SAN JOSE, Calif .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of award-winning connected products designed to simplify and improve people’s lives, today announced the availability of the unlocked version of the Nighthawk® M5 5G WiFi mobile router 6 (MR5200). The compact M5 is capable of delivering Gigabit internet speeds similar to your home Wi-Fi network in a mobile environment.
The past year has opened up a plethora of possibilities for distance lifestyles as work moved from offices to homes and schools embraced distance learning. The resulting boom in hybrid work environments has resulted in working from home, in the office, on the road, or just about anywhere else. Here to stay, this new mobile lifestyle emphasizes the need for fast, reliable and secure Internet access wherever you are. Combining the fast internet speeds and low latency of 5G with the ability to manage multiple devices with WiFi 6, the new Nighthawk M5 mobile router from NETGEAR helps you work efficiently, stay connected with friends and family, or enjoy the fun. ‘immersive entertainment wherever you go. Whether you’re video conferencing, gaming, or streaming, you’ll stay connected confidently and securely at home and on the go. And, with capacity for up to 32 devices, the M5 router ensures quality access for all of your family at once.
With 5G connectivity, the Nighthawk M5 router delivers more bandwidth and reduced lag for uninterrupted, transparent and secure high-speed internet. Perfect for college students or those who work or play while traveling in a motorhome, commuting between hotels, or planning long-term getaways, the M5 sets the stage for the new standard with speeds Gigabit Internet anytime, anywhere. The mobile workforce also requires secure remote access, but as the National Security Agency has mentioned, public WiFi, while convenient, is not configured securely and using these networks can render data and user devices more vulnerable to compromise. The Nighthawk M5 router provides a secure, reliable and personal WiFi connection for use anywhere including at home where the mobile router can be used to upgrade 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 CEO of connected home products and services at NETGEAR. “The benefits of an unlocked mobile router like the Nighthawk M5 will help improve the way we all connect to the Internet, wherever we are. ”
Mobile router versus mobile phone access point
While most phone companies allow hotspot capability on the mobile phone that can provide a Wi-Fi network that other devices can connect to, using your phone as an hotspot does not. not worth it for most remote workers. Using a mobile phone hotspot uses up your smartphone’s battery life, only gives access to a limited number of devices, blocks your phone and uses data from your mobile plan. Additionally, your phone’s performance may be slow when you share your bandwidth with other connected devices. The M5 mobile router not only offers better performance, but it conveys the benefits of 5G even if your phone or tablet is not already 5G compatible.
5G at home
The Nighthawk M5 is one of the only ones in its class to offer a 1 Gbps Ethernet port that can be used to connect to your home WiFi mesh system, such as NETGEAR Orbi WiFi 6, to provide gigabit speed throughout your home. House. This is especially useful in rural communities or places with poor or unreliable broadband options. It can also be configured as a reliable backup if a wired internet connection is interrupted or unavailable. The router includes a long-lasting lithium-ion battery, which is removable when used in a fixed location such as a home or office.
The mobile router provides:
- Incredible speed: 5G delivers super-fast speeds so you can stream, browse, download, and more without slowing down.
- Wi-Fi technology 6: With increased capacity, enjoy faster speeds for simultaneous high-end video streaming to up to 32 WiFi devices.
- Fixed wireless options: If wired internet is not optimal in your area, use 5G as the primary internet connection for all your devices at home or in the office through the 1 Gbps Ethernet port.
- Secure and reliable network: Avoid the dangers of connecting to public WiFi. 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 remove the battery and plug it into the wall for all-day use.
- Unlocked potential: The unlocked device accepts nano SIM cards and works best on AT&T and T-Mobile networks.
- Simple control via the app: With the NETGEAR mobile app, you can save mobile data usage by offloading your home Internet connection via WiFi or Ethernet, track data usage by month and session, manage guest WiFi, and customize WiFi settings.
The Nighthawk M5, powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon ™ X55 mobile platform, delivers premium performance and breakthrough speeds. The AX1800 WiFi 6 dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz is ideal for all your mobile connectivity needs: from fast speed to high-end video streaming on your smartphones, tablets and computers. A powerful 5,040mAh battery lasts up to 13 hours on a single charge, providing power all day and night. The simple and intuitive app and parental control options of the NETGEAR Nighthawk M5 Mobile Router make the most of your mobile lifestyle.
Nighthawk M5 5G WiFi 6 Mobile Router (MR5200) Now Available in North America on NETGEAR.com; MSRP: $ 699.99. This unlocked device is compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile networks.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR® (NASDAQ: NTGR) has pioneered advanced networking technologies for home, business and service providers around the world since 1996 and is the industry leader with a broad portfolio of award-winning products designed to simplify and improve people’s lives. By enabling people to collaborate and connect to a world of information and entertainment, NETGEAR is committed to delivering innovative and advanced connected solutions ranging from mobile and cloud-based services for enhanced control and security, to Smart network products, Video over Ethernet for Pro AV applications, easy-to-use WiFi solutions and powerful gaming routers to enhance online gaming. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California with offices located around the world. More information is available on the NETGEAR Investor page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and the NETGEAR blog on NETGEAR.com.