Have you just bought a new Netgear router? Planning to strengthen your current WiFi network? If yes, you are on the right path. You need to perform the Netgear router setup to get the best internet connectivity throughout your house.
Here are two methods to do the Netgear Nighthawk setup for the router. Make sure you read about both methods to choose the one easiest for you. Let’s read further to get you through router installation methods.
Get the router out of the box and assemble its antennas (if any). Make sure there are no physical damages or issues with the router.
The ideal place for a Netgear router is the central location of your house. Make sure you remove objects hampering the flow of WiFi network through your home.
Connect to Modem
Before you get to the actual setup process,you ought to make your router access the internet. For that purpose, you need to connect the router to the modem and that can be done either by using a wired connection or wireless connection.
Turn on PC
Start with starting your PC. Connect your PC to a switchboard and press the power button. Ensure that the PC gets consistent power.
Open Web Browser
Access a web browser on your computer once it is ready. However, it must have the latest version. Furthermore, the chosen web browser should be compatible with your Netgear web page.
Enter Official Web Address
Enter the official Netgear router web address in the web browser’s address bar that you have chosen to set up your router. However, there should be no typing error or mistake. You should also keep grammatical errors in check.
Do Router Login
After entering the Netgear router official web address, press the Enter key. You get access to the router login page. Keep your login details at your disposal. Enter the username and password and click the Log In button.
Follow On-Screen Directions
After logging in, you get access to the Netgear router dashboard. Get through the on-screen instructions and make the required changes. Accept and apply the changes to proceed.
After clicking Apply, the Netgear router setup process is complete using the web interface method.
Nighthawk App Method
You can also use Netgear Nighthawk app to get the setup process done. Here is the process:
- Begin with downloading the official Nighthawk app.
- For this, access your smartphone.
- Download the latest version of the app from Google Play Store or Apple Store.
- Install the app that you just downloaded.
- Turning to the Netgear router, it should be turned on.
- Furthermore, the router must get consistent power supply along with internet connection.
- For internet connection, connect the router to the modem.
- Use an Ethernet cable or a wireless connection to connect both the devices.
- Place the router in the central location of your house.
- Make sure nothing is hampering the free flow of WiFi signals from your router.
- Open the Nighthawk app on your mobile.
- A login page appears before your eyes.
- That is where you need to enter your login details.
- For first time users, default login credentials will do the job.
- Tap Log In to access the Netgear router dashboard.
- Follow on screen instructions.
- Get through each setting and tap Apply to complete the process.
- That’s it! The Netgear router setup process is complete.
Note: In case you are looking for Nighthawk app for PC, there is no app available for a computer or laptop.
Why Choose Netgear Genie for WiFi Extender Setup?
Netgear Genie is a web-based interface for the wireless range extender setup. You can simply access the setup wizard via a web browser. However, ensure that your computer is connected to a live internet connection. Once you are done with the Netgear extender installation, connect your device to the extended network and enjoy fast internet connectivity in almost every corner of your house.
How to Get Connect to Netgear Genie Smart Setup
When you connect your WiFi range extender to the router with the help of an Ethernet cable and opens a web browser on your computer, it will automatically prompt you to the Netgear Genie setup web page.
But always the conditions are not the same. Sometimes, when you run a web browser, it just opens a new window.
If the condition is quite similar to you, then there is nothing to worry about. It is usually experienced by many users. In this scenario, you have to manually visit Netgear extender setup web page. Type mywifiext net in the URL bar and hit the ‘Enter’ key. Doing so will connect you with the Netgear Genie smart setup wizard web page.
When you connect with Netgear Genie smart setup wizard, it will provide you the following instructions:
Connect to Netgear extender wireless network.
A list of available WiFi networks will pop-up on your desktop’s screen.
Select your WiFi network. In case if you have applied any security function on your wireless network, then you need to enter the security passphrase key.
If you have a dual-band wireless router, you have to either choose 2.4GHz or 5GHz network and then hit on the ‘Continue’ button.
As your WiFi extender connects to the router, you will prompt to change the WiFi extender’s settings.
If you do not want to change the WiFi extender settings, just hit on the ‘Continue’ button.
Click on the ‘Finish’ button to close the Netgear Genie setup web page.
As you can see, performing the Netgear router setup is fairly easy. You just need the right information to perform the installation. Once you have that, you can do the setup process and enjoy a strong and seamless internet connection throughout your house.