Manually Upload Firmware to the Router
If you want to upload a specific firmware version, or your router fails to update its firmware automatically,
follow these instructions.
We recommend that you connect a computer to the router using an Ethernet
connection to upload the firmware.
To manually upload a firmware file to your router:
1. Download the firmware for your router from the NETGEAR Download Center, save it to your desktop,
and unzip the file if needed.
The correct firmware file uses an .img or .chk extension.Note
2. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to the network using an
3. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net in the address field.
A login window opens.
4. Enter the router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and password are
The BASIC Home page displays.
5. Select ADVANCED > Administration > Router Update.
The Router Update page displays.
6. Click the Browse button.
7. Find and select the saved firmware on your computer.
Do not interrupt this process as it might cause corruption, which will make your router
unusable. Your router reboots after the firmware is uploaded. If your router does not
reboot, check the Router Status page to confirm whether the new firmware version
Change the admin Password and Enable Password
You can change the default password that is used to log in to the router with the user name admin. This
password is not the one that you use for WiFi access.
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