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Updating the router’s firmware through the Belkin Dashboard

A firmware update contains encoded instructions to help improve the performance of your Belkin router.  It could also resolve issues that the previous firmware version may have.  This article will guide you on how to upgrade the firmware of your Belkin router through the Belkin Dashboard.
 
IMPORTANT:  Before starting the troubleshooting process, it is recommended that your computer is connected to the router using an Ethernet cable for stable connectivity and to prevent upgrade failures.  Upgrading the firmware wirelessly may cause damage to the router since wireless connection may be unstable during the process.

I.  Automatically upgrading the firmware
II.  Manually upgrading the firmware
i.  Downloading the firmware
ii.  Upgrading the firmware

Automatically upgrading the firmware

If your router has an option to check for updates automatically, simply click that button.  In this way when a new firmware is available, you may directly proceed to upgrading the firmware.
 
Manually upgrading the firmware
 
Downloading the firmware
 
NOTE:  Make sure to take note of the model number and version of your Belkin router.  It can be found on the label at the bottom of the router or on the box above the UPC code.  To learn more about finding the version number of your device, click here.
 
Step 1:  
Launch a web browser like Internet Explorer® and go to Belkin.com.

Step 2:
On the Search bar, enter the model number of your router and press [Enter].
 
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Step 3:
On the Downloads category, select the download article specific to your router version.
 
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Step 4:
Click the Download link and select Save File.  Then, click the OK button.
 
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Step 5:
Choose a location for the file like the Desktop and click Save.
 
NOTE:  It is highly recommended to save all of your downloaded items in the Desktop to help you easily locate the file whenever you need it. 

 
Once the download is complete, you may proceed with the driver or firmware update of your Belkin device.
 
Upgrading the firmware

Step 1:
Open a web browser like Internet Explorer®.

Step 2:
Enter http://router or the router's default IP Address, 192.168.2.1, in the Address bar and press [Enter].  If you have changed the IP Address of your Belkin router, use that instead.  For instructions on how to check your IP Address, click here.

Step 3:
On the Dashboard, scroll the page to Advanced Settings > Utilities and click on Firmware Update.
 
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NOTE:  You can also go to Router Details section and click on Firmware.
 
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Step 4:
Click Choose File and select the file you downloaded.  Then, click the Open button and click Update.  Wait until the router completes the update.
 
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QUICK TIP:  Make sure the upgrade is uninterrupted.

Step 5:
When the update is complete, make sure the Power Status light is solid before using your router.
 
You should now have successfully updated the firmware of your router.

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