Nighthawk (formerly Up)

Nighthawk (formerly Up) for Pc

  • Category: Utilities
  • Last Updated: 2018-11-16
  • Current version:
  • File size: 197.31 MB
  • Developer: NETGEAR
  • Compatibility: Requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

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Downloading and installing Nighthawk (formerly Up) on your Windows PC

Download Nighthawk (formerly Up) for Windows: Nighthawk (formerly Up) is an Utilities App, developed by NETGEAR. The Utilities App was officially released 2016-09-15. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - NETGEAR, with the latest current version being which was officially released on 2018-11-16. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 18,315 Reviews on the App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5.

Using Nighthawk (formerly Up) on your Windows computer is actually very easy but if you are new to this process, you will definitely need to pay attention to the steps listed below. This is because you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We will help you download and install Nighthawk (formerly Up) on your computer in 4 simple steps below:

1: Download an Andriod Software emulator for Windows

The importance of the emulator is that it emulates or immitates an android environment on your computer, making it super easy to install and run android apps from the comfort of your PC without buying a phone that runs android. Who says you cannot enjoy both worlds? To begin, you can download such an emulator app made by too top dogs in the space.
A. Nox App . OR
B. Bluestacks App .
Personally, I recommend the "B" option as Bluestacks is very popular so if you run into any trobles using it, you can find good solutions on Google or Bing (lol). 

2: Now Install the Software Emulator on your Windows PC

If you successfully downloaded the Bluestacks.exe or Nox.exe, go to your Downloads folder on your computer or anywhere you ususally store downloaded files.
Once you have find it, click it to install the application. It should start the installation process on your PC.
Click Next to accept the EULA License agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application.
If you do the above correctly, the Software will be successfully installed.

3: How to Use Nighthawk (formerly Up) for Windows PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and locate the search bar. Now type Nighthawk (formerly Up) in the search bar and hit Search. You will easily see the app. Click on Nighthawk (formerly Up) application icon. A window of Nighthawk (formerly Up) will open and it will display the app in your Emulator Software. Hit the Install button and your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
Next, you will see the "All Apps" icon.
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the Nighthawk (formerly Up) icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Hope it was not too difficult? If you have any further inquiries, contact me through the "Contact" link at the bottom of this page so I could help You. Have a nice day!

About Nighthawk (formerly Up)

Developer Description

The Nighthawk App (formerly NETGEAR Up app) makes it easy to set up and get more from your WiFi. You can quickly install your WiFi in just a few steps. A dashboard provides easy access to additional key app features: • Remote Management. Manage your router and connected devices from anywhere with Internet access. • Smart Parental Controls. Easily manage content & time online with Circle® with Disney. • Internet Speed Check. Test the broadband speeds from your service provider. • Pause Internet. Pause the Internet on any connected device. • Traffic Meter. Supervise Internet traffic usage by day, week, month, and more • Guest Network. Set up a guest WiFi network to keep your main network private and secure • and more! For more information about your router, visit

App Reviews

  • Very disappointing

    By Silly American
    I’ve had trouble with the NETGEAR router and nighthawk app since purchase in June. Worked with their support team for so long that I can no longer return product. Problems have differed and been intermittent which makes it a challenge to solve when it’s only one product but I’ve had trouble with both the router and the app. The beta version of router firmware (now rolled out to all) seemed to clear up actual dropping connections with devices. Nevertheless the nighthawk app continues to not show all devices connected. For example I can tell that my roku or computer are receiving internet signal from the router yet the nighthawk app doesn’t list these as connected. For the record all of my devices are only connected wirelessly- that’s the point of having a router! Additionally, there are times when the connected device list will list a device then it will disappear in a matter of seconds. I’ve gone through so many reboots and reentering passwords to get all my equipment talking to each other that I can’t count the hours lost. I’d advise buying a different brand.
  • Upload Update

    By Rich Benz
    Went to install my New Netgear R6400 v2 WiFi Router. The instructions were not clear that I had to register before system would operate. Figured it out by trying to locate technical assistance: as I uploaded the Nighthawk app and it stepped me through a registration process. The biggest problem after looking for this tech assistance for over 20 minutes, was trying to load the suggested firmware update. Although it said 2-3 minutes I waited over 40 minutes while the progress indicator spun and spun. No way to back out had to start all over and skip the update. Very frustrating. This took hours it should have taken 10 minutes. I am 62 but have an engineering degree & have rebuilt computers as well as auto engines. This should not have been so difficult. Ease of Tech assist access is paramount to your customers overall satisfaction.
  • Issues With Remote Access

