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pine_tree
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Where to download nighthawk-app for windows 10?

Does anyone know a safe website where I can download a no virus nighhawk-app for a PC running Widows 10?

It is strange that netgear doesn't provide any weblink for its custmers to download such an app so that its R6080 wifi router can be used by a PC.

Thank you in advance. 

Model: R6080|AC1000 Dual Band WiFi Router
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microchip8
Master

Re: Where to download nighthawk-app for windows 10?

you don't need apps. all you need is a browser and go to http://192.168.1.1 to use the router's Web GUI

Routing: NETGEAR R7800 - Voxel Firmware 1.0.2.82.1SF
Switching: 2x NETGEAR 8-ports (GS108v4) / 1x NETGEAR 16-ports (JGS516v2)
Desktop: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X - Server: Intel Core i7-7700K - NAS: Intel Pentium G4400 - Cruncher: Intel Core i5-7400
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pine_tree
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Re: Where to download nighthawk-app for windows 10?

Thank you so much!

I will try it right away. The tech support should have offered this solution in its website under the title how a PC to use netgear's wifi router. 

 

By the way, where should I find the router's web GUI? What should I do about your following info?

Routing: NETGEAR R7800 - Voxel firmware 1.0.2.72SF
Switching: 2x NETGEAR 8-ports (GS108v4) / 1x NETGEAR 16-ports (JGS516v2)
Powerline: 2x NETGEAR PL1000
Storage: Custom-built Linux system

Model: R6080|AC1000 Dual Band WiFi Router
Message 3 of 16
pine_tree
Tutor

Re: Where to download nighthawk-app for windows 10? Solution found!

It is indeed that Windows10 doesn't need any nighthawk-app-for-Windows10 in order for the netgear wifi router to work. Here is how to let Windows10 find the wifi signal.

 

1. Power up your netgear wifi router that is connected to the internet modem.

2. then you wil see the (((. symbol appear at the bottom-right conner of your PC's screen. Symbol (((. represents the existance of the wifi signal.

3. use your mouse to click on this symbol, then a list of the wifi signals will come up.

4. click the wifi signal that is generated by your router, then input the password of your router. Wala, right away your PC is connecting to the internet.

 

Model: R6080|AC1000 Dual Band WiFi Router
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ssnow73
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Re: Where to download nighthawk-app for windows 10?


@microchip8 wrote:

you don't need apps. all you need is a browser and go to http://192.168.1.1 to use the router's Web GUI


you are wrong about apps vs. the gui.  apps are built for novices and for convenience.  so easy to see what is connected to your router, changing passwords, speed test, rebooting, etc.  netgear just needs to have the app built for a pc.  

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microchip8
Master

Re: Where to download nighthawk-app for windows 10?


@ssnow73 wrote:

@microchip8 wrote:

you don't need apps. all you need is a browser and go to http://192.168.1.1 to use the router's Web GUI


you are wrong about apps vs. the gui.  apps are built for novices and for convenience.  so easy to see what is connected to your router, changing passwords, speed test, rebooting, etc.  netgear just needs to have the app built for a pc.  


All of that you can do with the Web GUI as well. NETGEAR's apps are very inconsistent and buggy. That's why I suggested to use the Web GUI

Routing: NETGEAR R7800 - Voxel Firmware 1.0.2.82.1SF
Switching: 2x NETGEAR 8-ports (GS108v4) / 1x NETGEAR 16-ports (JGS516v2)
Desktop: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X - Server: Intel Core i7-7700K - NAS: Intel Pentium G4400 - Cruncher: Intel Core i5-7400
Message 6 of 16
labatt
Prodigy

Re: Where to download nighthawk-app for windows 10?

Besides what it stated above, don't do firmware updates via the app. Lots of bricked routers from people doing that. Bricked means router firmware is corrupt and then you have to go through a process that is not easy to recover. 

Modem CM2050V
Message 7 of 16
BallzD33p
Aspirant

Re: Where to download nighthawk-app for windows 10?

Yes...... we all now you can plug in your default gateway ip address  into the URL bar to access the routers GUI.... but what if you were using 2 routers and or using the seond one as an access point... then your method falls short..... thats why we are looking specifically for an application

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LeverTech
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Re: Where to download nighthawk-app for windows 10?

I think what we are getting at here is that we want an app for windows 10, same as a celll phone app(hopefully better).  The same overlay, data graphs, alerts...

 

Why isn't Netgear doing this?

 

Or am I just drunk and can't find it? 

Message 9 of 16
KenLaMontagne
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Re: Where to download nighthawk-app for windows 10?

I am hving trouble. The http://192.168.1.1 and the http://routerlogin.net are not working.

Model: R7000P|Nighthawk AC2300 Smart WiFi Dual Band Gigabit Router
Message 10 of 16

Re: Where to download nighthawk-app for windows 10?


@KenLaMontagne wrote:

I am hving trouble. The http://192.168.1.1 and the http://routerlogin.net are not working.


Does this have anything to do with the subject of this conversation?

 

Where to download nighthawk-app for windows 10?

 

You have joined in on an existing conversation that may or may not have anything to do with your problems.


There is also a good chance that the official support team is busily monitoring new conversations and may miss your addition to this one.


If you do want help with your problem, check previous stuff that may be related then start your own discussion.


If you do decide to ask a question, you should provide more details and your own version of the information that the forum suggests that you provide. For example, as this is a router, it helps to know what modem you are using and the various things that you have tried to fix the problem.

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
Message 11 of 16

Re: Where to download nighthawk-app for windows 10?

That's a completely different question from the subject of this discussion. But since you ask, the answer is easy and can be found many times around here.

 

Find the IP address that your router has allocated to the AP. (The router will tell you, or the Nighthawk app or any other device that knows what is on your network.) Then feed that IP address into a browser. 

 

Leap back in amazement as the browser graphical user interface (GUI) jumps into view.

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
Message 12 of 16
kizzelwhix
Aspirant

Re: Where to download nighthawk-app for windows 10?

I'm also looking for the genie/nighthawk software - while I can configure most things via the web GUI, the use of parental controls wants me to download the genie software (which I cannot find a legit source for). Unless there's some other way to configure the parental controls from the web gui (which I havn't seen yet). I'm running the latest firmware.

Model: R7000|AC1900 Smart WIFI Router
Message 13 of 16

Re: Where to download nighthawk-app for windows 10?


@kizzelwhix wrote:

I'm also looking for the genie/nighthawk software...


If you are looking for an app for your mobile device, go to the appropriate Android/iPhone store. But neither supports parental controls.

 

Maybe you mean the desktop genie program. (There is no Nighthawk program.) If so, try this:

 

genie Landing Page | Apps | Discover | Home | NETGEAR

 

or

 

DOWNLOAD PC

 

Another bolthole: 

 

https://netgear.opendns.com/sign_in.php

 

 

 

 

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
Message 14 of 16
schwerz
Aspirant

Re: Where to download nighthawk-app for windows 10?

After much frushtration trying on Chrome and Edge, I wnet with the Internet Exploler Browser. That worked!

Message 15 of 16

Re: Where to download nighthawk-app for windows 10?

 


@schwerz wrote:

After much frushtration trying on Chrome and Edge, I wnet with the Internet Exploler Browser. That worked!


They all work here. Firefox too.

 

Something in your settings?

 

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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