CradlePoint MBR1200 Support, Firmware, and FAQs – DISCONTINUED


This product was announced as End of Life on April 1, 2012 and the last firmware release was version 2.2.1 posted on April 4, 2013.

CradlePoint MBR1200 Knowledge Base

For our next generation products, please see the following:

CradlePoint MBR1200B
CradlePoint ARC MBR1400



Tech Specs


  • Supports 64/128-bit WEP and WPA/WPA2 (Personal & Enterprise) Encryption Modes, as well as User Login
  • Access Control in Encrypted and Open Modes and Password Protected to Prevent Unauthorized Internet Access
  • Provides Additional Security of Show/Hide Network Name (SSID) and Internet Access Control (Services, User, URL, MAC Filtering)
  • Firewall features Network Address Translation (NAT) and Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) which protects against DoS Attacks
  • Multiple Concurrent IPSec, L2TP and PPTP VPN Pass-Through Session


Below is a list of carrier-supplied modems compatible with the MBR1200.

3 (SWE)

  • USB
    • Huawei E1550


  • USB
    • Huawei EC168
    • Huawei EC228


  • USB (Tethered)
    • Huawei E220
  • USB
    • Huawei E368 [Force 4G]
    • Huawei E181
    • Huawei E1815 [USB Connect 900]
    • LG L-02A
    • LG AD600 [USB Connect Adrenaline (LTE)]
    • LG Turbo LUU-2100TI [USBConnect Turbo]
    • Option iCON 322 [AT&T USBConnect Quicksilver]
    • Option iCON 461 [AT&T USBConnect Velocity]
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard 880U
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard 313U [USB Connect Momentum 4G (LTE)]
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard USB 308 [Shockwave]
    • ZTE MF626
    • ZTE MF636
  • PC/Ex Card (Ex Card Only)
    • Huawei E870
  • Express Card
    • Option GlobeTrotter Express HSUPA W [GT Ultra Express]
    • Option GT Max 3.6 Express
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard 880E

B-Mobile (JP)

  • USB
    • ZTE MF626

Bell Mobility (CA)

  • USB
    • Sierra Wireless 330U


  • USB
    • AxessTel MV240


  • USB
    • Sierra Wireless 250U [CLEAR 4G+ USB (Series S)]

E-Mobile (JP)

  • USB (Tethered)
    • Huawei D02HW (Huawei)
  • USB
    • Huawei D21HW (Huawei)
    • Huawei D22HW (Huawei)
    • LongCheer D21LC (Longcheer)
    • LongCheer D12LC (Longcheer)

MTS India (IN)

  • USB
    • ZTE AC2746 [MBLAZE]


  • USB
    • LG L-02C
    • LG L-02A
    • LG L-05A

O2 (UK)

  • USB
    • Sierra Wireless Compass 889

Orange (UK)

  • USB
    • ZTE MF636

Reliance (IN)

  • USB
    • Huawei EC168C

Rogers (CA)

  • USB
    • Nokia CS-18 [HSPA+ Rocket Mobile Internet Stick - Nokia CS-18]
    • Sierra Wireless 330U [LTE Rocket Stick]
    • ZTE MF636 [ZTE MF636 Rocket Stick]

SoftBank Mobile (JP)

  • USB
    • LongCheer C01LC [(longcheer Modem either WM78 or WM66]


  • USB
    • Franklin Wireless S600C
    • Franklin Wireless U770 [Plug-in-Connect Tri-Mode USB]
    • Franklin Wireless U600
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard USB 598 [Sprint 598U]
    • Sierra Wireless 250U [3G/4G USB Modem 250U]
    • Ubee PXU1901
  • PC/Ex Card (Ex Card Only)
    • Novatel Wireless CC208

T-Mobile (USA)

  • USB
    • Huawei E181 [T-Mobile webConnect USB (UMG181)]
    • Huawei E1691 [T-Mobile webConnect Jet USB (UMG1691)]
    • Huawei E1831 [T-Mobile webConnect Rocket USB]
    • Huawei E366 [Jet 2.0]
    • ZTE MF691 [webConnect Rocket 2.0 HSPA+]
    • ZTE MF683 [Rocket 3.0]
  • Express Card
    • Option GlobeTrotter Express 442

Tata Teleservices (IN)

  • USB
    • Huawei EC168C [Tata Photon+]

Tele2 (SWE)

  • USB
    • Huawei E1550

Telenor (SWE)

  • USB
    • Huawei E1550

Time Warner

  • USB
    • Franklin Wireless U301 [Road Runner Franklin U301]


  • USB
    • Huawei EC168
    • LG VL600 [VL600 4G LTE USB Modem]
    • Novatel Wireless Ovation MC551 [ 551L 4G LTE USB Modem]
    • Pantech UML290 [UML290 4G LTE USB Modem]

Vodafone (UK)

  • USB
    • Huawei K3565 [Vodafone K3565]

Latest Reviews

The Complete Solution

Like most of you I have had MANY routers over the years from all of the major OEM's, but to be honest they fail in comparison to this one. I've had it for almost 2 years now and it works flawlessly. There are far to few things I have used over the years that fall into the category of "it just works"; this being one of them. I've had up to 4 air cards all from different cellular carriers running at the same time (load balancing) and again, it just worked.

Yes, it is a bit much for a home router (which is what I use it for most of the time) but I also don't have to worry that it will lock up or require a reboot randomly. With everything moving towards streaming directly from the net, stability has to be paramount. Yes, we are more willing to take risks on our internet connection going down but trust me, this will change. As more and more security systems being introduced that rely on an internet connection, can you really afford to have a device acting as the gateway that's unstable?

The wireless range on the MBR1200 is also phenomenal. Granted, I have the external antennas plugged into it, but even without no wireless access point even comes close to its range while providing stable connections to a plethora of devices.

With the multitude of gaming consoles and movie streaming services running concurrently in the house, this router never falls short of its intended purpose.

Excellent Product Cradlepoint!

Owner of Eaglecap Wireless

I own and operate Eaglecap Wireless, which is an authorized agent for U.S. Cellular that I have been with for 3 years. Before and during the first year with U.S. Cellular I also had a wireless internet business but decided to sell it and just stay Cell Phones. Being that I sold wireless internet cards thru U.S. Cellular, I thought it best if I ran the store computers with what I sold to my potential customers but needed to find a router that would do the trick. After buying some junk and non-caple routers I found the Cradlepoint 1200 and liked what I read, I ordered one and hooked up 4 work stations on it and it has not failed me for almost 2 years of using it. This is why I am giving it a 5 star rating, it works and it works great with no worries.