CradlePoint MBR1200B Small Business Mobile Broadband Router

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The CradlePoint MBR1200B router enables easy-to-install wireless connectivity in small business or remote office locations. Ideal for small businesses, temporary command centers, home offices, recreational vehicles, and mobile networks; the CradlePoint MBR1200B provides wired Ethernet, and 3G/4G wireless WAN connectivity to keep you and your business up and running.  


  • Use as primary connection to the Internet with wired or wireless broadband. 
  • Ensure against loss of productivity and business opportunity with automatic failover to 3G/4G when the wired connection is disrupted. 
  • Load balance across the multiple wired and/or wireless connections when additional bandwidth is required.  


  • LAN connections are protected with advanced WiFi encryption. 
  • Main office access and business transactions are protected by VPN capability and other security features to ensure your network stays secure.
  • Designed for small office/home office deployments.  
  • Engineered for day-in, day-out 24/7 Internet connectivity.


  • CradlePoint Enterprise Cloud Manager – Improve productivity, increase reliability, reduce costs, and enhance the intelligence of your network and business operations
  • CradleCare Support – CradleCare Support Agreement for unlimited access to the CradlePoint Technical Assistance Center (1, 3, or 5 year options); CradleCare Extended Warranty to extend the standard hardware warranty to 2, 3, or 5 years
  • CradleCare On-Site Services – CradleCare 3G/4G Site Survey and CradleCare Standard Installation

Tech Specs

DATA IN:   USB modem (2), ExpressCard modem (1), 10/100 Ethernet ports (2) (cable/DSL/satellite modems), WiFi (as WAN) wireless 2x2 MIMO “N” WiFi 2.4GHz (802.11 b/g/n)
DATA OUT:   WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), five 10/100 Ethernet ports (WAN/LAN Switchable)
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) operating
−20°C to 70°C (−4°F to 158°F) storage
SIZE:   9-in x 5.1-in x 1.6-in (230mm x 130mm x 40mm) 
WAN Security:  NAT, SPI, ALG, inbound filtering of IP addresses, port blocking, service (port) filtering (FTP, SMTP, HTTP, RPL, SNMP, DNS, ICMP, NNTP, POP3, SSH), protocol filtering, WAN ping (allow/ignore)
Redundancy and Load Balancing:   Failover/failback with 4G/3G/Ethernet, Load Balancing, WAN failure detection
Intelligent Routing:  UPnP, DMZ, virtual server/port forwarding, routing rules, NAT-less routing, route management, content filtering, website filtering, local DHCP server, DHCP client, DNS, DNS proxy.  ALGs: PPTP, L2TP, PPPoE passthrough, IPSec passthrough, FTP (passive), FTP (active), MAC address filtering, dynamic DNS
Management:  Remote WAN web-based management access (HTTP, HTTPS), web-based GUI (easy management), serverbased centralized management (WiPipe™ Central), SNMP v1, v2c & v3, one-button firmware upgrade, modem configuration and management, modem data usage and alerts
Performance & Health Monitoring:  Modem Health Management (MHM) improves connectivity of 3G/4G modems, SSID-based priority, WAN port speed control
VPN  (IPSec) Tunnel: NAT-T and transport modes, device to CradlePoint, Cisco/Linksys, Linux system, Hash (MD5, SHA128, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512), Cipher (AES, 3DES, DES), support for 2 connections, GRE tunneling, multiple networks supported in a single tunnel



Internet Access and Device Connectivity

  • Plug-and-play support for over 125 of the most advanced broadband data modems (LTE, WiMAX, HSPA+). Security cap available to prevent device theft
  • 5 Ethernet 10/100 LAN/WAN ports for Ethernet-enabled devices or landline Internet (up to 2 WAN, up to 5 LAN, 5 total)
  • Wireless LAN – WiFi  (802.11 b/g/n) supports up to 64 connections at a time

Business Continuity: Failover/Failback

  • Automatic failover to wireless WAN connection when wired WAN disruption occurs, automatic failback when wired WAN connection is restored
  • Load balancing across multiple wired and wireless WANs for more bandwidth
  • Proactive alerts when failover occurs through CradlePoint Enterprise Cloud Manager


  • Remote management with CradlePoint Enterprise Cloud Manager and SNMP v1,2,3
  • Two SSIDs, with individual security, separate critical traffic 
  • “WiFi-as-WAN” mode enables use as a WiFi repeater, WiFi bridge or as a WiFi-to-Ethernet adapter for Ethernet-enabled devices
  • Two Ethernet ports can be configured to “WAN Mode” to provide wireless and wired failover and load balancing
  • Data usage management and alerts to monitor data usage and avoid overages


  • IPsec VPN (2 concurrent sessions) with GRE tunneling option, also supports pass-through VPN connections (IPSec, L2TP, PPTP)
  • WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA2 Enterprise and AES encryption for secure WiFi
  • Stateful packet inspection firewall and NAT (network address translation) to prevent unwanted access to connected computers
  • Variety of security features (URL filtering, traffic filtering, DMZ, virtual server, port forwarding) for safer internet access

Service, Support, and Warranty

  • Limited 1 year warranty included featuring access to software updates and hardware repair or replacement; CradleCare Extended Warranty available (2, 3, or 5 years)
  • CradleCare Support Agreement available with year-round technical support, software updates and upgrades, and advanced hardware exchange (1, 3, or 5 years)


Below is a list of carrier-supplied modems compatible with the MBR1200B.


  • USB (Tethered)
    • Huawei E220
  • USB
    • Huawei E181
    • Huawei E368 [Force 4G]
    • Huawei E1815 [USB Connect 900]
    • LG Turbo LUU-2100TI [USBConnect Turbo]
    • LG AD600 [USB Connect Adrenaline (LTE)]
    • Option iCON 322 [AT&T USBConnect Quicksilver]
    • Option iCON 461 [AT&T USBConnect Velocity]
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard USB 308 [Shockwave]
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard 340U [Beam]
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard 313U [USB Connect Momentum 4G (LTE)]

Bell Mobility (CA)

  • USB
    • Novatel Wireless U679
    • Sierra Wireless 330U


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

POTS (Analog)

  • USB
    • Portsmith PSA1U1M
  • Express Card
    • Portsmith PS6EX1M

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]


  • USB
    • Franklin Wireless U770 [Plug-in-Connect Tri-Mode USB]
    • Franklin Wireless U600
    • Franklin Wireless S600C
    • NETGEAR 341U
    • Sierra Wireless 250U [3G/4G USB Modem 250U]
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard USB 598 [Sprint 598U]
    • Ubee PXU1901
  • PC/Ex Card (Ex Card Only)
    • Novatel Wireless CC208

T-Mobile (USA)

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

Telstra/BigPond (AU)

  • USB
    • Sierra Wireless AirCard 320U


  • USB
    • Huawei E3276


  • USB
    • LG VL600 [VL600 4G LTE USB Modem]
    • Novatel Wireless Ovation MC551 [ 551L 4G LTE USB Modem]
    • Pantech UML295
    • Pantech UML290 [UML290 4G LTE USB Modem]

Virgin Mobile (U.S.A.)

  • USB
    • Franklin Wireless U600

Latest Reviews

Rock solid performance

I've had this router up and running on a Verizon 4G (U551) USB card in a project trailer. I have not had 1 call on this router or card since deployment. I used in the opast the MBR900 series and this is such an improvement and step up over that model. I would recommend without hesitation the MBR1200 series router.