|Cradlepoint CTR500 Wireless G Travel Router ~ Black~|
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Long Island City, NY, USA
|Cradlepoint CTR500 6.75 Mbps 2-Port 10/100 Wireless G Router|
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Long Island City, NY, USA
|Genuine Cradlepoint CTR500 6.75 Mbps 2-Port 10/100 Wireless G Router Rev.V1.1 US|
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Signal Hill, CA, USA
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|The Cradlepoint CTR500 wireless router connects remote devices with ease and convenience, allowing for up to 32 simultaneously connected wireless and wired devices on the same network. This 802.11g router uses the Wireless G standard for communication, enabling data transfer rates to reach around 7 Mbps. The Cradlepoint wireless router features two built-in 10/100 Ethernet ports for connecting wired devices such as printers, scanners, computers, or even other routers. The Cradlepoint wireless router also includes a secured and remotely accessible HTTP interface for adjusting the settings of the 802.11g router, including firewall settings, port forwarding, VPN settings, and more from any local device's browser. The Cradlepoint CTR500 includes a USB port as well, for direct connection to network devices like a shared printer or for connecting to a computer for direct access to the administrative features of the router. The Cradlepoint wireless router allows for connectivity across small- to medium-sized wireless networks, making it perfect for at-home or small-office wireless networks.|
|Wireless Technology||Wireless G|
|Wireless Speed||6.75 Mbps|
|USB for File Sharing||Yes|
|Connectivity||Wired & Wireless|
Average review score based on 19 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
The Cradlepoint is essential to any mobile internet user, as well as IT professionals. It makes everything a whole lot easier. The router supports many mobile devices. I personally use it for my Clear 4G USB modem. I also have another unit in our security patrol vehicle, along with the company's Sprint 3G/4G USB modem. Once set up, the router automatically connects through the USB modems and creates a WiFi network. The router is also capable of using an express card. There is an Ethernet port on the side of the router, which can be used as a WAN or LAN port.
The portability and ease of use makes purchasing this unit a no-brainer. Compared to other routers, this has the most features, along with many security profiles, and lots of support for future devices. I love the signal strenght display on the device, which shows how strong of a connection you get with a USB or express card modem. It makes it easy to place the device in the perfect location to get the best connection.
At home, I use my Cradlepoint with 3 laptops and 2 PCs, as well as our Wii game system. In our patrol vehicle, we use the high security WiFi connection with our vehicle's Toughbook.
Before we had the Cradlepoint in the vehicle, our Sprint connection was horrible, and the software that we had to use on the laptop made connections and speeds even worse.
By using the Cradlepoint, we never have to worry about connection issues again! We have the device hooked up in the trunk of the vehicle. When we get in the vehicle to start our patrols, we just turn on the laptop and go! Before, we had lots of connection issues when we used the Sprint USB modem through the laptop with Sprint's connection software. Now we don't need any extra programs on the company Toughbooks, the Toughbooks just connect to the Cradlepoint's secure WiFi! The Cradlepoint really makes everything easier ans stress-free!
This WiFi router is awesome for the fact that you can use multiple WiFi devices, when normally you would only be able to access the internet to one laptop with your aircard directly plugged into it.
I would buy it again for sure. The Cradlepoint website give you a list of Wireless modems it will work with.
This is a great little traveling 3G/4G router. I don't have an air card, but it worked well with my TMobile 3G Touch phone. The range is a little shy without an external antenna. Without the antenna, I had a significant drop outside of 40 feet. I don't consider this a bad thing, as most hotel rooms are much smaller anyway and you can always purchase an external antenna. My plan for the router is use inside/outside my 35 foot motor home when traveling and as a failover solution should my primary ISP experience problems. The setup is easy as you just hook your laptop directly to the router, after a change of IP address on your laptop..of course. My home router (wireless) IP address conflicted so I had to change the default address on the Cradlepoint. Now I have a primary router address of 192.168.1.1, guest access VLAN of 192.168.2.1 and the CradlePoint is at 192.168.3.1. You could also jump to a Class B address of 172.16.0.1 as well. Once I had the Cradlepoint configured, I set my laptop back to DHCP to garner an address from the Cradlepoint wirelessly and I was quickly connected to the Internet utilizing my TMobile 3G Touch phone. Bottomline...sweet!
I bought this product, after much research, because I wanted to be able to use different devices to get on the internet, and this one allows the use of USB modem from a cellular 'phone company,and an Express card. I am not "tied-down" to the house, and can go anywhere there is a power plug. I Do wish that this model was battery-powered, but that is okay...I otherwise like the product very much. I would buy another Cradlepoint router, as it is a Nationally recognized brand, and can be serviced easily if need be. As to how this compares to others of the type, I am not sure, as I only have my home system as a reference, I have never had any type of router like this before, however, the product works very well for me.
This thing is amazing! Wish I would have known they existed a year ago. I have Verizon Wireless USB V600 for my internet as nothing else is available where I live, and will not ever do satellite again. I got so sick of having to plug and unplug, and use their software to reconnect to the tower all the time. It was frustrating, and time consuming. My parents had a mobile hotspot back in the day. It would loose lots of data eating up the small amount you get every month. This however doesn't do that, and fixes all problems. No having to sign in and out every time. No having to plug into just one computer. No having a USB port used. When I got mine it didn't have the newest firmware on it. The setup walkthrough shows how to check that, and it will automatically upgrade(EASY) You will need to do this to take advantage of 3G and 4G speeds. It works with many different providers, just check the list on their site of compatible hardware.