Are you unhappy with the performance of your Netgear WiFi router? This happens with many users. Using the tips and tricks that are mentioned in this post will help you drastically improve the WiFi performance of your router. You will need to use the Netgear Nighthawk login page and go to the settings of the router. So, keep the login details handy. Apply the tips given here and improve your router WiFi.
How to Improve Netgear Router WiFi?
Here are the tips that you can apply:
1.Update Firmware on Router
Firmware is software installed on your Netgear router that should be updated on regular basis. Every firmware update adds new features to the router and also enhances its overall performance. Netgear releases firmware updates on regular basis. You should keep an eye on the updates. You can also go for automatic firmware updates. You can also opt to update your router manually. The instructions of both these process have been provided in the user guide.
If you have ignored firmware updates till now, then get your WiFi router updated right now. To manually update your router, download the latest firmware file for the Netgear router model that you have installed. Save the file on your computer. Next, connect the computer to the router’s network and do the login.
Next, install the most recent firmware file on your router using the instructions appearing on the screen.
You can also use the Netgear router app to update your router. Simply log in to the app and get the firmware updated by following the instructions.
2.Connect to the Modem Wisely
Netgear router connects to the modem or the DSL gateway. The connection between the router and modem should be stable and nowhere near loose. It is recommended that you check the connection and ensure its stability. We recommend you using a LAN cable to make the connection between these two devices. Cabled connections are always reliable and hence preferred over wireless connections. The chances of signals disconnection reduces if you use a LAN cable to make the connection between the Netgear router and modem.
Grab a LAN cable now and use it to join the router to the modem and you will notice a drastic improvement in the routers WiFi.
3.Relocate the Router
A bad location of the Netgear router can be responsible for getting poor internet signals from your Netgear router. Here are the factors that you should consider when you are relocating your router to improve its performance:
- Place the Netgear router in an open place from where other devices find it easy to connect to its network.
- Avoid using congested place to have your router placed. The WiFi signals won’t be transmitted easily form such places.
- WiFi signals travel downward and outward. So, you should choose a higher shelf or place to place the router. The signals do not get wasted this way.
- If you have connected the router to the modem wirelessly, then you should place it within the range of the modem so that it gets input signals easily.
- Keep your router away from network devices or home appliances to avoid network interference.
4.Install a WiFi Extender
If a single router is unable to meet your network needs and there are certain areas in your home where you get no network, then use a WiFi extender. A Netgear wireless range extender takes in the signals from the router and extends it further eliminating WiFi dead spots. You can get the Netgear extender setup done using the web URL mywifiext.net or IP. You can also use the Nighthawk app to get this job done.
Wrapping Things Up
This is how you can enhance the performance of your Netgear router. Get the client devices in your home connected to your router now. We are sure that you have observed a noticeable improvement in your home WiFi from your Netgear router. Bear in mind that you should keep