Netgear Nighthawk M1 Mobile Router Overview

Netgear has introduced the Nighthawk M1, a mobile LTE router with Ethernet port that can supply up to 20 devices with up to 1 GBit/s download speed at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona (MWC). Many smartphones now offer hotspot capabilities, making it a mobile Wi-Fi access point for other smart devices. But if you want something more stable, faster and, above all, variable, you will not miss a dedicated mobile LTE router. The Nighthawk M1 from Netgear is top one of them. The Nighthawk M1 (MR1100) can provide up to 20 devices with mobile Internet access at a fast speed that is beyond the speed from a 4G smartphone.

The small pocket router Netgear M1 can forward up to 1 GBit/s. Connection can be obtained via the dual-band WLAN function or via a LAN output. Qualcomm provides the heart of the mobile router and contributes its share of the Nighthawk M1 with the MDM9x50. It supports nine LTE bands and makes uploading up to 150 Mbit/s possible.

Specifications of the NETGEAR Nighthawk M1:

  • Max. 1 Gbps download and 150 Mbps upload speeds
  • LTE Cat 16, 4-band CA and 4×4 MIMO: 1, 3, 7
  • Up to 4x carrier aggregation and support for LA in future firmware upgrades
  • LTE bands: 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41
  • WCDMA: 1, 2, 5, 8
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MDM9x50
  • Dual-band / dual-concurrent WLAN
  • WLAN 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz; WLAN 802.11 a/n/ac 5 Ghz
  • Large battery of 5040mAh

Netgear Nighthawk Router M1 at the MWC 2018

At the MWC in Barcelona, ​​the Nighthawk router M1 is not showed up for first. Actually, it was available in Australia and USA since 2017. Even though, the Nighthawk M1 in Europe comes with travel-friendly dimensions and a comfortable weight of 240 grams. The 2.4-inch LCD screen was easy to read even in the ungrateful exhibition hall light and showed the most important information. If the reception of the LTE network is not quite as stable as one would like it to be – for example in buildings, a 4G external antenna can help. Those who has surfed his smartphone power empty can use the small Netgear 4G router as a power bank. However, the large battery of 5040mAh can make Netgear Nighthawk router continuous working at 24 hours on average.

The first review quickly gives you confidence in the power of the Nighthawk M1. So you trust him quickly to survive even in the more robust travel assignment. With the powerful function, you should not expect at the very low price.

Price and availability

The Netgear Nighthawk M1 (MR1100) is now available at retail store www.4gltemall.com with price of just of 459.00USD with free 4G MIMO antenna of dual TS-9 connector. The unlocked Nighthawk M1 is in Telstra version, and it could be widely used in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, you can also use the unlocked Nighthawk router in Asia and Middle East areas. If you would travel to USA, you’d better use the unlocked ATT Nighthawk M1. With the Nighthawk M1 router, a removable lithium-ion battery (Li-Ion), a charger with USB-C cable and installation instructions are included.

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.

Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100 Gigabit 4G Hotspot Review

Since the end of February 2018, this Nighthawk M1 MR1100 mobile LTE hotspot is available in Europe, which impresses above all by its sheer performance. The new Gigabit LTE mobile router is available in an extremely compact body. A colored LED display indicates important network information and the built-in battery has a generous capacity of 5,040 mAh. Dual-band WLAN with MIMO and USB Type C are further highlights, with an RJ45 Ethernet port.

Features and characteristics of Nighthawk M1 MR1100
Manufacturer and model number Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100
Chipset: Qualcomm MDM9x50
LTE Category: Cat. 16
Download rate 1,000 Mbps
Upload rate 150 Mbps
Supported LTE bands: 700/800/900/1800/2100/2300/2500/2600 MHz
Backwards compatible with: HSPA+, UMTS
Support for LTE-Advanced Yes
MIMO Support: Yes
Connection for external antenna: Yes, Two TS-9 Connectors(Buy Netgear nighthawk m1 antenna)
Network | LAN & WLAN
LAN ports: 1
WLAN standards: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
5 GHz WLAN support: Yes
Encryption: SIM Security
WLAN hotspot function: Yes
Others
Battery pack: 5,040 mAh
Dimension: 105.5 x 105.5 x 20.35 mm
USB: 1x USB Type A 2.0, 1x USB Type C
Memory card expansion: yes, micro SD
release: 1:02:18
Price: It depends
Available at: »at 4gltemall.com
Information material
Installation Guide: » Download here (PDF, 0,5 MB, english)
Detailed manual: » Download manual here (PDF, 4,3 MB, english)

 

 

Nighthawk M1 – the Best Gigabit LTE hotspot with Ethernet Port

In January 2017, the Californian network expert Netgear presented its mobile LTE hotspot Nighthawk M1 at CES. The Australian network provider Telstra introduced the Nighthawk M1 to its plan. And around the end of 2017, US network provider AT&T also used the Netgear Nighthawk M1. Unfortunately, it took more than a year before the product actually landed in Europe. The wait was worth it, however, because faster 4G Internet in such a tiny terminal did not exist so far. According to the LTE category 16, up to 1 Gbit/s in the download and a maximum of 150 Mbit/s in the upload are possible. This is made possible by the modem MDM9x50 from the semiconductor manufacturer Qualcomm. With 240 grams and the approximately 10 cm wide surface fits the mini router in every pocket. Thus, you can conveniently provide yourself, friends and relatives with fast-paced Internet on the go.

