How to Update Netgear Router Firmware

Are you struggling with routerlogin net not working issue? Is your router showing spotty connectivity? Don't panic, we're all prepared to rescue you! The best solution to the crux of the matter is to update firmware of your Netgear router to the latest version. This post will give you a nudge on how to update Netgear router firmware anon.

Updating your router's firmware will not only increase the functionality and firmness of your router but also give boost to its performance. Besides, the latest firmware will fix bugs (if any!) as well as add improved features to your Netgear router. If you want to make the most of your router, then updating the firmware is a must.

There are many methods a user can employ to update the Netgear router firmware. Let's walk through each of them one by one.

Method 1: Update Netgear Router Firmware using Web Interface

Users who wish to update the firmware of their router by making use of web interface can follow the steps below. Read on.
  • Launch your preferred web browser from your laptop/computer/mobile
  • Access web interface of your router via
  • Next, hit the 'Check' button resting under the 'Admin' section
  • Hitting the button will check whether any new firmware update is available for your Netgear router or not
  • If available, click on it to download
Note: Your router will restart once the new firmware uploaded and updated on your device. However, you need to reconfigure your WiFi router once your device fetches the new upgrade.

Method 2: Update Netgear Router Firmware Manually

To manually get the latest router firmware, follow below instructions.
  • First and foremost, navigate to the web user interface by accessing Netgear router setup wizard
  • Hit the Netgear router update option
  • Download and upload the firmware file on your device
  • Your Netgear router will need reboot. So, let it happen!
Perk for you: If your Netgear router doesn't reboot, cross-check whether the new firmware update is uploaded successfully or not. You can check the above by navigating to the 'Router Status' page.

Method 3: Update Netgear Router Firmware using Netgear Genie Software

Last but not least, you can update your Netgear router using the Genie software. Once you launch the app on your device, a message will pop up depicting if any new firmware update is available. If no message will prompt on your device's screen regarding the new firmware update, you can manually check it through desktop Genie software. Moving on, let's now check the steps to update Netgear router firmware using Genie software.
  • Launch the Genie app and navigate to the 'Router Settings' menu
  • Hitting the option will display the router login page on your device's screen
  • Enter your credentials and click the Next button
  • You will be landed at the option Netgear Router Firmware Update
  • At last, hit OK button to complete the process
Congratulations! You're all done with learning the process of upgrading Netgear router firmware using Genie software.
Bonus Tip: If you have a specific firmware version in your mind to install, then going with the manual process would prove fruitful.

In a Nutshell

Here's to hope that you now will easily be able to fetch and update the latest firmware for your Netgear router.

If you have any method on 'how to update Netgear router firmware' in your arsenal, then don't forget to share that with us. Your opinion will be awaited. Also, shoot your remarks in the comments section relating which above-listed method works best for you to update the latest firmware on your router. By the time, see ya!

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