Router Firmware Upgrade

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Linksys
CHECKING THE FIRMWARE VERSION OF YOUR ROUTER ......................................................................5 DOWNLOADING THE FIRMWARE ................................................................................................................5 TAKING NOTE OF YOUR CURRENT SETTINGS.......................................................................................... 9 PERFORMING THE UPGRADE ..................................................................................................................... 9 COMPLETING THE FIRMWARE UPGRADE ............................................................................................... 13

Valet
CHECKING THE FIRMWARE VERSION OF YOUR ROUTER .................................................................... 14 DOWNLOADING THE FIRMWARE .............................................................................................................. 15 TAKING NOTE OF YOUR CURRENT SETTINGS........................................................................................ 18 PERFORMING THE UPGRADE ................................................................................................................... 18 COMPLETING THE FIRMWARE UPGRADE ............................................................................................... 21

Dealing with a Zipped File Format
CHECKING THE FIRMWARE VERSION OF YOUR ROUTER .................................................................... 22 DOWNLOADING THE FIRMWARE .............................................................................................................. 22 TAKING NOTE OF YOUR CURRENT SETTINGS........................................................................................ 26 PERFORMING THE UPGRADE ................................................................................................................... 26 COMPLETING THE FIRMWARE UPGRADE ............................................................................................... 30

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Firmware updates are regularly posted on the Cisco website. These updates may include bug fixes and functionality enhancements to the router. If you are experiencing problems with your router, you may upgrade or re-flash the firmware to fix them. IMPORTANT: Before proceeding with the upgrade, your computer must have an active Internet connection. It is strongly recommended that you use a wired computer when upgrading the router’s firmware. It is also important for you to determine the model number of your router to identify which set of instructions will be suitable for your concern. For instructions on getting your router’s model number, click here. Below is the list of wired and wireless routers with their corresponding firmware file format:

Model Number BEFSR11

Product Description EtherFast® Cable/DSL Router .bin

Format Linksys

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BEFSR41

EtherFast® Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port Switch

v4.3 - .zip v4.2 - .bin v4.1 - .bin v4.0 - .bin v3.0 - .bin v2.0 - .bin v1.0 - .bin .zip

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BEFSR41W

BEFSR81 BEFSRU31 BEFSX41

BEFVP41

EtherFast® Cable/DSL Wireless Ready Router with 4port Switch EtherFast® Cable/DSL Router with 8-Port Switch EtherFast® Cable/DSL Router with USB and 3-Port Switch Instant Broadband EtherFast® Cable/DSL Firewall Router with 4 Port-Switch/VPN EndPoint EtherFast® Cable/DSL vPN Router with 4 Port 10/100 Switch EtherFast ® Wireless AP + Cable/DSL Router w/PrintServer Wireless-B Broadband Router

Dealing with a Zipped File Format Linksys Linksys Linksys

.bin .bin .bin

v2.1 - .bin v2.0 - .bin v1.0 - .zip .zip

Linksys Dealing with a Zipped File Format Dealing with a Zipped File Format Linksys

BEFW11P1

BEFW11S4

v4.0 - .bin v3.2 - .bin v3.0 - .bin v2.0 - .bin v1.0 - .zip .bin .bin .bin .bin .bin .bin .bin .bin .bin No Firmware download available No Firmware download available .bin .bin .rmt

E1000 E1200 E1500 E2000 E2100L E2500 E3000 E3200 E4200 EFROU44 HR200 M10 M20 RT042

Wireless-N Router Wireless-N Router Wireless-N Router with SpeedBoost Advanced Wireless-N Router Advanced Wireless-N Router Advanced Dual-Band N Router High Performance Wireless-N Router High Performance Dual-Band N Router Maximum Performance Wireless-N EtherFast® 4-Port 10/100 Analog Router Home Wireless-G Router Valet Valet Plus Broadband Router with QoS

Dealing with a Zipped File Format Linksys Linksys Linksys Linksys Linksys Linksys Linksys Linksys Linksys

