Netgear wireless router updating firmware

My Netgear Genie tells me I'm running Firmware Version V1.0.0.30, but I've downloaded and installed (twice! I've quit out of the Netgear Genie, but it continues to say I'm running Firmware Version V1.0.0.30.

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So you have a wireless router that has been quietly serving Wi-Fi to your household for many years? Chances are, if you answered yes to either question, you may not have upgraded your router’s firmware in quite some time.

If you have, congratulations, you can stop reading this article right now, if not, read on.

The automated method uses Netgear Genie software to find the most suitable firmware update for your Netgear router.

The manual process gives you more control and is the recommended method if you have a specific firmware version you want to install.

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Keeping your router's firmware up to date improves the performance of the device and helps to protect your network against the latest security threats.

The firmware on your Netgear router can be updated using either the automated or the manual method.

Most routers have a built-in update checker, which may or may not perform the entire process automatically.

If you're using an Apple Air Port router, you can use the Air Port Utility program to check for updates.

I've contacted Netgear multiple times and been given the response that they do not recommend the router for online gaming (wtf? If anyone has a fix (hacked firmware or something.. Otherwise, I'd just like to use this thing as an access point - WAN connected to switch, and wireless broadcasting an SSID for my new laptop. I have no use for this damn router and I don't want to buy another access point!

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