Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows.
Under the Online Upgrade heading, you'll find a button that says, "Check for upgrade." Click it, and follow the router's instructions.
After that, there's still the matter of restoring your settings.
blog how a number of Netgear routers were at risk of being easily exploited by hackers.
Netgear updated its security advisory on Friday, detailing the list of devices that it had confirmed to be vulnerable, all of which now have either beta or production firmware fixes available for them to resolve the vulnerability.
Expect many more internet-connected devices to be found to be lacking when it comes to security.
You can help protect yourself, and other internet users, by ensuring that you apply patches as quickly as possible.
Netgear goes on to say that it is continuing to review its entire range of routers to see if any others might be affected by the security vulnerability, and will release firmware updates if necessary.
If you wanted an omen of what 2017 has in store for us, this is it.
You may have to manually download software; you may have to flip your router over and read teeny, tiny serial numbers.
In short, updating your router's firmware is a pain, but you've got to do it.
Since TP-Link routers don't update their firmware automatically, you'll have to dive into your router's browser interface and do some legwork yourself.