You can easily update the firmware on a MikroTik using the WebSSH terminal from the Care Portal. Before you proceed with these instructions, keep in mind that the router will reboot to apply the new firmware. If this update is applied to a router in a subscriber’s home, they will temporarily lose connection until it comes back online in the Care Portal.
1. Navigate to the LAN that needs to have the firmware updated.
2. Click on the SSH Terminal button for the router.
3. The SSH terminal will open in a new tab. Type the following command and press enter or return to apply it.
/system routerboard upgrade
When you run the command, it should look like the following.
/system routerboard upgrade Do you really want to upgrade firmware? [y/n] y [b452a86ae1cc4ac38eaeeb41@Gazebo wAP] > 15:50:40 echo: system,info,critical Firmware upgraded successfully, please reboot for changes to take effect!
4. Next, type the following command and press enter or return to apply it.
/system package update install
a. The output will display the installed version and the latest-version. The update will begin downloading and installing. Once the progress reaches around 90%, the SSH connection will be ended.
[b452a86ae1cc4ac38eaeeb41@Gazebo wAP] > /system package update install
installed-version: 6.47 latest-version: 6.47.1 status: Downloaded 99% (11.3MiB)
5. Close the SSH terminal tab. The router will go offline for approximately 5 minutes while it applies the new firmware and reboots itself.
6. When the router comes back online, the firmware version will be updated to reflect what was shown in the SSH terminal.
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