- you will need to locate the Firmware or Router Upgrade option. These options may be found in the Administration, Maintenance, or Utilities. These headings will vary depending on your router.
- Once you have located the correct section, you will see the current firmware version, along with the release date.
You will need the model of your router, normally this can be found underneath the device.
- Go to the website for your routers' manufacturer and head to the support section. Look for your router model and check if there any firmware updates available. You can normally this by its release date. If you see an available firmware update, you will need to download this to your computer. *Some routers have a built-in option that will allow you to go directly to the manufacturer's website, and then you can download the firmware directly from the website to your router.
- Locate the downloaded file. This is generally in the downloads tab, at the top of the list. After you have found the file, double click on it to select it.
- At this point, the router should begin to update the firmware. This can take several minutes to complete so be patient and try not to interrupt its process as it can cause damage to your router.
- The router will restart once the update has completed. After the reboot is complete the new firmware will be fully installed.