MD1600: Update the firmware

MD1600 - Firmware Update Install Instructions

Click HERE to install the latest software for your MD1600.  

Note:   It is very important that there are no interruptions to the upgrade process of the firmware as it could cause irreparable damage to the unit.  We recommend that you use an Ethernet cable connection from your computer to the router.

If you are using a laptop, make sure that it has sufficient power to complete the process. 

Download the firmware file to your computer and make note of the location you saved it to.


Install Instructions:

Connect your computer to the router with an Ethernet cable.

Open your web browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, etc.) Type in into the address bar.

Enter the username:  admin

Enter the password:  motorola 

Click Login



Click Advanced at the top menu:



On the left side, click Management > Update Software:



Click Choose File:



Go to the location on your computer where you saved the firmware file and click on the file.

Then click OPEN.

Now click Update Software.  You will see the progress in the bottom left side of your screen. 

Once the firmware upgrade has completed, your MD1600 will reboot.  Close browser and wait for the power light to turn solid green (on the modem). 

Once the power light is solid green, you can open your browser and log back in to the modem if you would like. 



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Our tech support is open Monday-Friday 8:30am-10pm and Saturday 8:30am-5pm.














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    William Corbin

    The instructions for installing the firmware ask you to download the file you have saved on your computer.... What I haven’t located is the file to download and save for the installation.

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