February 12, 2024 / Sandra White
After a sudden power outage in the home, the Netgear Nighthawk mesh WiFi 6 system model number MR60 stopped working. It powers up but there’s no internet. This has happened for the very first time and I have no idea how to get it up and working.
Have you been experiencing a similar concern with your WiFi router? Technical devices usually get affected with power outages. If you want to fix your router then all you need to do is read this post and apply the best fixes discussed in this blog.
Now that the Nighthawk mesh WiFi 6 system stopped working after a power outage, the first thing that you should do is to check the power connection in your home. Has everything come back to normal? You can use a UPS if there are fluctuations in the power supply. Use the remedies given ahead to resolve the problem if you still face the same issue:
Power off your Netgear Nighthawk router for some time. Do not forget to unplug its power cable from the outlet. Let your router recover its settings by letting it sit idle for some time. After a while, plug in the router back and toggle its Power button and supply power to it. The moment your router boots up, it should be working as intended. This means you can connect to its network now.
Due to the power outage in your home, the power socket that’s used to supply electricity to the Nighthawk mesh WiFi 6 system might have damaged. If it fails to supply a consistent power supply to the router, the router won’t work properly. You are suggested to try using different outlets now. Plug in the router to another socket and see if it works or not.
The Ethernet cable that’s used to connect the router to the modem can also get affected with the power outage. A damaged cable won’t let you connect to the internet. All that you are supposed to do in such an event is replace the Ethernet cable with a new one or the one that works well. Use the cable and join the ports on MR60 and the internet modem. The connection that you’ve made has to be well in place. After verifying the connection, try to join the router’s network.
If you still can’t connect to your router’s WiFi, then power cycle the entire network. To power cycle, you need to restart all the devices in the network. The steps that you need to execute are as follows:
Soon after the devices boot up, check if the router is working now or not.
It so happens that after power outage or firmware updates, the IP changes. If your modem has the static IP enabled and not the DHCP, then you need to manually assign the IP to the router. Either get in touch with your ISP to help you with this or you can assign the IP yourself. You ought to log in to your internet modem and enable DHCP. This allows the modem to dynamically assign IP address whenever it changes.
Under any circumstances, MR60 WiFi 6 mesh router does not get fixed even after applying all the solutions listed above, then you’re left with the final resort and that is to reset it. By resetting, you erase all the customize data from it. All the saved settings, passwords are wiped off. After resetting the router, you’ll need to set it up once again from the very beginning. Use the default Nighthawk login details since the router runs on the default factory settings after the reset process.
Sudden power outages and network interruptions can affect the networking devices. If a power outage has also affected your Nighthawk mesh WiFi 6 system then using the solutions given in this post will be helpful for you. We’re hoping that your Netgear router MR60 is now working and providing you with trouble-free internet connection. We now want you to check for firmware updates for your router. Upgrade the router to the most recent firmware version right away and enjoy seamless internet.
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