Upgrading the firmware of your Netgear router can add more features, repair bugs and improve the router’s performance. You can inspect to make sure if there is the latest firmware version, and even install it, via the ‘Firmware Upgrade’ section of the Netgear’s Administration Interface. To perform an update, you require connecting your PC directly to the router using an Ethernet cable, because upgrading a wireless network may corrupt the current version of firmware. Before you contact Netgear router tech support, you can proceed with these steps to update the firmware. Learn how to change the firmware on your Netgear router:
Step 1: First of all connect your PC to the Netgear router using an Ethernet cable. Attach one cable’s end to the LAN port on your router and the other end of the port on your PC.
Step 2: Open your web browser and then input the router’s IP address (192.168.1.1’), which is usually found on the bottom or back of the router, in the address bar of your browser. You can also locate the IP address by navigating to the Netgear’s Support web page or checking the router’s documentation.
Step 3: Press ‘Enter.’ Input the ‘Admin’ text in the ‘Username’ field, and the ‘Password’ in the Password field, which are the default login details. Click on the ‘OK’ button to access the Netgear Administration Interface.
Step 4: Choose the ‘Advanced’ tab, and then click on the ‘Administration’ button. Click the ‘Firmware Upgrade’ option from the Admin menu to access the Firmware Upgrade page.
Step 5: Click the ‘Check’ link and then wait for your router to recognize the new firmware and show the Firmware Upgrade Assistant tab. Click the ‘Yes’ button to update the Netgear router’s firmware.
You can also upgrade the firmware manually on your Netgear router. Try to download the most recent version of the firmware from the router’s official website, and then access the firmware via the Netgear’s admin interface to the firmware upgrade page. Click on the ‘Upload’ button to update the firmware. However, if you experience any issues in using the Netgear router or updating the firmware, it’s recommended to call on the Netgear customer service number and speak with the technicians to solve all issues associated with your router in no time.
Keep in mind that never interrupts the update process of firmware because it can corrupt the firmware file. These steps correctly apply on the Netgear N450 Wireless Router. With other Netgear models, instructions may be somewhat different.