With technology getting advanced, there are innovations happening every day. To cope up with such advancements, everyone needs to stay updated. Along with human beings, every gadget that we use should also be updated on a regular basis to enhance its functionality. However, buying new gadgets or products every now and then does not seem feasible for anyone. Therefore, to add new features to the existing devices, new updates, versions, etc. are released by their brands. By simply getting the devices upgraded to new versions, we can make our devices compatible with the new technology, adding new features and enhancements to them. One such software that needs to be updated on most of the extenders is its firmware. Netgear also keeps rolling new firmware updates for extenders, routers etc. It is always recommended to have the latest version of the firmware installed on your extender for the maximum output.
What is Firmware?
Firmware is software or a set of guidelines embedded in a hardware piece of the networking device, which helps the device to perform its functions efficiently. It can be upgraded in order to add or delete some features on the device.
Why Firmware update?
In order to make the networking device work effectively, firmware updates are a must. With updates, the devices improve on functionality and new features get added to them. Also, it helps to get bugs removed and cope up with the latest technology.
Now, let’s know about different approaches that can be employed to get the firmware of Netgear extender upgraded.
Different Ways to Update Firmware on Netgear Extender
Netgear provides its users with latest and new updates of firmware of all its products on regular basis. It is super easy to install new firmware on the Netgear extenders and make them up-to-date. Firmware update on a Netgear extender can be done mainly in two ways as mentioned further.
Netgear Extender Firmware Update Manually
Before manually updating the firmware, make sure that the Netgear extender is turned on. Also, you will need a computer to open www.mywifiext.net.
Power up your Netgear extender by connecting it to the wall electrical socket and turning the switch on.
Now, using a computer, open a web browser and download the latest version of the firmware according to your extender model and save it on your computer.
Then, again in the address bar of the browser, open the page www.mywifiext.net to log in to your Netgear extender.
After logging in, go to Firmware Update option and click on Browse button.
Locate the already downloaded file, click on Upload button.
Wait till the process gets completed.
This is how you update your Netgear extender firmware using manual method.
Netgear Extender Firmware Update via Nighthawk App
Netgear also offers to update the Netgear extender using its app which is Nighthawk app. So, in case www mywifiext net refused to connect or you could not perform the firmware updates using your computer, then you can always opt for Nighthawk app to update your Netgear extender firmware. Here is how you do this.
On your mobile, open the Nighthawk app or download it first if have not done it yet.
Sign in to Netgear account using your Netgear account credentials.
Click on Network Map on the home page.
After selecting the Netgear extender that you are using, tap on three dots at the top-right corner of the screen.
Click on Check For Updates.
The updates process will start automatically if the new extender firmware updates are available.
This sums up our topic on how we can update Netgear extender firmware. As technology advances, WiFi devices also require frequent updates to work efficiently. Netgear keeps releasing new firmware updates on its website. Always ensure to keep your extender updated to the latest version to make the maximum out of it.