I went to hook up my Dlink AC1750 Dir-859 router to my modem today to setup my wireless. Everything was fine, then I went to upgrade the router with the provided firmware from http://dlinkrouter.local./ which is the router itself. My I waited and waited, and now my router has a flashing green power light, and I've tried doing a factory reset as well as a recovery mode, and they both won't work. I press the reset button for the set amount of time I read online, and it continously has the green power light blinking. Looking for some help, or confirmation that my router is bricked. Thank you in advance.

OS: Windows 10

Router: Dlink Dir-859


ISP: Cogeco Canada


User chrnod writes the steps for firmware recovery here https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=302529&view=next&sid=597969f62c75c8a1b189ba1ea18d2131

1st, you need to be wired connected to a lan port of your router. then: D-LINK all revert the same fashion. HOLD the reset button 30 seconds then power will blink. Set your ip to and netmask to (on your NIC)then you try to access and you should have a special interface to upload the firmware 1.04 you will have download from the dlink website.

You will want to download the latest firmware file from D-Link, put the router in firmware recovery mode, set a static IP on your computer in the range /24, then access the router recovery page with a browser at the IP address There you can upload the firmware you downloaded.

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    @Tim_Stewart good catch. Corrected. Thanks. – Appleoddity Oct 25 '18 at 14:52

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