Networking vendors generally have clear instruction on how to flash a particular router. Also, flashing the firmware might reset the router's settings to default, so you might want to save the settings to a file prior to the upgrade in case this happens.Many routers have the automatic firmware update function within the web interface.Go to download center for your Region on the TP-Link website.Then, select the appropriate drop downs for your TP-Link product.Generally speaking, the most interaction people have with their router is the occasional turn-it-on-and-off-again when a slowdown occurs.This benign neglect, however, could be putting their data and even their bank accounts at risk.It’s important to regularly update router firmware to keep the security features up to date.
Step 1 Download the latest firmware version for your device.Not long ago, for instance, Netgear fixed a bug that threatened to make administrative permissions available to hackers, according to Shah. Consumers typically have to find, download, and install router updates themselves. A 2014 study (PDF) conducted by Tripwire found that fewer than half of IT professionals had recently updated the router firmware in their homes.Surprisingly, only 32 percent even knew how to do it.In 2016, the Remaiten Worm, or KTN-Remastered, spread to numerous Linux-based routers by connecting to random IP addresses and trying out commonly used log-in credentials.Once it gained entry to routers, they were used in distributed denial of service (or DDo S) attacks on commercial websites.