BIOS Flash Procedure¶
Update via the GUI¶
Updating firmware via the GUI is handled via the “Netgate Firmware Upgrade” package.
This package was formerly known as “Netgate Coreboot Upgrade”
Install the Netgate Firmware Upgrade Package¶
This package is present on relevant Netgate hardware installations by default, but can be added manually. If the package is already present, skip to the next section.
Navigate to System > Package Manager > Available Packages
Click the Install button for the package named
Click the Confirm button
Wait for the installation to complete
When complete, the page displays the following message:
pfSense-pkg-Netgate_Firmware_Upgrade installation successfully completed
With the package installed, updating the firmware is now possible on supported hardware:
Navigate to System > Netgate Firmware Upgrade
This page shows the latest version of firmware available and the current version that is running on the device.
Compare the Current Firmware Version to the Latest Firmware Version
If the device is on an older firmware version, the page displays an Update button.
Click Update to update the firmware
Pay close attention to any disclaimers presented. Some devices require a physical power cycle (remove and reapply power) or steps unique to specific devices.