Is your Nighthawk router working in default mode and you want to switch it into its router mode? Yes, you have landed at the right answer to the question. This small post will help you to quickly change the operation mode of your router from Access Point mode to Router mode.
Most wireless routers work in their default mode which means Access point (AP) mode for clients. In order to extend their network range, some other wireless modes have been introduced. Some users add multiple router/access points to the network or connect bridge network segments together. Below is a quick revision to different modes offered by the wireless router.
AP Mode: This is the most common and default mode for all wireless routers, also referred to as Infrastructure mode. In this mode, the router behaves as a central connection point from which other wireless clients can connect to.
Client Mode: You can use this mode if your internet connection is provided by a remote access point, and you want to connect a subnet of your own to it.
As already discussed that AP mode is the default mode of any wireless router. Below given are the instructions you must follow to setup your nighthawk router to router mode.
Step 1 : Firstly, connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the LAN port of your existing gateway and the other end to the WAN port of your NETGEAR router.
Step 2 : Connect a computer system or device to the NETGEAR router and quickly launch a web browser on your running device.
Step 3 : Type http://www.routerlogin.net in the URL bar of the browser and visit the admin interface of that connected wireless router. In a case if http://www.routerlogin.net does not work, try the following two choices:
Step 4 : Now in the admin interface of NETGEAR router, a prompt window is shown which will ask you to enter the username and password. Type the following default login credentials into the provided fields.
Remember that Username and password are both case sensitive fields. Usually, Username=admin and Password= password
Note: If these provided default login credentials are not working for accessing the admin panel, you might have modified the admin password before. Moreover, if you are unable to recall the new password, you must directly perform a factory reset to the router device which will restore the router to its factory default settings.
Step 5 : Under the Advanced settings tab, click on Advanced Setup and choose a desired router mode. The offered modes displayed to the user are Router/ AP / Bridge / Repeating Mode.
Step 6 : Lastly, Click Apply and save the settings. Your Netgear Nighthawk router will now reboot into its router mode. So, your devices will now have a new IP address from the router with a default gateway of 192.168.1.1.
Hope you will this answer helpful in setting up your wireless router into its router mode.
How to Setup Your Nighthawk Router to Router Mode?