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Establishing a Wireless Internet Connection
Wireless Setup using a Mobile Broadband
(cellular) Data Modem
Connect Power Supply and insert active USB or ExpressCard modem/s.*
Then, establish a wireless internet connection as shown below.
Wired Connection using Cable/DSL Internet Service
CradlePoint recommends that WiFi security be setup at this point.
See the “
Setting WiFi security on your CradlePoint Router
” section of this guide.
* Mobile Broadband Card Not Included.
See your Mobile Broadband Service Provider for details.
2) Connect To the Internet
Using either a Windows or Mac platform, open a
browser window. A default CradlePoint page will
appear asking for a password.
password is the last six digits of the MAC
shown on the box label and on the
bottom of the router. This is a unique number
identifying your router.
Once you have correctly entered your password,
You can now access the Internet.
CradlePoint recommends that WiFi security
be setup at this point. See the “
Setting WiFi security
on your CradlePoint Router
” section of this guide.
dentify the CTR500
Signifies the CTR500 has power.
Signifies that a connection is made on the WAN
port. Blinking indicates traffic over the port.
Signifies the routers WiFi radio is “On”.
Blinking indicates data traffic.
Indicates a recognizable USB cellular device is
connected to the router.
Modem is Not Active
Modem Connection Error
Modem is Negotiating
Modem is Connected
LED Status Lights
The WAN port wi l turn on even if plugged into a computer. It is for Internet
connections only (i.e. DSL/Cable modems).
Open your computer’s
with the router’s Wireless
This is typically completed by opening
VIEW AVAILABLE NETWORKS
window. After you have highlighted the
CONNECT TO A NETWORK
clicking the Start button, and then
. You'll see a list
of the wireless networks currently
available. Click on the
network, and then click
Open your wireless connection list
by clicking the
icon on your menu bar. Click the
There Are Two Ways To Set Up A CTR500 Router:
Connect power and insert one end of your Ethernet cable to the WAN port. Insert the
other end of
the Ethernet cable into your Internet service provider's modem. It may take
a minute or two for the
CTR500 to initialize. Open your web browser.
You can now
access the Internet.
While in Signal Strength button is
pressed, the WAN, WiFi, WPS and
Modem LEDs display the strength of
the Mobile Broadband Modem signal.
Express Card Modem Slot
Express Card Modem Lock
USB Modem Port
Data/Signal Toggle Switch
External Antenna Port
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FAILOVER / FAILBACK
In order to utilize of the Failover/Failback features of your CTR500, you must establish one of these two scenarios:
1) Connect two different active data modems (USB or ExpressCard) from two separate carriers to the CTR500.
2) Connect an active LAN/WAN connection and one active data modem to the CTR500.
If your primary service is disrupted, the CTR500 will find the next available connection (Failover), keeping you connected to the internet.
Once your primary service is re-established, it will return (Failback) to that connection.
Signifies that a connection is made via the
ExpressCard. Blinking indicates traffic
over the port.