Netgear Nighthawk XR500 Pro Gaming Router
Gamers need fast internet speed which they can’t usually get from the normal routers. Netgear Nighthawk series is better in providing the fastest internet speed to the gamers. Netgear Nighthawk XR500 is the first router manufactured by Netgear for gamers only and it added the word gaming in the name of the router. Except this, this router has all new user interface and a lot of features are being added in the router to make it acceptable by the gamers.
The router is stylish and looks good. The user can place it anywhere. The front of the router has LED indicators, a Wi-Fi Protected button or WPS and a button to turn Wi-Fi on or off. On the back of the router, you will see four LAN ports, one WAN port, a reset button, a power switch and LED off/on the switch. You will get two USB 3.0 ports on this router to share things easily with other devices on the network.
Features of this router
- QoS (Quality of Service): With this feature, a user can allow bandwidth to different devices connected to the network. Set the bandwidth according to the usage of the device.
- Geo-filter: Decrease the lag time using these filters. These filters automatically decrease the transformation time between you and gaming servers.
- Dashboard: You can see the router settings and an overview on the dashboard.
- Network monitor: This feature allows you to check from which device or from where your device is getting noise or disturbance.
How to install the Netgear Nighthawk XR500?
Install the hardware first
Follow the steps given below to successfully set up your device.
- Four external antennas are present with the router. Remove the caps on the back of the router and attach the antennas there. Position the antennas correctly so that you can get the maximum output. Take our advice if you do not know how to do it correctly to avoid issues.
- Take out the plug of your modem and if your modem has backup battery then remove it too. Insert the batteries again and plug it in again.
- Connect router and modem using the yellow port on the router. Use the Ethernet cable to make this connection. If the modem is not required to get the internet, you can directly insert the cable into the internet port of the router.
- Supply the power to the router by plugging its power plug into an electrical outlet.
After following these four steps, the hardware setup is completed. Now you have to set up the network to get the internet on your devices.
Setup the network
- Turn on the Wi-Fi button. Check the LED light corresponding to the Wi-Fi.
- Search for the WiFi password and username that should be printed on the product label of your router.
- Connect your computer to the network using the same username and password.
- Open an internet browser on the same computer (means the computer connected to your router’s network).
- The assistant or setup instructions open automatically and guide you to set up the device.
- If in case, the automatic setup wizard does not open then you have to type routerlogin.net in the address bar of your current browser.
- A login prompt opens. Enter the username and password. The default would be admin for the username and password for the password field.
- Follow the instructions. When the connection is established, the internet LED light on the router turns white. Check the LED light for the confirmation of the connection establishment.
The connection has been established. Now you can connect with many devices as you want, but the speed decreases with each connected device as bandwidth gets divided. You may get trouble while installing the router such as the setup wizard does not open after typing routerlogin.net in the address bar. To overcome this query, you can use the IP address instead of using this web address www.routerlogin.net.
It’s a dual-band router that means you have 2.4 GHz band for some easy task and for faster speed, you have the 5 GHz band. There are various other features that can be useful to you. To know more about this router and its features, we are here. Make us a call if you have any query related to this router. Enjoy the fast gaming. If you are a gamer then this router is meant for you.
For any further queries like
- the net is not accessible.
- net is not opening.
- If you are unable to get the login page of your XR500 router.
- If you forgot the admin password to get into the user interface of your gaming router.
WWW.ROUTERLOGIN.NET SETUP AND FIX :
Netgear router settings can be easily monitored using Netgear genie application or by using classic web address www.routerlogin.net or www.routerlogin.com. To access any Netgear router using web utility, open a web browser and type http://routerlogin.net or http://routerlogin.com in address bar of your browser. A login screen will appear use username as admin and password as password. Default website for Netgear router login is www.routerlogin.net and www.routerlogin.com, default IP address for Netgear router login is 192.168.1.1. Instead of using classic web address http://routerlogin.net. You can use the default IP address of Netgear router i.e 192.168.1.1, to access any Netgear router login page. To access Netgear modem router login, you can use classic web address www.routerlogin.net or routerlogin.com, in case of Netgear modems, the default IP address is 192.168.0.1. To access any Netgear router login webpage remotely, you need to turn on remote management feature on your Netgear router. To use this feature ,log in to your Netgear login page using web address www.routerlogin.net or routerlogin.com , a login screen will appear, enter your login credentials, then click on advanced settings option >> remote management .Click on save option after turning on remote management feature on your Netgear router, note the IP address ending with port: 8080. With this local IP address you can access Netgear router login webpage while you are outside your home location from any other private or public network. By having access to Netgear router login webpage remotely you can access, monitor and change your WiFi router settings.
