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Solved: FVG318 router firmware update failure

Discussion in 'Networking' started by giggsygiggs, Nov 6, 2007.

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  1. giggsygiggs

    giggsygiggs Thread Starter

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    I recently bought a Netgear FVG318 router. It seemed to slow down my network a bit and generally didn't behave perfectly.

    I checked its firmware version and saw that it was over a year old. So I downloaded the latest firmware (.bin) file and used the http connection to upload it to the router. About halfway into the update process, the router crashed. I got a "unable to connect" message in my browser window and the router stopped functioning. When I turn the router on, all that happens is that all the green lights flash every five seconds.

    There were further problems when I try to reset the router. After I press the reset button, the "Test" light starts blinking as it should, but it never stops. I kept it blinking for over an hour and then manually rebooted it. I get the same behavior as before.
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    No recovery here, you'll have to send that back to Netgear.
     
  3. giggsygiggs

    giggsygiggs Thread Starter

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    Thats what I was thinking as well. Thats a shame cause I just bought it a few weeks ago.

    Oh well, looks like I'm gonna have to put up with their customer service/tech support. :(

    Thanks anyways.
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Without the proper equipment, it's basically impossible to fix a "bricked" router. :)

    You can mark your own threads solved using the thread tools at the top of the page in the upper right corner.© :)
     
  5. giggsygiggs

    giggsygiggs Thread Starter

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    Marked the thread.

    Also managed to get through tech support customer service etc and managed to have them ship me a replacement for free.
     
  6. JohnWill

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    There you go, and be more careful with the firmware FLASH this time! :D
     
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