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The objective of this document is to show you how to upgrade the firmware on an RV34x Series router.
The RV34x Series Dual-WAN VPN Router is an easy-to-use, flexible, high-performance device that is well-suited for small businesses. With added security features such as Web Filtering, Application Control, and IP Source Guard, this router series delivers highly secure, broadband, wired connectivity to small offices and remote employees. These new security features also provide the ease of fine tuning permitted activity on the network.
The new router firmware releases are updates with added features and bug fixes that resolve issues present in the previous firmware versions. The performance of a network device can be enhanced with the latest firmware.
Log in to the web-based utility of the router and choose Administration > File Management.
In the System Information area, the following sub-areas describe the following:
In the Signature area, the following sub-areas describe the following about the signature version:
In the USB Dongle Driver area, the following sub-areas describe the following about the USB dongle driver version:
In the Language Package area, the following sub-areas describe the following about the language package version:
To check for the latest firmware update, click Check Now.
In the File Type area under Manual Upgrade, click on the Firmware Image radio button. To download a different file type for a different upgrade, click on a radio button. The options are:
Note: In this example, Firmware Image is chosen. If you want to learn how to configure Automatic Updates for the router, click here.
In the Upgrade From area, click on a radio button to determine the source of the Firmware or file type. The options are:
Note: In this example, cisco.com is used.
(Optional) If you chose PC or USB, click Browse...and choose the firmware image. Then, skip to Step 8.
Note: The firmware image file format is .img. If you select to upgrade from the USB drive, the device will search the USB flash drive for a firmware image file whose name has one or more of the following: PID, MAC address, and Serial Number. If there are multiple firmware files in the USB flash drive, the device will check the one with the most specific name, i.e. priority from high to low.
(Optional) If you have a USB plugged in and the router does not to recognize it, click on Refresh.
(Optional) To reset all configuration or settings to factory defaults upon reboot after upgrading, check its corresponding check box under the Upgrade From area. In this example, the reset check box is left unchecked.
Note: If you are configuring the router remotely, you will lose all connectivity to the router even if this box is left unchecked.
Click on Upgrade.
Click Yes in the confirmation window to continue.
Once the upgrade has been completed, a notification window will pop up to inform you that the router will begin to reboot and you will be logged out.
Log back in to the web-based utility. Scroll to the System Information area to verify that the router firmware has been upgraded. The Current Firmware Version area should now display the upgraded firmware version.
You have now successfully upgraded the firmware on an RV34x Series Router.