To have good Wi-Fi coverage, different factors come into play. One of them is to have the router in good condition and up to date . Therefore, checking if we have the latest firmware version is important. It will depend on each model, but you will always have the option of being able to make sure you have the latest version and correct vulnerabilities or incorporate improvements that help the wireless network work better.
Check and update your router
How can you see if you have the updated router? It is a process that will depend on the model you have, but it should not be complicated. For this you need to have access to the router configuration. Normally you will be able to enter through the default gateway, which is usually 192.168.1.1, and entering the username and password. If you don’t know what it is, look behind the device since it usually comes there. However, our advice is that you change the access data.
When you are inside, you will have to access the firmware section, update router or similar. It will depend on the model, but it is usually visible. Once you are there, you will be able to see something similar to current firmware version or current firmware version. That will already tell you which one you have installed at that moment.
But how do we know if it really is the last one or not? In some cases it will put something like updated firmware . In others an update button will appear. But on many occasions what you should do is go to the official website of the model you have and compare which is the latest version with the one you have installed.
If you see that the firmware version you have is not current, it is best to update. Now how do we do this? In the best case, your router will update only once it detects a new version. But of course, if you see that the one you have installed is obsolete, it means that you do not have a model that updates itself.
Normally you will have to click on a button that says Update . This will begin to update the firmware of the router. Sometimes you will even see the option to activate automatic updates so that in the future it will update itself. It’s a process that shouldn’t take long and once it’s done make sure to reboot the router, if necessary, so that the changes are applied correctly.
Another way is to manually download the latest firmware version. You will see a button to upload files and start the update, but to get those files you will have to go to the official website of the model you have and download them. You will have to upload them from your computer to the router. It is also a simple process.
It is important that while the router is being updated you do not disconnect it at any time. It is essential that the process is finished before you restart it, as this could lead to errors and you may have to start the process again. Be patient if it takes a while to complete, although it shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.
In short, as you can see, it is important to have the latest version of the router’s firmware. You can always see which version you have at any given time and make changes to have the latest version.