How to Update Netgear Nighthawk M1 Firmware

There are three methods to update the Nighthawk M1 firmware as below:

Update Netgear Nighthawk M1 Mobile Router Firmware

The Netgear Nighthawk M1 mobile router automatically checks for new firmware updates. If an update becomes available, the mobile router displays an alert. You can also check for updates manually without receiving an alert.

Update Firmware from an Alert

To update the firmware:

  1. Open the alert.
  2. Click the Download button.

When the download completes, the mobile router displays an alert with an Install now button.

  1. Click the Install now button.

The update installs. The mobile router reboots automatically and uses the new software.


Update Firmware from the NETGEAR Mobile App

To update firmware using 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 Settings > Firmware.

The Firmware page displays.


The mobile router checks for firmware updates. If an updated is available, it is automatically downloaded.


After the update install completes, a success message displays.


Update the Firmware from the Web Page

To update firmware using 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

A login page displays.

  1. Enter the administrator login password.

The password is case-sensitive.

The dashboard displays. If a firmware update is available, a blue INSTALL NEW FIRMWARE link displays on the right.

  1. Click the INSTALL NEW FIRMWARE link.

The update downloads.

  1. Follow the onscreen instructions to install the update.

After the update completes, the mobile router reboots.


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