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Firmware update

Usually, TP-link wireless routers do not update their firmware by themselves automatically. They require downloading the firmware version file from the official website and then access the browser interface via tplinkwifi.net login and upgrade the firmware manually. Importance of upgrading the firmware of TP-link wireless router:- Updating the TP-link wireless router firmware resolves any technical glitches faced with the previous firmware version. In addition, it updates the new add-on features to the TP-link router which help to improve the functioning and performance of the router.

Pre-requisites to be considered before Upgrade firmware of TP-link wireless router

  1. You must verify the Hardware version of your TP-link wireless router model, as it is advisable and safe to use only the firmware applicable for the same hardware version.
  2. Any wrong firmware used would render your TP-link router model unusable and damage it completely along with voiding its warranty.
  3. Do not attempt Upgrade firmware of TP-link wireless router over wireless connection setup of TP-link router to avoid any signal dropping or losing wireless connectivity.
  4. Avoid turning off the power supply to TP-link wireless router or move it during the firmware upgrade process.
  5. Also, avoid cutting down Ethernet cable connection, which has been setup with TP-link wireless router and other hardware devices, during the Upgrade firmware of TP-link wireless router.
  6. Read the instructions carefully for the firmware you downloaded as in some cases, new firmware versions cannot support a backup file of the previously used firmware. 
  7. In such cases, you would have to reconfigure the TP-link wireless router manually through tplinkwifi.net login.
Pre-requisites to be considered before Upgrade firmware of TP-link wireless router

As upgrading the firmware of TP-link wireless router erases all the previous set router settings (login and passwords), therefore, it becomes essential to back up and restore the TP-link wireless router settings as the utmost priority. This could be done via tplinkwifi.net login to access the TP-link wireless router’s web based user interface setup page.

TP-link wireless router backup and restoration – initial step to firmware update

  • Open a web browser window on your computer that has been previously setup with TP-link wireless router.
  • Key in the default web address tplinkwifi.net in the address bar for TP-link wireless router login.
  • Click on Enter to allow tplinklogin.
  • In case tplinkwfi.net does not direct you to the TP-link wireless router’s login page, use a default tplink login IP address 192.168.1.1.
  • You are directed to TP-link wireless router login page that shows login fields for TPlink router login.
  • Enter the default tplink login username and password details to enter tplink wifi router’s web based user interface. 
  • In The default TP-link router login username field – enter “admin”
  • In The default TP-link router login password – enter “admin”.
  • The web graphical user interface (blue color) of the TP-link wireless router would appear.
  • After logging into the http://tplinkwifi.net wireless router’s web-based Utility (Management Page), click on the Advanced tab on top of the screen.
  • Select System Tools under the advanced settings page.
  • Select Backup & Restore option.
  • This would restore the previous settings on your TP-link wireless router for backup to avoid losing them during the firmware update process.

Upgrade firmware of TP-link wireless router steps

Prior to firmware upgrade of the TP-link wireless router through web interface via tplinkwifi.net, ensure that you have setup your TP-link wireless router with hardware devices using wired cable connections as it is mandatory. To upgrade the firmware on TP-link routers manually, you would have to first download the firmware file and then proceed with the update process as follows. To update the TP-link wireless router’s firmware manually:-

Step 1 –downloading the recent firmware version file:-

  • Launch any web browser on your computer.
  • Go to the download centre on the TP-link official support website.
  • Select your region.
  • Also, access the drop down menus to select the appropriate settings for your TP-link wireless router.
  • Select the corresponding hardware version specific for your TP-link wireless router model.
  • Click on Firmware option.
  • The list of available firmware would be displayed.
  • Select the firmware file.
  • It will be downloaded as a .zip file. Save the file safely on your computer device where it is easy to locate it.
  • You must unzip the firmware file before updating it.

Step 2 – logging into the TP-link wireless router’s web GUI:-

  • Open a web browser window on your computer that has been previously setup with TP-link wireless router.
  • Key in the default web address tplinkwifi.net in the address bar for TP-link wireless router login.
  • Click on Enter to allow tplinklogin.
  • In case tplinkwfi.net does not direct you to the TP-link wireless router’s login page, use a default tplink login IP address 192.168.1.1.
  • You are directed to TP-link wireless router login page that shows login fields for TPlink router login.
  • Enter the default tplink login username and password details to enter tplink wifi router’s web based user interface. 
  • In The default TP-link router login username field – enter “admin”
  • In The default TP-link router login password – enter “admin”.
  • The web graphical user interface (blue color) of the TP-link wireless router would appear.

Step 3 –firmware update process:-

  • After logging into the TP-link wireless router’s web-based Utility (Management Page), click on the Advanced tab on top of the screen.
  • Select System Tools button.
  • Click on the firmware upgrade option that you can locate under the system tools option.
  • Click on the Browse or Choose file option to locate the extracted and saved firmware unzipped file.
  • Click on it to open.
  •  Click on the Upgrade option to upload the new firmware file on TP-link wireless router.

Step 4 – reboot

  • As the upgrading of the firmware continues, the device will reboot automatically.
  • This completes the upgrade process.

Step 5 –verify the firmware update status:-

Go to the web GUI

Sometimes, the upgrade of the firmware on TP-link wireless routers restores the router back to its factory default set values. If you had not back and restored the settings beforehand, you would have to run the Quick setup Wizard to reconfigure the TP-link wireless router all over again via http//tplinkwifi.net login.

To update the firmware automatically on TP-link wireless router

  1. Log into the web management interface of the TP-link wireless router as discussed above.
  2. Access the advanced settings page from the web interface.
  3. Click on the firmware upgrade option that you can locate under the system tools option.
  4. Click on Check for upgrade option to allow the router to automatically search for available firmware versions.
  5. If the TP-link wireless router would require an update, and you will find the latest firmware, the router will automatically let you know.
  6. Click on the Upgrade option to allow upgrading the firmware on TP-link wireless router automatically.
  7. As the upgrading of the firmware continues, the device will reboot automatically.
  8. This completes the firmware upgrade process on TP-link wireless router.

How to search for the Harare version on a TP-link wireless router?

You can easily locate the hardware version of your TP-link wireless router model by following ways. It can be located as mentioned on the label on the back of the router. You can turn over the device to look for the label either on the back or bottom of the TP-link router. Also, it can be found using the web management user interface of the TP-link wireless router as follows:

  • Open a web browser window on your computer that has been previously setup with TP-link wireless router.
  • Key in the default web address tplinkwifi.net in the address bar for TP-link wireless router login.
  • Click on Enter to allow tplinklogin.
  • In case tplinkwfi.net does not direct you to the TP-link wireless router’s login page, use a default tplink login IP address 192.168.1.1.
  • You are directed to TP-link wireless router login page that shows login fields for TPlink router login.
  • Enter the default tplink login username and password details to enter tplink wifi router’s web based user interface. 
  • In The default TP-link router login username field – enter “admin”
  • In The default TP-link router login password – enter “admin”.
  • The web graphical user interface (blue color) of the TP-link wireless router would appear.
  • After logging into the http://tplinkwifi.net wireless router’s web-based Utility (Management Page), click on the Advanced tab on top of the screen.
  • Select System Tools under the advanced settings page.
  • Select Backup & Restore option.
  • This would restore the previous settings on your TP-link wireless router for backup to avoid losing them during the firmware update process.