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Cradlepoint CTR500 Mobile Broadband Router

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Firmware 1.6.0 Compatibility List
Alltel
USB Modems: ExpressCard Modems: Phones:
Huawei EC168
Huawei EC228
Pantech UM175
UTStarcom UM150
(Pantech UM150)
AT&T
USB Modems: ExpressCard Modems: Phones:
Huawei UMG­181
LG L­02A
Novatel MC930D
Option Quicksilver
Sierra Wireless 881U
Sierra Wireless 875U
USBConnect 881
USBConnect Mercury
ZTE MF626
Huawei E870
Option GT
Max 3.6 Express
Option GT Ultra Express
Blackberry 8310 (Curve)
RIM BlackBerry Bold 9000
HP iPaq 910
Motorola RAZR v3xx
Motorola Q v9h
Samsung Blackjack
Samsung SGH-A707
Clear
USB Modems: ExpressCard Modems: Phones:
Clear USB
Franklin U300
ZTE TU25
Cricket
USB Modems: ExpressCard Modems: Phones:
Calcomp a600
Pantech UM100
EMOBILE (Japan)
USB Modems: ExpressCard Modems: Phones:
EMOBILE D02HW
EMOBILE D11LC
EMOBILE D12LC
EMOBILE D21HW
EMOBILE D21LC
EMOBILE D22HW
nTelos
USB Modems: ExpressCard Modems: Phones:
Franklin CDU-680 Kyocera KPC680
Rogers (Canada)
USB Modems: ExpressCard Modems: Phones:
Novatel MC950D
ZTE MF636
Novatel X950D
Softbank
USB Modems: ExpressCard Modems: Phones:
Softbank C01LC
Sprint
USB Modems: ExpressCard Modems: Phones:
Franklin U300
Franklin CDU-550
Franklin CDU-680
Novatel MiFi 2200
Novatel U720
Novatel U727
Novatel U760
Sierra Wireless 595U
Sierra Wireless C597
(Compass 597)
Sierra Wireless 598U
Kyocera KPC680
Novatel EX720
Sierra Wireless 597E
Sierra Wireless 402
Blackberry 8703e
Blackberry 8130
Blackberry 8330
Blackberry 8830
1HTC Touch
1HTC Mogul (6800)
1HTC Apache (6700)
LG Muziq
Motorola KRZR
Motorola RAZR V3c
Motorola RAZR2
Motorola Q
Motorola Q9c
Palm Centro
Palm 700w
Palm 755p
Samsung ACE
Samsung A900
Samsung A900M
Samsung A920
Samsung
i830
Samsung SPH-m520
Sanyo SCP-8400
Sanyo Katana
Sanyo
Katana 2
Sanyo M1
Telus (Canada)
USB Modems: ExpressCard Modems: Phones:
Sierra Wireless 595U Sierra Wireless 597E
T-Mobile
USB Modems: ExpressCard Modems: Phones:
Huawei UMG­181
Verizon
USB Modems: ExpressCard Modems: Phones:
Novatel MiFi 2200
Novatel USB720
Novatel USB727
Novatel USB760
Sierra Wireless 595U
UTStarcom UM150
(Pantech UM150)
UTStarcom UM175
Kyocera KPC680
Novatel V740
Novatel V760
Blackberry 8703e
Blackberry 8130
Blackberry 8330
Blackberry 8830
Blackberry 9530
(Storm)
LG VX7200
LG VX8000
LG VX8300
Motorola RAZR V3c
Palm 700p
Palm 700w
Verizon XV6800
Xohm
USB Modems: ExpressCard Modems: Phones:
Franklin U300
ZTE TU25
Generic UMTS/GSM Devices
These devices were tested using the AT&T network in the United States and may or may not work with other UMTS/GSM carriers internationally.
USB Modems: ExpressCard Modems: Phones:
Huawei E220
Novatel MC950D
Sierra Wireless 880U
Sierra Wireless 885U
(Compass 885)
Huawei E870
Sierra Wireless 880E

1-The user experience with devices running Windows Mobile is less robust than other phones and modems. Windows Mobile devices connected to either a PC or a CradlePoint router have exhibited erratic behavior while using data sharing capabilities. Issues include frequent disconnects for no apparent reason and remedies entail frequent rebooting the phone and or removing the phone’s battery. This problem is not something that can be resolved by CradlePoint Technology and will need to be addressed by the phone manufacturer.

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About the CTR500 Cellular Travel Router

Portable and Compact

The CradlePoint CTR500 Mobile Router creates a secure Wi-Fi Hotspot from broadband enabled cellular data modems. The CTR500 is the world’s most compact router that is able to support BOTH Express Card and USB-style Cellular Modems. Powered by CradlePoint’s WiPipe technology, it supports a wide variety of mobile Internet devices on the ATT, Verizon, Sprint, and Alltel networks and gives users hassle-free Wi-Fi access nearly anywhere.

Secure and Reliable

The high-performance router platform supports multiple and concurrent VPN pass-through sessions, plus encryption modes including WPA2 Personal and Enterprise to provide secure client access. Unique built-in auto-failover between broadband sources enables wireless backup applications and maximum uptime.

