The firmware of the router is the software that runs the hardware of the router. The firmware is just like any other Operating System and needs to be updated. Here are the steps to update the firmware of the router:
- Download the latest firmware for your router from the TP-Link support site. Make sure that the model number of your router is correct.
- Save the downloaded file on the desired location on your device.
- Now, open an internet browser and type www.tplinkwifi.net in the address bar. Press enter. The user will be prompted to enter the default information regarding the router.
- The default username and password is “admin” for both the cases. The username and password are case sensitive.
- Once you have logged in, the Quick Setup will appear. Click the System Tools.
- You will see the Firmware Update option on the left side of the screen. Click Browse to look for the previously downloaded file.
- Click the Update button to begin the update process. The firmware update usually takes only a couple of minutes of the user’s time.
Once the router has been updated, the router will reboot itself. Do not interrupt the firmware update process or unplug the router from the power source as it may corrupt the firmware of the router and may even render it unusable.