How to set your router to auto-update the firmware
All software and devices contain vulnerabilities and need to be updated whenever an update is available. Routers may have software patches created to improve the security and functionality of the device. This firmware must be upgraded to the latest version when released.
Making sure you keep your firmware updated is very important for security reasons and to enhance your experience while using the device.
You may not always log in to your router to check if there is an update available, but it makes it easier to set your router to auto-update when one becomes available.
- Open your internet browser.
- Navigate to the devices IP address.
- Log into the router.
- From the menu on the left-hand side scroll down, select ‘System’.
- Under the ‘System’ section, select ‘Firmware Update’.
- Enable the ‘Check for updates automatically’ function.
Your router is now set to automatically update the firmware when an update becomes available.
It is necessary for security purposes, to keep your network safe from any threats and to get the latest fixes as well as improve performance.
Yes, as most routers have a built-in ‘up-date checker’ feature.
No, it is not necessary to let your ISP know that you are updating the firmware of your router.
Usually, a notification will appear once the update is complete, but if your internet connection is still working as it was before the update was done, then you know it was a success.
Yes, you can upgrade the firmware without an internet connection. You will need to download the new firmware file onto your computer. Log onto your router, reset the device to factory settings and then upload the new firmware files. This process is more complex than via an internet connection.
If you would like to know How to update your D-Link router’s firmware read our Help Centre article for assistance.