Alcatel EE60 4G LTE MiFi Hotspot Review

If you looking for a 4G mobile WiFi router for use with your data sim card and the 4G MiFi must have a low price and small size, we recommend you to consider the latest Alcatel EE60 Mobile WiFi. If you are unfamiliar with the Alcatel EE60 MiFi, you can proceed to read more about the Alcatel EE66 review in this article.

Why we need an LTE MiFi when the smartphone has the hotspot function?

Many people may ask, why do I need a MiFi device while the smartphone is equipped with hotspot function? MiFi (Mobile WiFi) supports WiFi data sharing with many other devices. Usually, a MiFi support 5-15 users at a time depending on the model and the MiFi brand. MiFi usually would not become very hot and does not consume the battery fast compared to when using a smartphone as a hotspot. WiFi signal access from a mobile WiFi is also extensive and the MiFi also can usually extend the signal better than smartphones and provides faster internet. If you only use 2-3 devices like 1 smartphone and 1 laptop, MiFi is not required. But if you use more than 3 devices and share data with many people then a MiFi is highly recommended.

Alcatel EE60 Review

We get the Alcatel EE60 MiFi a couple of days ago, comparing with other mobile device models such as Huawei E5577, TP-link M7350 and so on, the Alcatel EE60 is most budget one. The highlight of Alcatel EE60 is the large battery capacity, which can not only keep it working for a long time but also charge other devices if needed.

 

The size of the Alcatel EE60 is quite compact and can fit in the pocket. The USB type-c cable is provided for you to charge. The battery capacity of the EE60 is 5150mAh, quite large compared to most other MiFi which usually have a battery of about 1500 mAh – 3000 mAh only. You can also use this MiFi as a power bank using the USB port.

 

Unlike other Alcatel 4G routers, Alcatel EE60 uses Nano SIM card. And LTE signal access is also very good, if we place a SIM card in Android smartphones, we can only get 1-2 bar signals but using the Alcatel EE60, it can get full signal. Most functions can be accessed using the Alcatel Link app on Android and iOS.

 

Alcatel EE60 Settings

The Alcatel EE60 is also very easy to setup. For starters, you just need to login to 192.168.1.1 and setup the parameters if you need. You can only use 5Ghz WiFi in AC wireless mode, while 2.4Ghz wifi only in wireless mode b/g/n. No dual-band function.

 

This EE60 MiFi can also receive SMS using this Link application, just in case you want to use data SIM card to receive TAC or SMS verification from Whatsapp etc.

 

The Alcatel EE60 MiFi manual promotes the use of a charger that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 for fast charging. If you use a normal charger adapter, it will take a long time to charge the battery for 5150 mAh full. In addition to the Quick Charge 2.0 charger, the iPad charger (Apple 12W charger) is also suitable for charging this MiFi. Make sure to remove pouch MiFi bags before charging to avoid accumulating heat and heat up.

Alcatel EE60 MiFi Highlights:

  • Unlocked model – supports all the network providers in Asia and Europe
  • Battery life throughout the day – 5150 mAh
  • A strong data signal, WiFi area
  • Supports wireless AC
  • Compact size
  • Can work as a mobile power bank
  • Supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 for fast charging

 

 

Alcatel EE60 MIFI Configuration

  • Does not support dual band wifi 2.5 GHz and 5 GHz simultaneously
  • Not sold in regular stores but online
  • Some users reportedly difficult to play PS4 online using this Mifi (NAT limitation).
  • The latest firmware version EE60_00_05.00_31 does not support the Alcatel Link App app on iOS and Android
  • Does not have Micro SD card slot
  • The size of a large MiFi battery means you cannot use a low adapter/charger output as the charge will take a long time and hot fast. Please use high adapter/charger output such as iPad charger

 

Alcatel EE60 Firmware Update

Avoid Alcatel EE60 Mifi firmware updates to the EE60_00_05.00_31 version because this firmware does not support the Alcatel Link App app on iOS and Android. Some users report the latest EE60 firmware more stable, fast and less hot but Link App app is not accessed at all. If you have updated to this new firmware and need Link application, we recommend email to this application developer to support EE60 Mifi again.

 

 

You can contact the app developer of the Link app on the Play Store site> Scroll down> Developer> Send email> specify app does not support firmware EE60_00_05.00_31. Based on our search, firmware EE60_00_05.00_31 launched for security fixes.

 

 

Since the MiFi EE60 is already an old model, we also recommend this TP-Link M7450 MiFi if you need advanced functionality like Cat 6 LTE with Carrier Aggregation and download speed up to 300Mbps. If you only plan to get a MiFi device at an affordable price, you can get the EE60 because of the many exciting functions with a budget price.

Huawei E5885 User Manual

This blog is about the Huawei E5885 user manual. The Huawei E5885Ls-93a user manual guides users to know the Huawei E5885. And the Huawei E5885 manual tells how to use and setup Huawei E5885 mobile hotspot.

 

Huawei E5885 Appearance

  1. WPS button: To connect a WPS-enabled device to your HUAWEI Mobile WiFi Pro2 using the WPS button. When WPS is enabled, press and hold the button for more than five seconds to set up a WPS connection.
  2. Screen
  3. Slot cover
  4. Power button: Press and hold to turn your HUAWEI Mobile WiFi Pro2 on or off.
  5. Lanyard hole
  6. Output charging port
  7. Micro USB port
  8. Ethernet port
  9. NFC sensor: Use NFC function to establish a Wi-Fi® connection.
  10. Reset button: Press and hold to restart your HUAWEI Mobile WiFi Pro2 and restore it to its factory settings.

 

Note: If you forget the username, password or SSID for your HUAWEI Mobile WiFi Pro2, try restoring the device to its factory settings.

 

 

 

Huawei E5885 SIM card and SD card Installation

 

 

Network connection

You can view the current SSID (Wi-Fi network name) and Wi-Fi network key on the screen.

We strongly recommend that you change the default SSID and Wi-Fi network key to keep your data secure.

 

 

 

HUAWEI Mobile WiFi Pro2 as a router

 

Use a network cable to reduce mobile data usage.

HUAWEI HiLink app

 

Download the HUAWEI HiLink app to manage your HUAWEI Mobile WiFi Pro2 more easily.

* Change the SSID and Wi-Fi network key.

* Check data traffic and SMS messages.

* Check roaming state and signal strength.

 

Note:

* You can also manage your HUAWEI Mobile WiFi Pro2 through the web interface at http://192.168.8.1. The default username and password is admin.

* Click Help in the upper right corner of the web interface to learn more about your HUAWEI Mobile WiFi Pro2.

 

Connect to Huawei E5885 Wi-Fi via NFC(optional)

If you are using a device (such as an Android phone or tablet) with NFC functionality, you can connect automatically to Wi-Fi by simply touching your device against the NFC sensor on the HUAWEI Mobile WiFi Pro2.

 

Before starting, make sure that your phone or tablet is unlocked and that NFC is enabled. Ensure that your HUAWEI Mobile WiFi Pro2 is powered on and that you have the HUAWEI HiLink app installed on your device.

 

  1. Touch your device against the NFC sensor on the HUAWEI Mobile WiFi Pro2, as shown in the following figure.

  1. When detection is successful, the HUAWEI HiLink app will automatically open on your device and you will be connected to Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi icon should be visible in the status bar of your device if connection has succeeded.

 

Note:

* This feature is not available for iOS devices.

* If HUAWEI HiLink is not installed on your device, touching the device against the NFC sensor on the HUAWEI Mobile WiFi Pro2 will automatically bring up the Choose an action screen. From here, select New tag scanned (the name of this option may vary by device) and follow the link to download and install the HUAWEI HiLink app.

* You can also download and install HUAWEI HiLink by scanning the QR code in the HUAWEI HiLink app section of this manual. Alternatively, search for and download HUAWEI HiLink in Google Play or the HUAWEI App Center.

