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Cradlepoint MBR1400 Series Setup Manual

Mission-critical broadband router with integrated business modem.
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MBR1400 Series
Mission-Critical Broadband Router
with Integrated Business Modem


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  • Page 1: Setup Guide

    MBR1400 Series Mission-Critical Broadband Router with Integrated Business Modem Setup Guide...

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    MBR1400 Router (Wireless N Gigabit) Integrated Business-Grade Modem (Optional) WiFi Antennas (3x) Modem Antennas (2x optional) Wall Power Adapter (12v DC) Ethernet Cable (5-feet) MBR1400 Series Mounting Hardware (1x) Mission-Critical Broadband Router with Integrated Business Modem Setup Guide Setup Guide...

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    MBR1400 - Mission-Critical Broadband Router The CradlePoint Mission-Critical Broadband Router (MBR1400) is built to provide an instant network connection from high-speed broadband data modems to your network. C O N N E C T Integrated Business-Grade Modem, USB or ExpressCard...

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    WiFi Networking with the MBR1400 The MBR1400 is compatible with all major corporate network environments like Cisco, Juniper, SonicWall, and others. It also fully supports all 802.11 a/b/g/n client adapters for WiFi networking. Our web-based configuration and status tool supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X, and most of the Linux distributions - allowing you to manage the router in common environments.

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    Ports and Features of the Router ( left side ) 10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports Modem Port Power (Configurable LAN or WAN) (USB 2.0) Switch and Port Reset WiFi Antenna Connector WiFi Antenna Connector WiFi Antenna Connector (Reverse SMA) (Reverse SMA) (Reverse SMA)

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    ( right side ) Ports and Features of the Router Note: may be covered Modem Security Tab Slot Modem Security Tab Slot by Integrated Business- ExpressCard Lock ExpressCard Lock Grade Modem WiFi Modem Port Modem Port On/Off (USB 2.0) (USB 2.0) Modem Slot Modem Slot (ExpressCard)

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    SIM Card Installation (LTE version only) Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 1. Disconnect the modem from the router by pulling from side to side. If you experience difficulty, apply slight pressure to the back of the device to facilitate separation.

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    1. Connect the Router to a Modem / Data Source. Keep the router in the OFF position until the modem is securely connected. Connect a CradlePoint Business-Grade Modem, or a supported USB or ExpressCard modem to the router in their appropriate port or slot.

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    Getting Started (continued) CradlePoint MBR1400 (Slickrock) PRODUC 4. Connect to a Computer or other Network Equipment. In order to access the MBR1400, establish a connection to the router. Connect wirelessly to the WiFi broadcast, or with an Ethernet cable connected to your computer and then plugged into one of the Orange Ethernet ports.

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    4) If you choose, you can change the router’s DEFAULT ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD. Then, select your TIME ZONE. Click NEXT. 5) CradlePoint recommends you customize your WiFi Network Name. Type in your personalized network name here. You can also enable the Guest Network feature (see description on page 15).

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    The MBR1400 will default to the Sprint 4G Realm. Select your carrier from the dropdown menu. Click NEXT. 7) If you are using a SIM-based modem (LTE/GSM/HSPA) with your CradlePoint router, you may need to configure the Access Point Name (APN) before it will properly connect to your carrier. Wireless carriers offer several APNs, so check with your carrier to confirm the appropriate one to use.

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    WPS WiFi Protected Setup. When you press the WPS button for five seconds, it allows you to use WPS for your WiFi security. Blinking Blue = WPS setting is in progress. Solid Blue = WPS is active. CradlePoint recommends using WPA2 WiFi Security. WAN CONNECTION Indicates information about a data source connected to the WAN port (Blue Ethernet port).

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    USB MODEMS Indicates the status of any USB or Business-Grade modems connected to the MBR1400. A connected CradlePoint Business Grade Modem LED information will be shown on LED #1 or #2. Green = Modem has established an active connection. Blinking Green = Modem is connecting.

