Netgear has been providing networking hardware to the users from a very long time. Their routers are one of the most reliable and secure routers. The routers contain a firmware which is the software that runs the hardware of the router. All the actions are performed through the firmware of the router. The firmware of the router needs to be updated in order for the router to stay compatible with the latest media devices. The firmware update is a very simple process and it only takes a couple of minutes of the user’s time. The firmware update provides the enhanced security for the router as well. All the sensitive information of the user passes through the router such as the private information of the user, their emails and passwords, the banking information of the router and more. To prevent the sensitive information of the user from falling into the wrong hands or to prevent the information from any potential threats, the firmware of the router needs to be updated. The new firmware might also bring new features to the router and provide bug fixes or resolves any previously faced issues as well. The new firmware might also provide enhanced speed boosts as well.
The security concerns are always very important as a user uses their internet a lot for important issues which might require the private information of the user. For the router to be able to keep working without any problems, the router must be kept up to date.
Here, we provide the troubleshooting steps to update the firmware of the Netgear WNDR4300 router:
- Open any internet browser of your choice on the device that is connected to the same Netgear router.
- Go to the NETGEAR Download Center and download the latest firmware for your Netgear router. Make sure that the model number matches completely to the router that you are trying to update. Download the latest firmware and save it to the desired location.
- Now, open an internet browser and type www.routerlogin.net in the address bar. Press enter. The user will be taken to the login page of the router. The user will be prompted to enter the default information regarding 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.
- Select the ADVANCED tab. Click on Administration.
- Click the Router Update or Firmware Update option. It might be different for different router models.
- Click Choose File or Browse option to locate the previously downloaded file.
- Click Open. Now, click Update option.
Take note that the firmware must be updated in order to keep the security updated. Recently, the FBI released the latest news regarding the Russian Malware attack on the Netgear routers. They urged the Netgear users to update the firmware to kick the Russian malware out of the Netgear routers. Firmware update solves most of the issues with the router. Therefore, the firmware of the router must be kept updated. Netgear releases the firmware updates regularly so that the users can experience a safe and secure network.