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Netgear Nighthawk 4G LTE Wi-Fi Router review – a high speed connection anywhere

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The Netgear Nighthawk 4G LTE Wi-Fi Router can connect users quickly and is essential for users who just need to stay connected wherever they go.

If you need a fast connection no matter where you’re located then you need the new Netgear Nighthawk 4G LTE Wi-Fi nighthawk Router which can be easily set up for your home and business.

And all you need is a 4G LTE nano SIM card to provide your connection to the Internet.

Normally a router connects to a modem which brings into your home or business a fixed broadband connection.

But in the case of the Netgear Nighthawk 4G LTE Wi-Fi router LAX20, that link to the internet is provided through the 4G LTE SIM card which needs to be purchased separately.

The product is ideal for users who need a connection but are out of reach of wi-fi networks and a hard wired connection.

It can also be used when you’re on vacation or in a short term rental property.

Once this SIM card establishes connection to the device, you are then able to create your own Wi-Fi 6 network to share with others who want to connect at high speed.

The device is capable of delivering up to 1.8Gbps of speed so you can connect your mobile devices and other wireless devices including security cameras, smart lights, baby monitors and smart switches.

For our review we set up the Netgear Nighthawk 4G LTE Wi-Fi router LAX20 in our backyard shed which we use to operate and store our astrophotography gear.

The shed is situated a few metres away from the house and our regular wireless connection was available but didn’t have the strongest signal.

We were able to insert a Telstra 4G LTE SIM card into the Netgear unit and achieve download speeds of more than 120 megabits per second.

The Telstra signal is quite strong where we live and we were able to take advantage of that for our connection with the Netgear Nighthawk 4G LTE Wi-Fi router.

The product works with a SIM card from any 4G provider.

Setting up the device is fairly simple using the companion Nighthawk app which can step you through the process from initial connection all the way through to renaming your network and setting your own unique password.

The app also provides a control panel to monitor your network, pause the Internet to any device, track Internet data usage and even set up a separate wi-fi network for guests.

The router also creates a dual band connection – both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz which are also distinguishable when you search for the SSID.

This is important because many of the smart devices in your home need to connect to a 2.4Ghz network and this is easy to identify with the Netgear Nighthawk 4G LTE Wi-Fi router.

On the rear panel of the router are four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports to allow you to connect other wired devices.

There is also a fifth WAN port for users who want to connect the router to their regular modem.

For our setup we are able to wirelessly connect our computer and TV (yes we have a 32-inch TV in the shed which doubles up as our computer monitor) so we are able to not only connect to the Internet but also stream content as well.

The Netgear LAX20 4G LTE Router

The Netgear Nighthawk 4G LTE Wi-Fi router also has a USB port on the rear panel which allows users to connect a hard drive and share its contents on the network.

Users also receive a free 30 day trial of Netgear armour which can protect your home network and its connected devices.

The Netgear Nighthawk 4G LTE Wi-Fi Router is available now and is priced at $499.

VERDICT

The Netgear Nighthawk 4G LTE Wi-Fi Router can connect users quickly and is essential for users who just need to stay connected wherever they go.