Steps to Set Up Your Router Using the Netgear Nighthawk App

Most users know how to set up their router by using a computer, but if your mobile phone is the only thing available, then? Well, in that case, you can still set up a Netgear router, considering that you download the Nighthawk app on your phone. 

I know the whole process of downloading the Netgear Nighthawk app on your phone and setting up your router seems a little difficult, but trust me, it isn’t as difficult as it seems. Simply walk through the step-by-step guidelines mentioned in this article and you’ll be able to install your WiFi router using the Nighthawk application in no time. 

Note: You cannot use Netgear Nighthawk app for PC Windows 10

How to Set Up and Install Your Router Using the Nighthawk App

  1. Power on the Netgear Router

First of all, unbox your Netgear WiFi router very carefully. See that no part gets damaged. Then, place your Netgear router in the most central location of your house and plug it into the wall socket using a power cable. Once you power on your WiFi device, wait for the LED lights to become solid green. 

  1. Connect the Router to the Modem

Next, connect your Netgear router to the modem wirelessly. If you want, you can also connect both your WiFi devices using an Ethernet cable. Just make sure that the Ethernet cable you use is not damaged or worn out. 

  1. Download the Nighthawk App

Once a secure connection has been established between your router and modem, unlock your mobile device. On your Android or Apple device, go to the Google Play Store or App Store respectively and search for the Netgear Nighthawk application. 

Once found, click on the Download button. The app will get installed as per the speed of your internet. As soon as the app gets installed, open it, go to Settings > WiFi and connect your device to the router’s WiFi network.  

  1. Create a Netgear Account

Now, create a Netgear account by filling in your full name and email address. Click on the Continue button. Then, fill in the default login details in the given fields. Hit Log In to go to the Netgear Genie smart setup wizard.

To finish setting up your router using the Nighthawk app, follow the on-screen prompts. 

Troubleshooting Netgear Router Setup Issues

If you’ll follow the aforementioned steps carefully, you’ll surely be able to set up and install your router in a hassle-free manner. On the off chance, if you get stuck at some point, then the below-mentioned troubleshooting tips will be of help to you:

  • The cable connecting your router and modem should be finger-tight.
  • In case the power LED light is not stable, power-cycle your Netgear router.
  • Ensure that your mobile device is fully charged before you put it to use.
  • Do not perform any background activities while the app is getting installed.
  • If you are a little unsure about the default username and password of your WiFi router, it is recommended that you refer to the Netgear manual. 
  • If you’re being bugged by technical glitches while you’re performing router setup, perform Netgear router reset to get rid of the issue. 

Hopefully, the troubleshooting tips mentioned above will help you in fixing the issues that you’re facing during Netgear router setup. In case you need more assistance, feel free to get in touch with our highly qualified technicians. 

Now, for those of you who are wondering how to do that, simply drop your queries in the comments section below and wait for us to revert back to you.

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