Netgear Nighthawk RAX40 Setup | AX3000

Here are the complete guidelines for the Netgear Nighthawk RAX40 setup and its manual.

The Nighthawk AX4 4-Stream AX3000 WiFi Router model: RAX40 supports the latest generation WiFi 6 technology to provide greater network capacity with the consistent and powerful signal strength to all your connected devices. The Nighthawk AX4 WiFi router delivers a new level of Gigabit Wi-Fi connectivity so you can connect, stream and download faster to newer mobile devices. OFDMA, 1024 QAM, and 160MHz channel support vastly improve network efficiency to deliver 4 times the performance as compared to previous WiFi standards.

For users’ convenience, we have sub-divided the complete Nighthawk AX3000 RAX40 setup in two modules – Setup Step A and Setup Step B respectively.

Setup Step A- Netgear Router Configuration


Prior to the Netgear Nighthawk AX4 RAX40 setup, you need to physically connect your router using these means:

  • Remove any cables connecting to the modem. Plug in the modem power adapter and check the power light to ensure the modem is on.
  • Connect the modem to your Nighthawk AX4 AX3000 RAX40 router.
  • Plug in the router power adapter and check the power light to ensure that the router is on.

Tip: In case you’re unable to connect to your router, get expert assistance
from professionals.

Setup Step B: Netgear Nighthawk Router Login


  • Connect your modem to the AX4 4-stream AX3000 RAX40 router and launch a web browser.
  • Visit
  • You are prompted to enter a username and password. Enter the default Netgear Nighthawk router login credentials.
  • Click or tap Log In.

The BASIC Home screen displays.

Note: If the default login credentials do not work, you might have changed the admin password. If you cannot remember your new password, contact the experts right away.

Nighthawk RAX40 Setup

Once you are on the Nighthawk AX4 AX3000 RAX40 WiFi router setup portal, execute on-screen instructions to set up your router in few minutes.

Netgear Nighthawk AX4 RAX40 Setup | AX3000

Common Setup Issues

  • not working.
  • Can’t connect to
  • Unable to open Netgear router login page.
  • Cannot Find or Connect to
  • Can’t access the Netgear Nighthawk router login page using or
  • WiFi error like router not connecting to Internet.
  • Netgear Default username and password not working.
  • 404 error.
  • 651 error.
  • Can’t login to the Router Account.
  • Netgear Router Orange Light.
  • IP admin password issues.
  • Netgear IP issues.
  • Routerlogin net browser installation issues.
  • VPN issues during the Netgear RAX40 Setup.
  • Slow WiFi after router setup.
  • Lost login credentials.
  • Recovering password issues.
  • Errors with default login credentials for Netgear Router login
  • Firmware update and Software issues.
To get immediate help for any of the issues listed above, feel free to contact us.

Netgear AX3000 RAX40 Setup | AX4

Using Nighthawk Application

The below-mentioned steps will be your guide for Netgear AX3000 RAX40 Setup – X4 using the Nighthawk application:

Netgear Nighthawk RAX40 Setup
  • Connect the provided antennas to the Nighthawk AX4 AX3000 RAX40 router.
  • Also, connect the modem to your router.
  • Turn on the router and let the LED lit.
  • Now take your mobile device (Android or iOS), open the Play store/App store.
  • Search and download the Netgear Nighthawk application.
  • After the download, open the Nighthawk application.
  • Execute the on-screen instructions for your Nighthawk AX4 AX3000 RAX40 WiFi router setup.

Netgear Nighthawk RAX40 Manual

AX4 AX3000 Setup via Manual

In the package of AX3000, you will get the Netgear Nighthawk RAX40 manual. This manual contains the complete installation, Netgear Nighthawk AX4 setup steps, and guidelines for how to use various features of your router. It is crucial to walk through this manual prior to executing the setup.

However, these installation and setup instructions might seem difficult for novice users. The best way to get your router setup and running in a few minutes is to get experts’ assistance. They will guide you with each and every step in detail so that you can complete your AX4 AX3000 RAX40 router setup without making much effort.

Nighthawk RAX40 Setup

Netgear Nighthawk RAX40 AX3000 Setup | AX4

Troubleshooting Steps to Fix Setup Issues

  • First of all check all the cable connections – power cable and the Ethernet cable.
  • The cables should not be loosed.
  • Keep a visible distance between the router and modem. This will ensure that WiFi signals are not clashing.
  • In case you have many devices currently connected with your network, turn off the devices that are not in use.
  • Ensure that the Nighthawk AX4 AX3000 RAX40 router is getting adequate power supply.
  • If not working, check the web browser first.
  • The web browser should not be outdated.
  • Clear the cache and cookies, also disable any proxy servers if using.
  • Reboot the whole network and power cycle router as well as modem.
  • In case you’re connected through wireless, establish a hard-wired connection.
Netgear Nighthawk RAX40 Setup
  • If the default username and password not working, double-check the Netgear Nighthawk router login credentials from the manual.
  • For lost credentials issues with admin, hard reset your router.
  • To resolve VPN issues during the Netgear Nighthawk AX4 AX3000 Setup for RAX40, disable the proxy servers and the firewall.
  • For 404 error, check the DNS servers and hard refresh the web page.
  • Netgear Router Orange Light errors can be eliminated by identifying and troubleshooting the various connectivity issues with the router.
  • To deal with Router error 651, reinstall the network adapter driver manager under the control panel and update the firmware of your router.

AX3000-Nighthawk AX4 4-Stream WiFi 6 Router

(Model: RAX40)

Netgear AX3000 Nighthawk AX4 4-Stream WiFi 6 Router provides consistent and powerful signal strength via its WiFi 6 technology. Its AX4 stream functionality delivers a new level of Giga-Bit connectivity to enhance your Internet streaming experience.

RX40’s powerful dual-core processor and the fully offloaded CPU increases the overall performance of the network. Its latest OFDMA, 1024 QAM, and 160 MHz channel support technologies improvise the network efficiency to provide four times better performance than previous wireless standards.

OFDMA allows ultra-fast streaming speeds by allowing data transmission across 16 devices simultaneously. With RAX40, you get the blazing wireless speed of 3Gbps (600Mbps + 2.4Gbps). Apart from that, experience smooth 4K UHD streaming with a powerful dual-core processor.

RAX40 Technical Specifications

  • 802.11AX Dual Band WiFi Technology with AX3000 performance
  • Wireless range up to 3000 square feet
  • Dual-Band Usage 2.4GHz and 5 GHz simultaneously
  • Five Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • One USB 3.0 port
  • 802.11i, 128-bit AES encryption for wireless security
  • Beam-forming technology providing reliability and range for both bands
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Netgear RAX40 Firmware Update

Updating the Firmware helps to resolve various issues with your router and also provides new functionalities. Here’s how you can update Netgear RAX40 firmware:

router firmware
  • Navigate to the download center to download the latest Nighthawk AX4 firmware.
  • On the download center, type Nighthawk AX3000 firmware in the search bar and hit enter.
  • Download the latest available Nighthawk AX4 AX3000 RAX40 firmware file.
  • Use a web browser to open
  • Enter your Netgear Nighthawk router login credentials and tap on Enter.
  • Click on Advanced under the Administrator.
  • Tap on the “Firmware update” option.
  • Choose Upload, and select the downloaded file.
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