Netgear routers are some of the most secure networking hardware which contains some of the advanced features that the user can implement to better secure their router. The user can access these features after logging in to the router. The login process is very easy and it only takes a couple of minutes of the user’s time. The user can simply login using www.routerlogin.net by typing it in the address bar of any internet browser and entering the default credentials whenever prompted. For most of the Netgear routers, the default username is “admin” and the default password is “password”. The username and password are case sensitive.
Here, we will show you the troubleshooting steps to update the firmware of the Netgear router to enhance the security on the router.
Here are the steps to update the firmware of the Netgear router using the Setup Wizard:
- Launch an internet browser of your choice from a device that is connected to the Netgear router. It is advised that the device is connected via an Ethernet cable for the firmware update process.
- Type www.routerlogin.net in the address bar and press enter.
- You will be taken to the login page of the router. The login page will then prompt you to type in the default username and password for the router.
- The default username is “admin” and the default password is “password” for most of the Netgear routers. The username and password are case sensitive.
- The Setup Wizard will open up. Click ADVANCED. Then click Administration.
- You will see a Firmware Update or Router Update option. The option may vary for different router models. Click it.
- Click Check. The router will then check whether any firmware updates are available. If a firmware update is available, the Setup Wizard will then ask you whether you wish to download and install it. Click Yes.
Some important things to keep in mind while updating the firmware of the Netgear router:
- Do not download the firmware of the router from any third party websites.
- Do not unplug the router from its power source as it can damage the firmware of the router and may even render the router unusable.