Why My Nighthawk App Not Working Without Anywhere Access?

Why My Nighthawk App Not Working

I have installed the Nighthawk app on my Android phone to set up and manage my router. The setup process is done but now when I try to open the app to make changes to the router’s settings, it does not work without the Anywhere Access feature. I need help. Does this problem sound familiar to you as well? Walking through this blog will help. Stick to reading without skipping any point.

More About Nighthawk App and Anywhere Access

The Nighthawk router can be easily managed by the Nighthawk app. From the very first setup process to changing the admin password or updating the firmware, everything can be done using the mobile app which is available for iOS and Android devices.

Anywhere Access is the feature that you can use to remotely access your router’s settings from anywhere. You need not be connected to the local network. However, to get it enabled first, you must be connected to the local network. Once done, you can have access to your router’s settings easily from anywhere by tapping on Connect via Anywhere Access while using your app.

Nighthawk App Doesn’t Work Without Anywhere Access: Resolved

1. Update the Nighthawk App

Using an older version of the Netgear Nighthawk app can be the reason why you are facing this problem. There can be various other issues that you may experience due to outdated app version. There are frequent updates by Netgear for the app. Without wasting any more minutes, go to the App Store or the Play Store on your mobile phone and check if any updates are ready. If you see any update pending, then get the app updated immediately.

As soon as the app gets updated to the most recent version, try to launch it and see if it works normally without Anywhere Access or not.

2. Connect to Local Network

It is necessary that the phone on which you are using the Nighthawk app must be connected to the local network. By local network, we mean it should be connected to your Nighthawk router’s network. We hope you are not committing the mistake of not connecting the phone to the router’s network.

Go to WiFi settings on your phone and check the SSID that it is connected to. Perhaps it is connected to some other WiFi available or you are using the mobile data. Make sure that you connect your phone to the router’s SSID and then use the app. You may need to come closer to your router if you can’t get connected easily. This should help you access your Nighthawk app without Netgear Anywhere Access.

3. Are You Still Stuck?

3. Reboot Your Router

If you can not connect to your router’s WiFi on your phone or even after getting connected to router’s network, the issue has not been resolved then you should reboot your router. Rebooting helps fix temporary software glitches from the router that might be affecting its functionality.

You can reboot your router using the steps given below:

  • Disconnect the Ethernet cable joining the Nighthawk router and modem.
  • Turn off the router using the power button.
  • Unplug the router from its wall socket.
  • Now, wait for at least 5 minutes.
  • Replug the power cable to its socket.
  • Supply power to the router once again.

Try to launch the Nighthawk app without Netgear Anywhere Access by connecting your phone to the router’s WiFi first.

4. Inspect the Connections

The app does not work even now properly? You must make sure that all the connections are stable and secure. To be specific, examine the Ethernet connection and the power connection to the router and modem. If the phone is not getting connected to the local network this means there is an issue with either the internet connection or the power supply.

Examine the connections properly and make necessary amendments to ensure a stable internet connection and consistent power supply to both the Nighthawk router and the modem.


Anticipating that once you have fixed the connections, the Nighthawk app will begin working normally without the Anywhere Access feature. If you still are stuck and can not get the job done then delete the Nighthawk app and re-install it on your phone. This must help you out.

Under any circumstances, if this hack is also not fruitful to you, then reset your router to the factory settings and again set it up from the very beginning. We are much hopeful that you will be able to connect your phone to the router’s network easily now and the Nighthawk app will begin working now properly this time.

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