NETGEAR Nighthawk App User Guide

NETGEAR Nighthawk App User Guide

Quick Start

  1. Download the Nighthawk app to install your router On your mobile phone, download the Nighthawk app and follow the setup instructions.
  2. Secure your  devices with NETGEAR ArmorTap the Security icon in your Nighthawk app to verify that NETGEAR Armor is activated.Your Nighthawk comes with NETGEAR Armor cybersecurity. Armor blocks online threats likehackers and phishing attempts on your devices.
  3. Do more with the appcheck out everything you can do on the Nighthawk app! Run a speed test, pause the internet see all the connected devices and more.


  1.  Power LED
  2.  Internet LED
  3. 2.4 GHz WiFi LED
  4. 5 GHz 1 WiFi LED
  5. 5 GHz 2 WiFi LED
  6. Ethernet Ports 1–4 LEDs
  7. USB 3.0 LED

A WiFi On/Off button with LED

B WPS button with LED

C LED On/Off button

D Reset button

E Internet port

F Ethernet ports 1–4

G USB 3.0 port

H Power On/Off button

I Power connector


If you’re having problems with the installation, try one of the following:

  •  Turn off your modem and router and disconnect them. Restart your modem. Reconnect your router to your modem, and try installing with theNighthawk app again.
  • If you’re still unable to install your router using the Nighthawk app, manually install it using the router web interface.Visit to access the router web interface.For more information, visit

Support and Community

Visit to get your questions answered and access the latestdownloads. You can also check out our NETGEAR Community for helpful advice at

Regulatory and Legal

(If this product is sold in Canada, you can access this document in Canadian French at regulatory compliance information including the EU Declaration of Conformity,visit the regulatory compliance document before connecting the power supply.For NETGEAR’s Privacy Policy, visit using this device, you are agreeing to NETGEAR’s Terms and Conditions at conditions. If you do not agree, return the device to your place of purchase within your return period.

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