When resetting the R7000 you should only need to hold reset in for 7-10 seconds and your power light should start to flash you can then release.
You should not use the 30-30-30 it has been written many times in this forum it can damage your device, although i have used myself as last resort.
you can always connect a serial ttl cable and ctrl c to break in to CFE then enter command "nvram erase".
SSH or telnet as far as i am aware is no good to you without the password.
hope this helps, interested to see if you have any other options posted. _________________ Netgear R7800 PPPoE Main Router
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I don't think there are, mine is set with six being a mixture of uppercase/lower case letters plus some numbers.
Did you try the 7-10 second reset? Unplug it from the mains, leave it for half a minute and then turn it back on and wait until all of the lights are white and then press and hold the reset button with a paperclip until the power light starts flashing and then release and again wait until all the lights are white.
If that doesn't work what does your laptop/pc show when you do a search for available WiFi networks? Does it show your old WiFi networks as available or have some appeared called something like 'dd-wrt-vap'?
Save buying a serial cable to connect to the mother board if you don't have one (although you should there cheap and if your messing around with 3rd party firmware you'll need one at some point no doubt), you may be able to tftp firmware over. Instruction linked below. just one thing to add, i have to disable my windows firewall and real-time virus scanner while tftp'ing, the tutorial does not suggest this.
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Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 21:18 Post subject:
ttl cable + cfe break-in + nvram reset command worked
Thanks all. I gave in after trying all sorts of stuff and bought the cable.
Tip: turn on the router first then plug in the GND pin. without doing this the router did not boot and would just hang there with most of the lights on.
when i locked out on my R7000 TFTP worked out of the box...so far i haven't need to use my serial yet again...most of my routers are TFTP capable.. _________________ Atheros
TP-Link WR740Nv1 -----DD-WRT 45993 BS AP,NAT
TP-Link WR740Nv4 -----DD-WRT 44251 BS WAP/Switch
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ---DD-WRT 46329 BS AP,NAT,AP Isolation,Ad-Block,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,DoT,VPN,VLAN
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ---DD-WRT 46166 BS AP,NAT,AD/Block,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,DoT,VPN,VLAN
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ---Gargoyle OS 1.12.0 AP,NAT,QoS,Quotas
Netgear R7800 -----DD-WRT 46259 BS AP,NAT,AD-Block,AP&Net Isolation,VLAN's,Firewall,Local DNS,DoT
Netgear R7000 -----DD-WRT 46259 BS AP,Wi-Fi OFF,NAT,AD-Block,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,VLAN's,DoT,VPN
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Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 15:14 Post subject:
Another thing to keep in mind.
When you do have a working reset button....hold for 7-10 seconds and release. The router will reboot and broadcast only "ddwrt" as an SSID. But...it resets the password back to what is on the factory sticker on the back/bottom of the unit. I just had this the other day when I dirty back-flashed a build (45420==>45000) and it got totally lost. Once reset the password is on the sticker. Then you can reset the password in the dd-wrt gui as normal.
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