Firmware Update

Login Information

  • Gateway - 192.168.0.1
  • Username - admin
  • Password - password

How to Find Firmware Version 

  1. Open web browser.
  2. Login to router by entering http://192.168.0.1 into the address bar
  3. The router will then prompt you to enter the user name and password. The default user name and password are: "admin", "password".
  4. Select Router Status from the menu on the left.
  5. The firmware version is on this page labeled Firmware Version.

 

Firmware Update

Auto Update

  1. Plug the computer into a LAN port via an ethernet cable.
  2. Open web browser.
  3. Login to router by entering http://192.168.0.1 into the address bar
  4. The router will then prompt you to enter the user name and password. The default user name and password are: "admin", "password".
  5. If the setting is turned on the Netgear Smart Wizard will automatically search for updates upon login, if an update is available click install.

Manual Update

  1. Plug the computer into a LAN port via an ethernet cable.
  2. Open web browser.
  3. Login to router by entering http://192.168.0.1 into the address bar
  4. The router will then prompt you to enter the user name and password. The default user name and password are: "admin", "password".
  5. Select Router Upgrade from the menu on the left.
  6. In an alternate web browser or tab go to www.NETGEAR.com and download the updated software. If not done automatically, uncompress the file.
  7. Go back to the firmware tap click Browse.
  8. Locate and select the file you just downloaded and uncompressed.
  9. Click Upload to send the software to the router. This loads the new software in the router and causes the router to restart. Note: Do not try to go online, turn off the router, shutdown the computer or do anything else to the router until the router finishes restarting! When the Ready light stops blinking, wait a few more seconds before doing anything.
  10. Click Router Status and check the Firmware Version to verify that your router now has the new software installed.
 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 8 Applies to: