How To Update Router Firmware?

Firmware is the software that is put in hardware to make it work and decide how the task is going to happen according to the user. The firmware is also responsible for new features and this is the medium that allows the manufacturer to give new features on products.

Keeping the firmware updated is the best way to ensure that the hardware is performing at the best performance. WiFi routers also have firmware in them and keeping it updated is the recommended thing to do.

New Routers now are set to update themselves automatically and so the user doesn’t get bothered by it. Some older routers still need manual updates that need to be done for updating the firmware.

To update Router Firmware the firmware file needs to be downloaded from the website of the manufacturer so you can get a compatible update file for your router. The file can be used to update router firmware from router settings.

For NetGear here is how to update the firmware of Router:

  1. Using any of the preferred browser visit http://www.routerlogin.net.
  2. Login with username and password using admin and password if using the default.
  3. Go to Router settings and advanced and administration in it.
  4. There is an option for a firmware update/ Router update. Select this option.
  5. Check for updates and then the router will check for them. If an update is available you will be prompted to download it.
  6. Start the download for updating your Router and don’t interrupt the process. Don’t close the browser or perform any task that may get in between the process.
  7. Once the update is finished which will take 5-10 mins the router will restart.

For manually downloading the update follow this:

  1. Open NETGEAR Download Center and film in your Router’s model name to find and download the latest firmware.
  2. Login with username and password using admin and password if using the default.
  3. Go to Router settings and advanced and administration in it.
  4. There is an option for a firmware update/ Router update. Select this option.
  5. Now select the file you downloaded and let the update process happen.

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