Netgear previewed this hotspot at the January 2020 Consumer Electronics Show as the "Nighthawk M5" and then AT&T announced the AT&T exclusive version on September 15th, 2020. Full coverage and analysis of the announcement is in our news story.
This mobile hotspot has two known versions:
- Model # MR5100: The AT&T exclusive Version called the "Netgear Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot Pro" - released on Sept 18th, 2020
- Model # MR5200: International/Global Version - not yet released.
- Model: Netgear MR5100 (MR5200 for international version)
- # of Connected Devices: Up to 32 via Wi-Fi
- Control Panel and Default Password:
Control Panel: http://attwifimanager or http://192.168.1.1
Default Password: admin
- USB Tethering Support: Yes
- Supported Networks and Bands:
Sub-6GHz 5G: n2, n5, n66
mmWave 5G: n260
4G/LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 14, 17, 29, 30, 46, 66
3G: UMTS 850/900/1900/2100 MHz
- LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: Yes, 7-band
- MIMO Support: 4x4 MIMO Sub6 5G and LTE, 2x2 MIMO mmWave 5G
- LTE Performance Category: Category 22
- Cellular Antenna Ports: 2x TS-9
- Other Ports: Gigabit Ethernet
- Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: 802.11ax (WiFi6), 2x2 MIMO and 2.4/5GHz Standalone
- Battery: 5040mAh (Removable)
- Claimed Battery Life: 8 hours usage, 11.3 days standby
- Can Be Powered Without a Battery: Yes
- Battery Part #:
- Battery Purchase:
- Dimensions: 4.14in x 4.14in x 0.85in
- SIM Card Type: Nano
- Retail Price: $509.99
News, Videos, and Status
Netgear has sent us an evaluation unit in early October 2020. Analysis will be updated below as we have analysis to share, and our members can follow along with our testing notes at:
- In Progress Testing Forum: AT&T Netgear Nighthawk 5G Hotspot Pro (5G Mobile Hotspot)
January 2020 Announcement Video
A Tale of Two Hotspots
Comparing and Contrasting the AT&T Nighthawk 5G Pro with the Verizon M2100 UW, which both use the same Snapdragon x55 chipset:
- Coverage? App Now Includes Maps for 5G, Canadian Carriers and U.S. Cellular Posted on: December 18, 2020
- Visible Enables 5G Support - Verizon's 5G Network For As Little As $25/mo Posted on: December 15, 2020
- T-Mobile Launches New Data-Only Plans & Inseego 5G MiFi M2000 Mobile Hotspot Posted on: December 10, 2020
- FCC's Massive C-Band Auction Begins - Shaping The Future of 5G Posted on: December 8, 2020
- US Cellular Offers the Inseego 5G MiFi and New Data Plans Posted on: October 28, 2020
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