Upgrading Firmware of Linksys® Router
Linksys routers are high performance computer network devices that help users in efficiently routing an incoming network connection to the desired computer or group of computer systems under minimal complications. Linksys routers are a combination of hardware and software and the functionality of the hardware is utilized by the installed software to complete the user intended operation. The software part of the Linksys Routers is called as Firmware and provides users with an interface to control the functions performed by the device. The Firmware of the Linksys Router like every other software can get outdated and affected due to gradual use which increases the chances of errors or breakdown. Upgrading the Firmware of Linksys router helps users to keep up or even enhance the functionality of the device as it helps in reducing errors or bugs in the previous versions of the software and also sometimes adds up new options. Thus, upgrading Linksys router Firmware to the latest available version by visiting the original support website will not only help in reducing errors but also increases overall functionality and usability of the router.
- Note Router and Connection Settings
- Follow Recommended Instructions
- Turn Off Firewall and Disconnect Systems
Note Router and Connection Settings
All users are advised to note down the router configuration settings and the connection settings at the back of Linksys router before performing a firmware upgrade. Users can save the settings configuration page of the router by using the print screen option or by using the snipping tool. The cable connections at the back of the router should also be noted down by using some methods as doing so will help in setting up or reconfiguring Linksys router after the upgrade process.
Follow Recommended Instructions
The firmware program of Linksys router which is downloaded from the original Linksys support website will be having a document enclosed with the compressed folder that contains the instruction on how to perform the upgrade for that model of Linksys router. The users should follow the recommended instructions so as to minimize complications. In the event of any issues during the upgrade the users should reset the router using the router button and restart the router before performing the upgrade operation again without any issues.
It is recommended to turn off any software Firewall programs in the computer with which the upgrade process is being performed so as to minimize conflicts and issues during the operation. Users are also advised to disconnect the router from the Internet connection and attached computer system other than the one used to perform the upgrade as it will help in completing the operation with minimal errors.
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