Despite having an advanced router or range extender doesn’t promise you good connectivity all around. And an outdated or old firmware could be a major reason behind the poor connectivity in your home or office.
Many routers have the option to upgrade their firmware and ASUS is one of the many companies. These routers get regular updates which help with really good connectivity and network.
Not only this but the upgraded network can help boost network in all corners and any other lag that might hinder your router or range extender.
Now the point is how you can manually upgrade firmware for an ASUS router. It’s not as difficult as it might look. There are easy and quick steps that you could follow to update your range extender.
Step 1: Download the latest version of the firmware from ASUS’s official site.
Step 2: The file will be downloaded with an extension of .trx file.
Step 3: Since it is a zipped file, extract all the items available in the file.
Step 4: Click on the Drivers and Tools option on the support page. Download the ASUS Discovery Tool application.
Step 5: Extract all the files from this zipped folder.
Step 6: Next Run the Discovery.exe file and install the ASUS Wireless Router Device Discovery Utility tool on your system.
Step 7: On completion of the installation, click on the icon and view the IP Address of your device.
Step 8: Enter the IP Address in the browser. The next window will follow your wifi’s username and password.
Step 9: After logging in to your ASUS device, at the very top click the firmware version.
Step 10: Click on choose file or upload file to upgrade the firmware version.
Step 11: Choose the unzipped file you downloaded from ASUS official site.
Step 12: Make sure you cross-check the file you uploaded and click the Upload at the bottom.
Step 13: Start with the Firmware installation.
Step 14: After about 3-4 minutes of completion of the firmware update.
Step 15: Press the on/off button on your device and reboot it manually.
Step 16: In the final step login to your device and with this your latest firmware version will be installed.
For ios users, you can download the ASUS Discovery App and launch it. After launching it you can enter your device’s IP address and work through the steps given above.
For android users, you can scan the QR code or go to the Google Play store and download the ASUS Discovery App. To manually upgrade firmware for an ASUS router follow the steps above and the firmware will be updated in no time.
In addition to the above steps to manually upgrade firmware for an ASUS router, it is recommended that you factory reset your router for better performance. In case the firmware update fails, try to restore the router and then follow the steps again. If it fails again you can use the Firmware Restoration Utility. This will help you upload the firmware in rescue mode.