6. You can’t remember the last time your firmware was battle-tested
We all know how time consuming it can be to run firmware updates, but, when you are using an older router, those updates can ensure your software runs smoothly and efficiently. Every router is different, but usually, they have a similar process for upgrading the router’s firmware. Check your router manufacturer’s website for specific instructions for your make and model to download and install the firmware. It’s that simple!