CradlePoint MBR1200 Support, Firmware, and FAQs

 

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 Knowledgebase

For our next genertaion products, please see the following:

CradlePoint MBR1200B
CradlePoint ARC MBR1400

 

ALWAYS CONNECTED

The CradlePoint MBR1200 is a robust 802.11n router with 3G/4G failover capabilities. Built for home, small business, branch offices, temporary and remote enterprise environments seeking to implement continuous, always-on connectivity. 
With its failover/failback capability, the MBR1200 automatically switches to a secondary connection (either wired or wireless) when your primary service is interrupted. Once your service is restored, the MBR1200 will automatically failback to the primary connection - keeping your business online with minimal interruption to users.

Whether you’re wired or wireless, the MBR1200 Business Series Router keeps your business connected.

VPN: SECURE AND RELIABLE

The high-performance MBR1200 has the capability to create, manage, and terminate multiple IPSec VPN sessions.  It provides up to ten concurrent sessions, supporting transfer and tunnel modes and several Hash and Cipher algorithms. These encryption protocols protect your communications from one private network to another from end-to-end.

ENTERPRISE POWER - SMB SIMPLE

Powered by WiPipe™ technology, the MBR1200 router includes many features found in expensive, enterprise class routers at a fraction of the cost. With minimal setup and maintenance, including our pre-installed software, it has “right out of the box” simplicity. 

Standard on the MBR1200 are security features such as multiple WiFi encryption modes (WEP and WPA/WPA2 Personal and Enterprise) and built-in firewall, which prevent unauthorized use of your connection.  With no additional software to load, you’ll be up and running in minutes.

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

 

Features

 


  • Over 600 Feet of WiFi Range

  • Share A Single Broadband Data Modem Signal With Up To 30 People

  • Easy-To-Use Security Setup Wizard

  • No Drivers or Software to Install

  • Advanced Security with WiPipe Technology

  • Failover/Failback to 3G/4G Mobile Broadband

  • Broadest USB Modem Support On The Market

  • 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 Sessions

 

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

3 (SWE)

  • USB
    • Huawei E182E
    • Huawei E1550

3 (UK)

  • USB
    • ZTE MF112

Alltel

  • USB
    • Huawei EC168
    • Huawei EC228

AT&T

  • USB (Tethered)
    • Huawei E220
  • USB
    • Huawei E181
    • Huawei E368 [Force 4G]
    • Huawei E1815 [USB Connect 900]
    • LG L-02A
    • LG AD600 [USB Connect Adrenaline (LTE)]
    • LG Turbo LUU-2100TI [USBConnect Turbo]
    • Novatel Wireless Ovation MC930D
    • Novatel Wireless Ovation MC950D
    • Option iCON 322 [AT&T USBConnect Quicksilver]
    • Option iCON 461 [AT&T USBConnect Velocity]
    • Sierra Wireless Compass 888
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard 313U [USB Connect Momentum 4G (LTE)]
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard 875U
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard 880U
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard USB 306
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard 881U [USBConnect 881]
    • Sierra Wireless Compass 885 [USBConnect Mercury]
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard USB 305 [USBConnect Lightning]
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard USB 308 [Shockwave]
    • ZTE MF636
    • ZTE MF626
  • PC/Ex Card (Ex Card Only)
    • Huawei E870
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard 504 [AirCard 890 by AT&T]
  • Express Card
    • Novatel Wireless Merlin X950D
    • Option GT Max 3.6 Express
    • Option GlobeTrotter Express HSUPA W [GT Ultra Express]
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard 880E

B-Mobile (JP)

  • USB
    • ZTE MF626

Bell Mobility (CA)

  • USB
    • Novatel Wireless Ovation MC547 [U547 Turbo Stick]
    • Sierra Wireless 330U

Cellcom

  • USB
    • AxessTel MV240

Clear

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

Cricket

  • USB
    • ZTE A605

E-Mobile (JP)

  • USB (Tethered)
    • Huawei D02HW (Huawei)
  • USB
    • Huawei D21HW (Huawei)
    • Huawei D22HW (Huawei)
    • LongCheer D11LC (Longcheer)
    • LongCheer D12LC (Longcheer)
    • LongCheer D21LC (Longcheer)

