I Bricked my R8000 Nighthawk x6 and am trying to restore back to factory firmware. Anyone know where to get this?

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apjoentfs
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I Bricked my R8000 Nighthawk x6 and am trying to restore back to factory firmware. Anyone know where to get this?

I have been looking for an image file for the original nighthawk R8000 Stock firmware but haven't been able to find it. The router is bricked after I changed some settings in DD WRT. I can't access the login but I can still ping the router. I am still kind of new at this but am looking for a way to revert the Nighthawk back to factory firmware so I don't have a $250 paper weight. Any help would be much appreciated. If someone could link that firmware That would be helpful. 

buyer
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netgear support website has

netgear support website has option to download stock firmware.

https://www.netgear.com/support/product/r8000.aspx#Firmware%20Version%20...

theslydog
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but am looking for a way to

but am looking for a way to revert the Nighthawk back to factory
firmware so I don't have a $250 paper weight. Any help would be much
appreciated. If someone could link that firmware That would be helpful.

 

Use this guide - it works.

https://www.myopenrouter.com/article/how-set-serial-console-netgear-r8000

 

pb1983
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Not sure if this works for

Not sure if this works for R8000, but has worked for me on other models, worth a read and consideration:   https://lancelhoff.com/how-to-fix-a-bricked-linksys-router/

Phil In Ada