Nighthawk router setup
Sometimes, the ISP personnel may not have the deep knowledge about wireless security and have no idea about your network configuration and setup at your home. If you have bought a new Netgear Nighthawk router, then you have to configure it yourself. Let us look at some of the most important features that you need to configure your Nighthawk router.
Netgear Nighthawk Router Login
Nighthawk router login
Enter Authentication Details for Nighthawk Router Account
Nighthawk routers require you to authenticate using a web login while the use of PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet). When you first buy your new Nighthawk router, you might have to enter these details manually into the router for once.
Enable MAC Address Cloning
Every network device has its own MAC address, which is unique. ISPs seal internet access to MAC address on their clients' computer. So, when you configure a new WiFi router, the ISP detects a different MAC address and blocks internet access to that particular connection.
MAC cloning feature allows new routers to be recognized by Internet Service Providers.
Fortunately, Nighthawk routers have a MAC address cloning feature that permits you to manually add the MAC address of your computer and other network devices. Nighthawk routers have a MAC address auto-detect feature. Enable it if you find your Internet connection not working the moment you install Nighthawk router.
Secure your Home WiFi Network
WiFi security is quite important if you do not want your computer to be exposed and if you do not want random users to use your Internet connections. Nighthawk router comes with no passwords set for the wireless network, which makes it easy for you to get online but at the same time, also easy for unauthorized users to gain access on your home network. Setting a complicated security passphrase key is a must.
The time you install the Nighthawk router, ensure that you have WPA2-Personal security mode ON. Enter a long and complicated password containing uppercase, lowercase, special characters, and numbers.
Enable MAC Filtering