Note: If you are getting the login issue with netgear extender then you can access the webpage mywifiext.net.
NETGEAR ROUTER/MODEM TROUBLESHOOTING :
Question – I called my cable company and they said the Netgear modem is working fine we even turned it off and on and I can’t get the internet. The wifi was on but not even that now, I am using Netgear C 6300 wireless modem/router combo?
Answer –First of all, we have to check the cable connection, Co-axial Cable should be connected properly with Netgear modem. In case of certain internet companies, you need to get your modem activated from isp end, get MAC address of new modem registered with the company. Open your Browser type in the IP address 192.168.0.1 or www.routerlogin.net in the address bar of the browser, use default username as admin and password as password, follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup process. if still the issue persists, reset your modem to factory default. At the rear-end of C 6300 there is a reset button, reset the modem using the paper pin for 10 seconds
Try to go through the Setup process again using web address www.routerlogin.net or www.routerlogin.com, follow on-screen instructions, and you will get Internet Access.
QUESTION: I am trying to load a firmware update per the email I received, but I keep getting taken to a document versus a page to input my router info. I want to update my Netgear r7000 router as I received an email to update for security issues, I got an email saying there was a firmware update trying to figure it out.
Answer – Firmware Updation is very important for your router.
Recommended Steps:1. Use an Ethernet cable to connect your computer to your router to update the firmware.
2.Go to Network Setting > Network Connection > Select Ethernet or WIFI > Select Status > Details > Check out IP V4 Default Gateway (Ip Address) for router
(192.168.1.1 or 10.0.0.1)
- Open up a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to the network.
- Enter http://www.routerlogin.net or 192.168.1.1 or 10.0.0.1
Default Username – admin
Default Password – password
5.Click ADVANCED > Administration>>Click Firmware Update or Router Update>>Select the Download File for R7000>>Click on Upload>>Click Yes .It will take around 3 to 5 minutes for the Netgear firmware update.
QUESTION: Netgear Nighthawk R7000, trying to connect with Brother printer HL-K2360DW printer. The Brother manual says to “Press WPS or AOSS button on wireless LAN.”….How do I do that? Can’t find a button. Please help me connecting Brother printer with Netgear Nighthawk router.
SOLUTION: METHOD: Manually by Pressing WPS on your R7000 (by Holding the button for 5 Sec on your router as well as on Printer)
- Open up a web browser from a computer that is connected to your router’s network.
- Type http://routerlogin.net into your web browser’s address bar or (Ip address – 192.168.1.1), use default username as – admin and default password as – password
- Netgear GUI home page will appear, Select ADVANCED OPTION > WPS Wizard, Click the Next button.
- The WPS page displays, Press and hold WPS button on Printer within 2 minutes.
Once you get WPS client connected message, you can print from all devices which are on Netgear router network.
Question: I just purchased a Nighthawk AC 1900 and the directions said to first install the Netgear up app onto my computer. just trying to figure out how to do that. Is there a way I can set up Netgear router without Netgear Up Application?
SOLUTION: NETGEAR recommends that you install the R7000 router in router mode with an ethernet cable, connect the existing ISP router or gateway to the Internet port on the R7000 router. Open up a web browser from a computer or wireless device that is connected to the R7000 router’s network. Enter www.routerlogin.net or 192.168.1.1
in the address field of the web browser. NETGEAR genie will show the message that R7000 router is connected to another router or gateway, then click on let me choose the option, select Router Mode (as operation mode) and then click on Next Option. Enter the SSID and password in the fields that display and select the Next button. You can use the new WiFi settings to connect devices to the R7000 router. If you want to download the genie app or ReadySHARE Vault app, select a checkbox and click the Next button.R7000 router will try to connect with Netgear server to check for the firmware update if any. Setup is complete.
