Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 17:11 Post subject: r7000p cant access GUI, telnet shell shows no files [SOLVED]
ddwrt version: 06-19-2020-r43471
I recently went back to stock Netgear fw to do some testing. Today I decided to flash the latest beta back onto the router (using the chk file).
After the flash I decided to do an nvram erase via telnet to make sure I was starting totally fresh as I'd been having wifi config issues on the previous beta. (Previous two r7000p were bricked after doing a factory reset from the GUI... topic for another thread)
After rebooting, I can access the status page but when trying to login and access any settings page the router just keeps prompting me for the password then eventually the GUI stop responding, at the same time this happens telnet connections are also refused. Upon rebooting, the gui/telnet starts up and I can go through the whole process again.
I am able to telnet and login into the router after a reboot. When I run 'ls' no files are listed. I was able to flash the fw again (using bin file) via the command line but the issue persists.
Any suggestions on what I should try next? Flash an older firmware?
at one point i recovered a partially bricked r7000p. the recovery tool brought me back to stock. if i flashed straight to the current firmware an nvram erase would send it into bootloop. A factory reset in gui after flashing the chk did the trick I believe.
While troubleshooting I flashed the last Kong build and it allowed me to do an nvram erase then i flashed the recent build. Using the Kong build was probably not necessary. I think a bs build from the same time should work as well