How to update asus router firmware manually

How to Update Asus Router Firmware Manually? Do Asus Router Firmware update automatically?

There are both manual and automatic ways to update the firmware on your router device. So to answer the second question first, Yes! Asus Router does update its firmware versions automatically but only when the suitable settings have been done. Now to understand how this works, let us dive deep into the Asus router firmware update process.

In this blog, we will discuss the steps to update the firmware for ASUS router.

How to update Asus router firmware?

When you are looking to update the router firmware manually, you would need to visit the official ASUS website and then head over to the support section. Follow the steps below:

  • Check the model of your ASUS router, and on the webpage look for the name of the same. Click on the name and under the folder, you will see two more folders that appear on the screen.
  • The first file will be the public release version and the next one will be the beta version. It is recommended that you download the one from the Public Release folder.
  • When you open the Public Release folder, you will see different versions for the firmware Asus router.
  • Click on the one which is dated against the latest one. You will be redirected towards the download page. The file will begin to download.
  • Now login to Under the reboot button, click on the wireless router firmware version. You can click on the administration panel in the bottom left of your webpage and then on the firmware upgrade sub-panel.
  • Click on the Upload link and a windows popup will appear. Using the compression tool on your device, unzip the file to extract the main firmware file.
  • Click on the downloaded ASUS router firmware file and then click on the Open button. The firmware will get uploaded and the firmware update Asus process will start. It may take about 3 minutes to complete.
  • Due to the Asus router firmware update process, you might lose your internet connection for some time.
  • You can log in to the wireless router web interface, once the update process is complete. The user interface is almost identical to the stock firmware and with a few changes like the Tools panel and the wizard icon placed next to your wireless router model number. 
  • In case you wish to revert back to the stock firmware, you would be required to follow the above steps by uploading the original router firmware file.
Asus Router Firmware Update

Do ASUS router firmware update automatically?

Yes, as already mentioned, a majority of routers and other networking devices are made to update their firmware versions by themselves whenever a new one is detected.

If your Asus router is not able to detect latest firmware updates automatically, there are some steps you need to follow:

  • Open the online router administration page.
  • Look for Advanced Settings on the page or something similar to it.
  • Download the latest firmware files if you see any. If you see a button that says Automatic Updates, turn it on to enable your router to download firmware updates automatically in the future.