NETGEAR ROUTER SETUP:
How you can set up your router depends on the one hand on the Internet provider, on the other hand on the device. With a little luck, you can set up the router automatically. Nevertheless, for safety’s sake, you should change some settings immediately.
A router setup is about as easy or hard as setting up a cell phone. In many cases, the customer gets the router from his provider and can use a feature to automatically set up the router. But if this is not the case or you have bought the router yourself, all necessary data must be entered by the user himself. The procedure is similar for all routers since they have to work with every Internet access. If you want to set up your router, you should definitely have the manual of the router and the access data that you got from the provider.
The company Netgear is known in the market of SOHO network solutions (home – small office). For most users, today there is enough “100 megabit”, and the company offers solutions “without superfluous options”, having a level of quality and reliability, no worse than in the premium class. The model considered in this review supports “fast” Wi-Fi “802.11 n”, and can be recommended for experienced and novice administrators: the configuration of the Netgear router, with the updated web-interface, will not be difficult
The following steps will guide you through the setup process for your Netgear router:
- Turn off the computer and the cable modem. Also remove the backup battery, if any.
- Remove any cables that connect the modem to the computer.
- Connect the modem to the entry point of the cable network.
- Connect the yellow Ethernet cable of the router’s Internet port to the Ethernet port on the modem.
- Connect the Ethernet cable of the computer LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the router. The router does not need to be close to the computer, proper wiring must be guaranteed, magnetic fields or other wireless equipment should not be nearby.
- Plug the modem and router power adapters into a surge protected power supply such as UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply), a continuous power supply even in the event of power surges AND failures.)
- Turn on the modem and replace the backup battery, if installed.
- Wait 1-2 minutes for the modem to go through its activation cycle.
- When the modems LEDs are on, connect to your ISP, then turn on the router.
- The router LEDs should light up and remain steady once the router has successfully booted.
- 11. Now turn on the computer. Once started, the router LAN port connected to the computer should light up.
Simple steps to set up Netgear Router settings
- Insert the Netgear Router Setup CD (www.routerlogin.net)and start Smart Wizard.
- The Auto-Launches screen appears.
- Click Router Setup.
- Wait for Smart Wizard to start.
- Click “Next”
- Smart Wizard will detect the type of your network connection, in this case, the cable Internet.
- Enter your login name and password provided by your ISP. Click on “Next”
- Wait for the completion of Internet Setup, this process may take a few minutes.
- The router is now successfully connected to the Internet and set up correctly, your Netgear router is thus ready for use!
If you are unsure about how to set up your Netgear router or have any further questions about routers and LAN network setup, we can help you with Netgear router installation.
Set up WLAN in the router
WLAN routers come almost always with already activated WLAN to you. If the WLAN LED is not lit, the WLAN can usually be activated with a switch on the router. You can then set up your router without having to use a computer. Simply search for the Wi-Fi ID on the device with your phone or tablet. Often he is composed of the router name. For the WLAN access, you will then be asked for the WLAN password, which is usually also on the device.
With this you have experienced two problems of such standard installations yourself: In a densely populated area no one recognizes his own router ID and anyone with access to the router can make a note of the password. Moreover, no one can remember these factory passwords!
How to set up the WLAN in the router:
- Searches the Router menu for a menu item with names such as “Network Setting” or “Wi-Fi Default” and then the name and password.
- Changes the Wi-Fi name (the SSID) and access password so that you can easily identify it or easily remember it yourself.
- Saves the changes.
- Now search for the new Wi-Fi name with all Wi-Fi-enabled devices such as cell phones, tablets, Smart TVs, connect and enter the new password.
- With this, you have made your WLAN easier to find and at the same time safer. If this is not set anyway, you should also set the highest security level in the section “Encryption Type”. Do not operate your WLAN unencrypted!
To configure the router, we need to ensure that the following conditions are met:
The router must be connected to the electrical network using the power adapter. (To do this, plug the power adapter into the “power” router connector, and then connect it to the electrical outlet).The IP address of the network card of your computer must be on the same subnet as the internal IP address of the router. You can try to connect to the router as described in the next paragraph (2. Connecting to the router ), and if you can see the authentication window, then you can consider these conditions fulfilled, and in case of failure, go back here and recheck the settings of the network card, and also perform a full reset of the router. Before configuring, especially if the router was previously configured, we recommend performing a full reset of the router.
