This is How to Get Rid of DD-WRT From Your Netgear Router
The DD-WRT firmware introduces tons of features to a wireless router, and that explains why many people want to install it in their Netgear routers. With the firmware installed, you can extend the range of your router and enable a host of other features such as static routing and repeating functions. But what if the DD-WRT router firmware is not exactly what your device needs and you want to remove it? Happily, we have a Netgear router blog that features plenty of how-to guides, educating you on how to deal with numerous Netgear router complications like a pro.
There is help for you in this tutorial if your router is running on DD-WRT but you want to return to the Netgear firmware that initially come with the router. The DD-WRT user-interface has a firmware upgrade section which you can utilize to upload and flash the firmware file from your device. Netgear keeps track of each one of its router firmware in a web-based knowledgebase to enable users to download the appropriate versions for their devices.
Download the Netgear Firmware
A Beginners Guide To Guides
Identify your router’s model number (read it on a sticker at the bottom or the device’s rear-end under network ports. Visit the Netgear router support website where you can search the model number and retrieve the download page for your specific device’s most recent firmware.
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Make a Direct Connection Between Your PC and the Router
With a networking cable, connect the router to your PC. To sign in to your device, enter its IP address on your browser (It’s 192.168.1.1 by default). Username is “root” and password is “admin.”
Upgrade to Netgear Firmware
Access the “Administration” tab to get to “Firmware Upgrades” before clicking “Choose File.” Next, click until you reach the folder on your computer to which you downloaded the firmware. Click on the file, and then select “upgrade.” A moment will be needed for the upgrade to go through and the router to restart.
Resetting the Router
There’s a router reset button hole on the back of your device–insert a pin on it and hold it down for 30 seconds. Disconnect the router from power without releasing the reset button. Give it additional 30 seconds. Connect the device back to power and continue pushing down the rest button for added 30 seconds. Now relieve the reset button and await the full reset of your Netgear router. To set up the updated firmware for your Netgear router, go to the routerlogin site and log in using “admin” as default username and “password” as the password.
There are so many how-to’s in a good Netgear router blog, but the above guidelines will help at least upgrade your router from the DD-WRT firmware.