Important Security Update from NETGEAR


Important Security Update from NETGEAR

NETGEAR values the security of your network and data so we have released new firmware updates for several products to address security issues. The products include routers, gateways, WiFi range extenders, and Powerlines.



To update your router's firmware, use a computer that is connected to your router's network and log in to your router at Select Advanced > Administration, click the Firmware Update or Router Update button, click the Check button, and follow the prompts.

To read detailed instructions or watch a video demonstrating the steps, visit How do I update my NETGEAR router's firmware using the Check button in the router's web interface?

1. Visit
2. Type your model number in the search box. Then select your model from the drop-down menu as soon as it appears. If you do not see a drop-down menu, make sure you entered your model number correctly, or select a product category to browse for your product model.
3. Click Downloads.
4. Under Current Versions, select the download with the title that begins with Firmware Version.
5. If you see a Release Notes link, click it.
6. If you do not see a Release Notes link, click Download.
7. Follow the instructions in the Release Notes to download and install the new firmware.
8. If you do not see any Release Notes or if the Release Notes do not have installation instructions, follow the firmware upgrade instructions in your product's user manual, available on the same support page under User Guides and Documentation.
Note: If your product does not have a user manual, look for a software administration manual, reference manual, or configuration utility user guide.

For more information about the security issues that we have fixed, visit our Security Advisory Page and enter your model number in the Security Advisory Search box, then press Enter.


NETGEAR's mission is to be the innovative leader in connecting the world to the Internet. To achieve this mission, we strive to earn and maintain your trust by delivering products that are secure and by protecting the privacy and security of your data. NETGEAR is constantly on the lookout for both known and unknown threats. Being pro-active rather than re-active to emerging security issues is fundamental for product support at NETGEAR.

If you have a security-related support concern, you can contact NETGEAR customer support at

Your security is important to us. Thank you for being a NETGEAR customer.

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