Update firmware on tp link extender

Update firmware on tp link extender could be a bit complicated for some users. But this article will help to do it easily without any trouble. The user can update firmware on tp link extender in two ways manually or automatically.

But before updating the firmware it is always recommended to take some precautions in order to avoid hardware failure. There are some point that you need to consider before doing the firmware update.

Important Point:

  • If you are trying to update it manually then make sure the firmware file that you download is compatible with the hardware version of your device. If you don’t know the hardware version of your extender refer to this article – How to check the hardware version of my TP-Link extender?
  • You need to use the stable connection between the extender and the computer. It is recommended to use a wired connection not wireless for the firmware update.
  • Take a backup of your tp link extender.
  • Do not power off or press any button on your wifi extender while updating the firmware.

How to take backup of your extender before you update firmware on tp link extender

To backup configuration settings of your extender:

  • Login to the web management page of your tp-link extender. If you don’t know how to login to the web management page refer to the article – How to access the web management page of tplink extender?
  • Go to Settings > System Tools > Backup & Restore.
  • You will see the Backup option. Click on Backup and it will create a ‘.bin’ file, you need to save this on your computer. In case if you want to install the previous setting on your extender. You can upload this file again and your extender will obtain the previous settings.

As you have the Backup of your TP-link extender. Now, you can start updating the firmware of your extender. Follow the steps below to update the firmware on tp link extender.

Step-by-step guide to update firmware

You can update firmware on tp link extender via two ways manually and automatically.

Update Firmware Manually:

  • Login to the extender’s wen management page.
  • Go to Settings > System Tools > Firmware Upgrade.
  • Click on Browse to find the firmware file that you downloaded and click on Upgrade.
Update firmware on tp link extender
  • Wait for about 2 minutes, let your extender boot up. It take about 2 minutes to update firmware. Do not unplug or press any button on it while doing the update.

Update Firmware Automatically:

  • Login to the extender’s wen management page.
  • Go to Settings > System Tools > Firmware Upgrade.
  • Click on Check for upgrade. It will take some time to search for the firmware file, then click on Upgrade.
  • Wait for about 2 minutes, let your extender boot up. It take about 2 minutes to update firmware. Do not unplug or press any button on it while doing the update.

In case, if you do not succeed while updating the firmware. Do not worry you can recover the previous settings of your extender with the help of the ‘.bin’ file that you saved on your computer while taking the backup.

To restore configuration settings:

  • Login to the extender login page.
  • Go to Settings > System Tools > Backup & Restore.
  • Click on Browse, locate the ‘.bin’ file that you saved on your computer while taking the backup on your computer, and click on Restore.
  • Wait for a few minutes to restore the settings and let it boot up.