Netgear Nighthawk M1 MR1100 (Antennas - Boosters)
How To Improve The Cellular Signal To Your Netgear Nighthawk® M1 Mobile Router
The Nighthawk® M1 Mobile Router by NETGEAR (MR1100) is a mobile hotspot achieves maximum download speeds of 1 Gbps, bringing our mobile broadband experience faster Internet speeds.
If you have an issue getting a good cellular signal to the Netgear Nighthawk M1, we can help. We offer several different options for boosting the cell signal to the Netgear Nighthawk Hotspot.
Attach 1 or 2 External Antennas
The Nighthawk M1 Hotspot (6420B) has two antenna ports as pictured. You can connect an antenna to one or both ports.
A good, inexpensive option to improving the signal to the is to attach an external antenna. Connecting 2 Antennas (1 to each port) may help give a more consistent signal. To be most effective, the external antenna(s) should be mounted where the cellular signal is best. This is usually near a window or outside wall - outdoors, away from under the building structure is almost always better.
The best antenna is the Wilson Wideband Directional antenna. This antenna should be mounted outdoors and pointed towards the nearest service provider tower.
A small, more portable option would be one of the small omni directional antenna below.
Powered Signal Boosters
An even better option would be using a signal amplifier. Listed below are some options.
- Wilson Signal 4G - Connect to the Nighthawk using TS-9 adapters
- Signal Repeaters - Signal booster systems work by capturing the signal outdoors and repeating the signal indoors. They have the added benefit of boosting the cell signal for more than one device including cell phones and hotspots. We have a few recommended systems listed below.
Read Our Blog Post: How To Improve A Hotspot Signal With A Signal Booster
Feel free to Contact Us f you have questions or need additional help with improving the cellular 4G signal to your Netgear Nighthawk.