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Setup Nighthawk X6S AC4000 Tri-Band WiFi Router

Nighthawk X6S AC4000 Tri-Band WiFi Router is one of the popular router models from Netgear which supports three wireless bands. This guide explains how to manually configure Nighthawk X6S AC4000 Tri-Band WiFi Router and troubleshoot any problems you may face while setting up the device in your home. We also explain how to use the wireless bands( two 5 GHz bands and one 2.4 GHz band) in your home network to get maximum benefits and secure both the device and the home network. At first, let us check how to manually set up this device and enable the most basic security on it.

How to Manually Configure Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC4000 Tri-Band WiFi Router

  1. Connect an Ethernet cable between LAN ports of your PC and the router. Power on the device.

  2. login to Nighthawk X6S AC4000

    • Type on the address bar of your browser and press enter key

    • You will be prompted to enter the username and password. Default username of Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC4000 Tri-Band WiFi Router is admin and the password is password

  3. Configure Internet On Nighthawk X6S AC4000

    • Click on the internet. Now you will be redirected to the Internet setup page. Here you need to enter the details provided by your Internet Service Provider.

    • If you need to log in every time to ISP account to go online, you may enter the login details and click save. If no such details required you can choose the radio button 'no'

    • Click on Internet IP Address radio button and choose the details given from your ISP. You must choose to Get Dynamically from ISP if you do not have any static IP address assigned from your Internet Service Provider. If your ISP assigned any static IP address, you must choose Use Static IP Address

    • To copy ISP approved MAC address on Nighthawk X6S AC4000 Tri-Band WiFi Router, click Router MAC Address radio button and use the given options. You should use Use This MAC Address if you want to enter a different MAC address other than your computer's MAC address and save the settings.

    • To set up DNS server address on Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC4000, click on Domain Name Server (DNS) Address radio button and choose to Use These DNS Servers to enter the DNS address you want to enter.

    • Click the Apply button to save the changes you have made.

How to Change Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC4000 Default Wireless Settings

This device has a preset Wireless Network name (SSID)and Wireless Key (password). You can check them on the device label. However, it is better you change the default WiFi name and password on Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC4000. To set a different wireless network name and password, follow the instructions below.

  1. Login to Nighthawk X6S AC4000 setup page (follow the instructions provided above) and select Wireless

  2. Now you can set different settings for 2.4 GHz band and 5 GHz band. Select the band you want to change factory settings

  3. How to Change Wireless Name on Nighthawk X6S AC4000

    • Type a new name in the Name (SSID) field after deleting the old SSID.

    • You can use a name which has a maximum 32 characters long and it is case-sensitive
  4. How to Change Wireless Channel on Nighthawk X6S AC4000

    • Select Channels menu

    • Choose the channel which has less interference

  5. How to Change WiFi Password

    To change default wireless key on Nighthawk X6S AC4000 Tri-Band router, select a WPA option under Security Options and type new Passphrase.

  6. Click the Apply button to save the changes you have made

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How to Secure Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC4000 Tri-Band WiFi Router

It is important to make sure your router, as well as the wireless network, is safe from external intruders. Here I provide the best tips to secure Nighthawk X6S AC4000 and the devices connected to this router. It includes change the factory default login password, restricts WiFi usage among guests, updates the Nighthawk X6S AC4000 router firmware to the latest firmware release, enables firewall etc.
  1. Set a Strong Router Login Password
    The default user name is admin and the default password is password. Which can be predicted by anyone and not safe to use the same credential. You must use a strong username and password for Nighthawk X6S AC4000 Tri-Band WiFi Router.

    • Log in to the setup page

    • Type new username and password in the respective fields

    • Click Apply button

  2. Update Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC4000 Tri-Band WiFi Router Firmware
    One of the important point you should not forget is to keep updating the device firmware. You should download the latest Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC4000 Tri-Band WiFi Router Firmware to secure it from any known vulnerabilities. If you do not know the download link for the latest Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC4000 Tri-Band WiFi Router Firmware, there is a check feature in the update page. Step by step instructions to update the firmware is given below.

    • Login to the Setup page

    • Click on Advanced

    • Click on Administration

    • Select Router Update

    • Click on Check button to see whether there is any new firmware update released. If there is any update confirm by clicking Yes. The router will automatically download and install the latest firmware version.

    • You can manually download the latest Netgear Nighthawk X6S AC4000 firmware version from the download link below.

  3. Enable Guest WiFi Accounts for other wireless users

  4. Change the default WAP2 wireless key with a strong one

  5. Disable SSID broadcast

How to Recover Nighthawk X6S AC4000 Tri-Band WiFi Router Password

Unlike other SOHO devices, Nighthawk X6S AC4000 offers admin password recovery option. All you have to do is setup admin Password Recovery and use the security questions to recover forgotten router login password. Please note that this password recovery is meant for Nighthawk X6S AC4000 login password and not for WiFi login password.
  1. Setup Nighthawk X6S AC4000 Tri-Band WiFi Router Password Recovery

    • Log in to the setup page

    • Go to Advanced

    • Click on Administration

    • Click Set Password

    • Select the Enable Password Recovery check box and answer two security questions

    • Click Apply button

  2. How to Recover Forgotten Login Password

    • Type in the address bar of a browser and click Cancel button

    • Now enter the serial number of the router

    • Once you click continue, you will be prompted to answer the security questions you have set

    • Once you have submitted the answers, you will be able to see the recovered password

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