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Model : Tp-Link-WDR4300

Hardware Version : V1

Firmware Version : 141113 (the one i installed)

Hi Everyone,

I tried to update my firmware on my WDR4300 but when the router rebooted all led lights started to blink constantly (except the power symbol, its not flashing).

you can visit youtube and search for "WDR4300 strange led light" led i have a movie there (i cant post the url because im a new member)

I tried to reset the router by holding in the reset button for 20 sec, and i also tried to have the reset button pressed before starting it up. But no matter what i do all the leds keep flashing.

When i connect another router in i cant find the wdr4300 as a client in the network.

I googled a lot and i found a similar thread here on tp-link forum, but the solution was that the owner bought a new one.

I would be very grateful for any help in the nearest future

Thanks in advance!!

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Ardavan Talebi, Welcome to the RouterForums Router and Woodworking Discussion community.

I am not an IT exert but when I run into internet router problems I unplug it for 30 sec or a minute, then plug it back in. As it starts back up it seems to reset everything and the problem disappears.

There are people in the community who have day jobs working with internet and local net routers then go home and unwind with woodworking routers. Let's hope one of them sees your post.

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A quick look at the manual on the reset button says to:

"Pressing this button for more than 5 seconds enables the Reset function. With the Router powered on, press and hold the WPS/Reset button (approximately 8 seconds) until the SYS LED becomes quick-flash from slow-flash. And then release the button and wait the Router to reboot to its factory default settings. "

If that is what you did when you said you pressed the reset button for 20 seconds then the next thing is to connect a computer directly to the router, login to the router the same way you did when you first got it, and reconfigure it. The firmware upgrade has probably wiped your previous config. One possible explanation for the flashing lights is that with the current config, the router can't find a network to talk to. In these situations it is best to simplify things as much as possible : the router - one Computer- and a single UTP cable connecting them. Definitely don't use wifi.

l hope this helps, but trouble shooting a situation like this is difficult at the best of times, even more difficult to do it remotely as it is often a subtle clue that makes the difference.

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hi again guys and thanks for the fast response!

ive tried all the things mentioned above and much much more, but i think the only way to come around this problem is to "forceflash" the router software by USB in someway, but that is above my knowledge in routers. do you guys have any idea on how to perform this?
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omg this is so embarrassing. I thought this forum was about internet routers but i now understand this is about machine tools...haha

i understand if nobody cant help me with my problem.
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Hi Ardavan. Welcome to our little corner of the 'net.

Yes, machine tools.... in this case, woodworking machine tools.

No biggie... there are LOTS of knowledgeable people here, one of them might have a solution. In the mean time, have a look around. Maybe we can convince you to take up a new hobby.

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This could qualify under the CNC routers

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Had the same problem a few years ago with the (WI FI) and spent hours on the phone with a tech (India)repeating steps I had already went through on my own. Same problem as you, no power light. I kept telling the tech it was a dying capacitor (went to Navy Electronics schools). I didn't get anywhere until I insisted on talking with a tech in the USA. He immediately agreed with my diagnosis and promptly sent me another router. Try that route.
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omg this is so embarrassing. I thought this forum was about internet routers but i now understand this is about machine tools...haha

i understand if nobody cant help me with my problem.
I've checked the user manual snd it is strangely silent on trouble shooting. Re-flashing as you have described is usually a process which is very specific to the device being flashed. You will need to find the manufacturer's service manual, possibly a YouTube clip on how to do this. If you can configure a router manually, then re-flashing isn't a scary process once you have the instructions. The key thing is to make sure it isn't interrupted.

What happens now when you connect to the router with a UTP cable? What are you typing in the browser to connect? Just trying to get an idea of your current situation.

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