text.skipToContent text.skipToNavigation

Manually updating the firmware of the Linksys Dual-Band EasyMesh WiFi Router

Firmware updates are either bug fixes or functionality enhancements for the Linksys Dual-Band EasyMesh™ WiFi Router.  If you have the Automatic firmware update enabled, the nodes will automatically download and install the firmware when it’s available.

To enable automatic updates or check if a new firmware is available, click
here.  If you still need to manually update the firmware on a node, follow the steps below.

Before you begin:

 
  • A parent node is the router that is connected to your modem.
  • A child node is another Linksys Dual-Band EasyMesh WiFi Router in your network extending your WiFi.
  • If child nodes fail to connect to your parent node with the EasyMesh feature enabled, your child node may need the latest firmware that supports EasyMesh.  This article will assist you in manually updating the firmware on the child nodes before you add them to the network.
 
Manually upgrading the firmware on a parent node
Manually upgrading the firmware on a child node

Manually upgrading the firmware on a parent node

Follow the instructions below to update the firmware on the parent node.
 
Step 1:
Download the latest firmware for your device and save it on your computer.  For instructions, click here.

IMPORTANT:  If the firmware you downloaded is a .zip file, you need to unzip it before you proceed with the upgrade process.


Step 2:
Log in to the parent node's web interface.  For instructions, click here.

Step 3:
Click the Configuration tab.

Step 4:
Click Administration > Firmware Upgrade.

 
User-added image

Step 5:
Click on Choose File and select the firmware that you downloaded.  It is recommended to enable the Automatic checkbox for automatic updates.

 
User-added image

Step 6:
Click on Start Upgrade to proceed with manually upgrading the firmware.  Wait for a few minutes to finish the upgrade.

Step 7:
Click on Save to finish.

You should now have successfully upgraded the firmware of the parent node.
 
Manually upgrading the firmware on a child node

Follow the instructions below to update the firmware on the child node.
 
Step 1:
Download the latest firmware for your device and save it on your computer.  For instructions, click here.

IMPORTANT:  If the firmware you downloaded is a .zip file, you need to unzip it before you proceed with the upgrade process.


Step 2:
Log in to the child node's web interface.
 
  • If the child node is already connected to the EasyMesh network, click here for instructions.
  • If the child node is not yet connected to the EasyMesh network, click here for instructions. 

Step 3:
Click the Configuration tab.

Step 4:
Click Administration > Firmware Upgrade.

 
User-added image

Step 5:
Click on Choose File and select the firmware that you downloaded.  It is recommended to enable the Automatic checkbox for automatic updates.

 
User-added image

Step 6:
Click on Start Upgrade to proceed with manually upgrading the firmware.  Wait for a few minutes to finish the upgrade.

Step 7:
Click on Save to finish.

You should now have successfully upgraded the firmware on the child node.

Was this support article useful?

Additional Support Questions?

Search Again

CONTACT SUPPORT