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D-Link Router Kepps Blinking When Reset

Whenever I try to reset my D-Link 3210 router, it keeps blinking. So I don't think it has reset because the support site told me to wait and it should stop blinking but it hasn't. What should I do?

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  • Sheldon Irving
    Sheldon Irving Mar 17, 2009

    same problem

  • guerrillagas May 01, 2009

    Blinking status light. Are all of these modems junk after a year?

  • guerrillagas May 11, 2010

    This is the upgrade procedure Dlink gave me , not sure if this is the bootstrap mode. ??
    -Set the IP address on your PC to 192.168.0.99 and subnet of 255.255.255.0. A default gateway and DNS are not needed.
    Power off the Router.
    -Hold a paperclip in the reset hole and hold it in there.
    -Power up the unit and continue to hold the reset. After 30 seconds remove the paperclip.

    <<>>

    -Now try to access the 192.168.0.1 configuration page. You should be greeted with a firmware upgrade page.
    -Now browse the firmware and click send.
    -After the upgrade is finished, power off the router for 30 second than power it back ON.
    If this isn't the Boostrap method can you post it or send a link?

    Thanks :)


  • guerrillagas May 11, 2010

    I couldn't reflash the firmware. Go a message back from Dlink Tech support with a proceedure for flashing the bios. I'm waiting for next steps from Dlink tech support.

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WHat is happening is the flash memory on the router is currupt and can't be reflashed.


I was finally able to reflash the device, and after I did same problem again. But this time only the basic firmware page comes up.(when the flash is currupt)

ANd every time I try to flash the new firmware it fails.


Posted on May 03, 2009

  • Sheldon Irving
    Sheldon Irving May 04, 2009

    Well, for me when I get the router in reboot mode, there is also a bootstrap mode allowing you to update the firmware.



    Its not easy to get into, but its one of the initilization steps the router takes. It wasn't easy for me to get into it, buit that is when I was able to flash to firmware.

  • Sheldon Irving
    Sheldon Irving May 04, 2009

    The bootstrap mode comes up when you manually do it, or when the firmware cant load.



    If the bootstrap mode cant flash the firmware then the flash is currupt.





    THe difference between normal mode and bootstrap mode is that router pages requires a password in normal mode.



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