Netgear Releases 5G Mobile Router

A picture of Netgear's Nighthawk M5 mobile router

Netgear released the unlocked version of its Nighthawk M5 5G WiFi 6 Mobile Router (MR5200).

The M5 delivers gigabit internet speeds, similar to a home WiFi network, in a mobile environment, Netgear said.

“Combining the fast Internet speeds and low latency of 5G and capacity to handle multiple devices with WiFi 6, Netgear’s new Nighthawk M5 Mobile Router helps you work effectively, stay connected with friends and family or enjoy immersive entertainment wherever you go,” Netgear stated.

Mobile workforces also require secure access when remote, the company said. The Nighthawk M5 router provides a secure, reliable and personal WiFi connection for use anywhere. The mobile router can be used at home to enhance an existing network or act as a failover if wired Internet service is interrupted.

“The new Nighthawk M5 combines 5G and WiFi 6 to deliver faster speeds, better coverage and more secure mobile access than currently available solutions, which is critical at a time when the world continues to work, learn and play remotely,” said David Henry, president and GM of Connected Home Products and Services at Netgear.

Netgear said the mobile router provides:

  • Speed: 5G delivers speeds to enable streaming, browsing, downloading and more without slowdown.
  • WiFi 6 Technology: With increased capacity, enjoy faster speeds for simultaneous high-end video streaming on up to 32 WiFi devices.
  • Fixed wireless options: If wired Internet is not optimal in the area, use 5G as the primary Internet connection through the 1Gbps Ethernet port.
  • Secure Network: The Nighthawk M5 is equipped with VPN pass-through support and password protection.
  • Flexible battery operation: Stay connected for up to 13 hours on a single charge or plug into the wall.
  • Unlocked potential: The unlocked device accepts nano SIM cards and works best on AT&T and T-Mobile networks.
  • App Control: Conserve mobile data usage with the Netgear mobile app by offloading to a home Internet connection using WiFi or Ethernet. Track data use by month and session, manage guest WiFi and customize WiFi settings.
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