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Downloading the latest driver or firmware from the Linksys support site

Keeping the driver or firmware of your Linksys device updated will fix issues that you may have encountered while using it, and contain device feature enhancements that are not available in previous versions.  This article will provide you with instructions on how to download the latest driver or firmware for your Linksys device.

  • Ensure that your computer has an active internet connection.  If your computer is connected to the router but could not go online, test your connection by disconnecting the computer from your router and plugging it directly to your Cable or DSL modem.  If you are still unable to go online, call your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
  • Images and download processes may vary depending on the operating system (OS) of the computer.
Step 1:
Go to the Linksys Support Site and enter the model number of your Linksys device in the Search by Product Name or Model Number field.

IMPORTANT:  The hardware version is located beside or beneath the model number and is labeled version, ver. or V.  If there is no version number beside the model number on your Linksys product, the device is version 1.  If you still have trouble finding your version number, see the complete article to learn more.

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Step 2:
Click the DOWNLOADS / FIRMWARE button.

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You can also scroll down, locate and click on the Download Software link.
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Step 3:
Select the correct hardware version of your device to display all the available downloads.

NOTE:  To check the firmware version of a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, click 
here If you are using a Linksys Wi-Fi router, click here for instructions.

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QUICK TIP:  For ethernet and wireless adapters, you need to download the drivers.  For devices such as routers, gateways and network access storage, you need to download the firmware.  The table below shows the type of file you will download corresponding to your device:
File Extension
 .zip or .exe
.img, .bin, .bix, .trx, .fim, .rmt or .ggl

Step 4:
Click the Download link.

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Step 5:
Save the file to a preferred location in the computer.  

IMPORTANT:  If the firmware you downloaded is a .zip file, locate and unzip it to extract the file before you proceed with the upgrade process.  File images will differ depending on your computer's operating system.

You have now successfully downloaded the latest driver or firmware from the Linksys support site.  For instructions on how to update the driver or firmware of your Linksys device, click the following links:

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