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: 32 via Wi-Fi
- Control Panel and Default Password:
- USB Tethering Support: Yes
- Supported Networks and Bands:
5G: Sub6 - n2, n5, n66 ; mmW - n260
LTE: Bands: B2, B4, B5, B7, B12, B14, B30, B48, B66
4G/3G: B2, B5
- LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: Yes, 7-band
- MIMO Support: 4x4 MIMO Sub6 5G and LTE, 2x2 MIMO mmWave 5G
- LTE Performance Category: Cat-22
- Cellular Antenna Ports: 2x TS-9 antenna ports
- 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 .85in
- SIM Card Type:
- Retail Price: $509.99
Review & Testing Status
We have requested an evaluation unit from Netgear for testing.
Related Articles & Videos:
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:
- First AT&T 5G Mobile Hotspot Available for Consumers - Netgear Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot Pro Posted on: September 16, 2020
- Netgear Announces 5G Flagship - Nighthawk M5 Mobile Hotspot (MR5200) Posted on: January 10, 2020
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