“I am facing issues while getting the firmware on my Netgear Nighthawk AXE7800 updated to the latest version that rolled out recently” complains a Netgear router user. Firmware updates are essential to have your router performing its best. Although it is a pretty easy task to update your router, user often gets stuck and experience issues.
Are you also sailing on the same boat? Do you find updating firmware on Nighthawk router a daunting task? We completely get you. Now that you have this blog post with you, updating your router by resolving the problem will become an easy job for you.
Let’s Help You Update Netgear Nighthawk AXE7800
Have you referred to the user manual to learn the steps to update your Nighthawk AXE7800? The entire process is clearly mentioned in the user guide. But still, not all users find it easy to follow along and hence they get problems during the process. There are various other reasons as well that can hamper the process. We shall talk about them while telling you the troubleshooting part.
Here are the fixes that you need to use to eliminate the obstruction and update your router if you have a Netgear Nighthawk router setup done:
1. Power Cycle the Devices on Network
There are chances that the firmware on your router is updated while you tried updating it, however, it is not reflecting in the dashboard. This happens many times. Another possibility is that the firmware update is stuck and all it need is a push.
In both these scenarios, power cycling the devices on network will be helpful. Thus, power off the Nighthawk AXE7800 router and modem right away. Unplug their power cables also. Wait for some time and then plug them in. Power them up and log in to the router and check the firmware version on the router in the settings.
Is the firmware updated? No? Go to the next step.
2. Update Firmware Once Again
We recommend you update the firmware on your Netgear Nighthawk AXE7800 router once again. But before you do that, there are a few factors that you need to consider. Go through them here:
1) Ensure Stable Internet Connection
Firmware update process requires a stable internet connection. In case the internet is slow then you will face issues while getting the process done. Why because the process may get halted in between due to signal disconnections.
We suggest you to check the internet signal and ensure that the device that you are using to update router is receiving a stable internet.
You should check the connection between the Netgear router and modem and ensure it is well in place.
2) Supply Adequate Electricity to Devices
You know one more reason due to which the firmware process may get affected is a poor power supply to the devices. See to it that the Netgear router is fully booted up and receives consistent electricity throughout the process. Also, check the same with the modem and the client device used to update firmware.
3) Download Right Firmware File
If you are manually updating the firmware on AXE7800 then make sure that the firmware file that you download is the meant for this model number. Check the same and download the correct file if you have a wrong file saved on your PC.
4) Avoid Interruption in the Process
While you are updating your router, make sure that the process does not get interrupted by you. You should be vigilant while the latest firmware is getting installed on your router. You should stay on the same page till the process is completed and also do not power off your router.
The Final Thoughts
After you have considered the tips given above, you will be able to update the firmware on your Netgear Nighthawk AXE7800 without any issue. Netgear keeps rolling out firmware releases for all its routers and other devices. You should keep a check on these updates. Every time a new update is rolled out, update your router right away keeping into mind the tips given above.