The IP address 192.168.1.250 falls in the category of private IP address which can be used to further access networking devices. They are most commonly used with modems, routers, and Wi-Fi extenders.
Such an IP address can be defined under RFC 1918 standard protocols. As a popular example, this IP is used as the default IP for the Netgear Wi-Fi Extender.
You can set up and configure services using the myWi-fiext.net address. Since this IP is used inside a private network, these communication lines are very secure and you will not be able to connect to the web directly.
Guide to Logging in to your Router
Step 1: Open the Web Browser
Connect your router with an RJ45 cable and see if your network is working. Open a web browser and type the address 192.168.1.250 in the URL and hit enter.
Step 2: Enter Login Credentials
When entering the correct IP address, you will see the login screen to enter the default credentials. If you have already changed the default credentials, be ready with the username and password you want to use to change your current one. Below is the list of most common login credentials:
- Login Username: admin
- Login Password: admin
Note: The above combination was found to be correct in 90% of cases.
Step 3: Setting Up Login Details
Inside the router settings, see for the wireless settings and be cautious about the settings you are going to configure.
Inside the router settings, you can set the SSID or network name, type of internet connection, the security settings, and also modify your router connection.
You will be able to see some tabs like status, wireless settings, firewall, and system settings. There are many options which the user can modify, including the transmission rate, IP address, and even the bandwidth.
We always recommend you to change the default username and password. Use the tips below to change the username and password.
Tips to Change your Username and Password:
- Your password should have a mixture of alphanumeric characters and special characters.
- Your password should be 8-16 characters long, complex yet easy to remember.
- Username should be user-friendly and simple.
- The username and password for the router need to be written down somewhere.
Step 4: Change the SSID of the Router
An SSID is called the Service Set Identifier which is essentially the name of your network as visible when you open the Wi-Fi tab. By default, it is always the name of the modem/router manufacturer.
If you don’t change the SSID, it can be very easy for anyone to predict the login details if they aren’t changed. Thus, it is highly recommended that you change the SSID of your new router to something personal.
Example for SSID: Amazing_Web, A1b2, Active_Web
Steps to Change the SSID or Network Name:
- Make the SSID short and simple
- Don’t make it very fancy as it may backfire
- Don’t use any personal information to set the name of your router
Step 5: Secure the Netgear Router Settings
When you log inside the router, you can see a wireless settings tab or a tab for changing the security settings of the router.
In the encryption settings, you need to select the option WPA2-PSK which is the best encryption standard in the industry right now. This setting will ensure that the router is secure at its optimum level.
FAQ and Fixes to Common Issues
1. Does Netgear Nighthawk support 5ghz?
No, the Nighthawk has a maximum of 2.4GHz speed.
2. How do I log into my Netgear Nighthawk?
You can log in to the router using the IP address 192.168.1.250 and enter the credentials.
3. How to reset my Netgear Nighthawk?
To reset, just take a sharp-pointed object and press-and-hold it over the reset button for 10 seconds. Once you are done, you will be able to enter the default credentials.
Try all these helpful tips and leave us a comment below if this tutorial post was able to guide you through your networking needs at home.