Updating firmware on netgear router

If you have, congratulations, you can stop reading this article right now, if not, read on.Your router’s firmware is basically the operating system that is specifically designed to run on your specific make and model of router (unless you are using a multi-router compatible open source firmware such as DD-WRT).I pushed the button on the back of the router to power it on and then power it off… I’m not sure why that final step is necessary, but it seemed to make a difference for me.Three years later, when it came time to update to a newer router, I had almost forgotten about the problems cited above – and opted for another Netgear router, model R6250.to work fine at first, but then I started noticing connection issues shortly thereafter.I was getting disconnected anywhere from once a day to several times an hour.Only a couple of hours after installing the new one, I found myself disconnecting .The router’s exterior display showed no issues, but all of the devices in my network were offline.

So you have a wireless router that has been quietly serving Wi-Fi to your household for many years? Chances are, if you answered yes to either question, you may not have upgraded your router’s firmware in quite some time.

At this point, the installation is automatic, and you should have the original .26 version installed. You will be prompted to restart your router only if there is an error.

Because I had no error, I didn’t restart my router – and found myself disconnecting again.

This is how I fixed the same problem – 3 years apart – with two Netgear routers constantly disconnecting intermittently.

It is a revised version of my original 2012 post to include updated info from 2015.

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