To check the firmware version of your Verizon provided D-Link router, open your web browser and connect to this address [192.168.0.1].
It should ask for a username and password. If you have not changed these since installation, enter a username of "admin" (without quotes) and leave the password field blank.
Click on the "Tools" tab, and then click on the "Firmware" button to the left. You should see the current version of firmware on your router.
For Verizon D-Link DI-604 routers, this should be version 1.07 or better.
For Verizon D-Link DI-624 "wireless" routers, this should be version 2.43 or better.
If your version is older, you can download an updated version of the firmware from this Verizon page http://www2.verizon.net/micro/dlink/
Warning: Upgrading the firmware on the router runs the risk of rendering the router inoperable! If you don't feel comfortable doing this procedure, contact Verizon and ask FiOS support for assistance! This firmware is for Verizon provided D-Link routers; do not attempt to install this firmware on a retail D-Link router.
After installing the firmware, test to see if your IP address changes less frequently. If it continues to change, you may have another problem. Contact FiOS support for additional troubleshooting. If you have a FiOS package (Verizon phone, LD and internet) you are most likely an "Encore" customer, and entitled to Encore support. They are much more knowledgeable that Verizon first line support. Ask for Encore support if you can.
Written by FiosFAQ
Last updated on 09.01.06