Updating a linksys router firmware
A: This describes step-by-step how to do a firmware update on a wired Linksys router.I recommend printing this off and using it as a checklist.Keeping your home router updated is a crucial part of staying secure.Shellshock affected a number of routers, and we’ve also seen routers hacked and turned into botnets. You should ensure your router is getting security updates, too.Depending on your router, you may have to do this by hand, set up automatic updates — or not do anything at all.Your router runs a “firmware,” which is essentially its operating system.
But, by design, your router is the one point in your home network that’s exposed directly to the Internet.During this process, you will be asked if you want to keep your current configurations.After the upgrade is complete, you will need to sign in again.Print-screen or write down all of your current router settings (from 192.168.1.1 in your web browser go through all the tabs and buttons).While on the Status panel, note your current firmware version.
This article will provide step by step instructions on how to update the firmware of any Linksys product supported by the manufacturer.