The DMZ feature is helpful when using some online games and video conferencing applications that are incompatible with NAT. In a demilitarized zone (DMZ) network configuration, a computer runs outside the firewall in the DMZ. This computer intercepts incoming Internet traffic, providing an extra layer of protection for the rest of the network, and sending all incoming data to a particular IP address.

If you want to ebable the DMZ feature of your mobile hotspot Netgear Nighthawk M1 please follow the steps to enable the DMZ and designate a computer to screen incoming traffic.

1. From a computer that is connected to your Nighthawk M1’s 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.
4. Select SETTINGS > Advanced > Other. The Other page displays.
5. Select the Enable check box.
6. In the DMZ Address field, enter the IP address of the computer to which you want all data sent.

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WPS, also known as Wi-Fi Protected Setup, is a network security standard which is used to securely connect your devices to your wireless network and is also used to secure your Wi-Fi network. This WPS can be found on most of mobile hotspot routers, including the Netgear Nighthawk M1.

By using this WPS features, any device can be connected to your M1’s Wi-Fi network without the need of the entering Wi-Fi network’s password or accessing the configuration page. However, in order to use this feature, your Wi-Fi device must support WPS. It works only for wireless networks that have WPA Personal or WPA2 Personal security.

There are two ways for you to use the WPS with M1 router.

Use WPS 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 WiFi to show the Wi-Fi page.
5. Tap WPS.
6. Within two minutes, tap or click the WPS button on the mobile device or computer that you want to connect.
Your mobile router M1 and the mobile Wi-Fi device or computer communicate and establish the connection.

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Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) is a standard that helps devices, such as Internet appliances and computers, access the network and connect to other devices as needed. 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. By default, UPnP is enabled in the Netgear Nighthawk M1 mobile router.

This article will guide you on how to turn ON or OFF the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) feature on your Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100 mobile router from the NETGEAR Mobile App and Web broswer.

Turn UPnP Off/On From the NETGEAR Mobile App
By default, UPnP is enabled in the mobile router, but you can disable and enable this feature.

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“IP Passthrough allows you to assign a public IP address to a device connected to your Netgear Nighthawk M1 router. Whether you’re looking to use a third party router or troubleshoot possible connectivity issues, IP Passthrough bypasses your M1’s internal routing.

If you enable this IP Passthrough mode of your M1, Wi-Fi is disabled and you must use a USB cable to tether the device. And this feature is available to Windows computer users. If you are a Mac user, do not enable the IP Passthrough because you will be unable to access your M1.

Here are the instruction for you to enable the IP passthrough 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.
3. Enter the administrator login password.
The password is case-sensitive.
4. Select SETTINGS > Setup > Router Setup.
The ROUTER SETUP page displays.
5. Select the IP PASSTHROUGH ON button.
The default selection is AUTO.

As a mobile hotspot router, the Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100 is acted as a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server by default. It 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. If you want to specify the pool of IP addresses that the M1 assigns, here are the steps for you.

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Keeping your Netgear Nighthawk M1‘s firmware up to date improves the performance of your M1 and helps to protect your network against the latest security threats. However, there may cause some unpredictable issues after updating, such as cannot access the internet, cannot start the M1, etc,. So please do the updating before thinking it carefully.

Update Firmware From an Alert
1. Open the alert.
2. Click the Download button.
When the download completes, the mobile router displays an alert with an Install now button.
3. Click the Install now button.
The update installs. The mobile router reboots automatically and uses the new software.

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If your Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100 mobile router cannot connect to your service provider’s mobile broadband network, try the following suggestions:
– Make sure that your SIM account is active. To check SIM status, contact your Internet service provider.
– If you use a prepaid SIM card, make sure that the account balance is positive.
– If your mobile router still does not connect, you might need to create or update the default connection profile.
To check the default connection profile settings:
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.

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An APN is a gateway from your carrier’s cellular network to another network, the APN you configure determines the IP address that your Opengear device is assigned.
When you purchase your cellular plan, your carrier will provide you with various settings. These settings vary by carrier. In most cases, to configure your cellular modem to connect to your carrier the only information required is the APN and sometimes a username and password – all other fields may be left at their defaults.

As the unlocked Netgear Nighthawk M1 router could work with any carriers, setting the APN is neccessary sometime. Take a look at the following steps to set the APN option.

Specify Cellular Settings From the NETGEAR Mobile App

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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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