The firmware of the router is the Operating Software that runs the hardware of the router. All the actions are performed through the router’s firmware. Just like any other software, the firmware needs to be updated so that the router is kept in proper condition. D-Link release firmware updates regularly so that the users do not face any problems. There are a lot of added benefits to updating the firmware of the router. Updating the firmware also updates the security on the router. All the sensitive data of the user flows through the router such as the private information of the user, their emails and passwords, their banking information when they buy something online and more. To make sure that the security on the router is up to date and not vulnerable to any potential threats, the user must update the firmware of the router. The new firmware also fixes any bugs or previously faced issues with the router. The new firmware might even add some new features to the router and provide overall enhanced speed boosts.
The firmware update process is very easy and it only takes a couple of minutes of the user’s time. Here, we will provide you with the troubleshooting steps to update the firmware of the D-Link router:
- Open an internet browser of your choice on the device that is connected to the D-Link router.
- Type http://dlinkrouter.local in the address bar and press enter. The user will be taken to the login page for the router.
- Enter the default information when prompted. The default username and password is “admin” for most of the D-Link routers. The username and password are case sensitive.
- Once the user has access to the router web based interface, click on Management option.
- Now, click the Firmware Upgrade or Upgrade option. The label may vary for different router models.
- Click the Check for Firmware option to check whether the router has any firmware update pending.
- If there is any firmware update, the router will start updating the firmware itself.
- Once the firmware has been updated, the router will reboot.
The firmware will have been installed. The user can start using the router once the router has finished rebooting itself.