How to update the firmware of your router

Your router is like a gateway that protects all your WiFi and your devices from hackers. However, new threats cannot be prevented as long as you keep your router’s firmware up to date. Here’s how to upgrade your router to improve the performance of all your devices and improve your home security.

How to update your router

To update your router’s firmware, enter your router’s IP address in your web browser and enter your login information. Find out later நிலைபொருள் Or Update Split and download the latest firmware update from your router manufacturer’s website. Finally, upload the update and restart the router.

Note: Your computer must be connected to your router’s network. If your router is outside the WiFi network, you will not be able to access your router’s settings.

  1. Enter the IP address of your routers in the search bar of any web browser. If you do not know the IP address of your router, see our article How to find the IP address of your router.

    Note: If you see a screen warning about your connection, you can click Continue or Advanced> Continue.

    Go to router
  2. Enter your username and password. If this is your first time logging in to your router, you can find the login information in your router manual or on the router itself.

    Note: If you do not remember your router’s username and password, you can reset your router and use the default login information. To learn more, log in to your router and see our article on how to change its password.

    Sign in to the router
  3. Find out நிலைபொருள் Or Update section. This can be seen in general Improved, Management, Or Management section. Its location will vary depending on the product and model of your router.
    Router firmware upgrade

    Note: If you do not see this section, refer to your manufacturer’s website for specific steps on the product and model of your router. Some routers receive firmware updates automatically, so you may not be able to update it manually.

  4. Go to your router manufacturer’s website. You can search your router model number to find the firmware update files.
  5. Download the software update file. This is usually a “.ZIP” file, which is a compressed folder containing one or more files. Make sure you are downloading the firmware update for your router model.
    Download Router Firmware
  6. Extract the file and move it to your desktop. Since the files come in a zip file, you have to extract it, that is, move the files from the compressed folder to another location. Open the ZIP file and extract the firmware files.

    Note: If you do not know how to extract zip file, see our article on how to open zip file on Mac or PC.

  7. In Update In the section, click Select the file Or Browse.
  8. Select the router update file on your desktop. This is usually an image file and the largest file in the ZIP folder you downloaded.
  9. Start the upgrade process. You can do this by clicking on such a button Update, Or it may start automatically.
  10. Wait until the process is complete. Keep in mind that the update process may take a few minutes, and it is important that you do not interrupt. If you disconnect or turn off the router, it may render the device unusable and cause irreversible damage to your router.
  11. Reboot the router once the firmware is fully used. This should happen automatically, but if it does not, you can restart the router manually by pressing and holding the reset button, usually found on the back of the device. Press and hold the button for 10 seconds or more. You should see your lights flashing or turn off and on.
How to update your router

If you can not update your router’s firmware, it may be time to get a new router. Check out our list The best routers for 2020 Here.

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