D’Link DAP 1720 Firmware Update: 5-Step Process
Firmware updates are meant to enhance the overall performance of your networking device like a D’Link wireless range extender. But 90% of users ignore this fact and end up facing issues. Some users aren’t aware of its importance while others do not know the process of updating their extenders. Thus, we have jotted down this guide to help you update your D’Link DAP 1720 wireless range extender. This product model is just for reference only, you can use the same process to update any model of your D Link extender. Stick to reading!
How to Update D’Link DAP 1720 Firmware?
1st Step: Verify the Connections
The firmware update process has to be initiated by the verification of the connections between the networking devices in use. Seeing a red light on the extender is an indication of a poor connection and unstable internet connection. You ought to check the Ethernet connection between the extender and your host router. It must be secure. Also, make sure that the correct ports are put to use on both devices.
On the other hand, if the devices are wireless connected then the distance between both devices should be appropriate such that they have a smooth communication with each other.
2nd Step: Apply Power
Switching on the devices is what you must do next. Plug the router into its wall socket and turn it on. Do the same with D’Link DAP 1720 WiFi extender. While you are doing this, you need to also check if you are putting to use well-working power sockets or not. The devices must not be receiving poor power supply.
You also need to turn on your computer or laptop.
3rd Step: Download Firmware
The further step is to download the latest firmware file and save it. So go to D Link Technical Support website and download the latest firmware file from there. We want to bring to your notice that you must download the file for D’Link DAP 1720 extender model only. Firmware updates vary for different model numbers. If you own an alternative model, then consider downloading according to that particular device model. Save the file on our PC. You may need to unzip the file.
4th Step: Access Admin Dashboard
It is now time you perform the D Link extender login. So, connect your computer to the extender’s WiFi and launch a browser on it. Typing the web address dlinkap.local in the address field of the browser is your next step. Be careful and refrain from making any typos. Pressing the Enter key will take you to the login page. Enter the admin password if you have changed it, or else leave the field blank. You will be taken to the admin dashboard of your D Link extender.
5th Step: Install Firmware on Extender
On the dashboard, you will see three options: Home, Settings and Management. Click on the third option i.e. Management and then click Upgrade under it. Next, click on Upgrade Manually. On the window, click on the Select File button and you will need to locate the file that you saved on your PC. Click Open and then click on the Upload button. This will begin installing the firmware on your extender.
The extender will restart after the firmware is updated. Patiently wait till then. Do not interrupt the process or power off your extender if it is taking a little while.
If the process gets interrupted then there are chances of getting the firmware corrupted. In such an event, you may need to reset your D Link extender and again update the firmware on it after you have completed the DLink extender setup from the very beginning.
The Final Note
Here comes an end to our helpful guide on how to update the firmware on your D’Link DAP 1720 WiFi extender using the web interface. FYI, you can also use the D Link app to update the firmware. You can refer to the D Link manual to learn about the steps to get the firmware updated using the mobile app. Now that the firmware is updated on your device, you can have an enhanced WiFi experience from your D Link wireless range extender.