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Netgear Nighthawk M2 MR2100 VS M1 MR1100

To meet the requirements from 5G network, Netgear presented a new mobile WiFi hotspot Nighthawk M2 for the Australian network provider Telstra and carriers in Europe. Netgear Nighthawk M2 is an ultra-fast portable WiFi router with next-generation Gigabit 4G LTE connectivity with a download speed of up to 2 Gbps. The Netgear Nighthawk M2 5G router is upgraded from the predecessor Nighthawk M1, so you may ask what’s the difference between Netgear Nighthawk M2 and M1? In the table below, you will see the details specs of Netgear Nighthawk M2 unlocked and Nighthawk M1 unlocked for your reference:

ModelNetgear Nighthawk M2Netgear Nighthawk M1
Product type5G Mobile Hotspot4G LTE Mobile Hotspot
CategoryLTE Cat.20LTE Cat.16
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon X24Qualcomm MDM9x50
Data ratesDL 2Gbps/UL 150MbpsDL 1Gbps/UL 100Mbps
Supported 4G LTE frequency bands-- Telstra Nighthawk M2 MR2100-1TLAUS: Band 1/3/7/8/28 -- Nighthawk M2 MR2100-100EUS: Band 1/3/7/8/20/28/38/40/41 -- Hong Kong Nighthawk M2: LTE Band 1/3/8/20/29/30/38/40/41-- Telstra Nighthawk M1: Band 1/3/7/8/28 -- AT&T Nighthawk M1:  Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/12/29/30/66 -- Hong Kong Nighthawk M1: LTE Band 1/3/8/20/29/30/38/40/41
WLAN802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz802.11a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz
Max support users20 users20 users
Connector for external antennaTwo, TS-9 jacksTwo, TS-9 jacks
Buy AntennaNetgear Nighthawk M2 AntennaNetgear Nighthawk M1 Antenna
App managementNetgear Aircard APPNetgear Aircard APP
SIM typeMicro SIMMicro SIM
BatteryRemovable, 5040 mAhRemovable, 5040 mAh
Dimensions105.5 x 105.5 x 20.35 mm105.5 x 105.5 x 20.35 mm
Ethernet Port* One port for LAN port(RJ-45) * One port of USB-A * One port of USB-C* One port for LAN port(RJ-45) * One port for USB 2.0
Datasheet downloadNetgear Nighthawk M2 DatasheetNetgear Nighthawk M1 Datasheet
User ManualNetgear Nighthawk M2 ManualNetgear Nighthawk M1 Manual
Other features3GPP, Rel. 14, 5 band CA, 256QAM DL / 64QAM UL, JumpBoost3GPP, Rel. 12, 4 band CA, 256QAM DL / 64QAM UL,  JumpBoost
Firmware downloadNighthawk M2 FirmwareNighthawk M1 Firmware
DriversNighthawk M2 DriverNighthawk M1 Driver
ReviewsNetgear Nighthawk M2 ReviewNetgear Nighthawk M1 Review

  Here you can check the general comparison of Nighthawk M2 and M1:   Nighthawk M2 Mobile Router (MR2100):   - LTE CAT 20, DL support up to 2Gbps speeds - 3GPP, Rel. 14 - 5CA with 20 simultaneous Downlink layers - 4x4 MIMO - 256QAM DL / 64QAM UL CA 3C, 7C - 11ac Dual band dual concurrent       Nighthawk M1 Mobile Router (MR1100):   - LTE CAT 16, DL support up to 1Gbps speeds - 3GPP, Rel. 12 - 4CA with 10 simultaneous Downlink layers - 4x4 MIMO - 256QAM DL / 64QAM UL CA 3C, 7C - 11ac Dual band dual concurrent   We can see that, based on the technology improvement, Netgear Nighthawk M2 is more advanced than M1, M2 can achieve download speed up to 2Gbps while M1 only half of it. And the Nighthawk M2 has larger touch screen to 2.4 inches. Other features are very similar.    

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