7. Specify the port number for accessing the router web interface.
Normal web browser access uses the standard HTTP service port 80. For greater
security, enter a custom port number for the remote router web interface. Choose
a number from 1024 to 65535, but do not use the number of any common service
port. The default is 8443, which is a common alternate for HTTP.
8. Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
Use Remote Access
To use remote access:
1. Launch a web browser on a computer that is not on your home network.
2. Type your router’s WAN IP address into your browser’s address or location field
followed by a colon (:) and the custom port number.
For example, if your external address is and you use port number
8443, enter in your browser.
Remotely Access Your Router Using the
Nighthawk App
You can use the Nighthawk app to remotely access your router and change its settings.
Before you can use remote access with the Nighthawk app, you must update your
router’s firmware and download the latest Nighthawk app for your mobile device.
For more information about how to update your router’s firmware, see Check for New
Firmware and Update the Router on page 98.
To download the latest Nighthawk app for your mobile device, visit
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