 

 

Huawei E5885 Wi-Fi extender (optional)

The Wi-Fi extender feature increases Wi-Fi coverage and connects to Wi-Fi networks where available to reduce mobile data usage.

On the HUAWEI HiLink app, enable the Wi-Fi extender function, and connect HUAWEI Mobile WiFi Pro2 to a Wi-Fi network.

 

Huawei E5885 Charging other devices

 

You can charge your phone or Bluetooth headset with the HUAWEI Mobile WiFi Pro2 using a charging strap or charging cable.

 

Method 1: Charging other devices using the charging strap

  1. Please open the charging strap as indicated in the figure.

Note: The charging strap is a standard accessory.

 

  1. Insert the charging strap in the port shown in the figure.

Method 2: Charging other devices using a charging cable

Note: Your HUAWEI Mobile WiFi Pro2 will not be able to charge other devices when it has a low battery or is overheating.

 

 

Huawei E5885 Power Charging

Please only use compatible chargers provided by a designated manufacturer.

 

Note: The charger is an optional accessory. To buy a charger, please contact an authorized retailer.

 

 

 

User Tips for Huawei Mobile WiFi Pro2:

 

  1. Why isn’t my HUAWEI Mobile WiFi Pro2 responding?

> Try restarting the device. If that doesn’t work, restore the device to its factory settings.

 

  1. Why can’t I connect to my HUAWEI Mobile WiFi Pro2 sometimes?

> To save power, your HUAWEI Mobile WiFi Pro2’s Wi-Fi auto off feature is designed to turn off Wi-Fi when there haven’t been connections for a while. You can press the POWER button to turn on Wi-Fi again. Alternatively, you can disable this feature, although this might impact battery life. Log in to the web interface and disable the Wi-Fi auto off feature.

 

  1. Why won’t my HUAWEI Mobile WiFi Pro2 connect to a network even though all the settings are correct?

> The PIN verification feature might be enabled. Launch HUAWEI HiLink and enter the correct PIN.

> You can disable this feature if you find entering the PIN regularly inconvenient.

> From the HUAWEI HiLink app, select Settings and then disable the PIN verification feature.

 

  1. Why can’t I access the web interface at 192.168.8.1?

> This is likely due to an IP address conflict when the HUAWEI Mobile WiFi Pro2 assigns itself a new IP address. Please try 192.168.9.1 in this case. If your HUAWEI Mobile WiFi Pro2 has an LCD screen, the new IP address of your web interface will be displayed.

 

  1. Why won’t my HUAWEI Mobile WiFi Pro2 power on?

> Your battery is probably out of power.

> Charge your HUAWEI Mobile WiFi Pro2 for a while and power it back on.

 

  1. Why did my HUAWEI Mobile WiFi Pro2 power off all of a sudden?

> Your HUAWEI Mobile WiFi Pro2 may overheat when you use it continuously over a long period of time, and thereby trigger its automated protection system. Wi-Fi will be turned off and your HUAWEI Mobile WiFi Pro2 will power off if this occurs.

> Please ensure the device is properly ventilated and cooled before you power it on again.

 

Check more about Huawei E5885 features here: https://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-mobile-wifi-pro-2.html

Huawei B618s-22d Firmware Versions and Update

Many people are using the Huawei B618s-22d LTE router and somebody may have the demand to update the Huawei B618s-22d firmware. Below is the collection of the Huawei B618s-22d firmware for download. And there are instructions for updating the Huawei B618 firmware and some important information for updating the firmware.

 

Warning: Use the firmware at your own risk! No liability is accepted for the use of the data provided and any damage to the device!

 

Unbranded Huawei B618s-22d original firmware versions:

B618_UPDATE_11.181.99.06.00.BIN

B618_UPDATE_11.185.01.00.00.BIN

B618_UPDATE_11.192.00.00.00.BIN

B618_UPDATE_11.192.01.00.00.BIN

B618_UPDATE_11.195.03.00.00.BIN

B618_UPDATE_11.192.01.00.00-debug.BIN

 

 

Providers related firmware versions for Huawei B618:

 

B618_UPDATE_11.189.00.00.154.BIN (CH, Sunrise)

B618_UPDATE_11.189.00.01.55.BIN (DE, Telekom)

B618_UPDATE_11.192.01.00.55.BIN (DE, Telekom)

B618_UPDATE_11.193.00.00.104.BIN (DNK, Telmore)

B618_UPDATE_11.192.00.01.170.BIN (Turkey)

B618_UPDATE_11.192.01.01.170.BIN / Turkey)

B618s-22d_Update_11.185.01. 01.264.bin (PL, Play)

B618_UPDATE_11.192.01.00.264.BIN (PL, Play)

 

 

modded firmware:

 

B618s-22d_Update_11.195.03.00.00_M_AT_04.01.bin

B618s-22d_Update_11.195.03.00.00_M_AT_04.01.exe

B618s-22d_Update_11 .195.03.00.00_M_AT_04.02

 

Balong Flash + Tools

 

B618 Balong Flash Package @ mobil.zip

Change_IMEI_2018_02_24.zip

fix_ttl_b618s_01.zip

repair_nvram_b618_01.zip

unlock B618s_01.zip

usbloader_B618_2018-03-07.rar

 

Instruction of reflashing Huawei B618 LTE router (updating the Huawei B618s-22d firmware):

  1. Install drivers (all standard, as for other Huawei devices, you will find yourself) Download the attached archive and unpack it.
  2. We connect the B618 via USB to the computer.
  3. We close BOOT and GND, hold and supply power, release the closed contact, 1 port appears in the Device Manager.
  4. From the folder load_usbloader_to_B618run go.cmd wait until the boot loader is fully loaded (oil is oiled) and 2 ports will appear.
  5. From the flash_via_balongflashfolder, we run go.cmd, thereby flashing the firmware which is in this folder, in this case the “ammo” is the firmware B618_UPDATE_11.195.03.00.00.BIN. If you want to fill in another firmware (for example, modified with the option unlock, change IMEI and fix TTL), then put the desired firmware in this folder, after removing B618_UPDATE_11.195.03.00.00.BIN. From there, confirm the desire to reflash by pressing the key.
  6. Restart the router (do not forget to connect ethernet cable instead of USB)

 

By the way, you can use the Change_IMEI_2018_02_24.zip to change the Huawei B618 IMEI number. And the fix_ttl_b618s_01.zip could be used to controlling the TTL commit for Huawei B618.

Huawei B618 LTE Router User Manual

Many people are already getting or planning to get the Huawei B618 4G LTE Advanced Pro router, but many users may want to know how to use or setup the Huawei B618 router. Today, we will guide you know the Huawei B618 and use the Huawei LTE router well.

 

Getting to know your LTE CPE B618

Note:

* During thunderstorms and rainy weather, turn off and disconnect the LTE CPE B618.

* The LTE B618 CPE function descriptions and illustrations in this article are for your reference only. The product you have purchased may vary.

 

Application scenario

The Huawei B618 LTE CPE can:

* Provide Internet access for Wi-Fi® devices and a computer.

* Connect to a telephone for voice services.

* Expand LAN coverage together with a hub or a switch.

 

Note:

When the Huawei LTE CPE B618 is in use, you can alter its position or orientation to improve signal reception.

 

Selecting the installation environment Obstacles such as concrete and wooden walls will affect the transmission of the network signal. It is recommended that when you install LTE CPE you choose an open space. Keep the LTE CPE away from equipment that generates strong magnetic and electric fields, for instance microwaves, refrigerators, and satellite receivers.

 

Appearance

  1. External antenna sockets (* Connect to external antennas).
  2. Power button Press and hold to power the B618 on or off.
  3. USB port Connect to a USB device.
  4. WAN/LAN port

– Working as a LAN port when connected to a computer, switch, or other LAN device.

– Working as a WAN port when connected to an Ethernet port on the wall.

