How do I update my routers firmware?

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  1. peanutmanak47

    peanutmanak47 Master Guru

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    Open your router's configuration via internet browser. Then go to Administration and Firmware Upgrade.
     
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    To update any router, you also need to connect the PC ,that contains the "downloaded" firmware update, to the router via an Ethernet cable. Never process updates via a wireless connection.
     
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    Also, don't upgrade the routers firmware over a wireless connection as it usually resets the config (so make a backup of it first). Run the firmware upgrade through a physical connection.
     
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    It is not because the upgrade will reset the configuration but it will turn off the wireless network "radios" a some point.
     
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    Some updates might reset the configuration, depends on what there is in the update.
    It's rare thou.
    Also, it is considered good practice to always make a backup of the startup configuration as the current installed firmware before upgrading.
     
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    With all new d-link routers the config is reset to factory settings when running a firmware upgrade so it is essential you make a copy of the config unless there aren't many custom settings...

    Jamal Saleh
    Lynn, MA
     

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