If you are experiencing problems with your Netgear router device, you can update its drivers. Drivers are the small software that ensure proper functionality and performance for a device. It is essential to update drivers of your Netgear device (in fact any device connected to your PC) regularly. Check the steps below and do so.
1. Log on with admin rights to your computer. Without admin rights, you can’t update drivers of your Netgear device. If you are using Windows XP, click the Start button> right-click My Computer> select Manage.
2. Click Device Manager to display the list of devices installed on your PC. Expand the Network adapters category. You will see your Netgear adapter there. Right-click on Netgear adapter, select Update Driver.
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3. On the Hardware Update Wizard screen, click Yes, This time only and hit Next. Select the Install the software automatically (Recommended) option and click Next. Make sure that you are connected to the Internet; otherwise the updates will not go through. Wait while the installation goes through. When prompted, restart your PC.
4. For Windows 7, click Start> right-click Computer> select Manage. If prompted, enter you admin password and continue. On the Computer Management window, click Device Manager to display the devices listed here.
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5. Expand Network adapters, right-click Netgear device and select Update Driver Software. On the next window, click Search automatically for updated driver software and follow rest of the prompts. Restart your PC when done.6. Reconnect to your wired or wireless network on your Netgear device or access the Netgear router setup interface as desired. The device should work fine.
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