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Turn on Wi-Fi on Netgear Nighthawk D7000 using telnet

This procedure works even if the physical button on the device has been pressed to shut down Wi-Fi.

Enable telnet

Assuming your device’s IP is

$ wget --quiet --user=admin --password='password' -O-; echo

Enter the device

$ telnet
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
D7000 login: admin

Set physical button on

# nvram set wifi_btn_on=1

Restart WLAN

# /usr/sbin/rc_app/rc_wlan start