    By CSPHOTO1962
    After being a happy Netgear customer for over 20 years, I was very unhappy this past weekend and lost a lot of respect for the company. I purchased an X6S router on Friday and it was a disaster. That product continues to have severe connectivity issues even when on the latest firmware. For the huge price of the product, you would think it would work. I took the X6S back and had to spend even more money on the X10. I have not experienced the connectivity issues with this router, but there are issues with this IPhone application and remote access to the router. I believe when you remotely shutdown access to individual devices and/or shutdown the guest networks, the app is corrupting authentication properties. I started to get invalid connection password messages when trying to connect to the router from my iPhone, just for regular Wi-Fi access. There are definitely some issues that need to be resolved by Netgear.
  • Dope Application!

    By Dzeimsas
    If you own your own router or modem / router combo and refuse to pay a monthly fee to any of these media conglomerates, then you’re smarter than the average bear! It definitely pays for itself and more importantly gives you full control of your network. I’ve always been a fan of the NetGear’s hardware lineup and installing this app will make you wanna pat yourself on the back! FWIW - I’m an application / software developer myself and I’m always critical of nearly every app that I install. To put it plainly, this one is a gem. Be careful though. After using this app, you may start to feel resentment and in some cases, hate towards the poorly designed / developed apps that you have installed. This is just one of those rare apps that can make you feel that kinda way! :)
  • More features please

    By Ku'ualoha
    It would be nice if there were a feature to see how much data each connected device is using. Now that cox implemented their evil 'data cap' & we keep going over, id like to see what devices are using the most data. It would also be great if there were some sort of timer/parental controls where I could allow or pause/unpause wifi for certain devices beginning and ending at a certain time. In other words, be able to set it to allow certain devices access between certain hours & have it pause automatically at a certain time on certain days.
  • One star away

    By Sulligraph
    Love the speed and distance of the router I got. Pretty solid app too. Will update my rating to five when it remembers the names I give devices and doesn’t struggle so much to load the initial list of devices. Usually I have to click in and out to see who’s connected and then when I name a device it resets it to its default. This doesn’t work with my kids chrome books because all of the device names come in as dashes and I can’t change them at the device level. I can’t tell whom I’m giving access to without remembering everyone’s MAC address. Other than that I’m a big fan. Keep up the good work guys.
  • Hasn’t loaded the device list in months

    By Duckmasta
    For some reason, Netgear’s ability to handle displaying a large number of devices /clients (20+) just never seems to work in any setting. The web interface for the router will never display all connected devices. The Genie app shows this awkward network map that has multiple pages and is still missing devices, and now this app won’t show any devices at all. It has been this way for months. The firmware is updated, the app is updated. I don’t know what it is. This app is actually really sleek and polished, but I have to give it only two stars because I cannot use it for the main purpose I should be able to use it for.
  • Capable, improving, but still a challenge

    By RBDelaware
    This router management app has improved dramatically in the past year, but some functions remain obscure and strangely “uncertain.” Finding the firmware update button (which should be an up-front function to encourage frequent checks) is not easy. And the app seems to report “up to date” status even after new versions are announced by email. The device-connected list is now clear and easy to find. App requires two distinct logins (improves security), but it’s not clear which is which. User interface has improved nicely.
  • Needed a fast wireless router since our Internet provider cannot

    By Travelin Ken
    We use OpticalTel for Internet in our community and their wireless capability is HORRIBLE. Their wired LAN speeds are above 220 Mbps. So we installed this Nighthawk wireless router to the OpticalTel router, turned off their wireless and are now getting 250 Mbps up and down. Install was extremely easy, I can access the router from the Nighthawk app on my smart device, and have had zero issues with this product. I wish I could say the same for OpticalTel.
  • This is crap

    By ckzt
    I downloaded this app in order to update my netgear. It not only keeps jumping back from doing this, it has the nerves to tell you to enter your password and that it in unencrypted. Then keeps jumping back to the exact same statement...Unencrypted in this day and age??? I will buy another brand of router. I took over an hour at this, never a drop of success... Simply said, they cannot even update their own router? In their own app??? Who is running this? Why can’t it be done in an easier fashion? Why can’t they just do it when you are already securely in there? What is this BULL! Why an app? I loved the router, but, it must be time to move on as the whole company has gone on permanent vacation. Avoid Netgear!!!