  1. Landline phone port Connect to a telephone.
  2. Power input Connect to compatible power adapter.
  3. Signal indicators Green: signal reception available (more indicators mean better reception).
  4. WPS button Press and hold to active WPS connection when Wi-Fi is turned on.
  5. Indicators
  6. Micro-SIM card slot Accommodate a micro-SIM card.
  7. RESET button Restore the LTE CPE to its factory settings.

 

* Power LED indicator

Off: Power off.

On: Power on.

 

* Status LED indicator

Off: Data server connection is disconnected.

Blinking in green: Firmware update.

Green: Get IP address of WAN.

 

* LAN LED indicator

Off: No device is connected to a LAN port.

Blinking: data is being transmitted through a LAN port.

Green: At least one of the LAN ports is connected to a device.

 

* Wi-Fi LED indicator

Off: Both 2.4G and 5G Wi-Fi is closed.

Blinking in green: WPS open.

Green: Both or one of the 2.4G and 5G Wi-Fi is opened.

 

* Mode LED indicator

Steady cyan/blue/ yellow: connected to a mobile network.

Steady green: connected to an Ethernet network.

Steady red: The SIM card is not recognized, the PIN has not been entered, or the PIN verification failed.

 

 

 

Huawei B618 Setup

  1. Installing the micro-SIM card Install the micro-SIM card according to the illustration.

– Note: When removing the micro-SIM card, gently press the micro-SIM card in, then release. The card will automatically pop out.

– Do not remove the micro-SIM card when the LTE CPE is powered on. Doing so will affect the performance of your LTE CPE, and data stored on the micro-SIM card may be lost.

– Note: When removing the micro-SIM card, gently press the micro-SIM card in, then release. The card will automatically pop out.

– Do not remove the micro-SIM card when the LTE CPE is powered on. Doing so will affect the performance of your LTE CPE, and data stored on the micro-SIM card may be lost.

 

  1. Connecting to a power adapter

– Install the power adapter according to the illustration.

 

Note: Use the provided power adapter. Use of an incompatible power adapter or one from an unknown manufacturer may cause the LTE CPE to malfunction, fail, or could even cause a fire. Such use voids all warranties, whether expressed or implied, on the product.

 

Connecting to your LTE B618 router’s Wi-Fi network

Once the router has connected to a mobile data network, you can connect your computer or mobile phone to the router’s Wi-Fi network to access the Internet. Please refer to the label on the bottom of the router for the default wireless network name (SSID) and password (Wi-Fi KEY).

Note: 1.) When the Wi-Fi LED indicator is steady on, Wi-Fi is enabled. To enable or disable Wi-Fi, refer to the help section on the router’s web-based management page. 2.) Ensure that you promptly change the Wi-Fi network name and password on the web-based management page to prevent unauthorized access to your Wi-Fi network. Once you have changed the password, you will need to reconnect to the router’s Wi-Fi network.

 

 

 

Configuring your Huawei B618 router

You can configure the router using the web-based management page. Please refer to the label on the bottom of the router for the default IP address, user name, and password. More information can be found in the help section of the web-based management page.

Note: You will be prompted to change the default login password for the web-based management page to prevent unauthorized users from changing the router’s settings.

 

 

Optional configurations

Note: The features described in this section are for reference purposes only. Your router may not support all of these features.

  1. Connecting multiple devices You can connect a computer, or landline phone to the router to access the Internet, make telephone calls, and more.
  2. Installing external antennas You can install external antennas to improve signal reception. Please contact your network service provider to purchase the antennas.

Note: Turn off the router and unplug the power adapter before installing any external antennas. External antennas are only suitable for indoor use. Do not use external antennas during thunderstorms. Only use external antennas provided by your network service provider.

 

  1. Accessing the Internet through an Ethernet port

You can connect the router to a wall-mounted Ethernet port using an Ethernet cable to connect to the Internet when you have used up your data allowance. Configure the relevant settings on the web-based management page before connecting to the Internet through an Ethernet port. More information can be found in the help section of the web-based management page.

  1. Restoring to Factory Settings

If you forget some configuration parameters, you can restore the LTE CPE to its factory settings and then configure the LTE CPE again. Use a sharply pointed object to press and hold the RESET button until the Power indicator turns off. The LTE CPE is then restored to its factory settings.

 

Note: After you carry out this operation, the LTE CPE’s personal configuration parameters will all be deleted. All configurations on the web management page will be restored to the factory settings.

 

 

  1. Establishing a WPS Connection

If the Wi-Fi device to be connected to the LTE CPE supports WPS, the wireless network encryption key is generated automatically and there is no need to enter it manually. The steps for WPS connection are as follows: 1.) Turn on the CPE. 2.) Turn on the Wi-Fi device to be connected to the LTE CPE. 3.) Activate the LTE CPE’s WPS. 4.) Activate the Wi-Fi device’s WPS.

 

Note: Press and hold the WPS button for two to five seconds to set up a 2.4 GHz WPS connection, or press and hold the button for more than five seconds to set up a 5 GHz WPS connection. For specific instructions for the Wi-Fi device, refer to the device’s user manual.

 

  1. Downloading Huawei HiLink App

Scan the QR code to download the Huawei HiLink App and configure the router from your phone.

How to Use Netgear Nighthawk M1 Gigabit Router

This chapter provides an overview of Netgear Nighthawk M1 4GX Gigabit LTE Mobile Router features and instructions for how to set up your mobile router and connect to the Internet.

The chapter covers the following topics:

  • Get to Know Your Mobile Router
  • Install the SIM Card and the Battery
  • Download the NETGEAR Mobile App
  • Power On Your Mobile Router
  • Use the NETGEAR Mobile App to Set Up the Mobile Router
  • External Antennas

 

Get to Know Your Mobile Router

Your mobile router lets you create a WiFi access point in any location with cellular network coverage. Use a WiFi access point to connect your computer or mobile devices to your service provider’s mobile broadband network and connect to the Internet.

  • Rechargeable battery included with the mobile router
  • Wall socket using the AC adapter and USB cable
  • USB port on your computer Your mobile router can receive power from any of the following sources:

 

 

Top Front View

The following figure shows the top front view of the mobile router.

 

Power Button

Use the Power button to wake the mobile router and to power the device on and off.

 

Desired Result Action
Turn on the mobile router. Press and hold the Power button for three seconds.
Turn off the mobile router. Press and hold the Power button for five seconds.
Wake the router. Press and quickly release the Power button.
Switch between screens. Press and quickly release the Power button.

 

 

 

Status LED

The LED indicates the device’s connection status.

LED What the Pattern Means
Slow blue blink The Nighthawk M1 router is ready.
Fast blue blink The Nighthawk M1 router is transferring data.
Slow amber blink The Nighthawk M1 router is not ready.

 

 

LCD Screen

The LCD screen displays information shown in the following figure.

 

 

Rear View

The following figure shows the rear view of the mobile router.

The mobile router rear panel includes the following ports:

  • USB type A port. Connect a USB storage device or charge a smartphone.

For information about USB storage devices, see Connect a USB Storage Device in the article Netgear M1 Share Media and Storage.

For information about charging a smartphone, see see Use the Mobile Router to Jump Boost Another Device in How to Manage Netgear MR1100 Router Battery Usage and Charging.

  • USB type C port. Connect the USB type-C cable that came in the package to recharge the battery or for a tethered connection to a computer.

For more information about recharging the battery, see Recharge the Battery From a Wall Socket  and Recharge the Battery From a Computer USB Port in the article How to Manage Netgear MR1100 Router Battery Usage and Charging. .

A tethered connection to a computer lets you access the mobile router from a web browser without a WiFi connection. See Tethered Connection in How to Connect to the Netgear M1 Nighthawk Mobile Router.

  • Ethernet port. You can connect an Ethernet device to this port and you can offload your mobile Internet data. The Ethernet connection speed is about 500 Mbps.

