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There are many reasons you may want to consider updating your router’s firmware, here are several of them.
Security Features and Fixes One good reason why your router manufacturer may put out a firmware update is because they are trying to fix a vulnerability that was detected in the current firmware, updated firmware is similar to system updates (as in Microsoft’s Windows Update).
If you own a D-Link 2640T or another D-Link router, you can download firmware updates from the D-Link website and upload them via your router control panel.
Performance Enhancements Besides security fixes, your router manufacturer may have found a way to enhance your router’s overall performance, which is always a good thing.
If you don’t update your firmware then you won’t be able to take advantage of any speed boosting upgrades that your router manufacturer might release in an update.
Most routers have a built-in update checker, which may or may not perform the entire process automatically.
If you're using an Apple Air Port router, you can use the Air Port Utility program to check for updates.