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 Netgate_Firmware_Upgrade

  • 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

Update Firmware

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.