Valet Valet Linksys

RT41-BU WMR200N WRH54G WRK54G WRT100 WRT110 WRT120N WRT150N

Wired Broadband Router MoCA Router (WMR200N) Wireless-G Home Router Wireless-G Broadband Router RangePlus Wireless Router RangePlus Wireless Router Wireless-N Home Router Wireless-N Home Router

.bin .bin .zip .bin .bin .bin .bin v1.0 - .bin v1.1 - .zip

Linksys Linksys Dealing with a Zipped File Format Linksys Linksys Linksys Linksys Linksys Dealing with a Zipped File Format Linksys Linksys Linksys Linksys Linksys Linksys Linksys Dealing with a Zipped File Format Linksys

WRT160N WRT160NL WRT300N WRT310N WRT320N WRT330N WRT350N

Ultra RangePlus Wireless-N Broadband Router Wireless-N Broadband Router with Storage Link Wireless-N Broadband Router Wireless-N Gigabit Router Dual-Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router Wireless-N Gigabit Gaming Router Wireless-N Gigabit Router with Storage Link Simultaneous Dual-Band Wireless-N Dual-Band Wireless A+B Broadband Dual-Band Wireless A/G Broadband Router Wireless-G Broadband Router

.bin .bin .bin .bin .bin .bin v1 - .bin v2 - .zip .bin No Firmware download available .trx v1.0 - .zip v1.1 - .zip v2.0 - .zip v2.2 - .zip v3.0 - .zip v3.1 - .zip v4.0 - .zip v5.0 - .bin v6.0 - .bin v8.0 - .bin v8.1 - .bin v8.2 - .bin .bin No Firmware download available .bin .bin

WRT400N WRT51AB WRT54AG WRT54G

Linksys Dealing with a Zipped File Format

Linksys

WRT54G2 WRT54G3G WRT54G3GAT WRT54G3GST

Wireless-G Broadband Router Wireless-G Broadband Router Wireless-G Router for 3G/UMTS Broadband Wireless-G Router for 3G/UMTS Broadband

Linksys

Linksys Linksys

0 .bin .0 .bix ..zip WRT600N WRT610N WRTSL54GS WRTU54G-TM WTR54GS LINKSYS .bix .bin .zip v1.bix v1..bin .bin No Firmware download available .zip No Firmware download available v1.zip v2.fim .bin ..bin .1 .WRT54G3Gv2ST WRT54G3Gv2vF WRT54G3GvN WRT54GC WRT54GH WRT54GL Wireless-G Router for 3G/UMTS Broadband Wireless-G Router for Mobile Wireless-G Router for 3G/UMTS Broadband Wireless-G Router for 3G/UMTS Broadband Wireless-G Broadband Router with SRX400 Compact Wireless-G Broadband Router .bin Linksys Linksys Dealing with a Zipped File Format Dealing with a Zipped File Format Linksys Linksys Linksys Linksys Linksys Linksys Linksys Dealing with a Zipped File Format Linksys Linksys Linksys Linksys Linksys Dealing with a Zipped File Format WRT54GR WRT54GS WRT54GS2 WRT54GX WRT54GX2 WRT54GX4 WRT55AG Wireless-G Broadband Router with 2 Phone Ports Wireless-G Broadband Router with RangeBooster™ Wireless-G Broadband Router with SpeedBooster™ Wireless-G Broadband Router with SpeedBooster™ Wireless-G Broadband Router with SRX Wireless-G Broadband Router with SRX200 Wireless-G Home Router with SpeedBurst Dual Band Wireless A+G BroadBand Router Dual-Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router with Storage Link Wireless-G Broadband Router with 2 Phone Ports Wireless-G Media Storage Link Router with 2 Phone Ports Wireless Signal Booster ..0 .bin .bin .bin .

