Updating the router’s firmware on your home network is often overlooked.
Upgrading the firmware improves performance, stability and wireless range. Every Linksys router I’ve seen in my career upgrades the same way.
It may be located under the Router Setup page, the "About This Router" page, or perhaps under a “Maintenance” or "Firmware Update" heading.
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If you have, congratulations, you can stop reading this article right now, if not, read on.
Your router’s firmware is basically the operating system that is specifically designed to run on your specific make and model of router (unless you are using a multi-router compatible open source firmware such as DD-WRT).
These credentials can likely be obtained from your router manufacturer’s website or they might be located on a label on the bottom or back of your router, typically located near the serial number of the router.
Usually, there is a dedicated firmware upgrade section within the router administration site.
Here are some common default addresses fro some of the more popular wireless router brands.