The complete reset of the router is as follows:
- It is necessary to hold the button in the RESET hole for about 10 seconds from the rear.
- In case the router is absolutely new and you make the first activation, then this step can be skipped. However, in case of failure when connecting to the router, or an unsuccessful setup, if everything else has been done correctly, we recommend that you do a full reset of the router to the factory settings.
- You can confidently proceed to the next step if the network card of your computer is configured to automatically obtain an IP address and other network settings.
- Usually, automatic obtaining of an IP address is set in the default network card settings, but if these settings were changed earlier, and if there are any problems with connecting to the router in the next step, we strongly recommend checking the settings of your network card and setting automatic obtaining of IP address.
Connecting the Netgear Router
- To connect to the router we use one of the available browsers on your operating system. (For example Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer).
- To do this, open the browser and in the address bar write the address of the router 192.168.1.1
- This is the default router address. It will be the same if it has not been manually changed before, or a full factory reset has been made.
- If you have a window with a request for a username and password from Netgear, then you were able to connect to the router!
- With a very high probability, you did everything right and you will not have to go back to the previous point.
If there are problems at this stage, then you need to return to the previous point and make sure that everything is done right. The computer is connected to the correct port of the router, the network card of the computer is configured to automatically obtain the IP address, the router is connected to the power grid using the power adapter, and the router was completely reset to the factory settings.
- Now you need to enter your username and password
- The default username is “admin”, the password is “password”.
- Written “admin” and “password” in small letters, without the quotes.
If during authentication you have an error that the password or username is not correct and you are sure that you entered the credentials correctly (make sure the keyboard layout is correct and the Caps Lock is not pressed), then in this case you need make a full reset of the router to the factory settings, the method described in the previous paragraph. And try to enter the credentials again. A complete reset, among other things, sets the password and the default username. If the reset of the router is done correctly, then you should get an authentication. All the rest from the previous point, after you saw the credential request does not affect the success of the authorization.
What Routerlogin.net exactly is?
We at routerlogin.net strive to make the access to the router configuration easy, adaptable and flexible. The routers or else can be hard to configure for some new users with less experience in setting up the routers. The routerlogin.net also helps in troubleshooting the problems incurred during the configuring the network.
Building the network in Routerlogin.net
The most common query from the users is how to access and configure the Router. The configuration of the router has been made easy to use and simple by providing the user a link i.e. www.routerlogin.net
Setting up and configuring the router is a detailed process. Following is the checklist below to consider.
- Initially, assembling of all the components enclosed with the router/modem is to be done.
- Connect all the power supply to the router.
- Then we have to switch on the router and check its electric and electronic functioning.
- After the check is done, the router needs to be configured.
Configuring the Router
The latest technology routers have the inbuilt or predefined IP addresses on the network card which is 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 But this can be sometimes a bit harder to remember. So, the routers came with another way of configuring. The user has to visit the link www.routerlogin.net to access the web page of the router which takes to the configuration window of the router.
- Open the web browser of your system namely “Firefox”, “Google Chrome”, “Safari”, ”Internet Explorer” etc. preferably the latest versions.
- Enter the address 192.168.1.1 or routerlogin.net in the address bar to access to the configuration window.
- After accessing the home page of the router, there are a lot of customization buttons in that. For setting up the network, we have to click on the WAN/WLAN button in which the connection types are specified.
- Selecting the correct connection type matters a lot. There are basically few types of connections running throughout the network namely PPPoE, IPoE, L2TP( layer 2 tunnel protocol used to support VPN’s).In most of the network modules, the PPPoE connection mode is used.
- After selecting the appropriate connection type, the user has to enter the credentials provided by the service providers. The login credentials can be forgotten often. So, to reset the credentials of the router there are certain procedures to follow.
What if the user forgets the login details?
The router configuration page lets the user retrieve the details easily. The home page of routerlogin.net consists of various options that include resetting the router/modem, changing the network key(password of the internet connection provided by the ISP), changing the password of the router etc. The user can also factory reset the whole modem by pressing the reset button given on its back panel.
What to do if the user is unable to access the web interface of the router?
