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Netgear Nighthawk Router Setup: Everything You Need To Know

by Mathew Hayden Experienced Content Writer

Netgear Nighthawk router is one of the great devices providing seamless internet connectivity throughout your home. The router adapts all the WiFi requirements of netizens. Once done with Netgear Nighthawk setup, you can easily stream internet on all your WiFi-enabled devices nonstop.


The Netgear Nighthawk router can cover up to 1000 square feet, handle more than 15 devices, and offer WiFi speed more than 1.5 Gbps (depending upon the model you have). After knowing about the amazing features and benefits of the Netgear Nighthawk router, you will be looking to install it, right? Well, this post covers everything that you need to know about a successful Nighthawk router setup. Let’s hit the nail on the head!



Netgear Nighthawk Router Setup: Prerequisites



Before you get started with the Netgear Nighthawk router setup process, be sure you have the things listed below handy with you:


  • A high-speed internet connection via modem or router
  • An Ethernet Cable
  • The latest version of Netgear Nighthawk app
  • Uninterrupted and steady power supply
  • Updated version of Netgear Nighthawk router
  • An Ethernet cable to connect your existing modem or router to the Netgear Nighthawk router
  • An internet browser with an up-to-date software version
  • Valid Nighthawk router login details
  • Correct default Netgear router IP or web address


Netgear Nighthawk Router Setup Steps


There are 2 ways through which you can easily setup Netgear router:


  • Using the manual setup
  • Using the WPS setup


Netgear Nighthawk Router Setup: Using the Manual Method


Step 1: First and foremost, plug your Netgear Nighthawk router near to your existing modem or router and turn them on.


Step 2: Grab an Ethernet cable and connect your Netgear Nighthawk router to your existing modem or router.


Step 3: Turn on a WiFi-enabled device and connect it to the router’s SSID.


Step 4: Open a web browser as per your liking.


Step 5: Hover your mouse cursor over the browser’s address bar.


Step 6: Enter routerlogin.net or 192.168.1.1 carefully without typos.


Step 7: Press the Enter key.


Step 8: You will be redirected to the Nighthawk router login page. Follow the instructions provided on the router login page and complete the configuration process of your Netgear router with ease.


Congrats! You are all done with Netgear Nighthawk router setup using the manual method. Now, you can connect all your wired and wireless devices to the new extended SSID and enjoying streaming the internet in every corner of your house.


Bonus: The router can be configured easily using the Netgear Nighthawk app.


Netgear Nighthawk Router Setup: Using the WPS Method


Note: Before proceeding further with the WPS process, make sure that your existing device (modem or router) is WPS capable.



Follow the instructions highlighted below to configure your Netgear Nighthawk router using the WPS method:


Step 1: Plug in your Netgear Nighthawk router and your existing modem/ router in close proximity.


Step 2: Power on your devices by plugging them into a working wall outlet.


Step 3: Wait for a few minutes. Let the LEDs on your Netgear Nighthawk router become stable.


Step 4: Find the Netgear Nighthawk router’s WPS button.


Step 5: As soon as you find the WPS button on your Netgear Nighthawk router, push it and wait for a couple of minutes.


Step 6: Then, push the WPS button on your existing router/ modem as well.


Step 7: The WPS LED on your Netgear Nighthawk router and your existing device with start blinking. This indicates that the WPS connection between your devices has been successfully established.


Step 8: Navigate to the Nighthawk router login page via 192.168.1.1 or routerlogin.net and change its default settings.


Unplug your Netgear Nighthawk router and move it to your preferred location. Connect your devices to the router’s SSID and enjoy streaming WiFi without any signal drop.


On the off chance of you get stuck at any Netgear Nighthawk router setup step, feel free to reach out to us.


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