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How to unzip the downloadable zip file from the Linksys Support Site

Unzip is a term used to describe the process of extracting the files from a zip archive.  Zip archives are commonly found on 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 the files, select your computer’s operating system below for specific instructions:


Windows 10
Windows 8
Windows 7/Vista™
Windows XP


NOTE:  In this example, we will be downloading the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, E4200 v2 firmware.

Windows 10


Step 1:
Download the firmware (zip file) of your Linksys device.

 

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QUICK TIP:  You will be prompted with the End User License Agreement, click the AGREE button.

 

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

 

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NOTE:  The extracted firmware will show on a folder. 
           

Windows 8


Step 1:
Download the firmware (zip file) of your Linksys device.

 

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QUICK TIP:  You will be prompted with the End User License Agreement, click the AGREE button.

 

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

 

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NOTE:  The extracted firmware will show on a folder. 
           

Windows 7/Vista™


Step 1:
Download the firmware (zip file) of your Linksys device.

 

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QUICK TIP:  You will be prompted with the End User License Agreement, click the AGREE button.

 

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

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NOTE:  The extracted firmware will show on a folder. 
 

Windows XP

 
Step 1:

Download the firmware (zip file) of your Linksys device.
 

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QUICK TIP:  You will be prompted with the End User License Agreement, click the AGREE button.
 

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

 

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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 of 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 firmware of the Powerline Fast Ethernet Adapter
Upgrading the Linksys range extender's firmware
Manually upgrading a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router's firmware

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