By Ki Grinsing
The urgency of the internet connection
In today’s businesses, the broadband internet connection is very essential services to support the operation of your business. The continuity of the business is very important whatever happened. When your broadband internet connection fails, your business stops. No email delivery, no data exchange with your business partners. Your business reputation will be damaged.
MBR1000 with failover / failback
CradlePoint MBR1000 wireless mobile router is a single solution for your wired and wireless routers with built-in failover/failback feature. With this feature, MBR1000 provides automatic redundant backup through an enabled wireless broadband data modem when your wired ISP service is interrupted, whether planned or unplanned. And the beauty with this router is that it will automatically failback to your primary connection once the service is restored, thus keeping your business online without interruption to users.
Easy to setup and maintenance
The CradlePoint MBR1000 wireless mobile router is powered by WiPipe™ technology that includes many features found in expensive enterprise-class routers with affordable price and with minimal setup and maintenance. Setting up is easy without loading any software to run.
Based on 802.11n
The CradlePoint MBR1000 wireless mobile router is engineered by the latest wireless technology 802.11n standard, and is backward compatible with 802.11b/g standards. You can provide instant wireless network which is perfect for setting up quick response capability in shelters, control centers or wherever you set up operations. You can access EVDO and HSPA (3G) networks via USB and ExpressCard modems attached to the MBR1000 to create instant wireless network.
MBR1000 supports both USB and ExpressCard Mobile Broadband Modems (HSPA and EVDO) for backup Internet whenever your wired broadband internet fails. The router supports Cable/DSL Modems with Dynamic IP, Static IP, PPPoE, PPTP, and L2TP Connection Types.
The CradlePoint MBR1000 wireless mobile router supports dual-firewall feature (NAT and SPI). NAT (network address translation) allows internet share and helps hide your private network from the public (un-trusted network). NAT combined with SPI (stateful packet inspection) help protect the network against any types of internet threats such as hacker, DoS, and other malware.
MBR1000 provides additional security to allow you enable or disable SSID (Network Name) Broadcast and Internet Access Control (Services, URL, and MAC Filtering). To allow your Tele-workers access your private network via the internet while on the go, they can create secure tunneling to access the network. MBR1000 supports Multiple Concurrent IPSec, L2TP and PPTP VPN Pass-Through Sessions.
The following is a simple connection diagram in a small business network that deploys CradlePoint MBR1000 wireless mobile router with broadband internet service as the main internet connection and 3g network plan as a backup or failback services when the main connection fails.
To access the router, you can type the default IP address of the router (192.168.0.1) from your internet browser, and the password is the six characters of your MAC address.
- Provides wireless range coverage up to 750 feet
- Connect wirelessly up to 64 Devices ( Unlimited via Ethernet)
- Supports Cable/DSL modems with dynamic IP, static IP, PPPoE, PPTP, L2TP, or BigPond Connection Types
- Traffic control with Virtual Server (max 64 servers) and DMZ security boundary
- Compatible with HSDPA and EVDO Mobile Broadband Devices
- Supports 64/128-bit WEP (11b/g), WPA, WPA2, and WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
- Supports WDS
- Flash Memory for Firmware Upgrade, Save/Restore Settings
- Easy Management via HTTP and Remote Management via HTTP and SNMP
- Compliant with Windows 98SE/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server, Linux and Mac OS
CradlePoint MBR1000 wireless mobile router can be used in emergency situations. You can setup the router on a bus, car, train or boat to allow you share the 3g network with colleagues and customers.
For small businesses you may consider other models Cradlepoint offers – MBR1200B. The apparent differences are the number of modem ports available. It includes 3 USB 2.0, 1 ExpressCard, 1 PC Card and it also supports four Gigabit Ethernet ports. Click here for MBR1200 spec details. You may read similar product Compact Asus WL330N3G Vs Apple Express - ideal solution for travellers.