Arlo Ultra with Netgear Nighthawk M1 (MR1100)
Any idea when this firmware update will be available? I have an ultra camera that can't be used with my MR1100 in a remote location now. Need to make a alternative purchase decision soon. Didn't buy the Ultra Smart Hub because I didn't think I would need it. Another piece of hardware that should not be necessary. No warnings that the Ultra was not compatible with exisitng Arlo systems. Not good.
Unhappy customers want to know.
I think you should plan on either buying the SmartHub or returning the Ultra then. The Ultra hub is required to get 4K video and there's little reason to buy the Ultra if you don't activate 4K.
sorry, but I don't have any experience with Arlo and the MR1100. I think now that NETGEAR and Arlo split there's less chance of things playing well together. I would suggest checking with NETGEAR to make sure there are plans for the MR1100 firmware to be updated to support the Ultra, if that's something you need.
I would like to be able to run an ultra directly via my M1 as well, although I think the data usage would be a killer.
Currently I use just an older Pro on it and even then the M1 has the unsolved issue of battery going flat and switching off even when AC powered.
If you really need to run via the M1 , buy/add the Ultra base. The benefits of the Ultra make it worthwhile. (Spotlight, night vision, audio, 4k)
I don't think it's a great idea to use an Arlo system with an LTE modem, unless you don't mind paying huge data fees. The Ultra streams at up to 5 Mbps, which is about 2.2 Gigabytes/hour per camera.
It seems odd that NETGEAR would choose an LTE router for integration.