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Updating your router

Make sure you have exhausted all other ideas and recommendations before resorting to a firmware update on your home network router.

Networking vendors generally have clear instruction on how to flash a particular router. Also, flashing the firmware might reset the router's settings to default, so you might want to save the settings to a file prior to the upgrade in case this happens.

This helps prevent outsiders from attempting to administer your router.

Each router manufacturer uses different default addresses so check your specific router manufacturer’s website for details on which one your router may be using.

Every router is different, but usually, they have a similar process for upgrading the router’s firmware.

Here are the basic steps for performing a firmware upgrade, check your router manufacturer’s website for specific instructions for your make and model.

During this time, all devices will lose their Internet connection, and will reconnect when the update finishes. During the update your router reboots, causing all devices connected to the router to lose their connection to the Internet.

Choose Automatic updates to install future router updates automatically overnight.

This is especially when a router reset doesn't help.