How to unzip the downloadable zip file from the Linksys support site

Unzipping a file is the process of extracting files from a zip archive.  Zip archives are commonly found in Windows® Operating System.  Larger files are compressed into a file (.zip) for easier download.  If you downloaded a zip file from the Linksys support site, you need to unzip it first before you can install the software.

To learn how to unzip a file, check below for specific instructions:


Windows 11
Windows 10
Windows 8
Windows 7/Vista™
Windows XP

Windows 11


Step 1:
Download the firmware (zip file) for your Linksys device.  For instructions. click
here.

Step 2:
Locate the file you downloaded.  Right-click the downloaded file and click on Extract All.

 

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NOTE:  The extracted firmware will show on a folder. 
 

Windows 10


Step 1:
Download the firmware (zip file) for your Linksys device.  For instructions. click
here.

Step 2:
Locate the file you downloaded.  Right-click the downloaded file and click on Extract files

 

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NOTE:  The extracted firmware will show on a folder. 
           

Windows 8


Step 1:
Download the firmware (zip file) for your Linksys device.  For instructions. click
here.

Step 2:
Locate the file you downloaded.  Right-click the downloaded file and click on Extract All.

 

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NOTE:  The extracted firmware will show on a folder. 
           

Windows 7/Vista™


Step 1:
Download the firmware (zip file) for your Linksys device.  For instructions. click
here.

Step 2:

Locate the file you downloaded.  Right-click the downloaded file and click on Extract All.

 

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NOTE:  The extracted firmware will show on a folder. 
 

Windows XP


Step 1:
Download the firmware (zip file) for your Linksys device.  For instructions. click
here.

Step 2:
Locate the file you downloaded.  Right-click the downloaded file and click on Extract Here.

 

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NOTE:  The extracted firmware will show on a folder. 

 
Now that the file has been unzipped, you may proceed with the update or upgrade process of your device.  For instructions on how to update the driver or firmware for your Linksys device, click the following links:
 

Manually upgrading your Linksys Wi-Fi Router's firmware
Updating the Linksys network adapter’s driver
Upgrading the Linksys range extender's firmware
Manually upgrading a Linksys Smart WiFi Router's firmware

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