When you are using an Ethernet connection, you can use the USB type C cable and the AC adapter to recharge the mobile router battery.

Note: You cannot use an Ethernet connection and use a tethered connection to access the mobile router at the same time.

 

 

For information about offloading data, see Offload Your Mobile Internet Connection in Manage Netgear M1 Internet Connection.

For information about how to use a charge-only tethered connection, see Use the USB Type C Cable to Charge Only in How to Manage Battery Usage and Charging.

 

 

 

Optional Accessories

The following optional accessories are also supported:

  • Optional micro SD card (sold separately)
  • Optional antennas (sold separately)

For more information, visit netgear.com/telstraaccessories.

 

 

Install the SIM Card and the Battery

To install the SIM card and the battery:

To obtain an activated micro SIM (3FF format) card, contact Telstra.

  1. Make sure that power to the mobile router is off.
  2. Remove the cover on the bottom of the mobile router.

Place your thumbs on the arrows on the cover and press down while sliding the cover up.

  1. Carefully slide the micro SIM card into the slot.
  2. Align the battery connectors and insert the battery.
  3. If you purchased a micro SD card, insert the card into the micro SD slot.
  4. Replace the mobile router cover.

 

 

 

Download the NETGEAR Mobile App

The NETGEAR Mobile app lets you set up the mobile router. After initial setup, you can use the app to view or change the mobile router settings. You can also use it to enable Arlo support, play and share media, and enable the travel router feature.

To download the NETGEAR Mobile app:

  1. Connect your mobile device to the Internet.
  2. Open a web browser.
  3. Visit http://netgear.com/mobileapp.
  4. Download the NETGEAR Mobile app.

 

 

Power On Your Mobile Router

To power on your mobile router:

  1. Press the Power button on your mobile router.

The LED lights blue.

  1. To view the WiFi name and password, press and release the Power button to toggle through the Nighthawk M1 router LCD displays.

 

Use the NETGEAR Mobile App to Set Up the Mobile Router

To set up the mobile router:

You must use the NETGEAR Mobile app to set up the mobile router.

  1. Launch the NETGEAR Mobile app.

The app prompts you to change the password for the admin user name and to change the WiFi name and WiFi password.

Note: The default password for the admin user name is admin. We strongly recommend that you change this password to a more secure password.

  1. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up your mobile router.

 

External Antennas

Using an external antenna might be recommended in areas of lower coverage to improve your device performance. MIMO Dual TS9 antennas are available from your retailer. Insert the connector carefully to avoid damage to your device.

How to Connect to the Netgear M1 Nighthawk Mobile Router

This chapter is about how to connect to Netgear M1 Nighthawk Mobile router, covering the following topics:

  • Connect to the Mobile Router Network
  • Use the NETGEAR Mobile App to Access the Mobile Router
  • Use a Web Browser to Access the Router

 

 

Connect to the Mobile Router Network

You can connect your computers and mobile devices to the mobile router WiFi network. You can also connect a computer to the mobile router through a tethered connection using the USB cable that came in the package with the mobile router.

Note: If you set up your computer to use a static IP address, change the settings so that it uses Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

WiFi Connection

You can find and select the WiFi network or you can connect to the router’s WiFi network with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS). For information about using WPS, see Use WPS to Connect to the Mobile Router WiFi Network in the article How to Specify Netgear Nighthawk MR1100 Mobile Router Network Settings.

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To find and connect to the WiFi network:

  1. Make sure that the mobile router is powered on (its LED is lit).
  2. Check to make sure that WiFi is enabled on your computer or mobile device and search for WiFi networks.

Refer to the following table or the manual for your WiFi-enabled device for further details on searching for WiFi networks.

 

Device Instructions
 

Windows computer

Click the Internet Access icon, which is usually found on the bottom right side of your screen.
Mac computer Go to the WiFi menu and select Network.
Mobile devices Go to the Settings menu and tap the WiFi icon.
  1. Select the WiFi name displayed on your Nighthawk M1 screen.
  2. Enter the WiFi password exactly as shown on the Nighthawk M1 screen. The password is case-sensitive.

Your computer or mobile device connects to the WiFi network.

 

 

Tethered Connection

To connect the mobile router to the USB port on your computer:

Attach one end of the USB (type C) cable to the mobile router and plug the other end into the USB port on your computer.

Your computer automatically connects to the mobile router LAN (local area network). The first time you connect this way, your computer might display notifications about detecting a new device.

Note: If you want to use data offloading with a tethered connection, use WiFi offloading instead of Ethernet offloading. Tethered access is not supported during Ethernet offloading. For more information about offloading, see Offload Your Mobile Internet Connection in the article about Manage Netgear M1 Internet Connection.

 

 

 

Use the NETGEAR Mobile App to Access the Mobile Router

You use the NETGEAR Mobile app to set up the mobile router. After initial setup, you can launch the app again and use it to log in to the mobile router to view or change its settings.

To log in to the mobile router from the NETGEAR Mobile app:

  1. On your smartphone, connect to the mobile router’s WiFi network.
  2. Launch the NETGEAR Mobile app.

You might be prompted to enter the admin password. During setup, you were prompted to change this password (the default password is admin).

  1. If prompted, enter the admin password.

The app displays the following information:

  • Notifications
  • Data usage as provided by your carrier
  • Your cellular and WiFi signals and battery
  • Current WiFi band (swipeable)
  • WiFi name and password
  • Connected devices.
  1. Swipe down.

The dashboard displays the icons shown in the following table.

 

 

Use a Web Browser to Access the Router

When you connect to the network (either with WiFi or with a tethered connection), you can use a web browser to access the router, to view and change its settings.

To log in to the router from a web browser:

  1. From a computer that is connected to your network, launch a web browser.
  2. Enter http://m.home or http://192.168.1.1. A login window opens.
  3. Enter the router user name and password.

The user name is admin. The user name and password are case-sensitive.

How to Manage Netgear MR1100 Router Battery Usage and Charging

This chapter introduces some simple application and setting for Netgear Nighthawk MR1100, including the following sections:

  • Extend Battery Life
  • Change the LCD Screen Display
  • Recharge the Battery
  • Use the Mobile Router to Jump Boost Another Device
  • Battery Tips
  • General Battery Safety
  • Appropriate Batteries and Chargers
  • Battery Disposal

 

Extend Battery Life

The mobile router, by default, is configured to optimize battery life. If your mobile router is plugged in for an extended period of time, the mobile router automatically reduces charging levels to help protect battery life.

The following factors affect battery life:

  • Standby time
  • Data throughput
  • Mobile broadband signal strength (the better the signal, the longer the battery life)
  • Dual-band WiFi (when all of your devices support 5 GHz WiFi, dual-band WiFi allows faster downloads but uses more power)
  • Guest WiFi, when enabled, uses more power.

 

To extend the battery life, use any of the following methods:

  • Adjust WiFi settings.
  • Adjust display settings.
  • Use a tethered USB connection to your computer.
  • WiFi range

 

 

 

Change the LCD Screen Display

You can change the brightness and the time-out for the LCD.

Change the LCD Screen Time-Out and Brightness From the NETGEAR Mobile App

To change the LCD screen time-out and brightness:

  1. On your smartphone, connect to the mobile router’s WiFi network.
  2. Launch the NETGEAR Mobile app.
  3. Swipe down.The dashboard displays.
  4. Tap Settings.The Settings page displays.
  5. To change the screen time-out, select the number of minutes for the screen time-out.
  6. To change the screen brightness, move the slider.

 

 

 

Change the LCD Screen Time-Out and Brightness From a Web Browser

To change the screen time-out:

  1. From a computer that is connected to your network, launch a web browser.
  2. Enter http://m.home or http://192.168.1.1. A login page displays.
  3. Enter the administrator login password. The password is case-sensitive.The dashboard displays.
  4. Select Settings > Advanced Settings > Device.The Device page displays.
  5. To change the screen time-out, select the number of minutes for the screen time-out.
  6. To change the screen brightness, move the slider.
  7. Click the Apply button. Your settings are saved.

