To make the most out of my Netgear Nighthawk N300 router and to make it work smoothly, I power cycle it every day. But, is it necessary to power cycle my router daily? Without power cycle, my router will not perform as per my expectations? If these queries are also in your mind, then you will be glad to know that this post is for you.
Here, you will find a definitive answer to your query related to your Netgear N300 router. Let’s take the plunge!
If your router is acting weird or your internet is running at a snail’s pace, then power cycling comes into the picture.
After a successful Netgear N300 setup, still the following issues may appear:
Router connected but no internet.
No WiFi connectivity.
Blinking power LED.
Netgear router not connecting to modem, PC, laptop, or mobile devices.
Cannot redirect to routerlogin.net.
Fail to complete Netgear router setup process.
The above-mentioned were a few common yet major reasons that force you to reboot or power cycle your Netgear router. A simple power cycle or reboot can fix major or small bugs related to the N300 device.
But it is not advisable to power cycle your Netgear router daily. Only if you feel that your device is acting sluggish, you can power cycle it.
Power cycle is not a rocket-science. But the process can be a bit difficult for a newbie. But you don’t have to worry. Below given are the instructions to power cycle your Netgear router:
Disconnect your Netgear router from your modem and connected devices.
Turn off your Netgear N300 router.
Unplug N300 from the power outlet.
Wait for a short while.
*Plug in your Netgear router.
The power LED on your N300 device will blink for a few seconds and then become stable.
Connect it to your modem and other devices in your home.
Log in to your N300.
Get into Nighthawk router login page and change its settings as per your preferences.
Get in touch with your ISP. Keep upgrading your internet plan.
Apart from this, place N300 at a location where it is getting uninterrupted WiFi signals from your modem or access point.
You haven’t placed it openly. To avoid power cycling of the device daily, place your N300 openly on a higher shelf at the center location of your house.
Make sure that your Netgear Nighthawk router is receiving a continuous power supply. Uninterrupted power supply also lets you power cycle the device without any reason.
Choose a location for your Netgear Nighthawk router that is away from the range of interference-creating obstructions like baby monitors, cordless phones, kitchen appliances, thick walls, reflection of mirrors, Bluetooth devices, etc.
Do not cover your Netgear Nighthawk router. Clean N300 with a piece of dry cloth at least once in a month. Besides, if you find it a bit heated, turn it off for a short while.
*Update your Netgear router’s firmware.
Perform Nighthawk router setup process correctly.
For best WiFi performance, add an omni directional antenna.
Hopefully, you got the answers to all your questions and will reboot your Netgear Nighthawk router when needed. On the off chance that after rebooting your N300 device, you can’t resolve the issues with it, feel free to get in touch with our experts right away via comments.