Nighthawk M6 vs Teltonika RUT

In this video I just want to do a quick summary between a Teltonika type router and a Nighthawk M2, 5 or 6 modem. Focusing on the type of product and the type of technology that they could support. There are wo distinct differences. If you look at the two products one is industrial grade – the RUT360, but all the Teltonika products are industrial grade. And the Nighthawk M – series is consumer grade. With consumer grade products we are used to having to reset them every now and again. Industrial grade products need to be reliably running 24/7.

4G Modem – Consumer grade vs Industrial

Consumer grade products are brought to market quicker, sometimes with known “bugs” – then they get updates as needed. Industrial grade products are slower to market, but when they come, they are 100% ready and reliable. They of course still get updates too, as needed. Another key difference is that the Nighthawk has its own battery, which is awesome for a lot of users. You can charge and take with you wherever you go, and you don’t have to worry about where to plug in your device. On a Teltonika, or an industrial router, you do need a power supply somewhere. However, it is awesome to note that these devices are designed to work from anything from 9 to 30 volt, and some models have an even bigger voltage range. So, if you have a compact battery, you can still take this with you.

4G Modem Antennas

There are only internal Wi-Fi antennas on a Nighthawk. There’s nothing you can do about it to make it any different. However, with a Teltonika device, it comes without any antennas connected or embedded to it. So, when you buy it, you get proper dipole antennas in the box. These are better than internal antennas because you know where your antenna is radiating. That’s a massive plus of using a device that has external and completely customizable antennas available. A lot of these devices e.g., Nighthawk, the Huawei B-818 and many of the new 5G have two external antenna ports, yet they say it’s a four-by-four MIMO. If you only get two antenna ports going out, you don’t know what is routed to the outside and what is kept on the inside. And there’s no general rule that I could say it’s always going to be this, or it’s always going to be that. It’s a little bit of guessing.