Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Setup | R6900P

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Here are the complete guidelines for Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 setup and its manual. Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router is built to handle all your high-bandwidth online activities with features that will keep you connected at top speeds.

With MU-MIMO, your WiFi network can stream data to multiple MU-MIMO connected devices simultaneously. Smart Connect intelligence and Dynamic QoS guarantees that every device is assigned the fastest WiFi connection possible and optimized for maximum speed. Once you are done with Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 R6900P Setup, you can easily use its features such as ReadyCLOUD and OpenVPN to help you securely access and control your router from your mobile device remotely. Control your home network with voice commands using Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant.

Netgear Nighthawk R6900P Setup Steps

Looking for how to setup Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 R6900P router? Well, we can help you! Just follow the setup steps in the exact given order.

For users convenience, we have sub-divided the complete Netgear Nighthawk R6900P setup in two modules – Setup Step A and Setup Step B respectively.

Setup Step A- Netgear Router Configuration

Prior to the Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 setup, you need to physically connect your router using these means:

  • Remove any cables connecting to the computer. Plug in the modem power adapter and check the power light to ensure the modem is on.
  • Connect the router. Plug one end of an Ethernet cable to the modem and the other end into the internet port on the router. The internet port is slightly set apart from the rest of the ports.
  • Plug in the router power adapter and check the power light to ensure that the router is on.

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Setup Step B: Netgear Router Login
  • Once done with the NETGEAR router, launch a web browser.
  • Visit If does not work, try the following:
  • You are prompted to enter a username and password. Enter the default login credentials.
  • Note: username and password are both case-sensitive.
  • Click or tap Log In.

The BASIC Home screen displays.

Note: If the default login credentials do not work, you might have changed the admin password. If you cannot remember your new password, you must perform a factory reset to restore the router to its factory default settings.

Once you are on the Netgear Nighthawk R6900P AC1900 setup portal, execute on-screen instructions to set up your router in a few minutes.

Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 R6900P Setup

Using Nighthawk Application

The below-mentioned steps will be your guide for Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 R6900P Setup using the Nighthawk application:

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Using Nighthawk application

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  • Connect the provided antennas to the router.
  • Also connect the modem to the internet port of your router.
  • Turn on the router and let the WiFi LED lit.
  • Now take your mobile device (Android or iOS), open the Play store/App store.
  • Search and download the Netgear Nighthawk application.
  • After the download, open the Nighthawk application.
  • Execute the on-screen instructions for Netgear Nighthawk R6900P AC1900 Setup.

Netgear R6900P Firmware

Update Firmware After Netgear R6900P Setup

Updating the Firmware helps to resolve various issues with your router and also provides new functionalities. Here’s how you can update Netgear R6900P firmware:

  • Navigate to Netgear download center to download the latest firmware of AC1900.
  • On the download center, type Netgear Nighthawk R6900P firmware in the search bar and hit enter.
  • Download the latest available firmware file.
  • Connect the computer to the router using the Ethernet cable.
  • Use a web browser to open
  • Enter your login credentials and tap on enter.
  • Click on Advanced under the Administrator.
  • Tap on “Firmware update” option.
  • Choose upload, and select the downloaded file.
  • Do not interrupt the update process.

Note: You can also use the Netgear Genie Application for the Netgear R6900P firmware update. Check out the dedicated page – Netgear Router Firmware Update options.

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