Netgear Nighthawk M1 Mobile Router


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  • Superfast mobile broadband internet – up to 1Gbps download/150Mbps upload*
  • 4G LTE Advanced Category 16 with 4-band Carrier Aggregation
  • Ethernet port and 2 USB ports (Type A and C) for media streaming from microSD, USB or external hard drive to all connected devices
  • Wi-Fi/Ethernet offloading capabilities so your device connections move from the car (LTE) to your hotel’s internet
  • Always-on connection shareable with up to 20 Wi-Fi devices on-the-go
  • Parental controls filter and scheduled access to online content
  • 802.11ac and Dual-Band 2.4GHz/5GHz dual concurrent Wi-Fi for increased network performance and reduced interference
  • Simple, intuitive NETGEAR mobile app user experience to monitor data usage, manage device and network settings from an iOS or Android™ smartphone or tablet
  • Powerful, long-lasting battery for up to 24 hours of continuous use
  • Improved JumpBoost feature to charge smartphones and small portable USB devices
  • Two TS-9 connectors available for optional 4G/3G antennas
  • NETGEAR Limited Warranty and free 90-day technical support
  • Telstra mobile network-ready device

Device Layout

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The Netgear Nighthawk M1 Mobile Router is a revolutionary device, aimed to usher in a new level of connectivity using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC chipset and its embedded X16 modem featuring Gigabit LTE. While the Netgear device will be available to Australian consumers initially via the Telstra network, the Nighthawk M1 is factory-unlocked with expectations of availability on Gigabit LTE network roll out in Europe and North America as of the second half of 2017. The Nighthawk M1 features an LED display with battery power, active transfer rate, connected devices, and real-time usage statistics displayed. It supports connections of up to 20 devices through its 4×4 MIMO 802.11AC WI-FI with network connection via the integrated Gigabit LTE modem (dubbed 4GX by Telstra) or via the RJ-45 GigE port.

Currently, the 4GX LTE network is only available in Australia via the Telstra network. However, Gigabit LTE has been trialed by various network providers across the world with availability coming to Europe and North America in the second half of 2017 with world-wide adoption following quickly thereafter. Ericsson, Qualcomm, and Telstra all have committed massive resources to the adoption of Gigabit LTE and believe that it is a stepping stone to the wide-spread adoption of the next-gen 5G standard by 2022. 

The Nighthawk M1 mobile router was designed with extreme simplicity in mind, requiring minimal setup for activation and use. In line with these goals, the device has a single power button at its top – you simply power it on and as long as it can connect to a Gigabit LTE, 4G, or 3G network, it is ready to rock and roll. Note that while you will get the full 1 Gbps speeds only while connected to a 4GX-capable cellular network, the design of the Nighthawk M1 will allow for better signal reception and high then normal speeds over 4G LTE or 3G networks because of its integrated quad internal antennae design.

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The Netgear Nighthawk M1 offers support for a variety of connected devices via its integrated ports. You have the option of connecting external hard drive or USB type devices via the USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C ports. Note that the USB 3.1 Type-C port functions as the device charging port as well. The device also supports connection of network-capable devices, such as streaming cameras, via the RJ-45 GigE port, as well as connection to hardwired networks via that port. The M1 also contains dual TS-9 ports allowing for adding external 4G LTE or 3G external antennas to the device for greater cellular signal acquisition.

Technical Specifications (taken from the Netgear website)

Technology/Bands Max 1 Gbps download speeds, and 150 Mbps upload speeds
LTE CAT 16, 4-band CA and 4×4 MIMO
Up to 4X Carrier Aggregation
LTE/4GX 700/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz
3G 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
Chipset Qualcomm MDM9x50
WiFi Full Dual-Band/Dual-Concurrent WiFi
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz; WiFi 802.11 a/n/ac 5 GHz
Data Usage Meter Manage your data and how much you use
Media Micro SD with Media Server / NAS capabilities
Max Theoretical Downlink Speed 1 Gbps
Dimensions 105.5 (L) x 105.5 (W) x 20.35 (H) mm
Weight 240 g (with battery)
External Display 2.4” LCD panel
Battery Life All day & Night – 5040mAh battery for all day use
External Ports Ethernet Port
USB-C Port
Dual TS-9 external 3G / 4G antennas connectors
Package Contents NETGEAR Nighthawk M1 Mobile Router
Removable Lithium Ion (Li-ion) Battery
AC charger and USB Type-C cable
Quick Start Guide
Manufacturer’s warranty card
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