MTS India (IN)

  • USB
    • ZTE AC2746 [MBLAZE]

nTelos

  • Express Card
    • Kyocera KPC680

NTT DoCoMo (JP)

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

O2 (UK)

  • USB
    • Sierra Wireless Compass 889

Orange (UK)

  • USB
    • Option iCON 515M
    • ZTE MF636
  • Express Card
    • Huawei E881 [E881e]

Reliance (IN)

  • USB
    • Huawei EC168C

Rogers (CA)

  • USB
    • Nokia CS-18 [HSPA+ Rocket Mobile Internet Stick - Nokia CS-18]
    • Novatel Wireless Ovation MC950D
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard USB 306
    • Sierra Wireless 330U [LTE Rocket Stick]
    • ZTE MF680
    • ZTE MF636 [ZTE MF636 Rocket Stick]
    • ZTE MF668 [ZTE MF668 HSPA+ Rocket Mobile Internet Stick]
  • PC/Ex Card (Ex Card Only)
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard 503 [HSPA+ Rocket Aircard]
  • Express Card
    • Novatel Wireless Merlin X950D

SoftBank Mobile (JP)

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

Sprint

  • Wi-Fi (as WAN)
    • Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200
  • USB
    • Franklin Wireless U300 [Sprint 3G/4G USB ModemU300]
    • Franklin Wireless U301 [Sprint 3G/4G USB ModemU301]
    • Franklin Wireless U770 [Plug-in-Connect Tri-Mode USB]
    • Franklin Wireless U600
    • Franklin Wireless S600C
    • Novatel Wireless Ovation MC760 [Sprint U760]
    • Sierra Wireless Compass 597U [Sprint 597 USB Modem]
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard USB 598 [Sprint 598U]
    • Sierra Wireless 250U [3G/4G USB Modem 250U]
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard 595U
    • Ubee PXU1901
  • PC/Ex Card (Ex Card Only)
    • Novatel Wireless CC208
    • Novatel Wireless Merlin CC760 [Novatel Merlin C777]
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard 402
  • Express Card
    • Novatel Wireless Merlin X720 [Sprint EX720]
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard 597E

T-Mobile (UK)

  • USB
    • Huawei E173
    • ZTE MF637U

T-Mobile (USA)

  • USB
    • Huawei E181 [T-Mobile webConnect USB (UMG181)]
    • Huawei E366 [Jet 2.0]
    • Huawei E1831 [T-Mobile webConnect Rocket USB]
    • Huawei E1691 [T-Mobile webConnect Jet USB (UMG1691)]
    • 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 E398
    • Huawei E1550
    • Huawei E1750

Telenor (SWE)

  • USB
    • Huawei E1550
    • Huawei E1750

Telia (SWE)

  • USB
    • Huawei E1750

TELUS (CA)

  • USB
    • Huawei E397
    • Huawei E372

Time Warner

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

Verizon

  • Wi-Fi (as WAN)
    • Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200
  • USB
    • Huawei EC168
    • LG VL600 [VL600 4G LTE USB Modem]
    • Novatel Wireless Ovation MC551 [ 551L 4G LTE USB Modem]
    • Novatel Wireless Ovation MC727 [Verizon USB727]
    • Novatel Wireless Ovation MC760 [Verizon USB760]
    • Pantech UMW190NCD [Verizon UMW190 Global Modem]
    • Pantech UM175
    • Pantech UML290 [UML290 4G LTE USB Modem]
    • Pantech UMW190VZ [Verizon UMW190 Global Modem]
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard 595U
  • PC/Ex Card (Ex Card Only)
    • Novatel Wireless Merlin CC760 [Verizon PC770]
  • Express Card
    • Kyocera KPC680
    • Novatel Wireless Merlin X720 [Verizon V740]

Virgin Mobile (U.S.A.)

  • USB
    • Novatel Wireless Ovation MC760 [Broadband2Go]

Vodafone (UK)

  • USB
    • Huawei K3565 [Vodafone K3565]

Latest Reviews

The Complete Solution
5

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
5

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.