I think my router is in a boot loop

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I think my router is in a boot loop

I think my router is in a boot loop. Is that really what's going on? Any way I can solve this? I love this router!

It's a Netgear AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000):

I can't be 100% sure of what version is installed, unfortunately.

But it's not an old one, that's for sure, I flashed a firmware earlier this year for MultiWAN (that I actually ended up not taking advantage), so it's fair to assume it's the latest K26ARM: tomato-R7000-ARM--140-AIO-64K.

The last thing I did before this happen was change the DNS, and one thing I did was setting both DNS1 and DNS2 to the same IP, inside my network, to set up a LAN cache. I know I didn't have to use the same IP in both, I just did it anyways :(

So that's pretty much when this started happening, I set the DNSs, saved and rebooted the router just to be sure.

Now here what's happening:
With some cables connect to it:

With no cables connect to it:

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If you're still having issues

If you're still having issues, I bricked my R7000, and had to do the following:

Go to:


Then, use a paper clip to hold down the reset button (not the wifi button) for 30 seconds, unplug it, wait 30 seconds, plug it back in and there is a BRIEF period you can ping it.  During that time, run this tool with the instructions provided.