How to Setup Netgear Nighthawk Router?

Netgear users are increasingly enjoying the high internet speeds and great services that the company provides. However, new users of Netgear often have difficulty setting up their Nighthawk router correctly, which can be frustrating. In this article, we will walk you through the entire process of setting up your Nighthawk router. We strongly suggest you read through this article before you attempt to set up your router so that you don’t experience any problems.

Netgear Nighthawk Router Setup

Well, there are three methods to perform for the Netgear Nighthawk router setup. All three methods are very easy to perform. The names of the methods are the Manual method, WPS method, and Nighthawk app method. You can use one of them according to your comfort. To know more about the methods in detail you just need to read the next section, where we elaborate on all three methods.

Nighthawk Router Setup Via Nighthawk App

The below-mentioned points will guide you accurately about the router setup by using the nighthawk application:

  • The first thing you need to do is power on your router.

  • Then connect the Netgear router with the host modem.

  • Thereafter, you need to take your smart phone in your hand.

  • Launch the Google play store on your device if you are an Android user or if you are an iOS user, then you need to open the Apple app store.

  • Once you open the application store on your device, you need to search for the Nighthawk app in the app stores.

  • You will see the results on your display after searching, you need to select the Nighthawk application and put it on download.

  • After completing the installation, launch the Netgear Nighthawk app on your device and create the account in it by filling in the asked information n the given field.

  • Thereafter, you will see the on-screen prompts which you need to follow carefully to get the Nighthawk router setup successful.

Thus, these are the important points of the Nighthawk application that you need to perform during the router setup. In case you are not able to do the setup via an app, then you don’t need to panic because we have another method for you which is discussed in the below section. So keep reading Continue!

Netgear Router Setup By Manual Method

There are several steps that you need to perform during the manual method. All points are outlined below read them carefully to get the process done.

  • First, you need to attach the antennas of the Netgear router if available.

  • Then place the Netgear router in a clean place where the dust level is low.

  • Give the power connection to the router by inserting the cable into the router, and then you need to put the router adapter into the wall outlet.

  • Don’t forget to turn on the Netgear router.

  • Once you did the above steps you need to make the connection between the Netgear router and host modem wirelessly or via Ethernet cable.

We recommend you use a quality Ethernet cable to make strong connections between the devices because sometimes Netgear wifi not working issue occurs when users connect devices wirelessly.

  • Switch on your computer and laptop.

  • Launch the updated version of the internet browser in your system.

  • You need to put the web address into the address bar and then press the Enter key.

  • Thereafter, you will see the login page of the Nighthawk Netgear router on your screen, where you need to fill in the default credentials of the router properly.

  • Click on the Log In button.

  • After that, Netgear Genie smart setup wizard appears on your screen, where you need to follow the on-screen prompts to complete the nighthawk router successfully.

Therefore, these are the aforementioned steps that you need to perform to complete the setup of the Netgear router.

Netgear Router Setup WPS Method

This method is only for those users who have WPS-authorized models of the Netgear router.

  • You need to switch on your router and modem.

  • Locate the WPS button on the router.

  • When you found the button press it for some time until you see the light on it

  • You need to do the same above step with the host modem.

  • Thereafter, you set up the Netgear router through the WPS button easily.


We hope you liked our post and found it easy to use all of the methods. If you have followed the instructions successfully, you can create a Netgear guest network for your guests to avoid any interference in your primary network.

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