A while back i bought a freemesh router (WE-1326-KC) in hopes of getting better coverage in my back yard. I hooked everything up (base plus 2 nodes) with the nodes and it all worked for a few days. Then there was an ISP outage the morning i went on vacation for a week and when i came home everhthjng was still offline. The wifi worked but it wouldnt get a WAN connection. I played with various settings (no idea which exactly at this point) and i couldnt get it working again (ISP was no help since its not thier router but i tried anyway just in case they were blocking something). Note that im not using the 4GLTE feature of this router and instead using it with a SB8200 modem. I got busy so just unhooked everything and threw it in a box and hooked up the old router. That was about 6mo ago.
Yesterday i sat down to try and figure it out but i cant even get the web interface to come up now. Ssh doesnt work either (just times out). The lights seem to work and windows detects a physical connection when I plug in a cord but DHCP doesnt seem to work. If i manually assign a static IP (ive tried several in the 192.168.1.2-250 range) with gateway (192.168.1.1)/subnet mask(255.255.255.0), then windows is happy but i still cant connect to the router.
I started down the route of factory reset/reflash but realised all the instructions i found online use the web interface to load the image.
So now, I'm sitting here with the router which has been reset by holding the reset button for 8s.
Connected to the router is power and a single ethernet cable to a windows PC.
So im asking for advice on how to proceed to get thia up and running or if its hopeless.