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Cradlepoint MBR1200 Technical information
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What’s Included In The Box
Failsafe Gigabit Broadband N Router • Ethernet Cable • Power Adapter
• Mounting Hardware
• Quick Start Guide
• Accessory Guide
Wireless Setup using a Mobile Broadband
(cellular) Data Modem/s*
Wired Connection using Cable/DSL Internet Service
Connect power and insert one end of your Ethernet cable to the WAN port. Insert the other end of
the Ethernet cable into your ICable or DSL modem. It may take a minute or two for the MBR1200 to
initialize. Open your web browser. You can now access the Internet.
Connect the Power Supply and insert your ExpressCard, PC Card, or USB modem/s.
Then, simply establish a wireless internet connection as shown below.
Note: CradlePoint recommends that WiFi security be setup at this point.
See the “Setting WiFi security on your CradlePoint Router” section of this guide.
PC Card
Cable or DSL Modem
PC Card
Ethernet Cable
*Only one Mobile Broadband Modem is required to operate the MBR1200 as a basic wireless network.
Mobile Broadband Modem not included. See your Mobile Broadband Service Provider for details.
For Failover/Failback Functionality, you must have an Active Data Modem attached to the MBR1200.
Establishing a Wireless Internet Connection
1) Find Your MBR1200
Windows XP
Open your computer’s WIRELESS
with the router’s Wireless Access Point.
This is typically completed by opening
window. After you have highlighted the
MBR1200-xxx, click CONNECT.
Windows Vista
clicking the Start button, and then
click CONNECT TO. You'll see a list
of the wireless networks currently
available. Click on the MBR1200-xxx
network, and then click CONNECT.
Open your wireless connection list
by clicking the AIRPORT wireless
icon on your menu bar. Click the
In order to utilize of the Failover/Failback features
of your MBR1200, you must establish one of these
two scenarios:
1) Connect two different active data modems
(USB, ExpressCard, or PC Card) from two
separate carriers to the MBR1200.
2) Connect an active LAN/WAN connection and
one active data modem to the MBR1200.
If your primary service is disrupted, the MBR1200
will find the next available connection (Failover),
keeping you connected to the internet.
Once your primary service is re-established, it will
return (Failback) to that connection.
Port Diagram
2) Connect To the Internet
40 mm
1) Using either a Windows or Mac platform, open a browser window.
A default CradlePoint page will appear asking for a password.
2) The password is the last six digits of the MAC address shown on the box label
and on the bottom of the router. This is a unique number identifying your router.
Note: CradlePoint recommends
that WiFi security be setup at
this point. See the “Setting WiFi
Security on your CradlePoint
Router” section of this guide
230 mm
3) Once you have correctly entered your password, click “OK”.
You can now access the Internet.
130 mm
WiFi Antenna
PC Card Slot
4 LAN Ports
WiFi On/Off
Configurable to WAN
USB 2.0
WAN Port
ExpressCard Lock
ExpressCard Slot
USB 2.0
USB 2.0
Power On/Off
Status Indicators
WPS Button
Modem Signal Strength
Power Port
Setting WiFi Security on your CradlePoint Router
WiFi security is highly recommended by CradlePoint. WiFi Security is separate from the
User Login Page. Setting “WiFi Security” on your router prevents users from connecting their
computers to your router unless they have your wireless security password.
6) One option to establish network security is by selecting REQUIRE USER LOG-IN. By using
this setting, you will force every user of the router to log-in using the User Login Password
(Set in a separate location in the User Interface). By turning OFF the Require User Log-In,
you will still be able to secure your network using the settings below.
Follow The Steps Below To Set The WiFi Security:
7) The next option is to select an appropriate LEVEL OF WIFI SECURITY. This will allow you
to create an encrypted security key for your network based on the security mode you select.
Choose the security mode that best fits your needs: GOOD for WEP, BETTER for WPA and
BEST for WPA2. (Make sure your PC or other devices support the mode you choose.) Choose a
personalized SECURITY PASSWORD. This password will be used to re-connect your devices
to the router once the security settings have been changed. Click NEXT
1) Access your router administration page by opening your browser and typing in the address bar.
2) Enter your DEFAULT ADMINISTRATIVE PASSWORD. This password is the last
six digits of the MAC address found on the label on the bottom of your router.
3) You will see a summary of the upcoming Setup Wizard Steps, click NEXT.
9) Record the setup information shown on the final summary page, then click CONNECT.
This will save your new settings and apply them to your router. If you are using WiFi, you
will need to re-connect to the router using the password you’ve just established in step 7.
4) The default Administrative password should appear. Select your TIME ZONE, click NEXT.
You’ve now secured your CradlePoint router from unintended WiFi access.
Your USB Modem or Phone Does Not Work With the Router
You are Connected to the Router but Cannot Connect to the Internet
2) Once you are connected, click on the BASIC tab, click SETUP WIZARD, click NEXT.
