I have also seen instances where the downloaded file was compressed and needed to be uncompressed, a fact not explained by the vendor.
I have also seen the download include multiple files, only one of which was supposed to be uploaded to the router. A far better approach is where the router completely handles the update.
Firmware is software that resides on the hardware components of your router.
Updating router firmware should speed up connectivity and just make things run a lot smoother.
“So if it’s compromised, it can really impact your privacy and the security of your devices." Young has some serious router-hacking cred, having won two sections of the first-ever SOHOpelessly Broken competition at the DEF CON hacking conference in 2014 by quickly finding and exploiting vulnerabilities in wireless routers.
She has a keen interest in the mobile platform and innovative tech.We recommend performing a reset to factory defaults after anyfirmware upgrade to avoid conflicts with prior configurations.Do upgrade firmware from a computerconnected wirelessly.To upgrade the firmware of your router, you will first need todownload the required files from the D-Link Support page for thisrouter. Click on Browse, browse to andselect the file that you saved before, then click on Update Firmware or Firmware.The router will then copy the new firmware into its memory andperform the update, after which it will reboot.