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Any advice for a Bricked MikroTik LHG XL HP5

Hello Fellow members
K6BFG and I had a perfectly working MikroTik LHG XL HP5 running AREDN firmware at one of our sites. I decided to upgrade the firmware and I accidentally flashed it with Ubiquiti Litebeam M5 firmware. Needless to say, the unit is now bricked.

I was wondering if anyone has any advice on how to fix this unit?

I tried going through the whole process of running tinypxe and using the reset button on the unit. Unit was never able to fetch a dhcp address.

Iv been researching and it seems NETINSTALL could be my solution.

Any help would greatly be appreciated

Thank you for your help!

AE6XE's picture
Unless you used the command

Unless you used the command line "sysupgrade -F" option, the wrong firmware would not have been accepted and the device should have rebooted with the same firmware.   Be sure to reset the network on the computer at each try.   Always recommended to use a dumb switch between the computer and the device when pressing the reset button to load firmware, this keeps the Ethernet links live when they need to be.


For some reason it did accept

For some reason it did accept the firmware. I too thought it doesnt accept incorrect firmware. The dumb switch is genius and I will give that a try today
I will report back
Thank you AE6XE

KM6SLF's picture
Did this get sorted out? I

Did this get sorted out? I accidently loaded the nand firmware to my LHG instead of the nor and I'm not able to connect to the dish

K6CCC's picture
NetInstall should recover it.

If all else fails, NetInstall should be able to recover it.  Here is the manual for Netinstall:
And the Mikrotik software download page:

Make sure you download the correct file, and follow the NetInstall procedure to the letter.  It still often takes more than one attempt (although the only time I have do it, it worked on the fist try).

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