 

 

 

 

Recharge the Battery

The battery comes partially charged. You can recharge the battery from a wall socket or from the USB port on your computer. Recharging from a wall socket is faster than recharging from a USB port. The mobile router supports Quick Charge 2.0 technology. You can charge the mobile router with a Quick Charge–certified adapter, which charges the battery up to 75 percent faster than regular power adapters.

Turn off USB tethering if you only want to charge your mobile router with your computer. For more information, see Turn Off USB Tethering in Internal Access Control.

 

Recharge the Battery from a Wall Socket

To recharge the battery from a wall socket:

  1. Attach one end of the micro USB cable to the connector on the right on the mobile router and attach the other end to the wall charger (included).
  2. Plug the wall charger into a wall socket. A lightning bolt appears on the Battery icon when the battery is charging. The Battery icon on the LCD indicates when the battery is fully charged and a notification displays.

Note: The battery continues to charge when the mobile router is powered off.

 

If your battery does not charge, check the following:

  • Is the mobile router hot? If you are in a low-coverage area, are transferring a lot of data, or left the mobile router in a hot location, the internal temperature of the mobile router can rise above 45°C. In these conditions, the battery cannot be charged due to safety limits with lithium-ion battery technology.
  • Make sure that the USB cable and the AC wall charger are connected securely and are working correctly.
  • If the wall socket is controlled by a switch, make sure that the switch is in the power-on position.

 

Recharge the Battery from a Computer USB Port

To recharge the battery from the USB port on your computer:

  1. Attach one end of the micro USB cable to the mobile router and plug the other end into the USB port on your computer.

The Battery icon includes a lightning bolt to indicate that the battery is charging.

The Battery icon on the LCD indicates when the battery is fully charged and a notification displays.

Note: The LCD goes into sleep mode after a set time to extend battery life. To wake up the LCD, press and quickly release the Power button.

 

Use the USB Type C Cable to Charge Only

You can log in to the mobile router and specify a setting so that the USB type C cable is used only for charging and not to access the mobile router using a web browser. You might want to do this if you are using the Ethernet port and a wall socket is not available to charge the mobile router.

To specify a USB type C cable charge-only setting:

  1. From a computer that is connected to your network, launch a web browser.
  2. Enter http://m.home or http://192.168.1.1. A login window opens.
  3. Enter the router user name and password. The user name is admin. The user name and password are case-sensitive. The mobile router dashboard displays.
  4. Select Setup > Router Setup. The Router Setup page displays.
  5. In the TETHERING section, select Charge only.

Your settings are saved. When you connect the USB type C cable, the mobile router battery charges, but you cannot use the tethered connection to access the mobile router with a web browser.

 

 

 

Use the Mobile Router to Jump Boost another Device

If your smartphone or other device is low on or out of battery power, you can give it a boost by connecting it to the mobile router’s USB port A connector.

Battery Tips

The following tips explain best practices for battery usage and care:

  • Charge batteries in a room-temperature environment, which is generally between 68°F and 79° F (20°C and 26°C). Charging might be temporarily disabled if the battery temperature exceeds 113°F (60°C). If the battery temperature is hot but less than 113°F (60°C), the battery can charge at a slower rate than usual.
  • If a battery exhibits significantly shorter runtime or discharge capacity compared to when it was new, it reached the end of its reasonable lifetime. Consider replacing it.
  • If a battery does not charge or exhibits excessive charging time, it is possible that it reached the end of its life and might need to be replaced.
  • All batteries degrade and lose charge capacity over time as a result of use or storage and must eventually be replaced.
  • Batteries are best stored in a cool, dark, dry place. Avoid storage in direct sunlight and in vehicles parked outdoors.
  • Batteries might get warm while charging and discharging. This is normal behavior for all batteries.
  • Use the AC adapter and the USB cable that came with this device.
  • Use the latest firmware. Check for updates on a regular basis.
  • Device performance and runtime are affected by workload or usage. Higher workloads or usage can lead to higher battery temperatures and faster battery power consumption.
  • Streaming large amounts of data affects the power consumption and reduces the operating time of the battery.

General Battery Safety

Observe the following guidelines:

  • Stop using a battery if its case appears damaged, swollen, or compromised. Examples include, but are not limited to, leaking, odors, dents, corrosion, rust, cracks, swelling, melting, and scratches.
  • Do not expose batteries to fire or other heat generating environments.
  • Do not place the battery or the device in areas that might get hot. Examples include, but are not limited to, on or near a space heater, cooking surface, cooking appliance, iron, radiator, or fireplace.
  • Do not get the battery or the device wet. Even though it might dry and appear to operate normally, the circuitry can slowly corrode and defeat its safety circuitry.
  • Do not crush, puncture, deform, or put a high degree of pressure on the battery, which can cause an internal short circuit, resulting in overheating.
  • Avoid dropping the battery or the device. Dropping it, especially on a hard surface, might cause damage to the battery and the device. If you suspect damage to the battery or the device, replace it.
  • When the battery is outside the device, do not allow the battery to come in contact with metal objects, such as coins, buttons, jewelry, or tools.
  • Do not disassemble or modify batteries. Do not use a battery for anything other than its intended purpose.

 

Appropriate Batteries and Chargers

Observe the following guidelines:

  • Use only approved batteries in the device. Purchase only products and accessories recommended by NETGEAR or your carrier. Use of unapproved batteries, products, or accessories will void your warranty.
  • Do not use incompatible batteries and chargers. Some websites and second-hand dealers, not associated with reputable manufacturers and carriers, might sell incompatible or even counterfeit batteries and chargers.
  • If you are unsure about whether a replacement battery or charger is compatible, contact NETGEAR.
  • Quick Charge 2.0–enabled devices must be paired with Quick Charge 2.0–certified adapters.

 

Battery Disposal

Follow disposal regulations in your region, and handle batteries safely. Observe the following guidelines:

  • Disposal regulations vary by region. Dispose of old batteries and equipment in compliance with your local regulations.
  • Proper disposal might include recycling programs for batteries, cell phones, or other electronic waste.
  • Do not dispose of batteries in a fire.

Manage Netgear M1 Internet Connection

This chapter explains how to manage your Nighthawk M1 mobile router Internet connection.

The chapter covers the following topics:

  • View Your Data Usage
  • Offload Your Mobile Internet Connection
  • Specify Cellular Settings
  • Enable VPN Service

 

View Your Data Usage

You can view an estimate of your data usage on the mobile router LCD, from the NETGEAR Mobile app, and on the mobile router web page.

To find out how to manage your data, visit telstra.com/yourdata.

View Data Usage on the Mobile Router LCD

To wake the device, press the Power button.

The LCD shows the estimated data usage for the current billing cycle.

 

 

View Data Usage from the NETGEAR Mobile App

To view estimated data usage from the NETGEAR Mobile app:

  1. On your smartphone, connect to the mobile router’s WiFi network.
  2. Launch the NETGEAR Mobile app.

The app shows the estimated data usage for the current billing cycle.

 

View Data Usage from a Web Browser

You can log in to the mobile router from a computer using a web browser.

To view estimated data usage information on the mobile router web page:

  1. From a computer that is connected to your network, launch a web browser.
  2. Enter http://m.home or http://192.168.1.1.

A login page displays.

  1. Enter the administrator login password.

The password is case-sensitive.

The mobile router dashboard displays the estimated data usage in the right pane.

  1. To view more details, click the CHECK MY ACCOUNT link.

 

 

Offload Your Mobile Internet Connection

Data offloading lets you transfer the mobile router’s Internet connection from mobile broadband to another WiFi or Ethernet connection. Data offloading reduces the amount of data that you are using on the cellular band. You might want to use this feature if you are in an area in which many others are using cellular connections at the same time or in areas with poor cellular reception.

