Netgear Nighthawk M1 Mobile Router MR1100

Netgear Nighthawk M1 Mobile Router MR1100

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Netgear Nighthawk M1 Mobile Router MR1100
2.3

40 reviews

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28% · 1128 · 70%

Number of Connected Devices 2.75 devices
Build Quality
2.8
Value for Money
1.7
Ease of Setup
2.6
Reliability
1.8
Wi-Fi Range
2.3

Reviews

40 reviews
steph
steph
 

Do not buy this product - scammers

I paid $600 for this and then after 90 days it completely reset itself I couldn't fix it and then Netgear said I had to pay $200 to get any support. THIS IS A TOTAL SCAM DO NOT BUT IT
p1ss3d0ff customer
p1ss3d0ff customer6 posts
 

useless as my last netgear device

VIRUS ALERT!! first I bought a netgear aircard, that required installation. as I run a Linux system, I had to download the patch from the netgear website. it didn't work, AND GAVE MY COMPUTER A VIRUS. so I got the nighthawk m1, as it requires no installation. it worked for one day, now it won't connect to data. I will never get another netgear product. netgear is THE WORST company ever! absolutely disgusting. I ooked through various forums about my proble, and netgear doesn't seem to care. I suppore they make enough money from their bloated prices. netgear is a horrible company. DO NOT BUY THIS DEVICE!
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Barry Ogus
Barry OgusUnincorporated, VIC3 posts
 

Will never buy another Telstra branded modem

On the basis of the support given for this product, I will never buy another telstra branded modem.

A couple of serious security issues were identified, and every other version of this netgear product on the market internationally got urgently needed new firmware. The Telstra version did not. Telstra continued to sell the product without the fix.

The product also needs regular reboots, without which it gets slower overtime. Show details

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aleks p.
aleks p.
 

Problem with installation plus sim locked

I had problem with installation, had to contact Netgear. Turned out faulty unit. After it was replaced it turned out the router was locked to AT&T and didn't allow to use on other providers. Unlock code was conveniently provided by Cellcorner. Overall good router Show details
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Paolo B
Paolo BSouth East Queensland, QLD13 posts
 

Ok if you have a big data plan

Chew data alert!!! this device uses too much data. Used with Optus as main modem without battery. In one day i have seen 20gb disappearing! Reading other reviews i realised this has been/is a common issue still unresolved in the new M2 version. Telstra should recall these unit immediately! I have now moved on to a B525 modem so much better and even faster being a CAT 6 device. Show details
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Charley W.
Charley W.Darling Downs, QLD
 
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Twoxtw
TwoxtwSouth East Queensland, QLD3 posts
 
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Review Man101
Review Man101South East Queensland, QLD
 

What a waste!

This unit keeps crashing and I have to restart it multiple times a day. we are in the 20th century get it right Telstra! I would not recommend this product to anyone. Show details
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Fred Bo
Fred BoMurray Region, NSW8 posts
 

Not very reliable or fast

Bought this as I thought it'd be better than hotspotting my phone. Instead it crashes on a daily basis and has to be manually restarted. WiFi goes down when the unit crashes. Show details
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Juanita
JuanitaSouth East Queensland, QLD
 

Burn this product

Signed into a 24 month contract. Battery issues from day 1. Only got about 2 months use out of it. Telstra would not acknowledge the issue, have since found out it was a common problem. STAY AWAY from this product unless you want to pay for absolutely nothing. Not happy Show details
Nikki
Nikki
 

Has been a nightmare-chews data in ridiculous amounts. Cannot get shaped plans and excess data charges are extortionate

Connectivity is Ok, data use rates are massive ( for data download of 1.5 MB..... 4-6 MB often disappear and on one occassion several GB. We paid a massive excess bill and received no warning we were nearing limit. Show details
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zao
zao
 

Thieves

I was ripped off big time by Telstra in the past and vowed never to return. Fast forward 15 years and my Hubby, not from here convinced me to give them another go. Bought the nighthawk and had battery problems from day 1. It chews data in ridiculous amounts and as usual, there are insane excess data charges and a long lock in contract. Avoid, avoid, avoid! Show details
Joe D
Joe DSydney, NSW7 posts
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Super Fast

The Nighthawk M1 is the fastest portable modem i have ever come accross, its only available from Telstra but provides reliable fast internet, i get 50gb speed. Easy to use and battery powered for on the go Show details
Bindi
BindiSouth East Queensland, QLD
 

Inconvenient data gobbler

The Nighthawk chews up data. Our first night used 9Gb while we were sleeping and Telstra couldnt tell us where it went. Their solution is to only turn it on when you need it so it’s NOT an equivalent to a landline modem. About 1 hour of downloading emails and printing one document used 3 GB. That’s after turning off windows 10 updates iPhone updates as suggested by Telstra.
We used the Telstra online calculator to work out how much data we would need based on our usage with ADSL, and 50% goes overnight. We are handcuffed in a contract that renders internet useless to us. We just don’t use it because it’s Expensive, inconvenient, with no remedy offered by Telstra. Definitely one to be avoided. Show details
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David
DavidSydney, NSW2 posts
 

Piece of cr*p

Forced to sign a 24 month contract with Telstra. Sales man at Telstra kept trying to up sell me on other products. Kept say was fine with my current Telco but he didn’t stop. Got product home and took a while to set up ( instructions have missing steps). Couldn’t get WiFi signal, despite router right next to laptop and living in town. Never emailed my contract as promised. Trying to return product and cancel contract ( in cooling off period) but can not get onto Telstra Show details
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cost ofbattery modelw10

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how much cost and how much for new battery

Details

CategoryRouters
Price (RRP) $199
Frequency BandDual-Band (2.4GHz, 5.0GHz)
FeaturesParental Controls
Maximum Wireless Speed1,000 Mbps
Number of Ethernet Ports1
Wi-Fi Standard802.11 a, 802.11 ac, 802.11 b, 802.11 g and 802.11 n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports0
Number of USB 3.0 Ports0
Dimensions 20. 4 x 105.5 x 105.5 mm
Weight0.24 kg
NBN CompatibleNo
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)

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