If the user fails to access the web page of the modem or router, and the browser pops up the “Page not available“dialogue. It can happen due to the following reasons:
- Incorrect IP address setting on the network of the router.
- This is the most usual error that occurs while entering the address 192.168.1.1. Often the users feed the incorrect value in the IP address settings in the in the network card of the router.
Netgear provides some of the best networking hardware and their routers are very well known for their reliability and utmost performance. Their routers are pretty easy to install and setup and only takes a couple of minutes of the user’s time. Their routers provide some of the most advanced features that any router has to offer. Most of their routers have the latest QoS (Quality of Service) and the MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multi Input Multi Output) technology that makes sure that every device connected to the router is getting the maximum potential speeds and that the user can enjoy their internet without any interruptions. Some of the advanced features include the Guest Network, Parental Controls, Device Prioritization, Port Forwarding, Network Speed Test and a lot more. To gain access to the advanced features of the Netgear routers, the user has to login to the router first. To access the login interface, the user has to open any internet browser of their choice and type www.routerlogin.net in the address bar. There, the user will be prompted to enter the default information regarding the router. The default username is “admin” and the default password is “password” for most of the Netgear routers. The username and password are case sensitive.
If the user is trying to setup the router for the very first time, then the Smart Setup tries to identify the type of connection that the user has set up. It is advised that the initial setup and login process is done and the devices are connected with the help of Ethernet cables. The Smart Setup always chooses the type of internet connection as Dynamic IP. After the Smart Setup has detected the type of internet connection that the user will have, the router will be all set up and ready to use.
Setting up the Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Router
The Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi router is one of the best and a beast of a router which is most suitable for Gaming. This particular router is built with online gaming without any lag, 4K video streaming without any buffering, and online internet surfing in mind. The Nighthawk R7000 has a 1 GHz dual-core processor and provides extremely fast speeds to make sure that the user doesn’t face any problems. The R7000 has the maximum potential combined speed of up to 1900 Mbps. The Dynamic QoS prioritizes network traffic so that the user can enjoy uninterrupted online gaming and video streaming. With the help of the three antennas, the user will never go out of range within their house. The Nighthawk R7000 provides a great coverage and can easily cover a very large house.
With some of the fastest speeds, the Netgear Nighthawk R7000 is also very reliable and provides an interrupted connection. With the latest technology and some of the most advanced features such as Simultaneous Dual Band, Dynamic QoS, Beamforming+, Airtime Fairness and more, the user will almost never experience any sort of interruptions while staying connected. Other than these, the R7000 also contains some security features such as the Parental Controls, Guest Network, VPN support, Secure Wi-Fi connections, a Personal FTP server for secure file sharing and a lot more. The user will never have to worry about any malicious content entering their network or somebody accessing their network without their permission.
Here, we will show you the troubleshooting steps to setup, login and reset the Netgear Nighthawk R7000 AC1900 Smart Wi-Fi Router.
- Connect the modem to the WLAN port of the router using an Ethernet cable. It is advised that the connections are wired as wireless connections might corrupt the router.
- Now, connect the device to any of the LAN ports provided at the back of the router using another Ethernet cable. Make sure that the connections are made properly on both ends. www-routerlogin-net setup
- Switch off the computer or laptop, the modem and the Netgear router and then turn them on again. Wait for the devices to finish booting up.
- Now, open up any internet browser of your choice on the same device and type www.routerlogin.net in the address bar. A login window will open up.
- The login window will ask you for the default username and password. The default username is “admin” and the default password is “password” for most of the Netgear routers. The username and the password are both case sensitive. If the user fails to login to the router using the default password, then the user might have changed the password for the router at some point. Try logging in with any other previously set passwords on the router. If that fails too, then the router needs to be reset in order to restore the router back to its factory default settings.
- Enter the default information of the router to login to the router. After the user has logged in, the Setup Wizard web interface will show. Click the Setup Wizard.
- The Setup Wizard will now detect the type of internet connection that you have. The setup wizard will detect the internet connection as Dynamic IP for all the wired connections. www-routerlogin-net setup
- After the setup wizard has detected the type of internet connection, click Next to save all the settings.
The user will now have setup and logged in to their Netgear router. The user can change or reconfigure their router as they please and start using their internet.
