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How critical are WiFi router firmware updates?

Just got email about My Router having security update from Netgear. It's a N300. Should I upgrade or just update. Exact model listed in tags. Seems to work OK with Optimum service. WiFi is passwored.

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16 minutes ago, aj_kratos said:

What does the changelog of the update say?

The change logs give a good idea if it's critical. Manufacturer updates should always be taken seriously, however, if it's not too important, maybe wait a few days to a few weeks, then do some research on the update before installing it.

 

However, are you asking if you should just get a new router over updating the software?

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Most of the time it's security features update.

 

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