1”. then press [Enter]. NOTE: The default IP Address of Linksys routers is “192.1.Checking the firmware version of your router Step 1: Access the router’s web-based setup page. you may have to open the software to retrieve them. click here. go to Router Settings > Advanced Settings. When the login prompt appears. IMPORTANT: The default User name and Password is “admin” but if you have used Cisco Connect to set up your router. Downloading the firmware . enter your router’s User name and Password. For instructions on how to check the IP address of your router. check the upper right corner of the screen for the firmware version.168. Step 2: On the router’s Setup page. To do this. launch a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Safari. To retrieve your router User name and Password through Cisco Connect. Enter your router’s IP Address on the address bar.

we used the E4200. click here. For instructions on getting your router’s model number. enter the model number of your router then press [Enter]. NOTE: In this example. click the Downloads tab. To learn how to check the hardware version.Step 1: Go to the Cisco HomeSupport page. . Step 4: Click the drop-down arrow and select the correct version of your router. Step 3: Once the page opens. click here. Step 2: In the Search Support box.

upgrading is not necessary.Step 5: Click Download under Firmware to download the latest firmware of your router. Once the download is complete. if prompted. . choose an accessible directory such as the Desktop and click Save. NOTE: If the current firmware version of your router matches the one found online. Step 6: Click Save in the File Download dialog box that appears. click Close.

click Download in the dialogue box that appears. click the red button to close the window. When the download has been completed. If you're using a Mac computer.NOTE: Image may vary depending on the operating system of your computer. .

. However. Step 2: Click the Administration tab. In case this happens. Taking note of your current settings After upgrading the router’s firmware. Be sure to note down important settings before resetting the router and use it as basis for reconfiguring the router later. you might have to manually reconfigure the router. a reset needs to be done which will require you to reconfigure your settings from scratch.The name of the file may vary depending on the firmware file of your router. Performing the Upgrade Step 1: Access the router’s web-based setup page. NOTE: You can use the back-up and restore configuration feature of your router before resetting so as not to go through the whole process of reconfiguration. firmware upgrades sometimes include added functionalities which might mess up the settings once restored from a backup.

Step 4: Locate the firmware then click Open. .Step 3: Click the Firmware Upgrade sub-tab then click the Browse button.

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.Step 5: Click the Start Upgrade button.

Click on Continue. consult your router documentation for the location of the reset button. you may need to hold the reset button up to 30 seconds or until the power LED blinks. To do this. unplug the power cord and wait 10 seconds before plugging it back in. NOTE: If the image of your router is different from the one shown above. Step 2: Press and hold the Reset button of your router for 10 seconds. . The firmware upgrade process is now complete. Completing the firmware upgrade Step 1: Close Internet Explorer or Safari.Step 6: Once the upgrade is complete. Step 3: Powercycle the router. For older routers (WRT series). the following message will appear.

. go to Valet Settings > Advanced Settings. enter your router’s User name and Password. launch a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Safari. check the upper right corner of the screen for the firmware version. Once the login prompt appears. To do this. you may have to open the software to retrieve them.VALET Checking the firmware version of your router Step 1: Access the Hotspot’s web-based setup page. To view instructions on how to check the IP address of your router.1. then press [Enter]. click here.168. Enter your hotspot’s IP Address on the address bar. Step 2: Once you have the setup page open. NOTE: The default IP Address of Linksys routers is “192.1”. To retrieve your router User name and Password through Cisco Connect. IMPORTANT: The default User name and Password is “admin” but if you have used Cisco Connect to set up your router.

click here. To learn how to check the hardware version. Step 4: Click the drop-down arrow and select the correct version of your hotspot. we used the M10 Valet Hotspot.Downloading the firmware Step 1: Go to the Cisco HomeSupport page. Step 2: In the Search Support box. Step 3: Once the page opens. For instructions on getting your hotspot’s model number. click the Downloads tab. NOTE: In this example. . enter the model number of your hotspot then press [Enter]. click here.

Once the download is complete. upgrading is not necessary. choose an accessible directory such as the Desktop and click Save. if prompted. NOTE: If the current firmware version of your hotspot matches the one found online.Step 5: Click Download under Firmware to download the latest firmware of your hotspot. Step 6: Click Save in the File Download dialog box that appears. click Close. .

