Originally Posted by Retrovertigo
The thing was, it would stay flashing orange and nothing else would happen (even after leaving it for 20 mins)
That's the point. Firmware recovery mode waits until you manually upload new firmware to it. If you don't, well it keeps waiting.
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Originally Posted by Peter_
I have only had I think 2 fail on calls into the centre like yours, and the 192.168.0.1 is correct as I use it almost every day in work.
It'd depend on the firmware - the default Netgear would be .0.1, but the very popular dd-wrt and others default to 1.1. Maybe that's where he saw it mentioned?
Nevertheless I've seen this kind of behaviour quite often - I've bought a few off ebay that have been described as thus, quick 2-minute firmware recovery gets it working again and nets me a bargain. Obviously you wouldn't expect your average customer to have to do that with a new warrantied unit, but gladly I'm not into being your average customer.
Also depending on the revision it's *supposed* to go into firmware recovery mode if you hold the reset button for ~6 seconds, but only during power on - some of them do it even after poweron for 30 seconds.