Knowledge Base - Updating Firmware

It is highly recommended that you keep your WiFiRanger updated and on the current firmware version. This ensures best performance and highest security possible.

1) Connect WiFiRanger to a stable Internet connection

A reliable internet connection and power are crucial to a successful update

2) Click "Check for Updates" on the WiFiRanger's Main Control Panel tab

After checking with "the cloud" the WiFiRanger will indicate if an update is available (it may already show such an indication on its own).

3) If an update is available, click on the update link and confirm to begin the process

4) Follow the on-screen instructions

Generally, the WiFiRanger will complete the process on its own and the Control Panel will refresh. However, it may be necessary to open a new browser tab, accessing the Control Panel manually. 


Cautions & Risks

If the WiFiRanger loses either power or internet during the update process, the router may become inaccessible and unresponsive. In the unfortunate and infrequent event of an upgrade failure, contact WiFiRanger support to receive the appropriate troubleshooting and solution.


Upgrading Multiple WiFiRangers

Ensure that WFRControl is Active and that the indoor and outdoor WiFiRangers are paired together. Next, get online through the outdoor WiFiRanger. This allows both units to upgrade in sequence by following steps 2-4 above from the indoor WiFiRanger's Control Panel. 



Created : 2014-01-15 18:15:33, Last Modified : 2014-07-22 12:08:28

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Hello Greg,

Yes, that is normal behavior. If it runs through the blue bars for 30-45 seconds, then it was checking the update servers to see if an update exists. Since it went back to Check for Updates, that means no update was found.

7.0.6 firmware is the current version. If you were out of date, then the link would have changed to Upgrade Firmware. WiFiRanger @ March 16, 2017, 4:16 am
After clicking "Check for updates", I get the streaming blue bar, and then the link for "Check for updates" reappears. I can't tell if it checked successfully and nothing was available, or if it failed and couldn't figure out if there was an update.

Is that the expected behavior? Greg @ March 15, 2017, 7:21 am