Netgear 4G LTE Modem – Unboxing & First Impressions



The Netgear 4G LTE Modem is a cellular modem for use in an existing network. Unlike mobile hotspots (which are self contained routers), this device converts cellular data as a WAN input into any router that can accept an ethernet input.

Sold as an AT&T device, but also compatible with T-Mobile (and some of Verizon’s network).

Priced at $119.99.

This video is our unboxing and first impressions, sharing a bit more about how this differs from a hotspot device like the Unite Explore (AT&T’s current flagship hotspot device).

For more on this product:
https://www.rvmobileinternet.com/review-center/netgear-modem-poe/

For purchase on Amazon:
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Guide to selecting LTE Devices:
http://www.mobileinternetinfo.com/lte-modems

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Allen THOMPSON

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30 thoughts on “Netgear 4G LTE Modem – Unboxing & First Impressions

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    This is the best thing I’ve ever purchased! Set it up with my Linksys velop system and it works great! Thank you!

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    So, you purchase this and purchase a router with an ethernet port, then you connect the modem to your phone and can use its unlimited 4g?

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    Good evening. Am living in Jamaica and Digicel Jamaica recently changed to 4g LTE 700mhz band 17. My question to you is I need something similar to what your holding in your hand but don't understand it much as being a woman and need guidance on which device to purchase. Please can you advise me on which one to purchase as I need it to use because I work from home as a freelancer?

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    have read through all the comments and trying to keep up. Just want to make certain I have this right. If I get an unlimited pre paid T Mobile phone card with unlimited hotspot data, it won't work in this netgear device,but it would work in the Nighthawk? Is there any unlimited PHONE card plan with hotspot data that would work in this Netgear device? Or it can only take data only cards? Thanks

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    Do you need to have hotspot access on your plan to use this or a data sim? I have a tablet line that has data by itself, would I be able to put that sim in and have it work? Or does it have to have hotspot capability? I’m asking because it’s a modem, it doesn’t give off signal, so if I had a data sim in it wouldn’t it just act as it was providing data but then I’d be able to hook a router to it and transfer that data to multiple devices? Sorry if that’s all confusing, but I can’t find any info about this anywhere. Thank you!

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    This intrigues me. My question is. Upon installing the sim would this be recognized as tethered data? Or streaming data? I'm on the fence because this I could plug up to a traditional router correct? I could use this as a modem and just plug it to my router? If not my next choice is the mofi lte router. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    Working great for Verizon in Los Angeles

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    Will this device work on TelCel in Mexico?

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    Can you use carriers like cricket wireless since they work off of ATT Network?

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    Is this the fastest 4g lte modem? I’m not needing a hotspot I’m wanting a fast modem to hook to my ASUS mesh network in my home.

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    Does this compete with the Netgear Nighthawk M1 or is the nighthawk better?

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    So if I use this with verizon, would this use the hotspot or the actual data because I have unlimited (so 75 KBps max with hotspot, but much faster for my actual phone) so would it be 75 or faster

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    Chris, I use a SonicWALL gateway and UniFi WiFi access points connected to the SonicWALL. All I want is an LTE modem to provide a WAN connection to my SonicWALL. I don't want a combo modem/router. This Netgear 4G LTE modem looks like it will do exactly that. What else out there can do this? If there's a better LTE modem/router like the Netgear Unite or Nighthawk, can the router mode be disabled so it can just be a modem and provide a WAN connection to my SonicWALL? I would not want to double-NAT router to router.

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    Is this the fastest att hotspot with a rj45 only? I want the fastest wired connection with zero wifi. So I need to purchase antenna?

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    Was literally this close tp buying just because it has ethernet port and was gonna plug my ps4 pro in to game…. Then I heard you said it wont work for sprint 🙁

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    400mbps lol, im getting 6 mbps with my adsl internet in australia. This should be max 40mbps which would be amazing

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    Thanks for the video! I wonder if my metro pcs sim can be accepted in this device…..

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    So you saying a hotspot have more speed then a modem because i have the netgear lb1120 my speed is low

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    Nice video, will this work in Costa Rica, I just bought one before watching your video. I´m not sure now!!!

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    You mention that it can plug into any router, but can you plug the ethernet cable directly from the device into a PC and bypass the router completely?

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    September 17, 2020 at 8:52 am
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    Can the Ethernet port be used to connect to a printer so that devices connected to the router via wifi can print to the Ethernet printer?

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