How to initially setup and login to your Netgear router?
The initial setup and login process is required to configure the router by the user to customize their network for better security. Every router comes with default settings and anyone can access them using the default information regarding the routers. This is done to make it easier for the users to login to their router. The user can fix their network themselves by logging in to the router as well. But the user should login to the router so that the user can gain access to the advanced features of the router as well as to better configure their network much more suitable to their needs. The login process is very easy and it only takes a couple of minutes of the user’s time. The user can login to their router only after successfully setting up the router.
There are numerous benefits to the login process. The user can gain access to the various advanced features which can be used for different things related to security, ease of access, blocking content and a lot more. The user can also change the default username and password for their router. The user can also make sure that the firmware on their router is up to date.
Here are the steps to setup and login to the Netgear router:
1)Connect the modem to the WAN port of the router using an Ethernet cable.
2)Now, connect the desktop computer or laptop to any of the four internet ports of the router using another Ethernet cable.
3)Double check the connections to make sure they are made properly.
4)Turn off the router, modem and the device and then turn them on after a couple of minutes. Wait for the devices to finish booting up.
5)Open any internet browser on the same device that is connected to the Netgear router. Type routerlogin.com in the address bar and press enter. The user will be taken to the login page of the router.
6)There, the user will be prompted to enter the default information regarding the router. The default username is “admin” and the default password is “password” for most of the Netgear routers. The username and password are case sensitive.
7)After successfully logging in to the router, the Setup wizard will appear. Click Next to start the Setup Wizard.
8)Now, the Setup Wizard will try to detect the type of internet connection that you have. The Setup Wizard will detect the connection as Dynamic IP. It detects the connection as same for all the wired connections.
9)Click Next. Click Finish to successfully finish the setup.
10)Now, your Netgear router will have been setup and logged in. From here, the user can now further configure their router most suitable to their needs.
When should the user reset the Netgear router and how to reset the Netgear router?
The user will have to reset the router if the user has either lost or forgotten the password for their router. In some rare cases, there might be some trouble with the router that the user wishes to fix where the user can reset the router back to its factory default settings. But take note that if the user chooses to reset the router, all the personalized settings of the router will be reset as well.
Here are the steps to reset the Netgear router:
1)Locate the Reset button at the back of the router. It may be labeled as Reset or Restore Factory Settings. It may vary for different router models.
2)Using a paper clip or something similar in design, press and hold the reset button for about ten seconds. Release the reset button after ten seconds.
3)After some time, the LED lights at the front of the router will start flashing. Once the power light becomes green in color and is stable, the router will have been restored back to its factory default settings.
Warning: Do not interrupt the reset process anyhow as any interruptions can lead to corruption in the firmware of the router and may even render the router unusable.
Why should the User change the default username and passphrase for the Netgear router?
The default username and password are available for everyone so that they can easily login to their routers the first time they buy it. The user must login to the router so that if there are any issues with the router, the user can fix it themselves. It makes it a whole lot easier than calling someone for the username or password or finding it in the manual. But the user must change the default username and password for their router after initially logging in to the router to prevent other people from gaining access to the user’s network without their permission. The user’s network will be vulnerable to potential threats from people nearby. There are two things to ensure that the user’s network is secure. They are:
- The user must change the username. The username shouldn’t contain any sensitive data or any hints related to the password as the username is still visible to the devices nearly or in the coverage area of the router.
- The password should be very hard for other people to guess.
Here, we will provide you the step-by-step process to change the username and password for the Netgear routers:
- Open any internet browser on the device that is connected to the router. Typerouterlogin.netin the address bar and press enter.
- The user will be taken to the login page for the router. Enter the default information regarding the router. The default username is “admin” and the default password is “password” for most of the Netgear routers. The username and password are case sensitive.
- After logging in to the router, click the Administration option under the ADVANCED tab. There, you will see the Network Name (SSID) option. In the field provided, the user can enter the new username for their router.
- Under the Network Name (SSID) option, the user will see the Network Key (passphrase) option. There, the user can enter the new password for their router.
- After the user has changed the username and password for the router, click Apply to save the changes made.
The username and password for the router will have been changed. The user can now connect their devices using the new username and password for the router.