Updating the spectrum router is one of the best ways to fix the spectrum router. When you can’t access the internet in your spectrum modem or router, it’s most probably due to outdated firmware.
Up-to-date spectrum firmware helps you to secure your internet connectivity and fixes various bugs. It also helps in better internet connectivity which gives you a stable internet connection.
However, you may find it difficult to update the spectrum router as there is no proper guide provided by the spectrum company. Hence, this post mainly talks about a detailed step-by-step procedure on how to update spectrum router.
Why should you update the spectrum router?
As said in the introduction, it helps you to secure your internet and improves internet stability. However, it is also recommended by spectrum to keep checking the latest firmware for the proper functioning of the router.
You should update your spectrum router because:
- It makes your connection secure.
- Fixes various bugs.
- Improves the internet speed stability.
- Can fix errors like blinking red light or blinking blue light.
- To get new features and functions.
These were a few reasons, why you should keep your spectrum router up-to-date.
How to update spectrum router?
To update the spectrum router first, visit spectrum official website and log in with your username and password. Then, go to “system settings” to check if any update is available and compare your router version. Once, you found a new update, connect your router to the PC or laptop using ethernet and download the latest firmware. Finally, upload the downloaded file under Advance > Router Firmware > Choose file.
However, we have also discussed this whole process step-by-step.
Step 1: Check if the new update is available
Start by checking if your router is up-to-date or not. In case, your router is already running on the latest firmware, there is no sense of installing the firmware again. However, if your router isn’t running on the latest firmware, you should update it to the latest one.
To check if your router have any new update, visit the official website of the router and check the latest firmware. In this example, we will consider “Netgear”.
Step 1: Visit netgear download page.
Step 2: Enter your router version or model number in the top bottom left corner of the website and press enter.
Step 3: Then compare the latest firmware with your current installed firmware.
Step 4: Finally, download the firmware.
Step 2: Connect your router to the PC or laptop
Now, once you have downloaded the latest firmware from the official website of the router, it’s time to connect your router to the laptop or PC. We do not recommend you to connect them wirelessly. Instead, connect your router to the PC using an ethernet wire.
Step 3: Upload the downloaded file
Once you have downloaded the latest update for the spectrum router and you have connected your router to the laptop, it’s time to upload the file.
To upload the downloaded file:
Step 1: Enter 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 in your search bar.
Step 2: Enter your user id and password.
Step 3: Go to advance settings.
Step 4: Go to “system administration”.
Step 5: Go to “firmware update”.
Step 6: Finally, upload the firmware file.
After following the mentioned steps, your router spectrum router would be updated to the latest firmware. However, you may see a blue and red blinking light. So, don’t get panic in this scenario and wait until the update completes.
I hope this content was found helpful to you. I tried my best to explain everything in detail on how to update spectrum router.
We first understood why it’s important to update the spectrum router and then, we learned how to download the latest firmware update. We finally, uploaded the downloaded file to the admin page.