In order to set-up the router for my project I needed to do something called a ‘Firmware Upgrade‘ which takes the program running on the router and replaces with a new version. This is a good idea from time to time to make sure the router is behaving and to make sure the router is safe with the latest security patches.
For my project I wasn’t going to put a new version of the Netgear software on the router. I was going to put on a completely different software program that would give me lots more settings and options to enable me to build my Healing HotSpot. The firmware I was going to use was from the DD-WRT project that allows administrators and home users the chance to expand the ability and the options on their own routers.
Hopefully I’ll get one soon either from Uni or a friend otherwise my practical project will be turning into a research based project very quickly.