Firmware Update in NETGEAR® Router
A router is a network device that is used to connect the networks. The routers from NETGEAR have firmware. Firmware is an embedded software inside a router. A router firmware is not easily accessible. You need to have administrator privileges to access it. The firmware implements a portion of the network protocols, security mechanisms, and administrative capabilities of the hardware device. Firmwares are installed in your NETGEAR router at the time of manufacturing of the router. You need to have special software to update the firmware of your NETGEAR router. By updating router firmware, you might get better performance and stability for the router. Updating your NETGEAR firmware can increase its security and reliability.
- Update firmware
- Enter username/password
- Backup power supply
To update firmware in your NETGEAR router, you can download the firmware from the NETGEAR website. You need to have an Internet connection for downloading and installing the updated firmware. You need to use an Ethernet cable to connect the router. On the ‘Address bar, type '192.168.1.1' or '192.168.0.1'. In the window, select 'Advanced' and then 'Maintenance' or 'Router update' available for the NETGEAR router. Make sure that the firmware is updated.
You need to enter ‘Username’ and ‘password’ for the router. You might login to the router by using the password. Also, you need to have an administrative account to do so. After login, you can see the option to update the firmware. The security code or any other confirmation code might also be asked during the update. You need to refer to the router’s manual to check if there are any other confirmation codes.
The updating of firmware is a very sensitive process. You need to check the router if it is ‘ON’. This might be easy as you need to look for the indicator in the router. While updating router, make sure that you backup the power. You can use an Uninterrupted Power supply for this. If supply is lost in between, it might harm the router. In this case, try to reset the router.
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