Clearing NVRAM via GUI

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by sintei, May 13, 2017.

  1. sintei

    sintei Network Newbie Member

    Concerning Netgear R7000.

    I had tomato shibby 2.38 before.
    Installed per usual instructions and cleared nvram via gui.
    But I always had trouble rebooting the computer.
    It would just continue to reboot unless I removed WAN cable until it had finished rebooted.
    Not a biggie but I always had to be there physically when rebooting.

    I installed shibbys new 2.40 firmware and cleared NVram via gui as usual.
    Still had the same problem with reboots.

    Then I did something stupid and set my DHCP to STATIC under WAN setting.
    Now the router rebooted endlessly even if there was no cables attached.
    Why it did this I do not know, all settings were correct.

    I could ping the router during 20 seconds before it rebooting again.
    TFPD via ethernet did not work as 20 seconds was to little time.
    I managed to get a serial interface and halt the process of rebooting and create a TFPD session to upload new firmware and while I was at it I did a clear nvram from the serial cli instead of GUI.

    The router started up and when all settings were restored (always manually inputting everything) I now can reboot the router without having to remove the WAN cable!

    Wierd, and the only thing I can think of is that clearing NVRAm via gui is not 100% working.

    Well, sorry for the rant, I'm happy it works and if someone has the same problem they should try the above.
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