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Old 09-24-2004, 10:56 PM   #1
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is my router fried??...


Okay I may be screwed or just paranoid...

I was on Netgear.com and downloaded the Linux version of the firmware upgrade for my RT614...the site gave two download options: RT614 or RT614v2. On the back of my router, it says RT614-A2...so i ASSumed that it was the same as v2. The site has highlighted red text that says "WARNING: do not upload the v2 upgrade on a v1 router!". So I downloaded the v2 bin file and used the 192.168.0.1 interface with my router to "upload" the "Router Upgrade" file through it's automated system. Ever since, the activity light just lights up and doesn't blink like it used to. It still shows the two computers connected to it, yet their numbers don't blink either. Also, (this is the scary part) the router's reset switch no longer resets the router to it's factory settings. Internet connection is obviously down and I cannot log into my router's access page.

Help would be ideal thanks...
 
Old 09-24-2004, 11:26 PM   #2
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Please do not cross post. It is against the rules that you agreed to when joining this forum.
 
Old 09-24-2004, 11:29 PM   #3
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sorry...it just seemed equally suited to both categories. won't happen again
 
Old 09-25-2004, 12:26 AM   #4
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No prob. If you cannot figure where to put it then usually that means it is a good canidate for 'linux-general' However, your problem would have fit into either hardware or networking.

As for your problem, if the hardware reset switch does nothing then indeed it does sound fried, however you should most likely be contacting Netgear to see what they say...

cheers
 
Old 09-25-2004, 01:03 AM   #5
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Fried is different than wrong software. Fried means your electronic device has catched on fire or you saw smoke from it. You just have replace the original software with the wrong software. You can call the techs and ask them if they can send you a flash chip or buy a new router.

You should have ask the techs what flash file will work with your router.
 
Old 09-25-2004, 04:03 AM   #6
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five words...DOC U MEN TA TION...netgear should hire me...crap. i'm not eligible for tech support since i bought my router in 2002. i appreciate the help, regardless...

thanks again...
 
Old 09-25-2004, 04:34 PM   #7
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so without tech support, you guys think it's pretty clear that i'm screwed with this particular router?
 
Old 09-25-2004, 05:53 PM   #8
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Okay...

Lied to Netgear and got tech support...router's toast, says they. The dude never even heard of flash chips or any such fix. So that's that I guess.

thanks anyways...
 
Old 09-25-2004, 06:33 PM   #9
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Sorry to hear...
 
  


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