Nighthawk X6 Router

I Lost My Nighthawk X6 Router Password. How to Get it back?

Have you tried every possible combination of words and alphabets to get the password of your Netgear Nighthawk X6 router back? Did they work for you? If your answer is a big no, then this post will surely help you get your admin details back. Thus, without waiting much, try your hands on the tips outlined underneath.

Recover Admin Password

Note: To get the admin password back, ensure that you have enabled the “password recovery feature”.

Step1: Turn on your Netgear Nighthawk X6 router. Plug it in by choosing a working yet damaged-free wall outlet.

Step2: Thereafter, get an Ethernet cable and using it, connect your internet modem and Netgear router. Please use only a damaged-free Ethernet cable. If you don’t have so, then skip the process of connecting your router and modem using an Ethernet source and use a wireless source instead.

Step3: Launch a web browser of your choice from a computer or laptop connected to your home WiFi network. Make sure that your internet connection is speedy. By any chance, if you see interruptions in your WiFi connection, we suggest you contact your ISP right away. We are sure that he will fix the slow internet issue for you.

Step4: Enter in the web browser’s address bar very carefully. There shouldn’t be any typing errors. Apart from this, to prevent not working issue, update the browser prior to using it. And, do not use the private window or the search bar for


Use web address, if IP is giving you issues. But, do not use the private window or browser’s search for entering the both, web address or IP.

Step5: Netgear Nighthawk X6 router’s login window displays.

Step6: Reaching on the router’s login page, click on CANCEL to have access on the Netgear router’s password recovery window.

Step7: Enter your router’s serial number when prompted and click Continue. The serial number is provided on the back or bottom panel of your X6 device.

Step8: Answer the security questions and click on Continue. We hope that you have kept the answer saved? If not, the resetting will surely save you from this hassle.

The Netgear Nighthawk X6’s admin password displays.

Still can’t recover admin password? Haven’t enabled the password recovery feature? Don’t worry! We are here! The only option you are left with to have access to admin details is to reset your Netgear router and perform Netgear Nighthawk X6 setup process from the scratch.

Reset Your Nighthawk X6 Router

Here’s how to reset your Netgear Nighthawk X6 router:

Step1: Plugin your Netgear Nighthawk router to a working power outlet and turn it on. Ensure that the X6 device is receiving a steady power supply and disconnected from your internet modem.

Step2: Locate the router’s reset hole and press it using a pin like object.

Step3: Hold on for a few seconds.

Step4: Release the Netgear Nighthawk router reset hole. Wait till the Nighthawk router’s power LED starts blinking a solid green color. The LED will become stable shortly.

Congratulations, your Netgear Nighthawk X6 router reset successfully to the factory default settings. Now, configure the router again using default and admin details. This time, make sure you enable the password recovery feature.

To Conclude

Our article on how to recover the Netgear Nighthawk X6 router login details ends here. We hope that the instructions provided here helped you to get the admin details back. One more thing we would like to suggest, please do not stick with easy or default Netgear router login details. The reason is, hackers can easily leech your WiFi and steal your personal information. If you change the router’s password to something unique and hard-to-detect, you will not have to compromise with the security of your X6 device.

Also read:- Full Guide to Fix Netgear Router Firmware Update Stuck Issue

Stay safe, stay healthy!