Netgear has confirmed the distribution of the Netgear Nighthawk M1(MR1100) in Europe from mid-2017. It is obvious that many European operators are not yet ready to deliver Gigabit on their networks, but as time goes, things are moving forward. Nevertheless, the Netgear M1 has many advantages for aggregated carrier networks that deliver high speeds for up to 1 Gbps download.
The Nighthawk M1 is world’s first 4G LTE router offering download data rate of up to 1 Gbps. It is equipped with the Qualcomm X16 LTE modem announced in 2016. The Netgear M1 implements several technologies, starting with the aggregation of 4 carriers, a technology of 4 x 4 MIMO, and QAM-256 modulation. Here now, the Netgear Nighthawk M1 is only available for Australian network provider Telstra. And the US network carrier AT&T also introduced this LTE advanced Pro mobile router, but we haven’t gotten the AT&T Nighthawk M1. Of course, this equipment will be distributed in other regions as soon as the operator networks are well prepared for Gigabit transmission.
The Netgear MR1100 is rather well equipped (not to mention that the Gigabit LTE remains a theoretical flow). A 2.4 “LCD display is present on the top and gives all the connectivity and flow information. The device also presents:
* 2 x external antenna connectors (type TS-9)
* A type A USB port
* A USB type C port
* An Ethernet port
The Netgear Nighthawk M1 provides the possibility to connect via Ethernet port, which means it can redistribute the link to devices with wired link. It remains completely mobile and equipped with a battery of 5000 mAh for mobile use, which could keep working for connection up to 24 hours. The battery can charge other mobile devices such as a smartphone if necessary as a backup. And this battery is removable, which allows to replace it and therefore spare battery can be charged in advance for travel.
Regarding the WLAN feature, Nighthawk M1 offers WiFi 802.11ac with dual-Band 2.4GHz / 5GHz. And the M1 can support up to 20 connected clients simultaneously. It also has a Micro SD card slot for storing and sharing media. It can be seen that connectivity is powerful in this router, which can connect many devices such as a NAS, printers, USB devices..
On the network side, the M1 offers a LTE-A link of category 16 using an aggregation of 4 carriers (4X4 MIMO) for a theoretical maximum throughput of 1 Gbps download and 150 Mbps upload.
Netgear Nighthawk M1 supported frequency bands (for Australian carrier Telstra):
* 4G FDD-LTE Band 1/3/7/8/28: 700/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz
* 3G Band: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
The Telstra version Nighthawk M1 could work well in Europe areas.
Supported frequency bands for US carrier AT&T:
* 4G LTE Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/12/29/30/66
* 3G Band: 850/AWS/1900/2100MHz
The dimensions of the M1 are 105.5 × 105.5 x 20.35 mm for a weight of 240 grams.
This 4G LTE advanced router is very well equipped, offers the latest technology and has a really rich connectivity. Both for fixed use in an underserved area at high speeds and for mobile use in all situations, the Netgear Nighthawk M1 seems to the best mobile 4G router now in the market. We can’t wait to test it fully.
The price of Unlocked Netgear Nighthawk M1 available on www.4gltemall.com, if you want a powerful mobile router which could travel all over the world, it’s no doubt that the Nighthawk M1 is the right one.