Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR700 [Setup via Web Browser Method]
Are you a gaming geek? Nodding? Well then, the Nighthawk Pro gaming XR700 router is the best networking device that you can opt for to take your gaming experience to the next level. XR700 uses state-of-the-art software to optimize the internet connection by doing a couple of things. Some of them have been mentioned here:
- Stabilizing ping
- Reducing lag spikes
- Keeping you in the game with trustable wireless connectivity
Apart from this, you can personalize your gaming dashboard to view real-time bandwidth utilization by device, ping, and many more parameters. To gain advantage of these features, you need to perform Nighthawk XR700 setup.
Now, the question is how to do Netgear router setup. Well, it is quite easy. You just have to follow the instructions mentioned in this blog post. Below, we have explained in detail how the device can be configured by accessing the web user interface. Continue reading.
How to Setup Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR700 Router?
1. Join the Networking Devices
Start the process by connecting or joining your networking devices. By networking devices, we are referring to the Netgear Nighthawk XR700 router and the existing modem here. To ensure a stable connection between them, you need to bear certain things in mind:
Wired Connection: The Ethernet cable with which you are planning to connect the devices should not have any cuts on or in it. It is recommended that if you have a pet at your home, keep it away from the cable.
Wireless Connection: Avoid keeping the XR700 router and the modem far from each other or too close. Both situations can prove to be fatal. Considering this, maintain a safe distance between them.
2. Connect the Laptop to the Internet
The next step is to provide an internet connection to the laptop that you are using right now to configure the Nighthawk Pro gaming XR700 router. This again can be done with two methods, i.e. wired and wireless. Both of them have been explained here:
Wired Connection: Connect one end of the Ethernet port to the port of the gaming router and another to the port on the laptop. Ensure that the connection is finger-tight. Otherwise, you will face setup issues.
Wireless Connection: Go to the taskbar and click the WIFI icon. Locate the SSID of your device and enter the password when required. Click the CONNECT button. Soon, your client device will have internet.
3. Locate the Address or URL Bar
Load an internet browser on your laptop and make your way to its address bar. For your information, in some places of the world, the address bar is also called the URL bar or the location field. So, do not get confused when you come across some new terms.
4. Access the XR700 Web Address
Enter the default web address, i.e. routerlogin.net into the bar and press the Enter key located on the keyboard. Soon you will be taken to the next window. To learn what you need to do after that, it is recommended that you keep reading this blog post.
5. Enter the Admin Login Credentials
Soon the login window comes into view. It is called the Netgear Nighthawk router login page. There, you will be prompted to enter the username and password into the required fields. Do so but keep a few key points into consideration.
Enter the username under the PASSWORD field and insert the password under the USERNAME field. Apart from this, ensure that you are not committing any typing errors while entering the credentials.
The CAPS LOCK key on the keypad of your laptop ought to be OFF while you are entering the details. This is because they are case-sensitive and need to be entered in exactly the same way as they are.
Once you are done entering the login credentials, click the ADVANCED button and then select the SETUP WIZARD option. Choose the YES radio button and hit NEXT. Soon, your Nighthawk pro gaming XR700 will detect the internet connection.
Enter and confirm a new password. Now, you will be asked to select as well as answer two security questions. Click the NEXT button and wait for the CONGRATULATIONS page to appear. Hitting the NEXT option will take you to the FIRMWARE UPDATE ASSISTANT page. In case the Netgear router firmware update is not available, hit OK. With that, your router will get configured.
By any chance, if the firmware update is available, click YES in order to update the firmware of your Nighthawk pro gaming XR700 router to its latest version. In some time, your router will reboot. Now, you will be prompted to log in.
Do so by entering ADMIN and the new password you created earlier. The BASIC Home screen appears indicating that your router is set up.
Now that you have learned how to set up the Nighthawk Pro gaming XR700 router using the web browser method, we are wrapping up this blog post. Now, you may say hi to a new gaming experience. In case you faced issues while setting up the router via the web address, then use the IP address to do the same.
For your information, the IP address of most routers is 192.168.1.1 but it can vary from model to model. In case you want to confirm the one belonging to your networking device, then refer to the user manual that you received while purchasing it.