Simple

CradlePoint’s built-in Setup Wizard provides diskless set up of security settings – getting a remote workgroup up and running quickly regardless of OS or device-type on the network. For site selection and placement convenience, the CTR500 also includes a signal strength mode, which enables external LED indication of cellular signal strength.

Features

Fully compliant 802.11b/g router
Supports external 802.11 antenna (not included)
Compatible with Express Card and USB style cellular modems (EVDO and HSDPA networks)
Supports select handsets via USB cable
10/100 Ethernet port switchable as WAN or LAN
Auto-failover mode for a compact broadband source backup solution
Cellular signal strength indication on top panel eases site selection
Powered by WiPipe technology

How it Works:

Connect a data-ready cellular phone into the USB host port, and the CTR500 mobile router automatically establishes a connection to your cellular provider’s data network. It works similar to the way a home router manages a DSL or Cable modem – connect and forget. Once you plug in a Cellular USB modem or a Handset equipped with a phone-as-modem tethered data plan, you can associate your PC with the CTR500 mobile router just like in a Cafe Hotspot and you’re on the Internet. You can optionally use the RJ-45 Ethernet port with a wired LAN to give you easy shared wireless access when available.

Features

Fully compliant 802.11b/g router
Supports external 802.11 antenna (not included)
Compatible with Express Card and USB style mobile Internet devices (EVDO and HSDPA networks)
Supports select handsets via USB cable
10/100 Ethernet port switchable as WAN or LAN
Auto-failover mode for a compact broadband source backup solution
10/100 Ethernet port available for wired uplink when available
Configurable adult content filtering and phishing protection
Cellular signal strength indication on top panel eases site selection
Powered by WiPipe technology

Specifications

Model #: CTR500 Cellular Travel Router
WiFi Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g
Cellular Network Connection: Compatible 3G handset with USB data connection, USB Cellular modems, and Express Card cellular modems (EVDO and HSDPA; see supported devices list for details)
Wired Network Connection: 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet port (switchable LAN/WAN)
Firewall: NAT (Network Address Translation) with SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection)
Security and Access Control: Enable/Disable SSID, Internet Access Control (Services, URL, MAC, and DNS based)
Encryption: 64/128 bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, and WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
Network Applications Support: UPnP, ALG, Email, FTP, Gaming, Remote Desktop, NetMeeting, Telnet and others
Business Applications Support: Multiple and Concurrent IPSEC, L2TP and PPTP VPN pass-through sessions
Platform Compatibility: Windows 98SE/NT/2000/XP/Vista, Mac OS X, Linux, and WiFi-enabled PDAs
Firmware Upgrade: Flash based with save and restore options
Device Management: Local and remote via Web Browser (HTTP)
LED Indicators: Power, WLAN (wireless LAN status), WAN/LAN (Ethernet link status), USB modem active, ExpressCard modem active, Cellular Signal Strength
Dimensions: 4.8″ x 2.8″ x 0.8″ (122 mm x 73 mm x 18.5 mm)
Weight: 4.0 oz.
Certifications: FCC, CE, IC, RoHS, Wi-Fi Alliance
Operating Temp: 0 C to 50 C

Applications

Mobile Business

CradlePoint’s CTR500 teamed with your EVDO or HSDPA mobile Internet device gives you and your team instant, reliable, and secure Internet access wherever you work. Great for simplifying individual access as well as sharing – no need to add hardware or software to your PC or your colleague’s PC to get connected to the broadband cellular networks. Finally, you can have the convenience of WiFi and the coverage of cellular in one solution.

RV/Vacation

All the luxuries of home include Internet access even if home is on the road or away from home. The CTR500 gives you a great way to unleash the modem built-in your Cellular phone. And tethered data service can be activated for just the months you need it instead of making long term commitments. An added feature is the ability to put your phone where you have signal, and use your laptop where it’s convenient. With the CTR500, you no longer have to hunt around for a public WiFi hotspot to get Internet access when on vacation.

Emergency Response

The CradlePoint CTR500 provides the most compact portable WiFi solution available. And it quickly allows you to set up vital communication links in seconds. Responders will be able to share vital documents, emails, and mission critical information without the usual hassles. The CTR500 is your instant infrastructure solution for EVDO and HSDPA networks and is tuned to work with the latest USB modems.

Construction

Whether at a remote site or in the trailer, for short time periods or extended, the CTR500 provides a perfect solution for Internet connectivity when space and convenience are a premium. Plus, it supports Mobile PCs as well as handheld computers and PDAs for easy WiFi Internet access regardless of what infrastructure your team uses. Ease of use and solid network performance are yours with the CTR500.

Remote Events

For all kinds of remote events, from off-site meetings to concerts to races to picture day at the soccer field, the CTR500 provides a reliable, easy-to-setup wireless network. Password access allows you an extra level of security without requiring everyone to become an IT expert. Plus, the remote login feature allows you to remotely provide Internet access to your colleagues without publicizing with the world with the CradlePoint CTR500.

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