Wireless Router Firmware Update
What is router firmware and the method to update the firmware for a wireless router?
Firmware is embedded software inside a router in home computer network. Both the wireless router and the wired router contain firmware. The firmware implements a part of network protocols, managerial capabilities of the hardware device and security mechanisms. The manufacturers of router firstly install firmware at the factory. Hence, the firmware is intended to be liberally upgraded by homeowners. Later on enhancements become inaccessible. Updating router's firmware could increase the performance of the router as well the security which depends on the character of the enhancements which is provided. Firmware upgrades normally need to be done occasionally. Routers Firmware exist in read only memory chips which is enclosed inside the router. When the power of the router is off the firmware does not get removed.
Following is about Router firmware and the method to update firmware for a wireless router:
- Router firmware
- Method to update firmware for wireless routers
- Download binary package to update firmware
The principle of firmware on a wireless router is to handle the flow of data. The firmware allows the router to retain its functionality such as sending the data as well receiving the data. In most of the routers, if the IP address of router is entered into a web browser then it would allow the router's built in configuration utility to get accessed. This configuration utility is provided by the routers firmware.
Method to update firmware for wireless routers
To update the firmware press the 'Reset' button which is present at the back of the router and hold it for few seconds. Now unplug the power adapter for at least 10 seconds and plug it back. Now it is recommended to install new firmware. You could update the router firmware from the manufactures website. Nowadays most of the manufacturers provide you free updates to their firmware. You would get these updates from their official website.
The method to be followed for updating the firmware on a wireless router is normally accomplished by downloading a binary package. The binary package is a.exe file on the Windows. After downloading the binary package it is strongly recommended to run the package so as to update the firmware for a wireless router.
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