Our Router is like a protection shield that helps to protect all the wifi Devices from hackers. Still,if you don’t update your firmware periodically then the router is unable to protect the router from threats. Below are the steps to to update your router to improve the performance of your router as well as the home security.
How to Update Your Netgear Router
In order to update your Router’s Firmware, Enter the Router’s Default or assigned ip in the Address bar of your browser.Then find the updated firmware version and download the recent version on the Netgear Official Website. Then, Simply update the router and restart your router.Note: You must be connected to the router either via lan cable or WiFi Connection. If you are connected then you will not be able to connect to the Router’s Setting.How to Update Netgear Router Manually firmware for your Router.
Connect Your Netgear Router Either with an ethernet Cable or Wifi Connection.
Visit Official Netgear Support Website.
Enter the Model Number or Product Name of your Netgear Router in the Given Space and Press Enter.
Click on Downloads For the updated firmware to be downloaded on your Computer.
Choose the Correct firmware you want to download.
Press Ctrl + J to open the Download Folder to locate the File.
Type In your Router Credentials i.e. Username & Password.
In the Router Settings Select Advanced > Administration.
Choose the option that Says Firmware Update or Router Update.
Tap on Choose File and then select the Firmware that you Downloaded. The File Extension must be .img or .chk
And at last click on the Upload Button.
Note: keep in Mind not to do anything with the router while the router is updating as turning off or restarting the router while updating may corrupt the router Software.This Complete Process will take at least 5 Minutes to Update.To update your router’s firmware, type your router’s IP address into your web browser and enter your login information. Then locate the Firmware or Update section and download the latest firmware update on your router manufacturer’s website. Finally, upload the update and reboot the router.Note: Your computer must be connected to your router’s network. You won’t be able to access your router’s settings if you are outside of your router’s WiFi network.