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Netgear Prove Small Is Powerful With The Nighthawk M6 Pro

Netgear is launching the Nighthawk M6 Pro, a small square mobile router capable of providing lightning-fast internet and 5G connectivity plus Wi Fi.

Netgear’s latest wireless router is equipped with mmWave 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, wireless transfer speeds of up to 3.6Gbps, ethernet speeds of up to 2.5Gbps and the ability to accommodate up to 32 devices at once, all powered by a 5,040mAh removable battery that sits below a 2.8-inch touchscreen.

It also has a USB 3.2 Type-C port for tethering and charging and dual external DS9 antenna connectors.

While this all seems promising, the Nighthawk M6 Pro is far from perfect. Battery life seems to be a significant issue, with Netgear quoting only 6 hours of battery life with Youtube playback, while the old model boasted 9. Alongside this, the Nighthawk M6 Pro is set to 5GHz-only mode when first taken out of the box, which maxes out at 2.9Gbps. Turning this setting off will only decrease battery life further.

Furthermore, the ethernet port also comes disabled, and can only be used after removing the battery and plugging the device into a charger.

That being said, this is a tiny mobile router, and is incredibly impressive considering. Consumers should note however that it is only worth purchasing if in an area where there is Telstra 5G mmWave coverage.

Ms Nikolava, Telstra Network and Infrastructure Executive states “The rapid evolution of mmWave technology is really exciting for our industry. Speed tests and records are fun, but what this network technology can offer our customers when coupled with commercial devices such as the NETGEAR Nighthawk M6 Pro is where things really get interesting.”

While it has been launched alongside AT&T, Aussies will have access to the device exclusively through Telstra. The Netgear Nighthawk M6 Pro will be available for purchase for A$749.



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