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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Go to your router manufacturer’s website. You can search your router model number to find the firmware update files.
- 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.
- 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.
- In Update In the section, click Select the file Or Browse.
- Select the router update file on your desktop. This is usually an image file and the largest file in the ZIP folder you downloaded.
- Start the upgrade process. You can do this by clicking on such a button Update, Or it may start automatically.
- 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.
- 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.
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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