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Manufacturers of CD, DVD, and BD drives often release regular firmware updates to keep their hardware compatible with new media.For example, let's say you buy a 20-pack of empty BD discs and try to burn a video to a few of them but it doesn't work.For example, you might be able to update the firmware on a gaming console by just accepting any prompts to update the software.It's unlikely that the device is set up in a way where you have to manually download the firmware and then manually apply it.To use Google Patents, you'll need an up-to-date browser. You can also view this patent on the old Google Patents.
Firmware is software that is embedded in a piece of hardware.
That would make it much too hard for the average user to update the firmware, especially if the device needs firmware updates often.i OS devices like i Phones and i Pads also occasionally get firmware updates.
These devices let you download and install the firmware from the device itself so you don't have to manually download and install it yourself.
Just visit that router's support page (here it is for this router) on the Linksys website to find the downloads section, which is where you get the firmware.
It's impossible to give a blanket answer for how to install firmware on all devices because not all devices are the same.
However, some devices, like most routers, have a dedicated section in the administrative console that lets you apply a firmware update.