“Today, I bought a spectrum router and need to connect it with my Nighthawk extender. My extender is 6 months old and I have already configured it using Nighthawk app instructions. It is working fine. Now, I need to connect Nighthawk extender with my Spectrum router and I don’t know how to do that. Please help!
Please do not worry. We will surely help you with this. Just follow the instructions provided in this article and know how to connect Netgear Nighthawk extender and Spectrum router in a snap. Hence, stick to the 5-minute read!
Two Ways to Connect Nighthawk Extender and Spectrum Router
There are two easy ways through which you can connect your Netgear Nighthawk extender and Spectrum router:
- First method is using an Ethernet source
- Second method is using a wireless source
Now, we are going to discuss both the methods one-by-one. Keep reading!
Connect Nighthawk Extender and Spectrum Router using Wired Method
The instructions that will help you connect your Nighthawk extender and Spectrum router are as follows:
Step 1: First things first, you have to plug in your Spectrum router in close proximity to your Nighthawk extender. For this, you must have a working wall socket installed already near to your range extender. If you don’t have the one, install it by calling up an electrician.
Step 2: After powering up your Spectrum router, wait for its power LED to start blinking green.
Step 3: Thereafter, grab an Ethernet cable. The cable you have must be well-working. If you find damages in it, do not use it. Rather replace it right away with a new one.
After having the Ethernet cable, insert its one end carefully and firmly in the Ethernet port of your Netgear Nighthawk extender and other end in the Ethernet/ internet port of your Spectrum router.
The Spectrum router’s internet LED will light up. It means that the Ethernet connection between your Netgear Nighthawk extender and Spectrum router is successfully established.
Now that your devices are successfully connected to each other, log in to your Spectrum router using 192.168.1.1 and the default admin details. Once you are successfully logged in, follow the on-screen instructions provided on the Spectrum router’s dashboard and configure it in blink of an eye.
Note this down, after connecting the devices in discussion, you must set up the Spectrum router in order to get access over high-speed and uninterrupted internet access all over your home.
Apart from this, you can also check the Spectrum router and extender connection if it is established in a proper way or not, access Netgear Nighthawk app from iPhone, iPad, tablet, or any other mobile device.
Connect Nighthawk Extender and Spectrum Router using Wireless Method
This is one of the easiest methods that will help you connect your Netgear Nighthawk extender and Spectrum router in a snap. The step-by-step instructions that will help you connect the devices wirelessly are outlined underneath:
Step 1: First and foremost, place your Nighthawk extender and Spectrum router at a safe distance. The optimal distance between your smart WiFi devices should be 20-30 feet.
Step 2: Ensuring a stable and steady power supply to your devices, locate and press the WPS button on your Spectrum WiFi router.
Step 3: Wait for 10-20 seconds. Now, press the WPS button on your Netgear Nighthawk extender.
The extender’s LED will become solid green shortly. It means that the connection between your Spectrum router and Nighthawk extender is best.
And, there you are! Until you are done with the third step, your devices will e connected successfully using the WPS/ wireless method. Now, check the connection between the two by accessing Nighthawk login page from computer or laptop.
By using the WPS method for connecting your WiFi devices, there is no need for Spectrum router configuration. Why? Because you have already configured the router by using a wireless source for connecting it to your range extender. Isn’t that fab!
The Last Words
Out article on how to connect Netgear Nighthawk router and Spectrum WiFi router ends here. We really hope that the instructions we have provided above will help you connect your devices in a hassle-free manner. If yes, then nothing can stop you from accessing high-speed internet on your connected devices from any nook and cranny of your house.