How to Update an Asus 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 Firmware
- Navigate to the ASUS website at www.asus.com/support
- Under Select a Product, click Networking.
- Locate the Select your Product area.
- In the Product Series drop-down box, select All.
- In the Product Model drop-down box, locate and select your router model.
- Select Driver & Utility.
- In the Please select OS drop-down box, select your operating system.
- Locate Firmware and then click the Download button. Ignore other downloads such as Utility.
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.