Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 19:17 Post subject: Bricked my WNR3500L. How to unbrick?
I installed the wrong firmware in my WNR3500L. Now the power led is constantly orange (not blinking).
When pinging, i receive TWO responses from 192.168.1.1 with ttl=100 just at power on, then no more pings. All attempts to use TFTP have failed (although i only used Win7 and server 2008).
Unit does not have serial connector inside so unbricking with USB-TTL seems impossible.
Have tried Netgear Firmware Recovery Utility, but "unit does not respond".
So... what to do? Since i do get 2 ping responses, it is not completly dead in my opinion.
Keep trying to get the timing right, and get an XP computer to try with. See number 11 of the peacock announcement and flash exactly according to those instructions.
In the end, if you can't flash by the LAN port, you will either have to jtag or serial. See number 6 of the peacock announcement for links to further info on each of these. _________________ I fix "shortcuts". If you don't have time to read thoroughly, I don't have time to re-type what you missed.