Updating a linksys router firmware

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Because Cisco Linksys are the most common home router, this article shows the process on a Cisco E4200 wireless router. Keeping the router up-to-date is just as important as keeping your system’s hardware and software current.

Remember each router is different, but upgrading the firmware is essentially the same process. Now that you’re logged into the router, view the firmware version currently on the router. Visit the Cisco Linksys support site and select you router’s model to see if there is an updated version. Make sure not to do anything else on your computer while the process is active. You won’t be able to access the Internet or network while it’s rebooting.

This article will provide step by step instructions on how to update the firmware of any Linksys product supported by the manufacturer.

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(Readers can message me directly and I'll make note variations with other WIRED Linksys routers.)1.Enter the username and password found on your printed instructions sheet or the bottom of your router and click Login.Note: During the firmware upgrade process, your device will be disconnected from the router’s Wi-Fi. To complete the upgrade process, simply select and connect to the router’s Wi-Fi from your device again.Important: Make sure you’ve got a hardwired connection to the router before attempting to upgrade the firmware. If there is a new version, download it to a convenient location on your system. Browse to the location of the latest drive you just downloaded. Open your browser and type in the router’s IP Address – typically 192.168.1.1 into the address bar.

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