Nighthawk (formerly Up) for PC

Nighthawk App makes it easy and intuitive to setup and use your NETGEAR router.
Published by  NETGEAR, Inc
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About Nighthawk (formerly Up) For PC

Free download Nighthawk (formerly Up) for PC Windows or MAC from BrowserCam. NETGEAR, Inc published Nighthawk (formerly Up) for Android operating system(os) mobile devices. However, if you ever wanted to run Nighthawk (formerly Up) on Windows PC or MAC you can do so using an Android emulator. At the end of this article, you will find our how-to steps which you can follow to install and run Nighthawk (formerly Up) on PC or MAC.

Using the Netgear Nighthawk application, you can configure and keep a watch on your Wi-Fi router gadgets from an Android smartphone. One can activate Nighthawk features like a Wireless router Smart Familial Supervision and Router Guard, introduce guest Wi-Fi, modify proxy settings, and more from the Nighthawk app's center console.

Nighthawk allows you to check how many devices are connected to your Wi-Fi, check to download and upload speed and keep a check on active subscriptions.


Let's explore some of the Nighthawk app's features:


Nighthawk enhances the router configuration. You can seamlessly set up and control your Wi-Fi router and keep a watch over your internet services at your fingertips.

Controller of Gadgets and Guest Wi-Fi

Nighthawk lets you control all the devices that are connected to your Wi-Fi. This feature allows you to know the usage of your internet. You can also pause the internet service for the device that you suspect to be fishy. On another side, you can set up guest Wi-Fi that provides the service of temporary internet sharing with your guests and friends.

Parental Supervisions

Parents can supervise and monitor all devices linked to their Wi-Fi. Parents have all the access to set the internet usage limit and duration for their kids. They can even choose the content that is visible on their kids' screens and also manage the screen time.

Network Speed and Security

With a single tap, Nighthawk allows you to check your internet speed in just a few seconds. You can also secure your network by adding Armour VPN to your app.

Summing it up!

You can conveniently manage and regulate your home Wi-Fi with the Nighthawk App from any device. Using the enhanced remote access feature, you can indeed set up voice recognition for your router with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

Let's find out the prerequisites to install Nighthawk (formerly Up) on Windows PC or MAC without much delay.

Select an Android emulator: There are many free and paid Android emulators available for PC and MAC, few of the popular ones are Bluestacks, Andy OS, Nox, MeMu and there are more you can find from Google.

Compatibility: Before downloading them take a look at the minimum system requirements to install the emulator on your PC.

For example, BlueStacks requires OS: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3 (32-bit only), Mac OS Sierra(10.12), High Sierra (10.13) and Mojave(10.14), 2-4GB of RAM, 4GB of disk space for storing Android apps/games, updated graphics drivers.

Finally, download and install the emulator which will work well with your PC's hardware/software.

How to Download and Install Nighthawk (formerly Up) for PC or MAC:

  • Open the emulator software from the start menu or desktop shortcut on your PC.
  • You will be asked to login into your Google account to be able to install apps from Google Play.
  • Once you are logged in, you will be able to search for Nighthawk (formerly Up), and clicking on the ‘Install’ button should install the app inside the emulator.
  • In case Nighthawk (formerly Up) is not found in Google Play, you can download Nighthawk (formerly Up) APK file from this page, and double-clicking on the APK should open the emulator to install the app automatically.
  • You will see the Nighthawk (formerly Up) icon inside the emulator, double-clicking on it should run Nighthawk (formerly Up) on PC or MAC with a big screen.

Follow the above steps regardless of which emulator you have installed.