NETGEAR AC5300 Nighthawk X8 R8500 router login review
Four external Active Antennas plus four internal antennas amplify WiFi range. Six gigabit Ethernet ports means even more wired devices can connect and with port aggregation 2 ports can combine to double maximum wired speeds.
Nighthawk X8 is the next wave in WiFi. Using Amazon Alexa, control your home network with voice commands.
How to log in the router NETGEAR AC5300 Nighthawk X8?
1.Connect your NETGEAR AC5300 Nighthawk X8 R8500 router to your network.
2.Power on your NETGEAR AC5300 Nighthawk X8 R8500 router and wait for the lights to become stable.
3.Open an internet browser such as Safari, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
4.Go to the address bar and type http://www.routerlogin.com/ or http://www.routerlogin.net/. If you can not open this website, try 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 or 10.0.0.1.
Username: admin Password: password
5.Wait for NETGEAR genie to finish detecting whether there is an existing router in the network.
6.Select “Let Me Choose”, then Access Point Mode. Click “Next” to proceed.
7.Choose the setting that applies for the next step (disabling your existing gateway’s WiFi):Select “Yes” if you can disable your existing gateway’s Wi-Fi.
Enter your existing gateway SSID and passphrase in the SSID and passphrase fields. You will then need to manually disable your existing gateway’s Wi-Fi. For instructions on doing this, refer to your gateway’s user manual.
Select “No” if you cannot disable your existing gateway’s Wi-Fi.
8.Wait for the router to finish rebooting.
9.Click “Next” to finish the setup.
If you forget the password please reset the router to factory default by pressing the reset button/hole on the router.
Reset the router by inserting a small pin or paperclip into the reset hole of the router for about 10 seconds or until the power LED blinks once.
Default router password list
The Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart WiFi Router with breakthrough Tri-Band WiFi technology delivers a massive combined wireless speed of up to 5.3Gbps. X8 uses Smart Connect to optimize WiFi performance by intelligently assigning every device to the fastest WiFi band possible and doing so allows devices to connect at their maximum speed.
Load Balancing distributes WiFi devices ensuring usage of both the 5GHz WiFi bands. Even if everyone and everything in the home that’s connected to the Internet is streaming, gaming, working, playing, socializing or updating at the same time, the X8 won’t miss a beat—you’ll enjoy seamless clarity and zero lag.
1.I Can’t configure R8500 without a working internet connection.
2.I have DNS server failure at least once a day on the R8500. I’ve tried specific DNS server addresses and addresses automatically selected by my ISP, but the problem remains. Firmware is 22.214.171.124. It happens on Firefox, Chrome and Edge browsers with Windows 10 Anniversary Update and Creators Update.