How to Update a SpeedStream 5100 Modem
By Jay Darrington
Your SpeedStream 5100 DSL modem comes with the ability to update its firmware. This allows you to add new features that the manufacturer may have created, as well as correct any bugs or issues that may be present with the current firmware. It is important to always have your SpeedStream modem updated to the latest firmware to be protected against any problems.
Open a web browser, type "http://speedstream" into the browser address bar and press "Enter."
Log in to the DSL modem at the prompt with your username and password.
Click on "Tools" in the site that appears, then click "Update."
Click the "Browse" button, then use the File browser that appears to search for the firmware update file.
Click "Continue" to update the firmware.
Jay Darrington has been a professional writer since 2006, specializing in technology. He has published on several online blogs, including iTech24, iPhoneland and Tech101. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication technology from California State University.