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MistahManFri Jan-29-21 01:45 AM
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"When is it a good time to upgrade to a new router? "


          

Good day all,

Recently I've noticed that my TP link Arcer 1750 router hasn't gotten a software update since 2018. I've had it for almost fives years now. Should it be upgraded? Thanks

  

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lenjackFri Jan-29-21 02:59 AM
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#1. "RE: When is it a good time to upgrade to a new router? "
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You can google the brand and model to find out the latest firmware version, then check the version on your unit.

  

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nightlyreaderFri Jan-29-21 05:53 AM
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#2. "RE: When is it a good time to upgrade to a new router? "
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IMO, if it works and is not hindering performance, run it till it dies.

Nightly Reader

  

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MistahManFri Jan-29-21 06:34 AM
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Thanks lenjack and nightlyreader


I've checked and the last firmware update dates back to 2018. No fear about security with the last update going back almost three years?

  

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nightlyreaderSat Jan-30-21 05:57 AM
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Vendor shows a new firmware dated yesterday.

Nightly Reader

  

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MistahManSat Jan-30-21 09:57 AM
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They have different hardware versions of this router. You're looking at version five but I have version two. Thanks for the follow up.

  

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lenjackSun Jan-31-21 10:22 PM
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It's not always a question of how it works. Sometimes, new firmware has improved security.

  

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MistahManMon Feb-01-21 01:24 AM
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Thats what I was thinking also. 2018 seems like a long time for security updates.

  

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