How to update router firmware: Improve network connectivity by upgrading your firmware

Christina Mercer-Myers
Christina Mercer-Myers

Christina Mercer-Myers

Christina is Audience Development Editor for IDGC US & UK. After graduating from the University of Nottingham reading philosophy and theology in 2013, Christina joined a tech startup specialising in mobile apps. She has a keen interest in the mobile platform, innovative tech and the power of analytics.

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Firmware is software that resides on the hardware components of your router. Updating router firmware should speed up connectivity and just make things run a lot smoother. While some will automatically update, those that don't will need to be updated manually, and here's how to do it. 

Follow these five steps to update your router's firmware...

This is a general guide for manually updating router firmware, manufacturer's guides may vary.

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