routerlogin.net : Netgear Nighthawk XR500 Pro Gaming Router Setup

NetGear Pro Gaming Wi-Fi Router uses a state-of-the-art program to optimize your internet connection by stabilizing ping, reducing lag spikes, and keeping you in the game with smooth wired and wireless connectivity for fast-paced gaming. NetGear Nighthawk XR500 has 512MB of RAM and 256MB of flash-storage space, and sports 1.7GHz dual-core processor. The dual-band router can move up to 800Mbps in the 2.4GHz mode as well as up to 1,733Mbps in the 5GHz mode for a theoretical limit of 2.533Gbps.

How to login into NetGear Nighthawk XR500 Pro Gaming Wi-Fi Router?

NetGear Nighthawk XR500

One should follow the below steps to log in to your router:

  • You can log in to Netgear Nighthawk XR500 Pro Gaming Router via a web page, rather than a phone or tablet app. You can use Netgear's Genie android and iOS phones and tablets to monitor the router's activities and performance.
  • Once you plug in the router's AC adapter and connecting it to my broadband modem.
  • Enter "routerlogin.net" into a browser window using the IP address, 168.1.1. You can also type http://www.routerlogin.com or http://www.routerlogin.net .
  • It will take you to the login authentication page.
  • Now type your credentials and you will be directed to the home page.
  • There will be some terms and condition just agreed to the company's license, named the router and gave it a unique password.

After checking for firmware updates, you will be able to dig into the system's details, settings, and configurations.

How I can connect to the Netgear router network using the QR code?

Netgear router network using the QR code

Netgear Genie app allows you to connect your Ios and android devices using QR code shown with the app. This feature is available on Ios and android on ios 11 and above.

You can connect to your device using the QR code:

  • First of all, open Netgear Genie app on your mobile device.
  • Click on the Wi-Fi icon.
  • Type the username and password.
  • The default username is admin.
  • The default password is password.
  • Your wireless settings will appear on the bottom along with the QR code.
  • Now, scan the QR code from your mobile device to connect to your network.
  • Click on join.

How I can reset my admin password on my Nighthawk pro gaming?

Let’s see how we can update the password on my Nighthawk XR500 Pro Gaming Wi-Fi Router:

  • Open a web browser from a computer or device that is connected to the router’s network.
  • Type http://www.routerlogin.net or http://www.routerlogin.com in the address bar.
  • It will open a login authentication screen.
  • Enter the default login credentials.
  • The default username is admin.
  • The default password is admin.
  • Go to Settings – Administration – Set password.
  • It will open up a new screen.
  • Fill the appropriate information in the respective fields.
  • Click on the apply button.
  • Your password is reset.

How I can reboot NetGear Nighthawk XR500 Pro Gaming Wi-Fi Router using the router’s interface?

eboot NetGear Nighthawk

If you are facing issues with your Netgear router, sometimes rebooting the router will help you to fix these issues.

You can follow the below-mentioned instructions to reboot your router:

  • Open a web browser from a computer or device that is connected to the router’s network.
  • Enter http://www.routerlogin.comor http://www.routerlogin.net in the web browser address bar.
  • Hit enter.
  • You will be directed to enter the login credentials.
  • Enter the default login credentials if you have not updated it.
  • The default credentials for username are an admin.
  • The default credentials for password are password.
  • Click log in.
  • On the Dashboard screen, click advanced.
  • Under router information, click reboots.

How I can set up remote management on my Netgear Nighthawk XR500 Pro Gaming Wi-Fi Router?

The remote management feature allows you to access your router over the internet to view or change its settings. You need to know the router’s IP address to use these features. You can follow the below mentioned instructions to set up remote management:

  • Open an internet browser from a computer or device that is connected to the router’s network.
  • Type http://www.routerlogin.net or http://www.routerlogin.com.
  • A login screen will display.
  • The default username is admin.
  • The default password is password.
  • Once you are successfully logged in, you will be directed to Dashboard screen.
  • Go to Advanced – Advanced Setup – Remote Management.
  • Select the turn remote management on.
  • In the allow remote access section, mention the IP address that to be allowed to get the remote management.
  • If you want to give access to only one IP address on the internet, select the only this computer radio button. Enter the IP address.
  • To allow access from a range of IP address on the internet, select the IP address range button. Enter the starting and ending IP address to define the allowed range.
  • To allow access from any IP address, select the Everyone radio button.
  • Mention the port number for accessing the web-management interface.
  • The normal web browser uses the standard HTTP service port 80. For security purposes, enter the custom port number. Choose a number between 1024 to 65535.
  • The default is 8080.
  • Click on the apply button.

How do I update NetGear Nighthawk XR500 Pro Gaming Wi-Fi Router’s firmware?

NetGear recurrently updated the firmware to improve the performance of the product and to add new functionalities. When you log into the router, you generally see the message when new firmware is available. To update the firmware follow the below steps:

  • You can download the firmware for your router from the NETGEAR Download Center > save it to your desktop > unzip the file if needed.
  • Open a computer or device that is connected to your router.
  • Open your web browser.
  • Make sure not to use a computer that is connected wirelessly to the router to upload the firmware. If it is wireless connection, a firmware update might corrupt the router’s firmware.
  • Type http://www.routerlogin.net or http://www.routerlogin.com, It will direct you to authentication page.
  • Enter your router admin user name and password credentials.

