Cradlepoint is focused on the mobile enterprise market, and though Cradlepoint used to have many options for "average" users most have been discontinued over the years as Cradlepoint has focused on the higher end of the market.
Individuals with specific needs though do often find value in going with Cradlepoint hardware.
The Cradlepoint MBR1200B ($249) stands out for having two USB ports, and support for load balancing across multiple connections. It is the most affordable "entry level" Cradlepoint router available.
- Wi-Fi Router: Yes
- 2.4GHz Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n -
- 5GHz Wi-Fi: N/A
- Wi-Fi Antenna:
- Wi-Fi as WAN: Yes
- Guest Wi-Fi Network:
- Cellular Tethering via USB: 2 USB ports (Be sure to check compatibility!)
- Integrated Cellular Modem: No
- Ethernet Ports: 5x (WAN / LAN Configurable)
- Special Features: Data Usage Tracking, Load Balancing, Auto Faillover
- Power Source: 12v or 110v AC
- Dimensions: 9" x 5.1" x 1.6"
- Outdoor Rated: No
- Retail Price: $249.99
Review & Testing Status
We do not currently have this model in for testing, though we have heard from many people who have used this and have had good experiences.
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