During Ethernet offloading, you can use the micro USB port for AC charging and you can use the USB type A port to jump boost a device or to connect a USB device.

If you want to use a tethered connection and offload, use WiFi offloading. You cannot use an Ethernet connection and a tethered connection at the same time.

Turn On Data Offloading From the NETGEAR Mobile App

To turn on data offloading:

  1. Launch the NETGEAR Mobile app on your smartphone.
  2. Swipe down.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Tap Offloading.

The Offloading page displays.

  1. Select WiFi.

The Offloading page displays a list of WiFi networks in your area.

  1. To connect to a network on the list, do the following:

a. Tap a WiFi network.

b. When prompted, enter the password for the WiFi network and tap CONNECT.

6. To join another WiFi network that is not in the list, do the following:

a. Tap Join Network.

b. When prompted, type the network name and the password.

c. Tap CONNECT.

7. To offload to a preferred network, do the following:

a. Tap Preferred Networks. A list of preferred networks displays.

b. Select the network and enter the password.

c. Tap CONNECT.

When the hotspot is offloading the Internet connection, the WiFi icon is bright blue and displays the signal strength. The screen displays the SSID of the active WiFi network.

 

Turn On Data Offloading from a Web Browser

To turn data offloading on or off:

  1. From a computer that is connected to your network, launch a web browser.
  2. Enter http://m.home or http://192.168.1.1.

A login page displays.

  1. Enter the administrator login password.

The password is case-sensitive.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Select Setting > Setup > Data Offloading.

The Data Offloading page displays.

  1. Select the Enable check box.
  2. Select the WiFi or Ethernet radio button.
  3. To use WiFi offloading, enter the WiFi network name and WiFi password.
  4. Click the Apply button.

Your settings are saved.

 

 

 

Specify Cellular Settings

You can specify cellular network settings for the mobile router.

Specify Cellular Settings from the NETGEAR Mobile App

To specify cellular settings:

  1. On your smartphone, connect to the mobile router’s WiFi network.
  2. Launch the NETGEAR Mobile app.
  3. Swipe down.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Tap Settings > Cellular.

The Cellular page displays. Domestic Data is selected by default.

  1. To turn domestic data on and off, tap Domestic Data.
  2. To turn roaming on and off, tap International Roaming.
  3. To add an APN, do the following:

a. Tap APN.

b. Tap +.

The Add a new APN page displays.

c. Complete the settings.

d. Tap Add.

The APN is added.

 

 

 

Specify Cellular Settings from a Web Browser

To specify cellular settings:

  1. From a computer that is connected to your network, launch a web browser.
  2. Enter http://m.home or http://192.168.1.1.

A login page displays.

  1. Enter the administrator login password.

The password is case-sensitive.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Select Settings > Advanced Settings > Cellular.
  2. Change the settings as needed.
  3. To add an APN, do the following:

a. Click the ADD button.

b. Complete the fields.

c. Click the ADD button.

The Cellular page displays the APN.

d. To make this APN active, click the Edit icon for this APN.

The Edit APN page displays.

e. Select the Active check box.

f. Click the SAVE button.

This APN is now the active APN. The Cellular Settings page displays a green check mark next to the active APN.

  1. Click the Apply button.

Your settings are saved.

 

Enable VPN Service

To connect to a corporate network using VPN, you must first enable VPN service.

Enable VPN Service from a Web Browser

To enable VPN service:

  1. From a computer that is connected to your network, launch a web browser.
  2. Enter http://m.home or http://192.168.1.1.

A login page displays.

  1. Enter the administrator login password.

The password is case-sensitive.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Select Settings > Advanced Settings > Other.
  2. Select the VPN Service Enable check box.
  3. Click the Apply button.

Your settings are saved.

Netgear Nighthawk M1 Mobile Router Internet Access Control

The Netgear Nighthawk M1 router comes with a built-in firewall that helps protect your home network from unwanted intrusions from the Internet.

This chapter includes the following sections:

  • Set up Parental Controls
  • Access Control
  • Turn off USB Tethering
  • Manage Website Filters
  • Set up a Schedule for Internet Access
  • Enable SIM Security
  • Enable Port Forwarding
  • Set up Port Filtering
  • Enable DMZ

 

 

Set Up Parental Controls

The first time that you select Parental Controls, your browser goes to the Live Parental Controls website, where you can learn more about parental controls and download the application.

After you set up and enable parental controls, you can change the web filtering level for each device on the network through the network map page on the genie app.

To set up parental controls:

  1. From a computer that is connected to your network, launch a web browser.
  2. Enter http://m.home or http://192.168.1.1.

A login page displays.

  1. Enter the administrator login password.

The password is case-sensitive.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Select Settings > Security > Parental Controls.

The Parental Controls page displays.

  1. Select the Enable check box.

Because Live Parental Controls uses free OpenDNS accounts, you must log in or create a free account.

  1. Log in to your OpenDNS account:
  • If you already own an OpenDNS account, log in to your account.
  • If you do not own an OpenDNS account, click the Sign Up link to create a new account a log in.
  1. Select a filtering level.
  2. To create a list of unrestricted devices, do the following:

a.In the Unrestricted Devices section, click the ADD button.

  1. Select the device.

The device is added to the list.

  1. Click the Apply button.

Your settings are saved.

 

 

Access Control

You can use access control to set up a list of devices to be blocked from accessing the mobile router or to be allowed access.

Set Up Access Control From the NETGEAR Mobile App

To set up access control:

  1. On your smartphone, connect to the mobile router’s WiFi network.
  2. Launch the NETGEAR Mobile app.
  3. Swipe down.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Tap Devices.

The Devices page displays.

  1. Tap Block List or Allow List.

Depending on your selection, the page displays an Allow List or a Block List.

  1. To turn blocking on or off, tap the Block all in list slider.
  2. To turn an allow list on or off, tap the Allow only in list slider.
  3. To add a device to the list, tap + and select the device.

The device is added to the list.

  1. To remove a device from the list, select the device and then tap the trash can.

The device is removed from the list.

Set Up Access Control from a Web Browser

To set up access control:

  1. From a computer that is connected to your network, launch a web browser.
  2. Enter http://m.home or http://192.168.1.1.

A login page displays.

  1. Enter the administrator login password.

The password is case-sensitive.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Select Settings > Security > Access Control.

The Access Control page displays.

  1. Select the Enable check box.
  2. In the Filter Type menu, select Allow List or Block List.

Depending on your selection, the page displays an Allow List or a Block List.

  1. To add a device to the list, click the ADD button and select the device.

The device is added to the list.

  1. To remove a device from the list, select the device and then click the DELETE button.

The device is removed from the list.

 

 

 

 

Turn Off USB Tethering

USB tethering lets you connect to the Internet from supported computers with a USB cable and charge the mobile router battery at the same time.

Turn off USB tethering if you only want to charge your mobile router with your computer.

Turn Off USB Tethering From the NETGEAR Mobile App

To turn off tethering:

  1. On your smartphone, connect to the mobile router’s WiFi network.
  2. Launch the NETGEAR Mobile app.
  3. Swipe down.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Tap Settings.

The Settings page displays.

  1. Tap General.

The General page displays.

  1. Under ROUTER, tap Tethering to toggle between Charge only and Charge + tether.

 

Turn Off USB Tethering From a Web Browser

To turn off tethering:

  1. From a computer that is connected to your network, launch a web browser.
  2. Enter http://m.home or http://192.168.1.1.

A login page displays.

  1. Enter the administrator login password.

The password is case-sensitive.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Select Settings > Setup > Router Setup.

The Router Setup page displays.

  1. In the Use USB port for section, select Charge only.
  2. Click the Apply button.

Your settings are saved.

 

 

Manage Website Filters

You can set up a filter to block or allow access to websites that you specify. You can also set up a list of devices that are unrestricted. The website filtering does not apply to unrestricted devices.

