CradlePoint's $350 Router Has 3G/4G Card Slots

Consumers looking for a router with failover capabilities should take a look at CradlePoint's MBR1200 802.11n broadband router. The device will automatically switch to a secondary Internet connection--whether it's wired or wireless--when the primary service goes offline. Once the main Internet feed is restored, the router will then jump off the secondary connection and return the user back to the primary access.

Outside the typical LAN and WAN Ethernet ports, the router sports 3 USB 2.0 ports, 1 ExpressCard slot, and one PC Card slot, allowing consumers and businesses to inset their 3G/4G data plans right into the network. CradlePoint claims that the router requires no software to load, has a range of up to 600 feet, and can connect up to 64 people to the Internet.

On the business side, this router is super-secure and reliable, especially for virtual private networks. "The high-performance MBR1200 has the capability to create, manage, and terminate multiple IPSec VPN sessions," the product description reads. "It provides up to five concurrent sessions, supporting transfer and tunnel modes and several Hash and Cipher algorithms. These encryption protocols protect your communications from one private network to another from end-to-end."

Naturally, this router doesn't come cheap, costing consumers and businesses a rather meaty $349.99. But for the price, said parties will rest assured that their Internet connection will always be up and running... unless both connections go down, that is.

To purchase or learn more about this router, head here.

CradlePoint MBR1200 802.11n Router

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  • hellwig
    It switches between the two? It doesn't manage traffic across both connection at once? This might work if you have a backup 3G/4G connection that you must pay to use per the amount of data transferred, but if both connections are "unlimited", the device should use both.

    Also, 64 clients? Is this wireless clients, or total clients? I mean, I have 8 clients at my home for two of us (2 cell phones w/ wifi, Wii, 3xlaptops/netbooks, Nook, 2x desktop/dvr PCs). Yeah, not all 8 at one time, but seriously, a business could rack of 64 simultaneous connections pretty fast.
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    Toms-hardware has ads? I see a lot of white space :(