1) If your USB data modem or phone is not working with the router, check the list of supported
devices to ensure you are using a supported device and carrier. The device you’re using
must be supported on the carrier network providing your cellular service or it’s considered
an unsupported device, even if it is supported on another carrier’s network.
CradlePoint’s supported device list changes regularly. We update our supported device list
after a device is certified and approved. If the device you have is NOT on the list, that means
we do not support it at this time.
The SUPPORTED DEVICE list can be found at:
2) Sometimes a USB data modem needs to be updated or have other configurations set correctly
in order to make a connection through the router. If your USB Modem has not been updated
recently, it is recommended that you do so if it is having trouble connecting to the MBR1200.
Simply insert your USB data modem into your PC and using the software provided by your
cellular carrier, access the Internet. Follow the directions provided to complete the update.
Once you have updated your USB data modem, reconnect the cellular device to your CradlePoint
router and connect to the Internet.
If, after following the above directions, you are still unable to access the Internet,
contact CradlePoint Technical Support for further assistance.
The status LEDs of your router will give you an indication whether or not a proper connection is
being made. See the LED STATUS definitions below:
The MBR1200 must be powered using an approved power adapter.
Green The MBR1200 is powered on.
No Light The MBR1200 is not connected to power. Check that the unit is connected to an outlet.
When your MBR1200 is up and running, it creates a shareable wireless signal (WLAN).
Green The Wireless LAN is active and available to share.
No Light The Wireless LAN is not active.
You may connect the MBR1200 via an Ethernet cable to your Cable or DSL Modem.
Green Connected to an active Ethernet Connection.
No Light Not connected to Ethernet, the connection is not configured correctly, or Cable or DSL modem
is not configured correctly (or turned on).
The MBR1200 works with USB, ExpressCard, or PC Card Mobile Broadband Modems with active data plans.
Green Data connection has been established with your cellular network.
No Light Cellular network is unavailable or connection is still in progress.
Standard connection time is 15-30 seconds.
If the USB Data Modem LEDs are not illuminated, your modem is not connected and online. You
may need to update firmware. Refer to “Your USB Modem or Phone Does Not Work With The Router.”
If, after updating, you are still not online, call CradlePoint Technical Support for further assistance.
My WiFi-enabled Devices Can’t Get Past The Login Page
I Need To Update My Firmware
Some electronic devices may experience problems handling the Internet Access User Login setting.
Devices that commonly have trouble are, but not limited to:
• Wireless Printers
• iPod Touch
• most WiFi-enabled Video Game Systems
• iPhone
• most WiFi-enabled Devices that are not PCs or Macs
• Wireless VoIP Phones
To support the latest features, modems, and phones, follow the directions below:
1) Access your router administration page by opening your browser and typing in the address bar.
2) Select the TOOLS tab on the top navigation, then the FIRMWARE menu on the left.
3) Select ONE-BUTTON FIRMWARE UPDATE for easy firmware updates.
To Allow These Devices Access, follow the instructions below to disable the user login.
1) Access your router administration page by opening your browser and typing in the address bar.
2) Go to the TOOLS tab on the top navigation, then the USER LOGIN menu on the left panel.
3) Uncheck the REQUIRE USER LOGIN check box.
4) Scroll to the top of the page and click SAVE THE SETTINGS, which will save and reboot the
router with your new configuration.
Note: Because the User Login page adds security and access control to others connected to your router,
you may need to enable additional security features such as WEP, WPA, or MAC Address Filtering (if you
are not already doing so) when turning off the User Login Page. See the “Setting WiFi Security on your
CradlePoint Router” section of this guide for details.
If you experience problems, you can also install the firmware manually.
1) Download the new firmware by going to
2) Select the TOOLS tab on the top navigation, then the FIRMWARE menu on the left.
3) In the FIRMWARE UPGRADE section, click BROWSE.
4) Browse for the new firmware file you downloaded in Step 1 and click OPEN.
5) Click the UPLOAD button. The upgrade process can take a minute or two.
Regulatory Information
StillÊ HaveÊ Questions??
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. This device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• 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.
Radio Frequency Interference Requirement - Canada
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Warranty Information
CradlePoint, Inc. warrants this product against defects in materials and workmanship to the original purchases (or the first
purchaser in the case of resale by an authorized distributor) for a period of one (1) year from the date of shipment. This warranty
is limited to a repair or replacement of the product, at CradlePoint’s discretion.
(208) 424-5054 Option #2
Monday-Friday 7:00am to 7:00pm MST
Within thirty (30) days of receipt should the product fail for any reason other than damage due to customer negligence, purchaser
may return the product to the point of purchase for a full refund of the purchase price.
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 the other product. Any other return will be
subject to CradlePoint, Inc.’s existing return policy.
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