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Enable manual band selection on Netgear MR1100

By default on Netgear MR1100 mobile router doesn’t allow manual band selection / locking on device settings but there is way to add band selection to Netgear via telnet-console.

On this instruction, i use EU-version of Netgear MR100 and firmware version NTG9X50C_12.06.03.00.

Check supported 4G CA combinations on another article.

Access via telnet to Netgear MR1100

To add bands to your Netgear MR1100 device, you must first connect Netgear router to your computer via USB-cable.

To access telnet, you have to have USB Tethering enabled.

This instruction doesn’t  work on WiFi or Ethernet-connection. 

Then on Windows use Putty to access router. By default IP-address is 192.168.1.1 and Telnet port is 5510.

Click to Open to open telnet-console. You should see black area on Putty. Now you can start type AT-commands to console.

Show current connected network information

See active connected mobile network information with AT!GSTATUS? command

AT!GSTATUS?

This command should print something like this

AT!GSTATUS?
!GSTATUS:
Current Time:  740              Mode:        ONLINE
System mode:   LTE              PS state:    Attached
EMM state:     Registered       Normal Service
RRC state:     RRC Connected
IMS reg state: No Srv

PCC:
LTE band:         B7
LTE bw:           15 MHz
LTE Rx chan:      3275
RSSI (dBm):       -48.5
RSRP (dBm):       -75.9
RSRQ (dB):        -9.8
RSSNR (dB):       14
Tx Power (dBm):
LTE Cell ID:      XXXXXX
Physical Cell ID: XXX
TAC:              XXXXX


OK

Show current band selection list and supported bands

Use command AT!BAND=? to see Band Selection list and supported bands of your device.

AT!BAND=?

This command should print something like this:

Index, Name,                        GW Band Mask     L Band Mask      L ext Band Mask
00, Auto,                           0002000004C00000 000001A0080800C5 0000000000000000
01, WCDMA All,                      0002000004C00000 0000000000000000 0000000000000000
02, LTE All,                        0000000000000000 000001A0080800C5 0000000000000000


                                                     0000010000000000 - B41
                                                     0000008000000000 - B40
                                                     0000002000000000 - B38
                                                     0000000008000000 - B28
                                                     0000000000080000 - B20
                                                     0000000000000080 - B8
                                                     0000000000000040 - B7
                                                     0000000000000004 - B3
                                                     0000000000000001 - B1
                                    0002000000000000 - B8  (900)
                                    0000000004000000 - B5  (850)
                                    0000000000800000 - B2 (1900)
                                    0000000000400000 - B1 (2100)

OK

Adding band selections

First, you can only add 8 band selections to device only. That should be normally enough. To add, just run band selection line with copy pasting it to telnet terminal from our site.

Just use same values on AT!BAND=? u see on Supported Bands, just remove 0 before hexadecimal value. If you like try add some combinations, you have to calculate these with NV Calculators.

B1 Selection:

AT!BAND=03,"LTE B1",0,1

B3 Selection:

AT!BAND=04,"LTE B3",0,4

B7 Selection:

AT!BAND=05,"LTE B7",0,40

B8 Selection:

AT!BAND=06,"LTE B8",0,80

B20 Selection:

AT!BAND=07,"LTE B20",0,80000

B28 Selection:

AT!BAND=08,"LTE B28",0,8000000

B38 Selection:

AT!BAND=09,"LTE B38",0,2000000000

If you like remove some of above, please use this command (change number <number> to line number).

AT!BAND=<number>,"",0,0

After adding or removing bands on list, you can check list with AT!BAND=? command. You have to reboot your Netgear MR100 to see bands on GUI-interface.

58 thoughts on “Enable manual band selection on Netgear MR1100”

  1. I assume there is no possible way to enable bands that are not supported in the return from the AT!BAND=? command or does the hardware just not have the ability if it isn’t listed? These Telstra versions are cheap but they are missing B40 which is a real pain. For LTE they only support.
    0000000008000000 – B28
    0000000000000080 – B8
    0000000000000040 – B7
    0000000000000004 – B3
    0000000000000001 – B1
    Anyway, it was a great read, thanks for posting it up.

  2. Paul Marty Rosales

    sir, I have one question. Do you have a solution to prioritize band 28 to make it the pcc for b3+b28 combo. the reason why is because even its a b3+b28 combo, most of the time when I check the status its always b3 + b3..rarely its b3 +b28. thanks!

    1. Please test, i have only EU-version. However AT&T version support different bands so this instruction doesn’t add more bands.

  3. Hi!
    First of all thanks a lot for your sharing: your tutorial is really a good reading.
    If I may, I would like to to share 2 important things.

    (1) There is a bug in firmware NTG9X50C_12.06.03.00 that do not allow to use more than 9 bands. If you try more than 9 bands M1 stops working: the device will hang during reboot.

    (2) How to define LTE aggregation bands?

    we have the following commands for bands B20, B3, B1 and B7.

    AT!BAND=03,”LTE B20 800″,0,80000
    AT!BAND=04,”LTE B3 1800″,0,4
    AT!BAND=05,”LTE B1 2100″,0,1
    AT!BAND=06,”LTE B7 2600″,0,40

    If you want to aggregate 2 or more bands, what you have to do it is a simply hexadecimal sum.

    e.g. sum of 4 bands: B20+B3+B7+B1 we have the command line

    AT!BAND=07,”LTE 800+1800+2600+2100″,0,80045

    where “80045” is obtained from

    0000000000080000 (B20)
    0000000000000004 (B3)
    0000000000000040 (B7)
    0000000000000001 (B1)

    = 0000000000080045

    other examples with 3 bands:

    AT!BAND=08,”LTE 800+2600+2100″,0,80041
    AT!BAND=09,”LTE 800+1800+2600″,0,80044

    ciao!

    1. Yes 9 filter max due firmware bug.

      I recommended use NV Calculator (HEX) to define other bands than listed. You can also add multiple bands on same “group”.

      Example B3+B1:

      AT!BAND=04,”LTE B3+1″,0,5

  4. Can i ask for a Huge Favor, the Grace of GOD i was able to add most of the bands that you posted on here. The Newest M1 from AT&T supports Band 0000200000000000 – B46 . i double check on Telnet. However i have no idea how to make the bands as you made above Example – B1

    AT!BAND=03,”LTE B1″,0,1

    I have no idea how to make that. Can you please make the Manual badn for me so i can Copy and Paste?

  5. can someone please i need info..
    id like CA or group B2+B12+B4+B14+B66
    is this possible?
    for att m1 gen2

    1. If hardware support that combo. I only have EU-version so i don’t know what combos US model support. You can calculate NV-value (HEX) with NV-calculator.

  6. hi can you help me, i want to CA band for b3 1800 and b7 2600 ,, what is command for it , i not good in this . i want to copy and paste if available, my nighthawk m1 telstra version,unlocked can use malaysia telco DIGI,

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