Netgear sends new updates from time to time to enhance the performance of the router device. This also involves an introduction to better security features.
To make sure that the new features are present on your router or not, you need to know if your device running on the latest firmware or not. The easiest method to update the firmware of your Netgear router is with the help of a Nighthawk app.
If you want to update the firmware of your router using an internet browser, then these are the instructions that you need to follow.
Step 1: Connect your computer to the router using an ethernet wire.
Step 2: Open your internet browser and then type routerlogin.net in the location bar of the browser. The login window of your router will open up.
Step 3: Type in the admin username and password of your router. Admin is the default username and the password that you need to enter is the one that you mentioned when you logged in for the first time. Also, keep in mind that both the password and username are case sensitive.
Step 4: Click on ADVANCED, administration, or settings and then go to Administration.
Step 5: Click on router update or firmware update.
Step 6: Select Check. The router will begin searching for new firmware.
Step 7: If you find that the update is available, then click on Yes.