Tip Of The Week #77: Update the Firmware on Verizon Modems

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Thursday, 23 February 2012

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Update the Firmware on Verizon Modems

Like many electronic devices, mobile broadband modems have firmware installed, and from time to time manufacturers will release firmware updates that improve stability or fix bugs. For most users of most modems, there is no need to worry about which firmware version is installed on your modem - if everything is working well, you shouldn't need to update. However, if you're experiencing problems with your modem or your Verizon service, updating the firmware can help; also, if you're needing to add a static IP address to a 3G/4G modem, your modem needs to have a certain minimum firmware version in order to be eligible for a static IP address, so updating may be necessary.

Verizon makes it easy to update your modem's firmware. You'll need to connect your modem to your computer and run VZAccess Manager, then select "check for updates" from the "Help" menu. If there is a firmware update available for your modem, you'll be presented with the opportunity to start the update process:

Click "yes" to update the firmware. VZAccess Manager will take it from there, downloading and updating the firmware on your modem. Depending on your connection speed, this process shouldn't take more than a few minutes:

Once the process is complete, your firmware will be up to date!


Last Updated ( Friday, 24 February 2012 )
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