Netgear Updates Router Firmware

Monday, January 16, 2017 @ 04:01 PM gHale


With all the issues the company has been having of late, Netgear released firmware packages developed for some of its router models for versions 1.0.3.32 and 1.0.4.8 for the R8000 and R6250 units, respectively.

In addition, there is the 1.0.1.16 update compatible with the R6700 and R6900 wireless devices.

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When it comes to improvements, the available files resolve the password disclosure vulnerabilities spotted in the administrative web panel (only for R6250), as well as a security issue regarding password recovery (encountered with R6700, R6900, and R8000 units).

Therefore, to apply this update properly, before downloading anything, go to the router’s administration page and check to see if the currently installed firmware isn’t either newer or similar to this release.

If all is OK, save and unzip the downloadable archive, establish a wired connection, enter the router’s administration page, and save all settings that you have changed from the default values, as you might need to re-enter them manually after the upgrade.

Afterward, go to Maintenance > Router Upgrade > Browse, select the newly unzipped .img file, hit “Upload,” and allow the device to perform the installation.



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