To set up a website filter:

  1. From a computer that is connected to your network, launch a web browser.
  2. Enter http://m.home or http://192.168.1.1.

A login page displays.

  1. Enter the administrator login password.

The password is case-sensitive.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Select Settings > Security > Website Filters.

The Website Filters page displays.

  1. Select the Enable check box.
  2. In the Filter Type menu, select Block List or Allow List.

Depending on your selection, a Blocked Websites list or an Allowed Websites list displays.

  1. To add a website to the list, click the ADD button and enter the website.

The website is added to the list.

  1. To edit an entry in the list, do the following:
  2. Select its check box.
  3. Click the Edit icon.
  4. Enter the changes.
  5. To remove a website from the list, select its check box and then click the DELETE button.

The website is removed from the list.

  1. To create a list of unrestricted devices, do the following:
  2. In the Unrestricted Devices section, click the ADD button.
  3. Select the device.

The device is added to the list.

  1. Click the Apply button.

Your settings are saved.

 

 

 

 

Set Up a Schedule for Internet Access

To set up a schedule for Internet access:

  1. From a computer that is connected to your network, launch a web browser.
  2. Enter http://m.home or http://192.168.1.1.

A login page displays.

  1. Enter the administrator login password.

The password is case-sensitive.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Select Settings > Security > Schedule.

The Schedule page displays.

  1. Select the Enable check box.
  2. To add a schedule rule, click the Add button.

The NEW RULE page displays.

  1. Specify the name of the rule and the days and times for the rule.
  2. Click the SAVE button.

Your settings are saved.

 

 

Edit a Schedule Rule

To edit a schedule rule:

  1. From a computer that is connected to your network, launch a web browser.
  2. Enter http://m.home or http://192.168.1.1.

A login page displays.

  1. Enter the administrator login password.

The password is case-sensitive.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Select Settings > Security > Schedule.

The Schedule page displays.

  1. Click the Edit icon for the rule.

The EDIT RULE page displays.

  1. Change the settings.
  2. Click the SAVE button.

Your settings are saved.

 

 

Delete a Schedule Rule

To delete a schedule rule:

  1. From a computer that is connected to your network, launch a web browser.
  2. Enter http://m.home or http://192.168.1.1.

A login page displays.

  1. Enter the administrator login password.

The password is case-sensitive.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Select Settings > Security > Schedule.

The Schedule page displays.

  1. Select the check box for the rule.
  2. Click the DELETE button.

The rule is deleted.

 

 

 

Enable SIM Security

If you enable SIM security, you must enter a SIM PIN each time you power on the mobile router.

Enable SIM Security From the NETGEAR Mobile App

To enable SIM security:

  1. On your smartphone, connect to the mobile router’s WiFi network.
  2. Launch the NETGEAR Mobile app.
  3. Swipe down.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Tap Security.

The Security page displays.

  1. Tap SIM Security.

The SIM Security page displays.

  1. Tap ACTIVATE.

The Enter SIM Security page displays.

  1. Enter a PIN.
  2. Tap OKAY.

Your settings are saved.

If you enter an incorrect PIN three times, the SIM is blocked. If the SIM is blocked, contact your network service provider to receive a PUK number to unblock the SIM.

 

 

 

Enable SIM Security from a Web Browser

To enable SIM security:

  1. From a computer that is connected to your network, launch a web browser.
  2. Enter http://m.home or http://192.168.1.1.

A login page displays.

  1. Enter the administrator login password.

The password is case-sensitive.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Select Settings > Network > SIM Security.

The SIM Security page displays.

  1. Click the ACTIVATE button.
  2. Enter your PIN.
  3. Click the Apply button.

If you enter an incorrect PIN three times, the SIM is blocked. If the SIM is blocked, contact your network service provider to receive a PUK number to unblock the SIM.

 

 

Enable Netgear Nighthawk M1 Port Forwarding

Port forwarding is an advanced feature. If your computer is hosting a server, you can enable port forwarding so that other users can access the server.

Note: Port forwarding creates a security risk. When not required, disable port forwarding.

To enable port forwarding:

  1. From a computer that is connected to your network, launch a web browser.
  2. Enter http://m.home or http://192.168.1.1.

A login page displays.

  1. Enter the administrator login password.

The password is case-sensitive.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Select Settings > Router > Port Forwarding.

The Port Forwarding page displays.

  1. Select the Enable radio button.

The Port Forwarding list displays.

Incoming traffic is forwarded to specific ports and devices on your network using their local IP addresses.

  1. To add a port forwarding address, click the ADD button.

The ADD SERVICE page displays.

  1. Enter the following port forwarding information:
  • Rule Name. Enter a descriptive name.
  • IP Address. Enter the IP address of the connected device.
  • Port. Enter the port number that the application uses.
  • Protocol. If you are unsure, select TCP.
  1. Click the ADD button.

Your settings are saved.

 

 

Set Up Port Filtering

You can select which applications (for example, HTTP, FTP, email servers) can access the Internet. Used with other security measures such as a firewall, port filtering can enhance network security.

To set up port filtering:

  1. From a computer that is connected to your network, launch a web browser.
  2. Enter http://m.home or http://192.168.1.1.

A login page displays.

  1. Enter the administrator login password.

The password is case-sensitive.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Select Settings > Router > Port Filtering.

The Port Filtering page displays.

  1. Select the Enable check box.

The Filter Type menu displays.

  1. Select Block List or Allow List.

The ADD SERVICE page displays.

  1. Enter the following port forwarding information:
  • Service Name. Enter a descriptive name.
  • Port. Enter the port number that the application uses.
  • Protocol. If you are unsure, select TCP.
  1. Click the ADD button.

Your settings are saved.

 

 

 

Enable DMZ

In a demilitarized zone (DMZ) network configuration, a computer runs outside the firewall in the DMZ. This computer intercepts incoming Internet traffic, providing an extra layer of protection for the rest of the network, and sending all incoming data to a particular IP address.

To enable the DMZ and designate a computer to screen incoming traffic:

  1. From a computer that is connected to your network, launch a web browser.
  2. Enter http://m.home or http://192.168.1.1.

A login page displays.

  1. Enter the administrator login password.

The password is case-sensitive.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Select Settings > Advanced > Other.

The Other page displays.

  1. Select the Enable check box.
  2. In the DMZ Address field, enter the IP address of the computer to which you want all data sent.

If the mobile router is tethered using a USB cable, this address is 192.168.1.4. If the mobile router is connected using WiFi, the first WiFi client’s IP address is usually 192.168.1.74.

  1. Click the Apply button.

Your settings are saved.

How to Specify Netgear Nighthawk MR1100 Mobile Router Network Settings

This chapter provides information about how to configure various aspects of the Netgear Nighthawk MR1100 mobile router such as WiFi settings, WAN settings, and router settings. The chapter covers the following topics:

  • Select a WiFi Profile
  • WiFi Settings
  • Use WPS to Connect to the Mobile Router WiFi Network
  • Universal Plug-N-Play
  • Enable IP Pass-Through Mode
  • Specify the IP Addresses That the Mobile Router Assigns
  • Disable the DHCP Server Feature in the Mobile Router

 

Select a WiFi Profile

You can view or change the mobile router WiFi settings. The following WiFi profiles are available:

  • Dual-band WiFi (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz). Connect 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz devices to transfer data at higher throughputs.
  • 2.4 GHz WiFi. Use only the 2.4 GHz WiFi band.
  • 5 GHz WiFi. Use only the 5 GHz WiFi band.
  • Guest WiFi. Share your WiFi with temporary visitors without exposing the devices on your network or letting visitors access the mobile router web page.
  • Turn Off WiFi. This turns off the WiFi signal from the mobile router. With this setting, you can only connect to the mobile router with a tethered USB connection.

Note: Whenever you change WiFi settings, any devices connected to the mobile router are disconnected and might need to be reconnected.

