Some products of the Netgear checks for the new firmware updates regularly and if the download is available it automatically updates your router software. If an automatic firmware update feature is not available on your device, you may update it manually. You can download new firmware at downloadcenter.netgear.com. As Netgear routers support automatic firmware updates it ensures the delivery of essential security updates to the routers consequently to keep up the enhancement of network security. As a part of the update process, your router may restart amid the work, which means your internet access will be lost for a couple of minutes. To avoid router update at an inconvenient time, your router update needs to be set to your local time zone.
It is a desktop application which offers a simple dashboard to manage, control, monitor and repair your Netgear home routers remotely. It runs on both the operating system, i.e.windows and Mac. You can also access your devices remotely using this application. It is free to access and can be downloaded easily by clicking this link http://www.netgear.com/landing/en-us/netgear-genie.aspx. To get all the features of the Netgear Genie app make sure your router is already updated to its latest firmware update. Because the older firmware update might not support all the functionalities of the Netgear Genie app.
Functionalities that the Netgear Genie App allows you to do directly from your computer system
- Accomplish a system speed test
- Set up a visitor/guest network for your family and companions
- Quickly change the SSID (name) or password of your remote system
- Set up Live Parental Controls
- See a graphical map of all your system associated devices
Before updating your Netgear router make sure that it is supported or compatible with the NETGEAR genie software and also you are using a latest Netgear Genie software on your computer to gain access to all the functionalities of the software. To check whether your router is supported with Netgear Genie software you may visit http://www.netgear.com/landing/genie/routers.aspx and to download the latest Netgear Genie software visit http://www.netgear.com/landing/genie/
Netgear Router update using the Netgear Genie software