How to update Linksys router firmware?

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With news of the recent exploit of Linksys routers, I thought it might be a good idea to update my router's firmware. How do I go about doing this?

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jhotz
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You didn’t mention which model of Linksys router you are using. It may update automatically. To find the specific method to manually update firmware for your router, go to the Linksys support website, then find your model of router. Click the “FAQs” tab near the top of the page for that router, which will, obviously, take you to FAQs. Once there look for the “Advanced Configuration and Troubleshooting” heading, and you should see a topic “How to manually update firmware…”. Click that and it will take you to an article that guides you through the exact process for your router. In general there are two steps; You will need to (1) download the latest firmware, then (2) upload it to your router through the local router interface or Linksys Smart WiFi account.

jimlynch
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4 Easy Steps To Upgrade Linksys Wireless Router Firmware
http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2009/06/how-to-upgrade-linksys-wireless-rout...

"If you own a Linksys Wireless router, it is strongly recommended that you upgrade the firmware to a latest version, which may resolve lot of bugs including random dropping of wireless connections. This article explains how to upgrade to the latest firmware on your Linksys wireless router.

Also, make sure you’ve secured your wireless as mentioned in 6 Steps to Secure Your Home Wireless Network"

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