Firmware Update

Netgear KWGR614


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Netgear Smart Wizard *

*This router is “open source” meaning custom versions of firmware can be created for its use.  This walkthrough is only intended to be used on the default stock version of the firmware.

 

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://routerlogin.net  in to the address bar or by entering the default gateway IP address.
  4. The router will then prompt you to enter the user name and password.  The default user name and password are: "admin", "password".
  5. 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://routerlogin.net  in to the address bar or by entering the default gateway IP address.
  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 Advanced from the tabs at the top.
  6. Select Administraion from the menu on the left.
  7. Select Router Update from the submenu.
  8. In an alternate web browser or tab go to www.NETGEAR.com and download the updated software. If not done automatically, un-compress the file.
  9. Click Browse.
  10. Locate and select the file you just downloaded and uncompressed.
  11. 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.
  12. 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 6 Applies to: