I have a weird problem that I cannot seem to solve despite countless hours of searching. I had attempted to flash my Archer c7 v5 via the tp-link web gui (which was most likely my first mistake) and while it seemed to work initially, after a reboot the router seems to be in a bricked state. I have tried to follow the tftp flashing guide in an attempt to fix it to no avail.
So, the following questions:
The lights on the front flash as follows:
Power light constantly on
After 10 seconds or so, all the other lights flash at
I'm hoping that this means it is just bricked and not unrecoverable?
I'm using windows 10 and I have connected to my router via Ethernet to lan 1. I have set my up to 192.168.0.66 and have downloaded the latest stock firmware and renamed it ArcherC7v5_tp_recovery.bin
Hopefully good so far?
I'm using SolarWinds tftp server and binding it to 192.168.0.66. As well I have placed the bin file in the server room directory. I then power of fthe router and set it to tftp recovery mode using the two following methods:
Powering on the router and holding wps button for 8 seconds. This results in nothing but the same light pattern described above and I don't see any indication from tftp that it tried to connect
Hitting the reset button and powering on the router while holding reset for 7-10 seconds. This has the same result as with the other method.
Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
Also forgive the formatting as I'm on mobile at the moment