Netgear release firmware updates regularly so that the users don’t face any troubles with the router. The newer firmware might add some new features to the router and also it fixes any bugs or previously faced issues with the router. Here are the steps to upgrade the firmware of the Netgear router:
- Launch a web browser on a device that is connected to the Netgear router.
- Type www.routerlogin.net or http://www.routerlogin.net in the address bar of the router. Press enter.
- You will be prompted for the username and password of the router. The default username is “admin” and the default password is “password” for most of the Netgear routers. The username and password are case sensitive.
- Click ADVANCED. Now, select Administration.
- Check for either Router Update or Firmware Update option. The name may vary for different router models.
- Click Check to check whether there are any firmware updates available.
- The router will now look for any firmware update if there is any available. If a firmware update is available, then a message will display asking you if you wish to download and install the update. Click Yes to download and install the update.
Note: The router will now start updating its firmware. It usually takes a couple of minutes for the router to update the firmware. It is recommended that the update process isn’t interrupted anyhow as it will corrupt the router and render it unusable. After the firmware has been updated, the user can start using their router as they desire.