Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100 External Antenna

Nighthawk M1 mobile router is the first 1Gbps mobile hotspot from Netgear. It uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X16 LTE chipset which could achieve download speeds of up to 1000Mbps through 4-band carrier aggregation. It has d 4×4 MIMO built-in antennas which 4×4 MIMO can provide +100% speeds comparing to current mainstream 2×2 MIMO. Beside, M1 also has two TS-9 antenna slots for inserting external antenna.
When use an external antenna?
All of us want to surf online with fast and uninterrupted internet. However, If you’re in a rural, hilly, low signal area, or you can’t get a good signal indoors there’s no need to tear your hair out over slow mobile broadband crashing or dropping out half way. Then an external antenna is required. Here are some recommend 4G LTE external antenna for you.

Recommended external antenna for M1
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Huawei E5787 VS. Netgear Aircard 810s

As both of the Huawei E5787 and Aircard 810s are in the similar price, most people would be confused in choosing a LTE mobile hotspot cause most of us don’t know much about the technology. Price is close, the decision will mainly depends on the features of the product. Now, let’s do a detailed comparison about the E5787 and 810S and you will know the difference between them easily.
Both of the E5787 and Aircard 810s are equipped with a 2.4 inches touch screen which provide an easy for users to configure the setting by touching the screen without logging on the WEBGUI.
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Test: Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100

TEST: Do you want Wi-Fi in your car, bag or in the hotel room so check out the Netgear Nighthawk M1. It is a good device for fast internet without cables. If you want “portable battery-powered mobile broadband”, take this into account.
Compared with a fixed installation of mobile broadband, the Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100 is far more an all-round product. For example, you can put a SIM card and bring this mobile router on the journey. You will have mobile Internet everywhere you go..

Data Transfer
After testing we got very nice speeds from this M1 router. At indoors it could deliver up to 70-80 mbit / s download and about 60 mbit / s upload. In generally, the speed depends on many factors. Among other things, the damping of the signal from windows, buildings and other obstacles. You are also limited by the load on the mobile masts, which are used by the router.
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Netgear Nighthawk M1 VS. Aircard 810

Netgear is always launching with great mobile hotspot. The most latest mobile WLAN hotspots are Nighthawk M1 and the AirCard 810 which are very fast LTE modem. The AirCard 810 Hotspot can support download speed up to 600 MBit / s, and the Nighthawk M1 can even reach up to 1 GBit / s in the downlink. Apparently, the Nighthawk M1 is better than Aircard 810 at the speed aspect. However, the AirCard 810 hotspot also has its advantages, as this comparison shows.

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Netgear M1 Enable DMZ Settings

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
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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Use WPS to Connect to Netgear Nighthawk M1 Wi-Fi Network

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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How to turn ON or OFF the UPnP Feature on Netgear Nighthawk M1

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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Netgear Nighthawk M1 IP Passthrough

“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
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.

How to Specify the Pool of IP Addresses Assigned by Nighthawk M1?

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 and, 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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How to Update the Netgear Nighthawk M1 Mobile Router Firmware

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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