Tuesday, October 3, 2023

D-Link Router Firmware Failure – What to Do

Tried updating the firmware of your D-Link router but failed? Well, that is sad! But, it also does not mean that you cannot upgrade the firmware of your router again. Perhaps, you followed the wrong instructions while updating it for the first time. Then, let us reveal the correct method to update the firmware of the router via the dlinkrouter.local URL.

To update the firmware of your D-Link WiFi router, you can follow the instructions given below.

  1. Log in to the Router

Logging into the D-Link router is the initial step in updating the firmware. As a result, you must use the standard web URL to access the login page. To do this, enter the URL into the address bar of your preferred web browser, and then enter the router password when the welcome screen appears. Just in case you haven’t assigned any password to your router, consider keeping the field blank. Log in to your router by selecting the Login option. Your router’s status page will make its way to your computer screen.

  1. Update the Firmware

Now, locate the System section and click it. You will soon see a list of menus. Select Firmware Update to open the respective window. Now, enable the option labeled “Check for Updates Automatically”. Click the Check for Updates option. Now, your wireless router will check to see if a new firmware update exists or not. If so, it is advised that you adhere to the prompts displayed on the screen.

Here, ends the instructions to update the D-Link router firmware. Did you get success in updating it? If yes, then no further troubleshooting is needed. Otherwise, you are suggested to separately download the firmware file of the router and install it using the instructions mentioned above. In case you still fail to complete the router’s firmware upgrade process, referring to the tips given below will surely help you.

  1. Give a Restart to the Router

The firmware update process of your router might fail if technical glitches have overpowered the device’s ability to function well. In that scenario, you need to restart your WiFi router to get rid of network errors (technical glitches). For this, unplug the router’s power adapter from the electrical outlet and keep it aside for some time. This period of time might last 20 to 40 minutes. Then you may connect to your router and attempt the firmware update once again. If it doesn’t work, you should try the following troubleshooting technique.

  1. Check Cable Connections

D-Link router firmware failure knocks at the door if you are not connected to a blazing-fast internet connection. After all, a speedy internet connection is a must requirement for a successful firmware update. To fix internet-related issues, you need to pay attention to the cable connection you’ve established between the router and modem. The cable must not be fragmented from any point. Its ends are supposed to be tightly plugged into the LAN port and WAN port of your modem and router respectively.

  1. Connect Computer to the Router’s Network

Did you connect your computer to the D-Link router’s WiFi network before starting the firmware update process? Know that the device used for the router management process needs to be connected to the router. Hence, verify that the computer is plugged into the network using either a network Ethernet wire or a WiFi connection. Make sure you are connecting to the network with the right network key while using the WiFi connection, though.

  1. Update the Web Browser

There are times when the user even fails to access the Dlink router login page while upgrading the router’s firmware. The main reason behind this event is an outdated version of the web browser. So, consider updating the web browser is use by accessing its settings section. You also need to delete the cache and cookies of the internet browser. Otherwise, there is a possibility that the cached version of the WiFi router login page will appear on the computer screen.

Last But Not Least

While the techniques described here are sufficient to assist you with a D-Link router firmware failure, there is a chance that you may get halted during the troubleshooting process. When that happens, we advise factory resetting the WiFi router. It will not only wipe out the issue you are facing while using your WiFi router but will also address major issues. Furthermore, it will provide you the opportunity to set up the router again.

Thus, without waiting for anything, look for the Reset button on the router. Found it? If yes, then grab a paper clip or a similar object. Use the selected object to push the Reset button. The button needs to be pressed for at least 20 seconds. Once your router resets, consider setting it up again. And yes, do not forget to update the firmware again. Do it following the correct steps!

Marc Berman
Marc Berman
Marc Berman is the founder and Editor-in-Chief for Programming Insider, the online destination for network, cable, digital and syndication. Berman has written for a wide range of publications, including Forbes, CBS Watch, Next TV, PromaxBDA, Newspro, Campaign US, The New York Daily News, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Emmy Magazine, and C21 International. He has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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