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The firmware is the program that controls the operation and functionality of the switch. It is the combination of software and hardware that has program code and data stored in it in order for the device to function.
Upgrading the firmware improves the performance of the device, which could provide enhanced security, new features, and bug fixes. This process is also necessary if you encounter the following:
- Frequent network disconnection or intermittent connection using the switch
- Slow connection
This article provides a list of articles that provide configuration instructions on how to upgrade the firmware of your device.
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