Netgear Nighthawk App Not Working? Let’s Fix!

Netgear Nighthawk app is one of the most reliable applications that offer its users an easy way to control their Netgear Nighthawk router login settings from a wireless computer, desktop, or smartphone. Simply download the Netgear Nighthawk app from the Play Store or App Store and you are done.

But, as you are on this post then it seems like your Netgear Nighthawk app isn’t working, right? No worries! We are here! In this post,           you will get one of the best fixes to troubleshoot “Netgear Nighthawk app not working” issue. Let’s start over!

Note: Here, we have provided all the fixes from basic to advance! We suggest you to try them all one-by-one.

Fix 1: First of all, you have to ensure that your Netgear Nighthawk router is plugged in properly. Only a continuous power supply to the router will allow you to access the app without any issue. Further, in this article, we will share the information regarding the same.

Fix 2: Once your router is getting a continuous power supply, turn on a wireless computer, laptop or smartphone. Make sure that the software of the device you are using. If the software version of the device you are using is outdated, then it will never let you access the Netgear Nighthawk app.

Fix 3: Netgear Nighthawk app will also not work if you have downloaded the incorrect version of the app on your device. So, consider this fix and troubleshoot the issue accordingly.

So, have you tried all the 3 fixes highlighted above? Is the issue “Nighthawk app not working” fixed? No worries! Let us provide you a couple of fixes more.

  • To troubleshoot Nighthawk app not working issue, ensure that you have connected your device to the Netgear router’s WiFi.

  • The Netgear Nighthawk app will take ages to download or not work if there is browsing history and cache stored in it. So, it’s better to clear it. One you are done, restart your device.

Still the same? Power cycle your Netgear Nighthawk router once. This process works in a number of cases!

To restart your Nighthawk router, the very first thing that you have to do is to disconnect all the devices that are connected to it.

  • Then, unplug the Nighthawk router from the wall socket.

  • After unplugging the router, wait for a few minutes.

  • Now, you can plug in your router back in.

  • Connect your device to the router’s WiFi and try to download the Netgear Nighthawk app again.

Does the fix (power cycling) help you out? No? Then, you can give two advance troubleshooting tips highlighted below a try. There isn’t any need to try both of them. Just try one first and if doesn’t work, try another.

  • Uninstall the app.

  • Shut down the device you are using to download the Netgear Nighthawk app.

  • After 15 minutes, turn on your device.

  • Install the Netgear Nighthawk app again.

If the above-mentioned advance troubleshooting tips doesn’t help, then it’s better to reset your Netgear Nighthawk router once. But, prior to resetting your device – do take the back up of your router’s settings so that you won’t face issues while configuring it again.

To reset your Nighthawk router:

  • Disconnect it from your modem and the device which you are using to download the Nighthawk app.

  • Press the reset hole on your Netgear Nighthawk router using any thin and pointed object.

  • Hold the reset hole for some time and release it.

Your Netgear Nighthawk router resets successfully! Now, you can connect your wireless computer, laptop or smartphone to the router’s WiFi and try to download the Netgear Nighthawk app again.

Hopefully, the app is working now? Do share!

Before we end this article, there is an important point that we like to share, may we? You are a valuable user and we want that you have a happy experience with us. No matter whether you are working from home or simply surfing the web, a router alone is not enough to provide you expected internet range in all the expected areas. In that case, we suggest our users add a Netgear WiFi range extender to their home network.

Those users who have considered this suggestion and performed Netgear WiFi extender setup are having no issues while accessing the internet or downloading the app.

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