Core 517
Norton Core Secure WiFi Router

The Norton Core 517 router has Gigabit WiFi, 3 Gigabit ETH-ports and 0 USB-ports. It has a total combined WiFi throughput of 2600 Mpbs.
It is also known as the Norton Norton Core Secure WiFi Router.

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Core 517 router specifications (specs)

System specs
CPU: 1.7 GHz
RAM: 1024 MiB
Flash: 4096 MiB
Custom firmwares: None
Connectivity
WiFi: Gigabit (abgn+ac)
WiFi bands: 2.4GHz & 5GHz
WiFi throughput: 2600 Mpbs
WAN: 1 x Gigabit port
ETH: 3 x Gigabit ports
USB-ports: 0

Hard reset instructions for Norton Core 517

If your Core 517 router is not working as it should, dropping connections or not being responsive, you should first do a reset of the router to see if the problems persist. Other scenarios where you might want to reset your router is if you've forgotten the password or misconfigured it and can't get access anymore.
Your can reset your Norton Core 517 in the following way(s):

The 30-30-30 reset

There are no specific instructions for this model yet, but you can always do the 30-30-30 reset as follows:
  1. When router is powered on, press the reset button and hold for 30 seconds. (Use a paper clip or something sharp)
  2. While holding the reset button pressed, unplug the power of the router and hold the reset button for 30 seconds
  3. While still holding the reset button down, turn on the power to the unit again and hold for another 30 seconds.

This process usually works for resetting any router to it's factory setting. If that doesn't work be sure to check out the questions and answers incase someone else has had similar problems resetting their router.

Note: It is worth reading more about how to reset routers with the 30 30 30 reset and what the risks and considerations are when resetting your router this way, instead of just rebooting it.


Default factory settings for Norton Core 517

If you have performed a reset of your Core 517 device or not changed the defaults, you should be able to access it with the following settings:

Default subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

Note: If you are using the default settings you should change them to increase security and prevent unathorized access to your network.

Core 517 Firmwares

Staying up to date with the latest firmware is a good idea to keep your router even more secure from various security flaws.
If you want to squeeze a little bit of extra functionality out of your router, consider flashing an open-source firmware like dd-wrt, openWRT or LEDE. Flashing a custom ROM can greatly increase the stability and functionality of your old router.
Following are the firmwares that we have identified existing for the Norton Core 517:

Norton stock firmware for the Core 517

Stock firmwares for the Core 517 are available under the download section on the modem's support page. You can also refer to the router's manual for instructions on how to upgrade the firmware.




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