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Netgear NIGHTHAWK M1 Router

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I'm thinking about replacing my HFC fixed broadband with a Nighthawk M1 Router. HFC gives me a steady 100Mbps performance. The Telstra product description for Nighthawk states that it has "typical speeds of 5-300Mbps in 4GX coverage areas". Is anyone getting poor performance, i.e. much less than 100Mbps? I can't afford to go backwards in speed as I work from home.

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Re: Netgear NIGHTHAWK M1 Router

The speed that you get is going to depend on the reception in your area. At work I get around 220Mbps on my phone but only around 75Mbps at home.

On my FTTN connection I get 27Mbps, which is more than enough to do my work. And that's with my wife watching Netflix at the same time. Unless you are constantly downloading massive files (eg for video editing), you don't really need massively high speeds. Also, if you were doing that you would go broke very quickly as mobile data is a lot more expensive.
Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.

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Level 25: The Singularity
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Re: Netgear NIGHTHAWK M1 Router

The speed that you get is going to depend on the reception in your area. At work I get around 220Mbps on my phone but only around 75Mbps at home.

On my FTTN connection I get 27Mbps, which is more than enough to do my work. And that's with my wife watching Netflix at the same time. Unless you are constantly downloading massive files (eg for video editing), you don't really need massively high speeds. Also, if you were doing that you would go broke very quickly as mobile data is a lot more expensive.
Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.
JMK2
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Re: Netgear NIGHTHAWK M1 Router

Just a quick follow-up. I tested my Mobile data speed at 10pm last night, at home, and I got a download speed of 55.9 Mbps and an upload speed of 8.5 Mbps. That was on my Samsung A5 phone. Do you think I can get better speed with the NightHawk or is the network capability and signal strength the main factors here?
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: Netgear NIGHTHAWK M1 Router

It will depend on the Towers in your area. If you have multiple towers that each have multiple LTE bands in use, then the Nighthawk might get higher speeds, but it may not.
Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.

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