Downloading the Firmware Step 1: Beforedownloading the firmware, make sure your computer has an active Internet connection. If your computer is plugged directly into the router and cannot get online, disconnect your router and plug your computerdirectly into your cable or DSL modem. Step 2: Click on the Select Your Version drop-down menu and select the version of your router. NOTE: In this example, we used WRT160N. The image may vary dependingon the model number of the Linksys product.
Step 3: Click Download under Firmware to download the latest firmware for your router.
Step 4: Click Save in the File Download dialog box thatappears. Look for the Save As dialog box, choose a location for the file like the Desktop and click Save. When the download is complete, click Close, if prompted.
If you're using Mac, it willautomatically download and unzip the file and save it on Downloads folder.
NOTE: The name of the file may vary depending on the firmware file of your router. Step 5: If the firmware file you have downloadedis on a zip format, double-click on the zip file and extract its contents to a single folder or to the Desktop. NOTE: You will need to use a utility to open and extract files from the ZIP filearchive. Popular software to use is WinZip®. To download WinZip®, visit http://www.winzip.com. You can also use the built-in unzipping features of Windows XP to unzip the contents from the archive.
NOTE:If you're using Mac, it will automatically unzip the file because Mac has a builtin unzipping utility. To view the file, click Ctrl + [click the folder] from the Downloads window, and select Show...