As the firmware update is the essential part of the wi-fi router, an outdated firmware generates the issue when you use the wi-fi router. Moreover, updated firmware provides new features and security features. Like, we regularly update our computer, laptop, smartphone, or other devices to add new functions and features. In this article, we give complete guidance to you about the firmware update. So you can update your router firmware most quickly.
Important point to remember:
- Check the hardware version of your device because different hardware versions may damage your device.
- Always use the wired connection to upgrade your router firmware.
- Once the firmware update process starts, don’t turn off the power of your router.
Steps to update TP-Link router firmware
- Head to the download center of the TP-link website and download the latest firmware version.
- If the firmware file is downloaded in unzip format, then extract the file in ZIP format.
- Now, move to your device like a computer or other and open any web browser.
- On the address bar, type tplinkwifi.com
- Tap on the Enter key.
- After this, a login page will open.
- Log in to the web management page of the TP-Link router.
- Select and tap on the System Tools and then Firmware Upgrade.
- Here, click on the Browse file option to upload the downloaded firmware file.
- Once you uploaded the firmware file, hit the Upgrade button.
- Furthermore, the TP-Link router will automatically reboot after the update process finish.
- By clicking on the Status, you can check the firmware of the router updated.
- Few firmware updates will restore your router settings to factory settings. In this case, configure your TP-Link router using the Quick Setup Wizard.
Backup and restore configuration settings of your TP-Link router
Steps to backup:
- Navigate to your management portal.
- And login to the TP-Link router.
- Go to the advanced settings, then System Tools and Backup & Restore.
- Hit the Backup option to save a copy of your current settings to the computer device. A conf.bin file is saved to your computer.
Steps to configure settings
- Go to your management portal.
- Again, log in to the TP-Link router.
- Proceed to the advanced settings, then System Tools and Backup & Restore.
- Under the Restore settings, hit the Browse and find the backup configuration file.
- At last, tap on the Restore button.
- Wait here for a few minutes for restoring and rebooting.