Realise what it is ... and isn't
This is meant to be a mobile internet device. You pair or connect your laptop to it and leave it sitting right beside the device. The blue tooth and wifi range is very limited, and if you go into another room, it is fairly much drowned out by other wifi devices in the house.
However that is not how I'm using it. I have it connected as a 4GX internet modem on mains power and connected to a normal wifi router via the 1gbps ethernet cable. I do this because my property where it is located has no other form of internet available. And it works grea...t! at my location I get 76mbps download and 26mpbs upload. That is faster than my NBN connection in Brisbane. Now I understand that this is a mobile device and how many people will use it ... but you have to understand that low signal relates to where you are, not what the device can do. I guess I know what I am doing and many others would struggle but for me it is great.
Purchased in January 2021 at Telstra Stores for $368.00.
Great 4G mobile router excellent connection speeds
I purchased the netgear nighthawk M2 outright for $410 mainly because I didn't want a contract but I needed the coverage of telstra in remote areas. I upgraded from the Wi-Fi advanced III and the difference in speed is just night and day, in country Victoria I was averaging 157 mbps downloads and 46.6mbps uploads It outdone my nbn connection at home hands down. It has all the bands except 2300 which optus use mainly for its mobile broadband. It picks up network coverage wherever it is available which is pretty much all over australia. It gets t...hrough where other devices and networks I've used in the past have had nothing. And has full info of signal strength, connection, data left so forth on the front 2.4 inch touch screen whereas some of the cheaper ones just have lights to indicate what's happening. It has good battery life and can be used without the battery if your using it at home just plug in the power supply no battery required. However I've noticed battery drain in low signal areas but that's to be expected.Telstra prepaid recharges are a bit pricey but if you need the reliability its worth it. My only gripe is how slow it boots up and the software seems very slow hopefully a update in the future will correct this issue.
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I received my Telstra nighthawk mark2 and didn’t get a SIM card after a an hour wait on phone I got told to go and get one from a Telstra shop I live an hour away from shop and don’t drive and it should have been in it when I got I found them very unhelpful
I need to connect a printer to my M2
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|Category||Mobile Broadband Devices|
|Features||Mobile App Control|
|Maximum Wireless Speed||150 Mbps|
|Number of Ethernet Ports||1|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Dimensions||20 x 106 x 106 x 20 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
- GTIN13: 0606449135299
- MPN: MR2100
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