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Checking the Linksys router’s firmware version

Follow the instructions below on how to check the current firmware version that your device is using. 
 
Checking the router’s firmware version on the web-based setup page 
Checking the router’s firmware version using Linksys Connect
 
Checking the router’s firmware version on the web-based setup page

 
Step 1:
Access the router’s web-based setup page.  Open any web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari®) and enter “192.168.1.1” in the Address bar then press [Enter].
  
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Step 2:
You will be asked for your login details.  Enter “admin” in the User name and Password fields, then press [Enter].
 
Step 3:
Look for the firmware version located on the upper right corner of your web-based setup page’s screen as shown in the image below:
 
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NOTE:  If you are using older Linksys routers, the screen you have may be similar to the image shown below.  The firmware version is located below the Domain Name.
 
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Checking the router’s firmware version using Linksys Connect

If you have the Linksys Connect software installed in your computer, you can also use it to check your router’s firmware version.  Below are the instructions based on the operating system that your computer is using:

 
Step 1:
Launch the Linksys Connect software.  You may refer to the instructions below depending on the operating system that your computer is using:

Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 8
Windows 7/Vista
Windows XP
Mac®
 
  • Windows 10 – Right-click the Start button then select Search.  Enter “Linksys Connect” in the search field.  Click the Linksys Connect icon once it appears on the results.
 
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  • Windows 8.1 – Right-click the Start button then select Search.  Enter “Linksys Connect” in the search field.  Click the Linksys Connect icon once it appears on the results.
 
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  • Windows 8 – Click the Search charm on the Charms bar then enter “Linksys Connect” in the search field.  Click the Linksys Connect icon once it appears on the results.
 
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  • Windows 7/Vista – Click the Pearl button then enter “Linksys Connect” in the search field.  Once the results populate, click Linksys Connect.
  • Windows XP – Go to Start > All Programs > Linksys Connect.
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  • Mac® – Click the Macintosh HD icon on your Desktop.  On the window that appears, click Applications then click Linksys Connect.
 
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Step 2:
On the Linksys Connect main screen, click Router settings.
 
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Step 3: 
In the Router settings window, look for Other options and click Router details.
 
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The Router details window provides important information about your router including the device’s firmware version.

 
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Other things to remember
 
Upgrading your router’s firmware is important to help resolve any other issues that you have encountered with your device.  To perform the upgrade, you need to download the firmware file from the Linksys Support Site first.  Click on the article below for detailed instructions:
 
Downloading the latest driver or firmware from Linksys support site
 
For a step-by-step process on upgrading your firmware, you can read the article below:
 
Upgrading the Linksys router’s firmware using the classic web-based setup page

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