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Firmware update for router with out internet connection

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Skyslash, Jan 13, 2013.

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  1. Skyslash

    Skyslash Thread Starter

    Jan 13, 2013
    I have a netgear r6300 router and just had a power outage. This supposedly corrupted the firmware on my router by interrupting the usual power cycle. I have been following a tutorial on the support site and have managed to get a new copy of the required firmware by downloading it onto a flash drive at the local library. I have been following this tutorial; Step 1: Connect your router to a computer by plugging one end of an Ethernet Cable into any of the four LAN ports on the back of your router.

    Step 2: Configure the computer with a static IP address of and subnet mask of

    From the Start button, select Control Panel > Network Connections.
    Right click Local Area Connection and select Properties.
    Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.
    In the IP Configuration page, select the Use the following IP address check box and enter the IP address and subnet mask above.
    Linux and Mac: Use Linux and Mac instructions to set the computer with static IP.
    Step 3: Open a command window if you are using Windows PC. For Linux/Mac users, use a TFTP client.

    On Windows 7: From the Start button, go to the Search box, type cmd and press Enter.
    On Windows XP: From Start > Run, type cmd and press Enter.
    Step 4: Find and install your firmware.

    Use the cd command to navigate to the directory/folder containing the router firmware.
    Run the command tftp -i put firmware_filename, where firmware_filename is the actual name of the firmware file.
    Linux or Mac: Download and run TFTP client available for your operating system.

    Step 5: Wait several minutes for the router to save the new firmware, then reboot the router. The power LED will glow a steady green once the firmware is successfully installed.

    Step 6: Reset the computer to acquire a dynamic IP by following the directions in step 2a-c and selecting the Obtain an IP address automatically option instead. I have managed to get to step four but once it try to install the firmware to the router i get this error "this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the default programs control panel."
    Just wondering if anyone knows a program or way to prevent this error?
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