Quote Originally Posted by contink View Post
I also tried the idea re: a hard reset and that got nowhere too... It seems that something somehow interrupted and borked the firmware upgrade as the upload counter showed only 1024 bits uploaded, hung and then reset after 2 minutes...

Netgear offered no solutions, no clue and in the end it was decided an RMA was the best course of action...
Good call, the firmware upgrade process is dangerous for most hardware as a single fault in the system will cook the whole thing, I had to RMA an access point after it decided not to pay attention to the whole firmware image that it was sent. Bricked it quite efficiently but at least they were happy to RMA it for us.