Once the download has been completed. .NOTE: Image may vary depending on the operating system of your computer. The name of the file may vary depending on the firmware file of your router. click Download in the dialogue box that appears. Click Save to save the file. click the red button to close the window. If you're using a Mac computer.

a reset needs to be done which will require you to reconfigure your settings from scratch.Taking note of your current settings After upgrading the hotspot’s firmware. you might have to manually reconfigure the hotspot. NOTE: You can use the back-up and restore configuration feature of your hotspot before resetting so as not to go through the whole process of reconfiguration. However. Step 3: Click the Firmware Upgrade sub-tab then click the Browse button. firmware upgrades sometimes include added functionalities which might mess up the settings once restored from a backup. Performing the Upgrade Step 1: Access the hotspot’s web-based setup page. In case this happens. Be sure to note down important settings before resetting the hotspot and use it as basis for reconfiguring the router later. . Step 4: Locate the firmware then click Open. Step 2: Click the Administration tab.

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the following message will appear. Step 6: Once the upgrade is complete. Click on Continue. .Step 5: Click the Start Upgrade button.

. Step 2: Press and hold the Reset button of your hotspot for 30 seconds. The firmware upgrade process is now complete. the downloadable firmware format is usually in a zipped file form. unplug the power cord and wait 30 seconds before plugging it back in.Completing the firmware upgrade Step 1: Close Internet Explorer or Safari. Step 3: Powercycle the hotspot. DEALING WITH A ZIPPED FILE FORMAT For older Linksys routers. To do this.

Step 2: In the Search Support box.168. launch a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Safari. To view instructions on how to check the IP address of your router. For instructions on getting your router’s model number. When the login prompt appears.1. . Downloading the firmware Step 1: Go to the Cisco HomeSupport page.Checking the firmware version of your router Step 1: Access the router’s web-based setup page. then press [Enter]. Enter your router’s IP Address on the address bar. Step 2: On the router’s web-based setup page. enter your router’s User name and Password. NOTE: The web-based setup page may look different depending on the model of your router. click here. check the upper right corner of the screen for the firmware version. NOTE: The default IP Address of Linksys routers is “192. enter the model number of your router then press [Enter]. To do this. IMPORTANT: The default User name and Password is “admin”. click here.1”.

NOTE: In this example. we used the WRT54G. To learn how to check the hardware version. . click here. click the Downloads tab. Step 4: Click the drop-down arrow and select the correct version of your router. Step 3: Once the page opens.

NOTE: If the current firmware version of your router matches the one found online. click Close. upgrading is not necessary. Once the download is complete.Step 5: Click Download under Firmware to download the latest firmware of your router. if prompted. choose an accessible directory such as the Desktop and click Save. Step 6: Click Save in the File Download dialog box that appears. .

Once the download has been completed. If you're using a Mac computer. click the red button to close the Downloads window.NOTE: Image may vary depending on the operating system of your computer. . click Download in the dialogue box that appears.

The name of the file may vary depending on the firmware file of your router. a reset needs to be done which will require you to reconfigure your settings from scratch. .zip file and extract its contents to a single folder or to the Desktop. In case this happens. the file would be extracted automatically. Step 2: Click the Administration tab. you might have to manually reconfigure the router. Be sure to note down important settings before resetting the router and use it as basis for reconfiguring the router later. NOTE: You can use the back-up and restore configuration feature of your router before resetting so as not to go through the whole process of reconfiguration. However. If you're using a Mac computer. Step 7: Double-click the . Taking note of your current settings After upgrading the router’s firmware. firmware upgrades sometimes include added functionalities which might mess up the settings once restored from a backup. Performing the Upgrade Step 1: Access the router’s web-based setup page.

Step 4: Locate the firmware then click Open.Step 3: Click the Firmware Upgrade sub-tab then click the Browse button. .

.Refer to the following image for Mac OS: Step 5: Click the Upgrade button.

Click on Continue. . the following message will appear.Step 6: When the upgrade is complete.

Step 3: Powercycle the router. unplug the power cord and wait 30 seconds before plugging it back in. . NOTE: If the image of your router is different from the one shown above. The firmware upgrade process is now complete.Completing the firmware upgrade Step 1: Close Internet Explorer or Safari. To do this. consult your router documentation for the location of the reset button. Step 2: Press and hold the Reset button of your router for 10 seconds.

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