Quick Start Guide for the XR300, XR450, XR500, XR700
The XR series has an incredibly powerful router operating system that gives you control of your home network.
It is pre-installed on the NETGEAR Nighthawk XR300, XR500, XR450 and XR700.
Setting up your Router
The first step in accessing the operating system on your router is to connect a PC or laptop to your router. You can do this either with a wired or wireless.
If using WiFi, search for your router’s Wi-Fi name (SSID) and enter the password.
- On all the XR series routers, the default name and password are on a label on your router
Accessing The Operating System
The OS is compatible with most Internet browsers. For the best experience we recommend using Google Chrome; although you can use Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 as well.
In your browser, type the following into your address bar:
Nighthawk Pro Gaming users should type: routerlogin.net or the router’s LAN IP address (which by default is 192.168.1.1) into the address bar
You will then be asked to sign into your router. The default details are:
Make sure to type these in lower case and in English
A welcome tour and setup wizard should now introduce you to the OS. Follow this tour to get started and we recommend you also look these Optimal Settings Guides.
We hope you enjoy using your Nighthawk Pro Gaming router.