Netgear AirCard 790 4G Mobile Router Review

Now that most cell phones have features to share the wireless Internet connection, such routes may be convenient if there are multiple users to share a mobile broadband connection. Many wireless routers for mobile broadband are either locked to a specific carrier, or they have quite a few limitations. Netgear new 4G router Aircard 790 is not locked to any carrier, which supports most frequency bands and could be used around the world, and the Netgear 790S is so packed with features that we have not seen in any of other similar routers that are usually offered from operators themselves.

 

Netgear Aircard AC790S (2)

 

The router AirCard 790 is slightly smaller but thicker than a mobile phone. Here are our first impressions:  

Supports 4G in Category 6

 

Netgear Aircard AC790S (3)

The user interface is easy to use via the touch screen.    

 

Netgear AirCard 790 price is better now than few months ago since the successor Netgear Aircard 810s is available now. Netgear 4G routers are much more advanced than the average router. The Aircard 790 support 4G (LTE) Category 6, thus speeds up to 300/50 Mbps. And when you share mobile network, the WiFi standard is made via dual-band 802.11ac at both 2.4 and 5 GHz simultaneously. Up to 15 devices can connect to the router simultaneously, and you can easily set up a guest network.

 

Netgear Aircard AC790S (1)

 

Handsome touchscreen

 

The Netgear AC790S router is very easy to use. After you’ve installed your SIM card and turned on the router, the network name (SSID) and wifi password will show on the screen. You can easily enter and change settings directly from the touch screen of the router. And enter http: //netgear.aircard in the browser on your PC, you can possibly manage the AC790S Router wirelessly.   The touch screen is incredibly handsome, which allows you to do everything you normally need in a browser user interface, and in a very intuitive way. Via the screen, you also have an overview of how much data you’ve used. You can also see which devices are connected to the router, limiting the number of units, and optionally block unwanted devices.

 

Netgear Aircard AC790S (5)

 

There are two connectors for an external antenna.   Battery life is rated at 11 hours, and you can select the transmitting power of WiFi network so you can save energy if you use the router at a short distance. You can of course use the router by connected with the USB to PC. Otherwise, the router can also be used wireless for your mobile phone.

 

Aircard 790s-settings-router-port forwarding

 

We mentioned that the router can be connected to an external antenna. Netgear even sells an antenna to increase antenna efficiency by up to 50 percent. We 4gltemall.com also provides suitable budget external antenna for Netgear Aircard 790s which had been used by many users and proved to be reliable: http://www.4gltemall.com/4g-antenna-two-ts-9-connector.html

 

Netgear Aircard 790s Network-APN ADD

 

Conclusion: A super router

 

In all, we have a very good impression of Netgear AirCard 790. We have used it a little while when commuting by train, and the AC790S router has served impeccable. It does not get much more via the Internet sharing feature in your mobile phone, but with the mobile broadband Netgear 790s, users can do much more than expected. What’s more, it save much power consumption for mobile phone.

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