Yet another special day. Today, NETGEAR has announced the availability of a new firmware package compatible with its D6400 wireless router, namely version 188.8.131.52, which implements a few security enhancements.
If you want to enjoy the benefits of this upgrade, first write down all the settings changed from the default values, since you may need to re-enter them manually. Also, save and extract the downloadable archive onto an accessible location on your computer (such as the desktop).
Afterward, establish a wired connection between your router and the computer storing the firmware file. Upgrading the router’s firmware using a wireless connection isn’t recommended because this technology tends to disconnect randomly, thus interrupting the installation.
Now, log into the D6400’s web user interface, go to ADVANCED tab > Administration > Firmware Upgrade, browse and select the newly-extracted .trx file, hit “Upload,” and wait patiently as the router does the rest.
Even though this seems easy, bear in mind that disconnecting the Ethernet/Power cable, powering off either device or making use of the router’s buttons during the installation can lead to serious malfunctions.
That said, download NETGEAR D6400 Router Firmware 184.108.40.206, carefully apply it to your unit, and check back with us as often as possible to be aware when a newer version is available for this device.