How to Update a D-Link Router
The operating system that your router runs on is called "firmware". Each router make and model has firmware that was specifically made for it. From time to time, router manufacturers offer firmware updates on their website or from within the router's web console.
Why would you want to update your router?
Router updates are provided to add new security features, fix vulnerabilities, or other enhancements like performance upgrades.
Your router should only be upgraded to a firmware that was made for your specific make, model and version. Some firmware updates are specific to certain regions. Upgrading to the wrong firmware version may damage your router and void the warranty.
Do not upgrade through wireless connection unless the router is limited to only a wireless connection.
Turning off power during the upgrade process may cause permanent damage to the device.
1 Download D-link Router's Firmware
- Go to a computer that is connected to the router.
- Open a web browser and go to http://support.dlink.com
- Click View All.
- Find and click your router in the list.
- In the drop-down box, select the correct hardware version of your router.
The hardware version is marked on a label located on the side or back of your router. The hardware version of your device will be marked with H/W.
- Locate Firmware, click Download and save it on your computer.
Take note of the file download location:
- Windows OS - files typically download to your Downloads folder.
- Mac OSX - files typically download to the Downloads folder in the Dock.