Product Overview: Unite Express 2 by Netgear (Mobile Hotspot)

The Unite Express 2 is AT&T's updated entry-level mobile hotspot, which replaced the Velocity 2 in November 2018.  This hotspot has a similar category 13 modem as the Velocity 2, but comes with some significant changes from the previous device:

  • No Antenna ports (The Velocity 2 came with 2 TS-9 ports)
  • Support for FirstNet (band 14)
  • Simultaneous Dual band WiFi

The Unite Express 2 is a significant step down from the flagship Netgear Nighthawk hotspot as it lacks support for important features for nomads like antenna ports.


  • Model Number: AT&T Unite Express 2 (AC797S) by Netgear
  • # of Connected Devices: 15 via Wi-Fi
  • Control Panel and Default Password:
    Control Panel: or http://attwifimanager/
    Default Password: "attadmin"
  • USB Tethering Support: Likely, but unknown at this time
    WiFiRanger Tethering: tbd
    Pepwave Tethering: tbd
  • Supported Networks and Bands:
    LTE Bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12(17) 14, 29, 30, 66
    4G/3G: HSPA+ 850/1900/2100MHz - Global roaming supported.
    2G: GSM EDGE: None
  • LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation: Yes
  • MIMO Support: 2X2 Internal
  • LTE Performance Category: Category 13
    (Max Theoretical Speed: 400Mbps Down / 150Mbps Up)
  • Cellular Antenna Ports: None
  • Other Ports: MicroUSB
  • Wi-Fi Technology / Frequencies: 802.11 b/g/n/a/ac - Simultaneous dual-band 2.4GHz & 5GHz.
  • Claimed Battery Life: 11hrs use time, 1.7 days standby
  • Can Be Powered Without a  Battery: Unknown
  • Dimensions: 4.33'' x 2.68'' x 0.61''
  • SIM Card Type: Micro
  • Retail Price: $124.99

Review & Testing Status

We do not intend to obtain this hotspot for testing.

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Quick Take

AT&T's newest entry-level hotspot lacks key features.

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