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    Features of the MBR1400 The CradlePoint MBR1400 is a business-grade router specifically designed for retail locations and small/branch offices. Optimized for performance, reliability, and maximum WiFi range, the MBR1400 has access to a cloud- based tool called WiPipe Central, for group-based configuration, management, and monitoring of remotely deployed routers.

  • Page 16: Load Balancing

    (continued) Features of the MBR1400 Network Failover Support When multiple Internet sources (4G, 3G, DSL, Cable, T1, modems) are connected to the MBR1400, it can automatically detect an Internet outage and “failover” to a secondary connection and “failback” when the primary data service returns.

  • Page 17: Vlan Support

    (continued) Features of the MBR1400 WiFi Networks The MBR1400 can make four WiFi networks on either the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz band. Secured SSIDs are used for your trusted workgroup members. Guest (public) SSIDs can provide full, secure access to the Internet - but users are restricted from accessing the router administration console or any connected devices on the private network.

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    Demo NOTE: This account is tied to 15 dedicated routers at CradlePoint Headquarters. The routers and account are live – you may view connection status, update firmware, and change the configuration settings. The routers and management account are reset nightly to original settings.

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    Integrated Business-Grade Modem The CradlePoint series of Business-Grade Modems provides the highest level of data throughput at the same location as a standard USB modem. CradlePoint optimizes and intelligently manages the co-existence between the wireless broadband signal and the WiFi broadcast of the router, creating a fast, wide-range, truly business-class, modem-based instant network.

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    Antenna Positioning with Business Grade Modem CradlePoint recommends the following antenna positioning for best performance. Verizon: MBR1400LE-VZ (LTE/EVDO), MBR1400E-VZ (EVDO) Sprint: MBR1400W-SP (WiMAX), MBR1400E-SP (EVDO) AT&T: MBR1400LP-AT (LTE/HSPA+) WiFi When connecting the provided antennas, review the connection points. WiFi antennas have flat circular bases.

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    Troubleshooting You may need to update the CradlePoint MBR1400 firmware to get our latest features or to use with new modems. For more information, visit HOW TO UPDATE FIRMWARE (AUTOMATIC) 1) Connect your computer to the router via the WiFi SSID or to an orange Ethernet LAN port with an Ethernet cable.

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    (continued) Troubleshooting Depending on your modem, you may need to set the or specify the WIMAX REALM ACCESS POINT NAME SELECT THE WIMAX REALM 1) Log in to the router following Steps 1-3 on Page 19. 2) Click the INTERNET tab on the top navigation bar, then CONNECTION MANAGER in the dropdown menu. 3) Select the 4G modem you would like to manage.

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    Managed Services WiPipe Central Subscription Service Learn More: Support Enterprise Support and Service Agreements Learn More by Contacting: Accessories 5 Ghz WiFi Antennas Power Adapters External Modem Antennas and Cabling Security Modem Cap Enclosure for USB and ExpressCard Modems...

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    • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio or television technician for help. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by CradlePoint, Inc. could void the user’s authority to operate the product.

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    (continued) Regulatory, Warranty, Safety, and Privacy Information IMPORTANT NOTE: Radiation Exposure Statement This equipment complies with IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm between the radiator and your body. Caution: 1) The device for the band 5150-5250 MHz is only for indoor usage to reduce potential for harmful interference to co-channel mobile satellite systems.

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    If the purchaser wishes to upgrade or convert to another CradlePoint, Inc. product within the thirty (30) day period, purchaser may return the product and apply the full purchase price toward the purchase of another CradlePoint product.

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    Other Binding Documents; Trademarks; Copyright By using your CradlePoint device, you agree to be bound by CradlePoint’s Terms of Use, User License and other Legal Policies, all as posted at Please read these documents carefully. CradlePoint, the CradlePoint logo, are trademarks of CradlePoint, Inc.

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    A D D I T I O N A L I N F O R M A T I O N Enterprise level service and support agreements available. P/N 170559-002...

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