Arris has released a firmware update for its AC1900 and AC2600 routers. The update includes a fix for a vulnerability that could allow malicious users to gain access to admin passwords.
How to upgrade the firmware on your router
Checking for updates
If you are using an Arris modem/router, you may want to periodically check for available firmware updates. The Arris website provides a firmware update tool you can use to check for and install available firmware updates.
First, open the Arris firmware update tool. Be sure to have your modem/router plugged in and ready to go.
Next, enter your modem/router’s IP address or hostname into the tool’s search bar.
Then, click the “Search” button.
The tool will display a list of available firmware updates.
To download and install a firmware update, click on the update that you want to install.
The tool will then guide you through the installation process.
Once the update is installed, you should reboot your modem/router.
And that’s all there is to it!
Fortunately, firmware updates are quite easy to install. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection and the appropriate software.
First, you’ll need to find the firmware update file. Arris usually releases updates in the form of compressed files with .zip or .arj extensions.
Once you’ve found the file, you’ll need to uncompress it. To do this, you’ll need to install a software package called 7-Zip. After installing 7-Zip, you can open the .zip file using its built-in decompression tool.
Once the .zip file is open, you’ll need to locate the file containing the firmware update. This file will be named something like firmware-XXX-XXX.bin.
Once you’ve found the firmware update, you’ll need to copy it to your computer. To do this, you’ll need to open the .zip file in a program called WinRar. WinRar is a free program available from the Microsoft website.
After the firmware update is copied to your computer, you’ll need to install the update. To do this, you’ll need to open the firmware-XXX-XXX.bin file in a program called Windows Update.
Windows Update will now start searching for updates. When it finds the update, it will show you a list of options. The most important option is to click on the “Install” button.
After the update is installed,
The best way to install updates is by connecting to the Internet and downloading the update file. You can also install updates by inserting the update disk into your computer and starting the installation process.
Rebooting is a process of restoring computer hardware to its pre-existing state by initiating a restart of the computer. Rebooting allows the computer to clear any pending updates or changes, and return to its original configuration. Rebooting can also be used to troubleshoot software or hardware failures.
Checking for successful update
If you are updating your Arris equipment using the Arris Firmware Update Utility, it is important to ensure that the update is successful.
To check for a successful update, follow these steps:
1. Launch the Arris Firmware Update Utility.
2. Click on the Down arrow next to the Update Status column to open the Update Status window.
3. In the Update Status window, check the following boxes to see if the update was successful:
– The Status column should read “ Succeeded ” if the update was successful.
– The Version column should read “ Latest available ” if the update was a new installation.
– The Install Date column should read the date and time of the most recent successful update.
The Arris Firmware Update tool is a great way to keep your Arris modem and router up to date with the latest security patches and firmware updates. By downloading and installing these updates, you can protect yourself from potential online threats and keep your router running smoothly.