Navigator 4.78 or later. Log in to the WiFi range extender. Select Wireless Extender Status under Management in the main menu. When the Wireless Extender Status screen displays, note the version number of your extender firmware. Complete PDF manual PDF of this chapter The Firmware Update screen allows you to manage firmware updates after you have installed your WiFi range extender. Select. Firmware Update under Maintenance in the main menu. If the version on the NETGEAR website is more recent, click the version number. Then, click Right-click and Save to Download, and save the file to a location on your hard disk. Log in again to the WiFi range extender, then select. The Firmware Update screen allows you to manage firmware updates after you have installed your WiFi range extender. Select Firmware Update. extender firmware. To manually check and upload new firmware, use the following steps. Note: You cannot perform the following steps from a computer connected to the extender through a wireless link. You must use a computer connected to the extender through an Ethernet cable, and your Web. Go to m/support, and select Downloads from the menu bar. From the Product Selection drop-down list, select. WPN824EXT. The Product Support page for your extender displays. Under Downloads, check the most recent firmware version offered against the firmware version shown on your Wireless Extender Status. The Firmware Update screen displays. Figure 3-8 The following options are available: Check for New Version from the Internet. The WiFi range extender checks the NETGEAR database for a newer firmware image file and compares it to your currently installed version. NETGEAR, Inc. m. If no new firmware version is available, the message. No New Firmware Version Available displays. Check for New Version Upon Login. If this option is selected (the default the extender checks the NETGEAR database for a newer firmware image file every time you log in. Upgrading the Linksys range extender's firmware. Linksys range extenders also have firmware updates that can fix. To upgrade the range extenders firmware.