How to update Linksys firmware?

Updating the Linksys router’s firmware requires access to the router’s web based management setup page.  There are two ways to update the Linksys router’s firmware; automatically or manually. First of all, you must know the firmware version of your Linksys router.

To check the firmware version used by Linksys smart wifi router:

  1. Launch a web browser window on your active wifi connected computer, which is connected to the Linksys router with an Ethernet cable.
  2. Using linksyssmartwifi.com, log into Linksys router by entering the default Linksys smart wifi login address in the address bar.
  3. Press Enter for Linksys router login.
  4. For any Linksys router login access errors with Linksyssmartwifi.com, enter the default IP address in the address bar to Linksys smart wifi login.
  5. The login gateway directs you to the Linksys router login page.
  6. Linksys router login prompt message shows Linksys router login fields.
  7. Enter the linksys smart wifi login default information – username and password in given login fields.
  8. Type “admin in both Linksys router login username and password fields as admin is the default pre-set factor settings
  9. Linksys smart wifi router’s web based setup page appears on screen.
  10. Go to the web management setup home page.
  11. Search for the current firmware version of your Linksys router model.
  12. It is mentioned on the upper right corner of the setup home page.

Step To update Linksys smart router’s Firmware

  1. Open a web browser window on your active wifi connected computer, which is connected to the Linksys router with an Ethernet cable.
  2. Use linksyssmartwifi.com and log into Linksys router by entering the default Linksys smart wifi login address in the address bar.
  3. Click Enter for Linksys router login.
  4. For any Linksys router login access errors with Linksyssmartwifi.com, enter the default IP address in the address bar to Linksys smart wifi login.
  5. The login gateway directs you to the Linksys router login page.
  6. Linksys router login prompt message shows Linksys router login fields.
  7. Enter the linksys smart wifi login default information – username and password in given login fields.
  8. Type “admin in both Linksys router login username and password fields as admin is the default pre-set factor settings
  9. Linksys smart wifi router’s web based setup page appears on screen.
  10. Go to the web management setup home page.
  11. Select the Administration link on menu.
  12. Choose the Firmware Upgrade option to allow Linksys router’s Firmware update.
  13. Choose the Automatic firmware update button or manual firmware update option.

14. To manually update the Linksys router’s firmware, you would require downloading the firmware version file from Linksys Official support site.

  • Click on the browse button then to select and upload the downloaded file to router.

15. To automatically update the Linksys router’s firmware, click Check for update button.

16. The Linksys router would detect if any update is required and allows downloading an installing it.

17. The automatic option brings Update firmware pop up box window which checks for any new firmware version file waiting to upload.

18. Click on Yes option to begin updating the Linksys router’ firmware.

19. The most recent firmware version file would get uploaded.

20. The Linksys smart wifi router then automatically reboots and starts.

21. This process takes a while to get completed.

22. The Linksys router’s Firmware is updated automatically over linksyssmartwifi.com login access.

Note: Never interrupt the firmware update process by switch off the router’s power button or pressing the reset button on Linksys router or changing router’s position in any ways as these might hamper the functionality of the Linksys smart wifi  router and disable it.

FAQs

You will have to access the Linksys router’s web based setup page through linksyssmartwifi.com login and look for the firmware version as mentioned on the upper right corner of setup home page screen.

Ensure to keep the Linksys router’s firmware updated through Linksyssmartwif.com login and accessing the setup page. Download and upload the recent version whenever it is available, though automatic firmware update section allows uploading the latest versions whenever they are released.

Updating latest firmware ensures upgrading the Linksys router’s wireless network reliability, enhancing wireless coverage, speed and security. Overall the updated firmware enhances Linksys router’s functionality or performance.

It is not at all recommended to update the firmware using wireless or wifi connection as this might cause permanent damage to Linksys router because of dropping wifi signals or intermittent wifi signal connectivity. Ensure to update the router’s firmware over wired Ethernet cable for stable wifi connection.

Access the management mode on the router to recover the Linksys router and resume the pending uploading of the firmware upgrade. For this, you will have to first reset the Linksys router and then access the web based setup page through linksysmartwifi.com login and you would see management mode firmware upgrade  page allowing you to resume upload.