmware update from here for your device and extract it.
- Download TFTP client software which you can get for Windows or Mac
To download needed files, you should look up an available network. Workspace or Internet cafe or any other available.
- Get back connected to your device and assign a static IP address in “Network and Sharing Centre” set the IP address 192.168.1.x or 192.168.0.x
- Open command prompt Start-Run and write “ping 192.168.1.10” hit enter and it should get the replies.
- Run downloaded TFTP client and fill in the asked information:
Server: Pinged Static IP address configured in Step 3 Password: Router default password (admin or password)File: Browse the firmware update file. Should link the extracted file and not the .zip file
- Turn off your device for 10 seconds and then turn it back on. While booting, the router tries to connect the network, press the “Update” button.
- The update may take some while. Once it is finished the blinking light should be stable and your connection should be granted.
We hope that this quick tutorial on “NETGEAR Router Firmware Update” solves your problem. If you have any suggestions or feedback please leave a comment below or use our contacts page for individual help.