A firmware is a program or set of instructions encoded in a device while a driver is a type of software that lets a device work with higher computer programs such as an operating system (OS).
Linksys devices’ firmware and driver are recommended to be regularly updated for the following reasons:
How often should you check for firmware or driver updates?
You can check for firmware and driver updates of your Linksys device when you are experiencing problems in its operational function. These updates are regularly posted and are available for download on the Linksys Support Site.
The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers also have an Auto-Update feature which will automatically upgrade the firmware of your router if the option is enabled. To check if this option is enabled or how it works, click here.
NOTE: Click on the links for specific instructions on how to update the firmware or driver of your device.
|Smart Wi-Fi Router||Firmware|
|Modems and Gateways||Firmware|
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