WNR2000v3 Stuck in Bootloop?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:40    Post subject: WNR2000v3 Stuck in Bootloop? Reply with quote
Hi all,

I'm brand new to DD-WRT and flashed a Netgear WNR2000v3 Router today, but it looks like I've made a mistake somewhere.

After installing, the admin page timed out and my computer couldn't hold a connection to the router. I waited for about 15-20 minutes before rebooting and doing a hard reset, but it seems like the router is stuck in a bootloop.

I used this distribution:

I tried resetting and holding the reset button while connecting, but wasn't successful. I also tried using TFTP (on OSX), but it doesn't seem like the connection lasts long enough and I get:

tftp> connect
tftp> binary
tftp> rexmt 1
tftp> timeout 60
tftp> put wnr2000v3-webflash.bin
tftp: sendto: No route to host

I'm really new to DD-WRT and haven't had any luck troubleshooting so far (via Google/forum search) so any help/guidance appreciated.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 20:22    Post subject: Reply with quote
If you've set a static IP correctly and followed the general TFTP instructions, serial recovery is probably the only available method to you.

The WNR2000v3 does have recovery mode documented here:


(note the revert section)

I would suggest you attempt to reflash the stock Netgear firmware at this point. You'll have little success flashing any non Netgear firmware now. You can find the Netgear firmware here:


I'd recommend you also flash an older version of the firmware as Netgear actually patched more recent versions with detection methods to prevent you loading DD-WRT on it. I'd flash to make sure you avoid this.

The WNR2000v3 isn't well supported with DD-WRT, you'd be better off investing in another router, that has the hardware and specs for great DD-WRT usage.


Asus RT-N66U - K3.x v24-sp2 (12/17/13) big 23194 (BrainSlayer) - Main Router
WNR3500L - K26 v24-sp2 (08/19/13) kongmod 22200M (Kong) - OTRW2 Test Unit
Belkin F5D7230-4 - K24 v24-sp2 (12/24/09) micro-plus-ssh 13491M (Eko) - Access Point
2x WNR2000v3 DD-WRT v24-sp2 (03/08/12) std 18777 (BrainSlayer) - Repeater Bridge
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