 

 

 

Select a WiFi Profile From the NETGEAR Mobile App

To select a WiFi profile:

  1. On your smartphone, connect to the mobile router’s WiFi network.
  2. Launch the NETGEAR Mobile app.
  3. Swipe down.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Tap Settings > WiFi > WiFi Profiles.

The WiFi Profiles displays.

  1. Tap a WiFi network to select it.
  2. Tap SAVE.

Your settings are saved.

 

Select a WiFi Profile from a Web Browser

To select a WiFi profile:

  1. From a computer that is connected to your network, launch a web browser.
  2. Enter http://m.home or http://192.168.1.1.

A login page displays.

  1. Enter the administrator login password.

The password is case-sensitive.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Select Settings > Setup > WiFi Profiles.

The WiFi Profiles page displays.

  1. Select the Enable button for the WiFi profile that you want to use.
  2. Click the Apply button.

The selected WiFi profile is activated.

 

 

 

WiFi Settings

Note:Whenever you change WiFi settings, any devices connected to the mobile router are disconnected and might need to be reconnected.

Specify WiFi Settings From the NETGEAR Mobile App

To specify the WiFi settings from the NETGEAR Mobile app:

  1. On your smartphone, connect to the mobile router’s WiFi network.
  2. Launch the NETGEAR Mobile app.
  3. Swipe down.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Tap WiFi.

The WiFi page displays.

  1. Change the settings.

Your settings are saved.

 

Specify WiFi Settings from a Web Browser

To select a WiFi profile or create a custom profile on the mobile router web page:

  1. From a computer that is connected to your network, launch a web browser.
  2. Enter http://m.home or http://192.168.1.1.

A login page displays.

  1. Enter the administrator login password.

The password is case-sensitive.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Select Settings > Setup > Wireless.

The Wireless Network page displays the settings for the 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz WiFi bands and global WiFi settings.

  1. Change the settings as needed.

By default, the Broadcast WiFi Name SSID check box is selected for each network so that the WiFi network name displays in the list of WiFi networks for computers or mobile devices.

  1. To change the global WiFi settings, adjust the WiFi standby time or the WiFi range.
  2. Click the Apply button.

Your settings are saved.

When you change your profile options (including disabling or enabling either WiFi network), any devices connected to the mobile router are disconnected and might need to be reconnected.

 

 

 

Use WPS to Connect to the Mobile Router WiFi Network

To connect to the mobile router WiFi network, you can find the network and connect or you can use WPS. If the device is WPS enabled, you can use the WPS method to connect the device without using the WiFi password.

Use WPS from the NETGEAR Mobile App

To add a WPS-enabled WiFi device from the NETGEAR Mobile app:

  1. On your smartphone, connect to the mobile router’s WiFi network.
  2. Launch the NETGEAR Mobile app.
  3. Swipe down.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Tap WiFi.

The WiFi page displays.

  1. Tap WPS.
  2. Within two minutes, tap or click the WPS button on the mobile device or computer that you want to connect.

Your mobile router and the mobile device or computer communicate and establish the connection.

 

Use WPS From a Web Browser

To add a WPS-enabled WiFi device from the mobile router web page:

  1. From a computer that is connected to your network, launch a web browser.
  2. Enter http://m.home or http://192.168.1.1.

A login page displays.

  1. Enter the administrator login password.

The password is case-sensitive.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Select Wireless or Guest Network.

The Wireless or Guest Network page displays.

  1. Click the WPS button for the network.

The WPS page displays.

  1. Choose the WPS method that you want to use:
  • WPS button pairing. If the device you want to connect includes a WPS button, click the WPS button pairing button and, within two minutes (120 seconds), press the device’s WPS button.
  • Enter WPS PIN. If a WPS pin is associated with the device that you want to connect, click the Enter WPS PIN button and enter the device’s WPS PIN.

Your mobile router and the wireless device communicate and establish the connection.

 

 

Universal Plug-N-Play

Universal Plug N Play (UPnP) helps devices, such as Internet appliances and computers, access the network and connect to other devices as needed. UPnP devices can automatically discover the services from other registered UPnP devices on the network. UPnP is beneficial when you use applications such as multiplayer gaming, peer-to-peer connections, or real-time communications such as instant messaging or remote assistance (a feature in Windows XP). By default, UPnP is enabled in the mobile router.

Turn UPnP Off or On From the NETGEAR Mobile App

By default, UPnP is enabled in the mobile router, but you can disable and enable this feature.

To disable or enable Nighthawk M1 UPnP:

  1. On your smartphone, connect to the mobile router’s WiFi network.
  2. Launch the NETGEAR Mobile app.
  3. Swipe down.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Tap Settings.

The Settings page displays.

  1. Tap General.

The General page displays.

  1. Tap the Enable UPnP slider.

UPnP toggles off or on.

 

 

Turn UPnP Off or On From a Web Browser

By default, UPnP is enabled in the mobile router, but you can disable and enable this feature.

To disable or enable UPnP:

  1. From a computer that is connected to your network, launch a web browser.
  2. Enter http://m.home or http://192.168.1.1.

A login page displays.

  1. Enter the administrator login password.

The password is case-sensitive.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Select Settings > Advanced Settings > Other.

The Router Settings page displays.

  1. Select the UPnP Disable or Enable button.

UPnP toggles off and on.

  1. Click the Apply button.

Your settings are saved.

 

 

Enable IP Pass-Through Mode

To turn off the mobile router functionality and assign the network IP address directly to the attached device, enable IP pass-through.

If you make this change, the attached device restarts using a different driver configuration.

WARNING: If you enable this feature, WiFi is disabled and you must use a USB cable to tether the device.

Note: This feature is available to Windows computer users. If you are a Mac user, do not enable this option because you will be unable to access your device.

To enable IP pass through mode:

  1. From a computer that is connected to your network, launch a web browser.
  2. Enter http://m.home or http://192.168.1.1.

A login page displays.

  1. Enter the administrator login password.

The password is case-sensitive.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Select Settings > Setup > Router Setup.

The ROUTER SETUP page displays.

  1. Select the IP PASSTHROUGH ON button.

The default selection is AUTO.

 

 

Specify the IP Addresses That the Mobile Router Assigns

By default, the router acts as a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server. The router assigns IP, DNS server, and default gateway addresses to all computers connected to the LAN. The assigned default gateway address is the LAN address of the router.

These addresses must be part of the same IP address subnet as the router’s LAN IP address. Using the default addressing scheme, define a range between 192.168.1.2 and 192.168.1.254, although you can save part of the range for devices with fixed addresses.

To specify the pool of IP addresses that the mobile router assigns:

  1. From a computer that is connected to your network, launch a web browser.
  2. Enter http://m.home or http://192.168.1.1.

A login page displays.

  1. Enter the administrator login password.

The password is case-sensitive.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Select Settings > Setup > Router Setup.

The ROUTER SETUP page displays.

  1. Enter the starting IP address and the ending IP address.
  2. Click the Apply button.

Your settings are saved.

 

 

 

Disable the DHCP Server Feature in the Mobile Router

By default, the mobile router acts as a DHCP server. The router assigns IP, DNS server, and default gateway addresses to all computers connected to the LAN. The assigned default gateway address is the LAN address of the router.

You can use another device on your network as the DHCP server, or specify the network settings of all your computers.

To disable the DHCP server feature in the mobile router:

  1. From a computer that is connected to your network, launch a web browser.
  2. Enter http://m.home or http://192.168.1.1.

A login page displays.

  1. Enter the administrator login password.

The password is case-sensitive.

The dashboard displays.

  1. Select Settings > Setup > Router Setup.

The ROUTER SETUP page displays.

  1. Clear the Use NETGEAR Mobile as DHCP server check box.
  2. Click the Apply button.

Your settings are saved.

  1. (Optional) If this service is disabled and no other DHCP server is on your network, set your computer IP addresses manually so that they can access the mobile router.