Netgear R6900 - Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router User Manual (en)

Update the Firmware of the Router
The router firmware is stored in flash memory.
You can check to see if new firmware is available and update the router to the new firmware. You can also visit the
NETGEAR support website, download the firmware manually, and update the router to the new firmware.
Check for New Firmware and Update the Router
For you to check for new firmware, the router must be connected to the Internet.
To check for new firmware and update your router:
Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
A login window opens.
Enter the router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and password are case-sensitive.
The BASIC Home page displays.
Select ADVANCED > Administration > Router Update.
The Router Update page displays.
Click the Check button.
The router detects new firmware if any is available and displays a message asking if you want to download and
install it.
To download and install the new firmware, click the Yes button.
The router locates the firmware, downloads it, and begins the update.
To avoid the risk of corrupting the firmware, do not interrupt the update. For example,
do not close the browser, click a link, or load a new page. Do not turn off the router.
Wait until the router finishes restarting and the Power LED turns solid white.
A progress bar shows the progress of the firmware upload process. The firmware upload process takes several
minutes. When the upload is complete, your router restarts.
Verify that the router runs the new firmware version:
Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
Manage the Router and Monitor the Traffic
Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router Model R6900