An outdated extender firmware can lead to plenty of errors. You can’t get the most out of your range extender. Not just that, its performance will keep degrading until you fix the outdated firmware. In short, you need to do a D Link firmware update.
Have no idea how to do that? Relax! We are here to help you. Let us get through the following steps that will come in handy to do the D Link extender update. Keep reading to enlighten yourself.
How to Update D Link Firmware?
Download the Latest Firmware Version
The very first step is to get the latest firmware version. Get access to the internet, enter your D Link extender model number, and download the latest firmware version. Before that, check its compatibility with your device.
Moreover, when you download the firmware version, always get it from the official website. Never rely on third-party websites to download the firmware version. When you get the file, download it.
Choose a location on your computer or laptop used to download the latest firmware version. After the completion of your download, extract the file. It will help you compress the downloaded file. Hence, you can easily move the firmware version from one place to the other.
Keep it in a place from where you can easily access it. Otherwise, you might have to search for it when needed to upload on the D Link range extender server.
Plug in your D Link range extender to a switchboard. The extender should fit tightly into the wall plug. Moreover, check for signs of short-circuiting. Press the power button to turn on your device. If it does not turn on, hit the start button on your range extender. Wait for the LED lights to get stable before doing anything else.
Choose the Right Place
The next step includes placing your WiFi extender. Choose the place that has the least WiFi interference. Moreover, your extender should be in proximity to your router. If that is not the case, your range extender won’t get the required internet connectivity. Check that the device is away from other electronic gadgets that emit the same frequency as the WiFi extender.
Link With Router
Let’s connect the extender to the router. Your device must get internet access. Further, to update the extender firmware, you should always form a wired connection. Thus, get hold of the Ethernet cable and plug its one end into the extender. The other end should be plugged into the router. The connections should be finger-tight.
Turn on your computer/laptop. The power supply cable should be in perfect working condition. Launch an internet browser. Make sure you get the latest version of the browser. Moreover, it must be compatible with the device you are using.
Enter the default web address to do the D Link WiFi extender login. You can also use the default IP address. Moreover, you must use the address bar only to enter the web address. In case you use the search bar, you might get undesirable results. Hit the Enter key after putting the details in the allocated spaces.
Access Firmware Update
Once you are logged in to your D Link WiFi extender, move to the wireless settings. Get access to the advanced settings of your extender and go to the firmware update. That is where you will have to upload the downloaded file.
Upload the File
When the upload option opens, browse the file that you downloaded on your PC. Extract and upload it. You need to wait for the file to get uploaded to the extender server. After that, you might be asked to reboot your device.
Click on Apply to save the settings. After restarting the D Link extender, your firmware will be updated. Close the D Link WiFi extender setup page after the process is complete.
Updating the D Link extender firmware will boost the performance of your device. It also gets new security updates that make your connection secure and stable. In short, you won’t be dealing with any other issues regarding your WiFi extender’s performance. So, always keep the firmware of your range extender updated to have the best internet experience.