The firmware of the router should be updated to keep the router up to date and compatible with the latest media devices that are coming out almost every day. The firmware update also makes sure that the security on the router is kept up to date as well. All of the sensitive information of the user passes through the router such as the banking information of the user when they buy something online, the emails and passwords of the user, their private information and more. So in order to keep the information safe, the user must keep the firmware up to date in order to keep the security on the route up to date. The new firmware also fixes any bugs or previously faced issues, may even add some new features to the router and add overall speed boosts.