So far, details are scarce and the device will only be available to qualified customers. It was slated to be available to the general public in Spring 2019, but as of January 2020, it had not been offered yet.
They have also said that the device will require a 5G compatible data plan, which they have only announced a $70/month plan that includes 15GB of data.
This device was discontinued when AT&T announced the Netgear Nighthawk M5 in 2020.
- Model: Netgear MR5000
- # of Connected Devices: 20 via WiFi
- Control Panel and Default Password:
Control Panel: http://192.168.1.1 or http://attwifimanager/
Default Password: "attadmin"
- USB Tethering Support: Not yet known, but likely
- Supported Networks and Bands:
5G: N260 (39 GHz)
LTE: Bands: 2, 4, 5, 12, 14, 29, 30, 46, 66
2G GSM/Edge: None
- LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: Yes, 5 band, 256 QAM
- MIMO Support: 4X4 Internal (for LTE)
- LTE Performance Category: 20
- Cellular Antenna Ports: None
- Other Ports: USB-C
- Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: 802.11 b/g/n/a/ac - Simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz
- Claimed Battery Life: Not yet known
- Can Be Powered Without a Battery: Unknown
- Dimensions: 4.9" x 4.1" x 0.82"
- SIM Card Type: Not yet known
- Retail Price: $499.99
Review & Testing Status
We may eventually obtain a unit to test, depending on availability - and depending on if they release more desirable plans.
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