If your Nighthawk M1 (MR1100) router is not working as it should, dropping connections or not being responsive, you should first do a reset of the router to see if the problems persist. Other scenarios where you might want to reset your router is if you’ve forgotten the password or misconfigured it and can’t get access anymore.
Your can reset your Netgear Nighthawk M1 (MR1100) in the following way(s):

Factory Reset 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.
4. Tap Settings
5. Tap Firmware.
6. Tap PERFORM FACTORY RESET.
7. Tap YES.
The mobile router M1 resets and returns to its factory settings.

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Live Parental Control is a content filtering solution to help you protect your Wi-Fi connectors from accessing adult web content, gaming, social networking, or possible phishing sites while using Netgear router. This feature is supported by Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100 router. By using this feature with your M1, you can block inappropriate and dangerous sites, restrict access by time, and at the same time protect every device on your home network against adware.

This article will show you how to setup Parental Controls for your Nighthawk M1 router. 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.

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The mobile router Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100 has the feature of access control which allows users to use access control to set up a list of devices to be blocked from accessing the mobile router or to be allowed access.

Here are the steps to use access control to block or allow access to M1’s network. You could configure from the NETGEAR Mobile App or from Web browser.

Set Up Access Control From the NETGEAR Mobile App
1. Launch the NETGEAR Mobile app.
2. Tap Devices.
3. Tap Block List or Allow List.
Depending on your selection, the page displays an Allow List or a Block List.
4. To turn blocking on or off, tap the Block all in list slider.
5. To turn an allow list on or off, tap the Allow only in list slider.
6. To add a device to the list, tap + and select the device. Then the device is added to the list.
7. To remove a device from the list, select the device and then tap the trash can.
The device is removed from the list.

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As the industry’s first 1Gbps 4G LTE portable router, Netgear Nighthawk M1 mobile router is powered by Qualcomm’s X16 LTE modem with 4×4 MIMO. It causes heightened concerns for many Gadgets lovers. Now, Huawei releases another 1Gbps Mobile Wi-Fi, Huawei E5788 Mobile WiFi Prime, which is carried with Qualcomm MDM9250 chipest with LTE Cat16 standard, with the best LTE capability 4x4MIMO,4CC(Carrier aggregation) and 256QAM. Both are the 1Gbps device, is there any difference? Sure, look at the following details.
Appearance
Huawei E5788 is in the style of slim ID design with the dimensions of 129*65*13.5mm. And there are also two colors for choosing, blue and golden. It is easy to take around you. For the Nighthawk M1, it is with 105.5 × 105.5 × 20.35 mm, it is in bigger size than the E5788 with a 2.4″ display. It is equipped with 1 GE Ethernet port, 2 ×TS-9 connectors and one MicroSD slot.

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Finally, Huawei released their 1Gbps mobile Wi-Fi hotspot Huawei E5788 which is definitely a great gadget for mobile users after Netgear Nightawk M1 MR1100. Equipped with Qualcomm MDM9250 chipset, it is integrated with many new technologies that you couldn’t find in the previous Huawei mobile routers and also M1. Let’s view the following highlights.

Slim ID design, 2.4 inch touch screen
With a size of 129*65*13.5mm, the E5788 is in the style of slim ID design which weighs about 140g. It is very portable for carrying anywhere in your pocket. The 2.4 inch colorful touch screen lets you configure and manage the device simply. It also gives you more details to monitor its performance/data usage.

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The APN or Access Point Name is the network or carrier your mobile devices use for internet access. Usually, you don’t have to configure the APN setting because it’s configured for you automatically. However, when you buy an unlocked device, such as mobile hotspot, LTE CPE, USB dongle or mobile phones, and you want to use these devices with different carrier’s SIM cards, the APN setting thing is very critical which decides whether you get a data connection or not after switching to a new network. Below are the APN setting parameters for different carriers in all over the world.
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Using a VPN service could secure your computer’s internet connection to guarantee that all of the data you’re sending and receiving is encrypted and secured from prying eyes. With an Ethernet port, the Netgear Nighthawk M1 provides a way to establish a vpn tunnel to a corporate network.

To connect to a corporate network using VPN, you must first enable VPN service. Please use the following steps to enable the 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.
3. Enter the administrator login password.
The password is case-sensitive.
The dashboard displays.

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The Access Point Name (APN) is the name for the settings your mobile devices read to set up a connection to the gateway between your carrier’s cellular network and the Internet. It needs to be correctly set up on your phone, tablet or mobile broadband devices to access the internet on specific carrier’s network.
If you want to use the Netgear Nighthawk M1 mobile router to different carriers, you have to change the APN settings on your M1 correctly at first.

There are two ways for you to add or modify the APN settings for the M1. Check it and do the settings at your side before accessing the mobile Internet.

APN Settings via NETGEAR Mobile App
1. Connect to the M1 mobile router’s WiFi network with a mobile device.
2. Launch the NETGEAR Mobile app.
3. Swipe down.
4. Tap Settings > Cellular > APN.
5. Tap +, and the Add a new APN page displays.
6. Tap Add after completing the settings. Then the new APN is added.

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Data Offloading reduces the amount of data being carried on the cellular bands, freeing bandwidth for other users. It is also used in situations where local cell reception may be poor, allowing the user to connect via wired services with better connectivity. The data offloading of Netgear Nighthawk M1 lets you transfer the Internet connection from mobile broadband to another WiFi or Ethernet connection. 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.

Ethernet offloading Mode
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.

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How to Check Your Data Usage on Your M1

If you, like many of us, have a limited cellular data plan, monitoring your data usage is essential. For the Netgear MR1100 router, 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.

View Data Usage on the M1 LCD
This is the easiest way to view estimated data usage on the mobile router LCD:

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