if you have never paid attention to your Netgear WiFi router, you might feel curious why you should bother to learn how to change your router settings. Despite everything working fine so far, then why?
The short answer: You have a lot to earn and not to pay. It’s much more likely or virtually impossible for your computer or smart device by hitting on the wrong link or messing with its configuration, so are modem Netgear Nighthawk routers designed to be never-failing.
Knowing how to change your Nighthawk router settings allows you to take benefit of some extra advanced features of your favorite Nighthawk router, many of which you might not even try up to yet.
How to Gain Access to a Nighthawk Router?
To enjoy the advanced Nighthawk router’s settings, you need to access it. If you are on the same local network as your home WiFi router, you can simply follow the below-mentioned steps:
Run your favorite web browser on your computer. Visit the Nighthawk Login web page. You will land on the Netgear Nighthawk router setup page. Enter the Netgear router default login credentials and hit on the ‘Login’ button. So here you have successfully gained access to your Nighthawk router.
How to Change Your Nighthawk Router IP Address?
Before we guide you on how to change your router IP address, we would like to shed some light on the difference between public and local IP addresses.
As the name suggests, a public IP address is an address that is outside your home or local network when you connect to the Internet. The public IP address is assigned by the internet service provider and you have no control over it.
On the other hand, the local IP address is the address assigned by you to your home WiFi router and all other connected devices, and you can even change it too.
Steps to change the router’s IP address:
Open any web browser on your computer. Visit the Netgear router setup web page. Enter the default Nighthawk login credentials in the appropriate fields. Hit on the ‘Login’ button. Hit on the ‘Setup’ button. Select the ‘Network Settings option. Type the new router’s IP address. Click on the ‘Save’ button.
How to Change Your Netgear Router SSID Network Name?
The Network SSID name is nothing just a fancy name for the network. As you might be probably aware, every home WiFi network has uniquely identified by some sort of character. If you have never tried to change your home network SSID name, then there is a very high possibility that your WiFi has a very common name. To change it to something more interesting, there are a couple of steps, just go through them:
Visit the Netgear Nighthawk Router Login web page. Enter the Netgear router default login credentials. Hit on the ‘Login’ button. Select the Wireless option. Type your new SSID name something like Waiting…, No Internet Access, No WiFi for You, etc. Hit on the Save button to apply the changes.