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NightHawk M1

DougMH
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NightHawk M1

I have an NightHawk M1 (SN: 6A8112NV52139).  According to the AT&T coverage map, I'm close to a 5G coverage area (red circle).  The M1 see what is in picture to.  I know an M1 is supposed to be only 4G LTE so why am I even seeing 5G (ATT-WIFI-2pqM_5G?.  Also, I can connect to the 5G and my speed almost doubles (30-40 mbps) over 4G (ATT-WIFI-2pqM) (20-25 mbps).

I would like to know, given this situation, if moving to a NetGear NightHawk M6 (designed for 5G) would give improvement over my M1?

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plemans
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Re: NightHawk M1

There's 5g cellular (5th generation) and 5g wireless (5ghz). 

They're different. what you're seeing/connecting to is the 5ghz wireless. 

The M1 isn't 5g cellular. 

Would you see better speeds with a M6? Maybe? those maps tend to be a little generous on how much they actually cover. 

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DougMH
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Re: NightHawk M1

Got it thanks.  I only use the M1 for my wireless so what you say explains it.

 

I guess now the question is if I upgraded to a M6, would it make a particle of difference in that 5G wireless.

 

Not sure I want to spend $600 to find out at this point.

 

Again, thanks for the quick response.

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plemans
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Re: NightHawk M1

Tough to tell you if it'll help or not. 

5g cellular coverage is so spotty. You'd be better off seeing if someone has a 5g cellular phone and see if it'll connect and what speeds it'll get. 

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DougMH
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Re: NightHawk M1

Good point.  Appreciate the input.

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