NETGEAR Nighthawk AX8 Setup Guide – Routerlogin.net

How to perform Automatic Internet Setup in your Netgear AX6000 8 stream Router?

The user has both choices to either set up their router automatically or manually through the web interface of routerlogin.net. Before you begin the Netgear Router setup process, you must fetch ISP information to connect to the Internet before performing the setup process. Make sure that the devices connected to the network are using the same settings described here. The information you will be requiring for your DSL account will be the ISP login name and password and Static or fixed IP address settings

Steps to perform Automatic Internet Setup in your Netgear AX6000 8 stream Router

  1. Before setting up your router automatically, make sure that the router is turned on.
  2. Also, make sure of one thing that your laptop or computer should be connected to a wired connection over Wi-Fi to enhance the security level.
  3. Now, launch a browser on your device. If you have set up the Internet connection on your router for the first time, Configuring the Internet Connection page will get displayed on the window. If you have already set up the internet connection, you need to type www.routerlogin.net in the address bar of the browser.
  4. Follow the instructions to connect the Internet and your router will get connected to the Internet.
  5. After connecting to the Internet follow the automatic Internet setup to set up your router immediately.

How to change the MTU size of your Netgear AX6000 8 stream router?

MTU stands for the Maximum Transmission Unit that helps the user in determining the amount of data packets that travel across the internet when one network device communicates with another. If a device receiving the data packets using the lower transmission unit, in that case, data packets must receive it in a fragmented form to accommodate the device with the lower MTU.

Steps to change the MTU size of your Netgear AX6000 8 stream router

  1. Open a web browser in your computer connected to the home network of your Netgear Router.
  2. Type down the IP address of your router on the address bar and press Enter. If you meet any connection error, in that case, you also can type www.routerlogin.net to get to the default gateway of the router.
  3. Press Enter and Netgear Router login screen appears on the screen.
  4. Fill up both the fields of the Netgear Router login window with the correct credentials. It is necessary to fill up both the fields with correct credentials, otherwise, your entry into the web interface of routerlogin.net will be denied immediately.
  5. Enter “admin” as the username as it a default username. Mention the password you assigned during the Netgear Router setup. In case, you haven’t set up any password yet. Type “password” as the default credential on the password field.
  6.  The home screen of routerlogin.net appears on the screen.
  7. Go to the Advanced tab, select Setup then click on the WAN setup tab. WAN setup page displays on your screen.
  8. Now, locate the MTU field and enter down the value between 64 to 1500 in the MTU field.
  9. Note: Make sure of one thing that the value of MTU should not exceed 1500 as it will immediately be declined by the interface of routerlogin.net. If you are sure that an inappropriate MTU value is a reason for your Internet problem, then only you should change it. Most of the Experts recommend that the default value of MTU is the only optimal value that a router can posses.
  10. Click on the apply button and your settings will get saved.

How to set up a Guest Network in your Netgear AX6000 Wi-Fi router?

Guest Network is a secure network giving you the authority to users to allow the visitors to utilize their Internet without any fear of losing personal data to others. With the help of the Guest network the user who wants to connect with your network don’t even have to type the Wi-Fi password to access your network. Guest Network is disabled by default but the user can enable it during the Netgear Router setup and after that also. While setting up the network for your router you must choose a frequency band for which you are going to enable the Guest Network. It is usually recommended to set up a Guest Network through the web interface of www.routerlogin.net rather than doing it through the Netgear genie app.

Steps to setup a Guest Network in your Netgear AX6000 Wi-Fi router

  1. Before heading up for these steps, make sure that your device is using the wired connection as this type of connection is considered more reliable.
  2. The first step is to open up a browser on your computer and type www.routerlogin.net in the address bar of it. You also can mention the IP address of your router on the address bar.
  3. Press Enter and Netgear Router login screen pop up on your window.
  4. Enter the admin username on the “username” tab and type the password on the password tab. If you haven’t assigned any password to your router, type “password” as the default credential.
  5. Hit the login button and the basic home page displays on the screen.
  6. Now, select the frequency band for which you want to set up the Guest Network. By Default the Guest Network is disabled, enable it through the checkbox.
  7. Disable the Broadcast SSID, to turn off the SSID broadcast for the frequency band, clear the “Enable SSID Broadcast” checkbox.
  8. Now, if you want to allow your guest to see each other while they are connected to the network then check the checkbox of “Allow Guest to see each and access the network”
  9. Assign a Network Name to your Guest network. The default Network Name of 5 GHz and 2 GHz frequency band is Netgear- 5G_Guest and Netgear_Guest respectively. Change them with your desired Network Name. Make sure of one thing that the number of characters should not exceed 32 digits and the SSID field is case-sensitive.
  10. Select a Wi-Fi security option for your Guest Network.
  11. If you choose None, your Guest Wi-Fi network will be open and any user nearby your network can connect to your Guest Network.
  12. If you choose WPA2-PSK[AES] then the user must type down the password to connect to your network. This mode of security is considered the most secure and acquired with a fast connection.
  13. The last option is WPA-PSK[TKIP]+WPA2-PSK[AES security mode. This security mode limits the speed of Wi-Fi up to 54 Mbps. In this security mode, you also need to enter the password but it is considered more vulnerable than the former one. The password the user will type should be between 13 to 64 characters.
  14. Click on the Apply button when you are done with all of it and your settings will get saved.

How to set up a Wi-Fi schedule in your Netgear AX6000 8 stream router?

The user with the convenience of the web interface of routerlogin.net can set up a Wi-Fi schedule with the help of which he easily can connect and allow other users to the network according to his daily schedule. With the help of the Wi-Fi schedule, the user won’t be able to only conserve the Wi-Fi but also will conserve his time along with it.

Steps to setup a Wi-Fi schedule in your Netgear AX6000 8 stream router

  1. To set up the Wi-Fi schedule, first launch a browser in your Wi-Fi enabled device.
  2. Navigate your browser to www.routerlogin.net or 192.168.1.1. You can use any of them to get to the default gateway of the router.
  3. Press enter and Netgear Router login screen appear.
  4. Enter the username “admin” as a default username. The user is not permitted to change the username. Type the password you typed earlier while logging into the web interface of routerlogin.net.
  5. Hit enter and basic home page displays on your screen.
  6. Select the Advanced tab> Setup tab> Wireless setup tab.
  7. Wireless settings page displays on your screen.
  8. Click on the “Add a new Period” option. Now, use the radio button, menu and checkboxes to set up the period according to your desire for your Wi-Fi schedule.
  9. Click on the Apply button and the Wireless settings page will display on your window.
  10. Select “Turn off wireless signal” with the help of schedule checkbox to activate your schedule
  11. Click on the Apply tab and the settings you configured will get saved.

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