How to Perform Netgear Nighthawk Router Setup?

The process to perform Netgear Nighthawk router setup is not rocket science. Yes, that’s correct! You can easily configure your router either using the manual or the WPS method.

Wondering about how to configure the WiFi router? Wonder no more because this particular article will walk you through two easy processes to set up the router in a flash. So, are you ready? Yes? Ok, then! Let’s dig a little deeper!

How to Set Up Nighthawk Router?

The Netgear Nighthawk router helps provide its users with a continuous internet range to access on their connected devices all over their house. The only thing is that you configure it in a proper manner.

Using the two easy methods, you can set up your WiFi router in a hassle-free manner. Both the router setup methods are elaborated below. Please scroll down a little!

Nighthawk Router Setup via WPS

First, we are going to discuss to most easiest method to set up the router i.e. using the WPS method. Here are the instructions! Kindly follow them in the way they are provided and with a peaceful mind:

  • In the first place, ensure to place your Nighthawk router within reach of your internet modem.
  • Thereafter, you are supposed to plug in your router and wait till the LEDs on it stabilize.
  • Once you see the stable green LEDs on your router, locate and press the WPS button on it.
  • Within two minutes, press the WPS button on your internet modem.

And, in the blink of an eye, the Nighthawk router setup process will be completed already using the WPS method.

What happened? Your internet modem doesn’t have the WPS button? Why are you sweating over it? Not every modem is WPS-capable! In such a case, we suggest our users to configure the router using the manual method.

Nighthawk Router Setup via Manual Method

Here are the instructions to complete the setup process of your Nighthawk router using the manual method:

  • Same as the WPS method, you have to place your WiFi router and the internet modem closer to each other.
  • Ensure to provide your devices (router and modem) from their respective wall sockets.
  • Are you successfully done with the above-mentioned two steps? If yes, then turn on a PC or laptop and connect it to your router’s WiFi (wirelessly). But, hold on! Look, if you want to wire them (using an Ethernet cable), you first need to turn off your devices. And, once you are done, connect one end of the cable into your router and the other end into your client device. Once you are done making a wired connection, turn the devices back on.
  • Open a web browser of your choice on your client device.

You are almost done with the router setup process!

What’s Next?

  • Input the router’s default IP,, or web address, in the address bar.
  • Press the Enter key to access the Netgear router login page.
  • Log in to the router’s setup page by using the correct admin credentials of your Nighthawk device.
  • Keep following the on-screen instructions in the exact given order.
  • Apply your changes and get ready to enjoy the improved and boosted internet speed from every nook and cranny of your house.

In the event, the manual method seems a bit tricky to you and you don’t want to use it for router configuration, download the Netgear Nighthawk app and use some of the best and easy-to-execute instructions to set up the router while relaxing on your couch.

To Wrap Up

Now you come to know the easy method to perform the Netgear Nighthawk router setup process, isn’t it? So, after successfully configuring your WiFi router using any one of the methods in discussion, you can unplug it and plug it anywhere in your home where you need the internet the most and:

  • Start streaming videos
  • Playing games
  • Doing online shopping, and more on your connected device.

We are now going to wrap up our article! We really hope that the information we have provided here will help to set up your Netgear Nighthawk router without any hindrance.

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