Netgear WNDR3800 TFTP Recovery

Preparation steps

  1. Download the firmware and save to Desktop -

  2. Plug an Ethernet cable in between the PC and any of the LAN ports on the router

  3. Set your PC's ethernet card to use a static IP of, subnet mask of and gateway of

  4. Turn the router on and follow the instructions below

  5. Install the following TFTP software -

Open the Pumpkin TFTP application and click on "Put File". In "Local file" choose the firmware file you downloaded In the "Remote host" field enter - then click OK.


You should now have some indication of the file being transferred. The firmware on your router will be restored and the device will automatically reboot once done.

This can take up to 5 minutes, after which you should reset your PC's network IP back to what it was before (DHCP etc).

The router should now provide you with a 192.168.1.x address and you can access the original Netgear router page at

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