The user name is admin.  Type the password that you specified the first time that you logged in.

  • It will direct you to the Dashboard page.
  • Select Settings > Administration > Firmware Update.
  • Click on the browser button and locate the files that will in an .img format on your desktop.
  • Click the upload button
  • The firmware is updated.

What to do if I log in through www.routerlogin.net for NetGear Nighthawk XR500 Pro Gaming and interface is slow?

If while login through www.routerlogin.net web interface is slow, try the following:

  • Try to Log in into your router’s web interface using a Google Chrome web browser.
  • Make sure you aren’t blocking www.routerlogin.net if you’re using an Adblocker.

My router keeps rebooting by itself, what should I do?

You can try the following troubleshoots if your router keeps re-booting by itself:

  • Upgrade router’s firmware.
  • Try to use a different power outlet.
  • Use an uninterrupted power supply.
  • Reset your router.

How I can perform a factory reset on my Nighthawk pro gaming router?

  • Open a web browser of your choice that is connected to the router’s network.
  • Type routerlogin.net in the address bar.
  • Hit enter.
  • A login screen will appear.
  • The default login credentials for username and password is admin if you have not changed it.
  • Press login.
  • Go to Settings – Administration – Backup settings.
  • Click on the erase button.
  • Select yes.
  • Your router reboots.

Why I am not able to log in into my Netgear Nighthawk XR500 Pro gaming after resetting the password?

Once you have updated or personalized your password then you need to re-connect your entire device with the updated password.

How I can specify the basic Wi-Fi settings on NetGear Nighthawk XR500 Pro Gaming Router?

log in into my Netgear Nighthawk

To specify basic Wi-Fi settings, one should follow the below steps:

  • Open a web browser from a device that is connected to your router’s network.
  • Type routerlogin.net in the address bar, you will be directed to login authentication screen.
  • Enter the router’s admin user name and password credentials.
  • The user name is admin.
  • If you have not changed the password, the default password is password.
  • It will open up the Dashboard display page.
  • Go to Dashboard display select Settings > Setup > Wireless Setup.
    It will open up The Wireless Settings page displays.
    You can select the settings for the 2.4 GHz band and 5 GHz band.
  • You can also choose and select your region from the Region
  • If you want that your router should automatically select the fastest Wi-Fi band (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) for your device, select the Enable Smart Connect check box.
  • Select or clear the Enable SSID Broadcast The router newscasts its SSID so that it displays when you scan for local Wi-Fi networks on your computer or mobile device.
  • Change Network Name: if you want to change the network name (SSID), type a new name in the Name (SSID) The router’s display name can be up to 32 characters long and it is case-sensitive. The default SSID is randomly developed or you can find it on the router label. Click the Apply button.
  • You can connect to the network wirelessly with its new settings.

How I can recover the forgotten password of my Netgear Nighthawk XR500 pro gaming router?

It is possible to recover the Netgear router admin password but it’s only possible to recover the password if you have enabled the password recovery check.

To recover the password of Netgear Nighthawk XR500 Pro gaming, you can follow the below mentioned instructions:

  • Open the web browser from a computer or device that is connected to your router’s network.
  • Type and http://www.routerlogin.com and http://www.routerlogin.net in your address bar.
  • Hit enter.
  • It will open up a login authentication screen.
  • If password recovery is enabled then you will be prompted to with a pop-up window to enter a serial number of your router.
  • You can find a serial number of your router from the back of your router.
  • Type that serial number.
  • Click on the continue button.
  • A screen will show up requesting the answer to your security questions.
  • Enter your saved security answers.
  • Click on the continue button.
  • A window will display to reset your router.
  • Type the new password.
  • Select and enter answers for your new security questions.
  • Click the next button.
  • You have successfully reset your password.
  • Click on the login page and now you can log in to your Netgear X R500 Pro gaming router.

Features of Netgear Nighthawk XR500 Pro gaming router:

  • Fast Wi-Fi speed up to 2.3 Gbps.
  • MU-MIMO—Multi-user MIMO implements simultaneous streaming to mobile devices
  • DUAL CORE PROCESSOR
  • GIGABIT WIRED: It is ideal for HD gaming & video
  • GAMING DASHBOARD: It provides the customizable view of real-time bandwidth utilization by the device, ping, etc.
  • GEO-FILTER: It monitors and controls your lag by limiting distance to game servers or other players
  • NETWORK MONITOR—It monitors bandwidth-hogging devices and identifies what causes it

Why I am not able to log in to my router using the nighthawk app?

If you want to login or update your router settings, you will need to use your router’s admin credentials. If you have not changed your admin password before then the default username is admin and the default password is password.

Moreover, your Netgear account credentials are different from your admin credentials and are used for all of your Netgear products to receive important security improvements, activate your warranty and much more.

If you have not created Netgear credentials yet, you can create it very easily using a Netgear Nighthawk app.

Is it possible to manage the Netgear router without installing the Netgear Nighthawk app?

Yes, you can manage your Netgear router through web-based interface. You need to log in into your router using http://www.routerlogin.com and http://www.routerlogin.net.

Is it possible to set up my Netgear router in AP mode or change advanced setting using Netgear Nighthawk app?

No, to change the router’s advanced settings you need to visit http://www.routerlogin.com and http://www.routerlogin.net.

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