1. How to update router firmware: Find out your router’s model number
Make a note of your router’s details, depending on which router your using, this may be useful later on.
A router’s model information is typically located on the underside of the router. Its model information and password should be located near its serial number and the manufacturer’s logo.
2. How to update router firmware: Visit manufacturer’s website and download update
The manufacturer’s website will have the latest downloadable firmware update. These updates are labeled under the support or download tabs of the website, or depending on your router’s manufacturer’s website, you can search the model number you located earlier.
3. How to update router firmware: Locate the IP address for your router
Here’s how to locate your router’s IP address:
- Go to ‘start’
- Type ‘cmd’ into the search box
- When the black box appears, type ‘ipconfig’ and press enter
- This will show you your ‘gateway IP address’ – this is your router’s IP address (highlighted in yellow).
Or for Mac OS:
- Go to the Apple icon, then system preferences
- Click on ‘internet and wireless’
- Click ‘advanced’ from the network dialogue box and open TCP/IP
- The IP address is listed under ‘network’.
4. How to update router firmware: Connect to router and access its web interface
Before you begin the update of your router’s firmware, you need to make sure your PC or laptop is connected to the router via ethernet cable.
From there, type in the IP address you located earlier into your web browser, this will bring up your router’s web page.
You’ll need to enter the information you located on the underside of the router earlier, you can usually enter this information under the administration, support or maintenance tab. Alternatively, depending on your router you may be prompted to enter these details automatically.
5. How to update router firmware: Update your firmware
Once you’ve input the relevant information and are logged in to your router, from there follow these steps:
- Find the firmware update tab, from there a dialogue box will open
- Click browse and select the update you previously downloaded
Clicking on the file or clicking ‘update’ will begin the updating process.
Once finished, your router firmware will be running the latest version. Success!