 

Nighthawk M1 – Advanced LTE Technology Adopted

Aside from the sheer data transfer rate, the Nighthawk M1 LTE hotspot comes with other well-thought-out features. For example, thanks to 4-band carrier aggregation and 4 × 4 MIMO, optimum reception is ensured. The Netgear M1 is compatible with all LTE frequencies supported in this Europe, including the important Band 20 (800 MHz).

If the 4G Internet is not available, the Nighthawk M1 MR110 would turn to 3G network automatically. The router uses 3G bands on 850, 900, 1900 and 2100 MHz frequencies. The fastest bandwidth and the best signal, however, cannot be reached if the 4G Internet cannot be forwarded to connected devices accordingly. That’s why Netgear built a high-performance WLAN module in the Nighthawk M1 MR1100. Dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz (802.11 ac) ensure that the wireless network does not become a bottleneck. Alternatively, a PC or notebook can be connected via a LAN socket. The SIM Security function provides the necessary security, and the small box can also be managed remotely via a smartphone app.

 

Further highlights of the Nighthawk M1

The microSD memory card slot can be used to transfer photos and videos to all devices connected to the Wi-Fi network. There are features for using the Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100 as a media server or NAS. The 5040 mAh battery is charged via USB Type C, the interface used by most recent smartphones. The larget battery can charge other devices if necessary.

The rechargeable battery can be replaced. If the battery has a defect, it is not necessary to send the complete LTE hotspot back. Particularly practical is the large, colored display on the top of the M1. This display shows important information such as the number of connected devices, the monthly data consumption or the current network operator. In addition, the signal strength and the battery level can be read.

 

Here now, the competitor Huawei presents its new LTE gigabit hotspot Huawei E5788. If you want to know more about Huawei E5788, welcome to check on www.4gltemall.com .

Netgear MR1100 Nighthawk M1 Will be Available in Europe

The mobile LTE hotspot Netgear Nighthawk M1 will be available in Europe around a year after the official launch. According to information from the online magazine, the Netgear Nighthawk M1 with the model number MR1100 is expected to appear in March. So far, the router is available only for Telstra in Australia and AT&T in the US. With speeds of up to 1 Gbps over LTE Cat16, the Netgear Nighthawk M1 is one of the fastest mobile LTE routers available today.

For the first time, the Netgear Nighthawk M1 router was shown in February 2017 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, ​​shortly after the device was available from Telstra in Australia. Regarding the market launch planned in Europe, it was not known. Currently, the Netgear flagship model the AirCard 810 hotspot with up to 600 MBit/s downlink is available in many European countries. At the CES electronics trade fair in Las Vegas, it’s said that the MR1100 Nighthawk M1 will be available in Germany in March 2018, and it’s probably without network operator branding and therefore without a SIM lock.

Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100 4GX Gigabit LTE Mobile Router

Although the mobile LTE hotspot is available in the market for more than one year, the equipment is still very competitive. Only the latest Huawei E5788 can come up with an equally fast LTE Cat16 modem (up to 1 GBit/s in the downlink). However, the Huawei device has significantly fewer interfaces than the Netgear router. The Netgear Nighthawk M1 features an RJ45 Ethernet LAN interface, a USB Type C port and a full-size USB port. The built-in Netgear battery provides 5040 mAh with a very large capacity and is about 24 hours of continuous operation. On the front there is a round touchscreen display for operation. The Wi-Fi wireless module in the Nighthawk M1 operates at both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Which LTE frequency bands will support the MR1100 in Germany, is still unclear at the present time. We will update the information if we get more specs for the EU version Netgear Nighthawk M1.

Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100 4GX Gigabit LTE Mobile Router

Actually, if you don’t mind the Telstra logo, the Telstra version Netgear Nighthawk M1 could work well in almost all the European countries based on the support of the LTE frequency bands. However, user must make sure the Netgear Nighthawk M1 is SIM unlocked from Telstra. Here now, we www. 4gltemall.com could provide the unlocked Nighthawk Nighthawk M1 for global use. If you usually travel to overseas, Nighthawk M1 is really a great partner for wireless network.

Netgear Nighthawk M1 output input ethernet ports