Step-By-Step Guideline: How To Upgrade To The Latest Firmware

We always encourage users to upgrade their firmware regularly in order to achieve the best user experiences. In this article, we will provide you with the easiest step-by-step guideline on how to update your router to the latest firmware. Let’s use Brume-W (GL-MV1000W) as an example.


1. Connect your router to a power cable.

GL.iNet Brume-W Power Cable

2. You can connect your router via Ethernet cable or WiFi.

Connect via LAN

Connect your router’s LAN port and your computer’ Ethernet port with an Ethernet cable.

GL.iNet Brume-W Internet Cable

Connect via WiFi

Connect to the WiFi called GL-MV1000-xxx. If this is your first time to set up this router, the default WiFi password will be goodlife, which is also printed on the bottom of the router. If you previously set up and change the password, please fill in the password that you set up with. You can also connect to the Internet with your WAN port from your modem.

GL.iNet Brume-W WiFi


1. Open a web browser (we recommend Chrome or Firefox) and visit our admin panel. Enter the password that you set up with your router.

Brume-W Admin Panel

If you are connected via LAN, your admin panel should be like this.

GL.iNet Admin Panel

If you are connected via WiFi, the WLAN Clients indicator will be turned on.

GL.iNet Admin Panel

You can upgrade the firmware by online upgrade or local upgrade via our admin panel.

Online Upgrade

2. After you get into the admin panel, you need to connect to the Internet. There're four methods: by cable, as repeater, by USB modem and tethering. After you connected to the Internet, click the “UPGRADE” button on the left. A red dot will appear if there is any available update on “Online Upgrade”, click “Download” and wait for the download process.

Brume-W Online Upgrade

3. Click “Install” to install the upgrade.

Brume-W Online Upgrade

Brume-W Online Upgrade

4. After the installation, log in again with your password.

Brume-W Admin Panel

Local Upgrade

To manually upgrade to the latest version, download our release file in our download site first and drag the folder to our Admin Panel.

2. Visit GL.iNet Download Site, and select the device that you would like to update. In this case, we select MV1000.

GL.iNet Download Site

Once you get in, click “release”.

GL.iNet Download Site Release

Download the latest update. In this example, the latest update will be “openwrt-mv1000-emmc-3.104.img” (aka the AdGuard Home upgrade).

GL.iNet Download Site Release

3. Click “UPGRADE” on the left and select “Local Upgrade”. Drag the latest update file that you downloaded from our download site there and click “Install”.

Brume-W Local Upgrade

Brume-W Local Upgrade

4. After the installation, log in again with your password.

Brume-W Admin Panel


1. Click “UPGRADE” and make sure you are now in the latest firmware version available.

Brume-W Upgrade

2. In this case, the latest update is for AdGuard Home. Click “APPLICATIONS” and then “AdGuard Home”. Now you can use AdGuard Home freely!

Brume-W Local Upgrade

About GL.iNet

We are a leading developer of OpenWRT pre-installed wireless routers and world-class solution providers, offering quality services of smart cities, data privacy protection, and enterprise IoT. We partner with like-minded companies around the globe to provide phenomenal products and services. We aim to build a smarter lifestyle. For more information, visit, or connect with GL.iNet on Facebook, Twitter, and GL.iNet’s Blog.

About The Author
Ruby Lo is a Hong Kong-based Digital Marketing Specialist at GL.iNet. As a technology and cybersecurity lover, she is passionate to share her ideas and tips with the visitors. Connect with her on LinkedIn.

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