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Date Added: 04/23/2014 by David B. (Lebanon, TN)
Great product, quick shipping, very easy to set up. I had a old CTR350 that I had for years, it performed flawlessly until recently. This router is light years ahead of it. The setup was very easy and I like a lot of the features that it has. Obviously, being that this router is for home use, I won't use every single feature that it has. I use this router with 6 wifi connected notebooks and desktops, 2 tablets and one wifi IP camera. Works very well.
Date Added: 04/18/2014 by Rory G. (Minneapolis, MN)
This product might work for you if you never need any support. I was shocked to find out that Cradlepoint charges $58 for all support requests -- even online chat. Their support has always been lackluster, but now forcing customers who just paid $400 for a router another $58 to answer questions is galling to say the least. In my specific scenario, I was noticing high latency on our local network, where all the traffic is routed through the Cradlepoint MBR-1400 router. Every 5 seconds, ping response times would jump to 3000ms, then would drop down to _10ms for 4 seconds. This was causing an interruption not only on our internal network (unable to remote desktop into other computers) but also on our internet connections. Websites were extremely slow loading, obviously. Very disappointed in both the router and Cradlepoint's lack of customer service, almost animosity towards customers.
This order was placed on 8/2/2012. 3Gstore provides tech support for 1 year at no cost - the complaints mentioned here are regarding Cradlepoint's technical support (not 3Gstore).
3Gstore shipped this product to you with Firmware Version 3.6.0 (the latest firmware back in August of 2012 when it was ordered). If you look at the CradlePoint website you will see that the MBR1400 Hardware Version 1.0 is currently at Firmware Version: 5.1.1 I would highly recommend if you haven't done so already to visit the CradlePoint Firmware Page found here: http://cradlepoint.com/firmware/mbr1400 once there, download the latest firmware available for your router which is 5.1.1 It is also important to note that the product you purchased was 339.99 just 2 years ago, it was the other items in which you purchased that brought your total to just under $400.00 Support from CradlePoint on their Enterprise products are available at a price as you mentioned however so are other router manufacturers. When purchasing products for the enterprise, you have to at least expect to pay for some type of extended warranty or support contract. At $58.00 that can be a steal depending on how many times you plan on calling in for support!
Date Added: 03/01/2014 by Loretta L. (Three Rivers, CA)
We purchased this on an 'emergency' basis, when the 3G node on the only cell tower in town went down and our old product (MBR1000) would not support 4G. It was truly 'plug it in and it works'. However, I'm still tweaking various settings so we get better performance out of it. I must say that the documentation for this model is INFINITELY better than for the old MBR1000. I'm sort of technical, but I really don't know the ins and outs of networking, and the documentation does a fairly good job of explaining what the various settings do and what they are for. The GUI interface is much different than the MBR1000, and I still have trouble finding what I"m trying to find... it doesn't seem as intuitive as the old interface, but perhaps it's just what I got used to. I really like the fact that it has holes in the back to mount on the wall. I guess our old one did, too, but we never noticed them. The documentation for this model actually shows the best positioning for wall mounted, and that will be the next thing we do after deciding the best location. We live in a log home, and signals don't pass through logs very well. My husband's office is in the basement, and got very poor signal from the MBR1000. He gets a much, much better signal from this one. I haven't found the 'failover' setting yet (well, I found it once, but didn't know what it was for, and now that I've read about it in the manual, I can't find it again), so I've had to manually reboot it a couple of times when the cell signal was lost. I've had some difficulty with the aircard not making super good contact. I'm not sure if that's because of wear on the air card, or it's just not a good fit. I have to move the aircard around a little bit in the port in order for it to make good contact. Overall, I'm extremely pleased.
Date Added: 01/20/2014 by Barry L. (Livingston, TX)
the mbr1400 replaced a well used mbr1200. mbr1400 works very well and has a much improved interface. we a glad we upgraded.
Date Added: 01/07/2014 by Chad S. (Phoenix, AZ)
I've been using the MBR1400 for about 5 months now and really don't have much to say about it other than it's pretty much flawless. It's reliable and has a very rich feature set with an easy to use interface.
Date Added: 11/19/2013 by brian l. (auburn, CA)
We had an MBR1200 v1 which started to fail after 3 years of continuous use. Replacing it with the MBR-1400 everything is now functioning perfectly and the wifi signal is definitely stronger than our other router and our MBR1200. The MBR1400 offers nice features like guest wifi SID and additional management features. Overall, the software upgrade between the MBR1200 v1 and MBR1400 is a bit of a mixed bag. Some of the web UI is better, some is worse. The web interface on the MBR1400 is good. Setting up was easy. Drop in replacement with more features.
Date Added: 09/03/2013 by Bradley K. (Birmingham, AL)
This router is extremely configurable. It had tons more options than I needed. I bought this to repeat the signal from a Verizon MiFi Jetpack 4620LE. It was really easy to set up through the web interface and worked great out of the box.
Date Added: 08/31/2013 by Dan B. (Colquitt, GA)
Best router for the money.
Date Added: 07/23/2013 by Kyle H. (Albany, NY)
We are using this MBR1400 in a construction trailer with no possibility of any cable or fibre connectivity. We are using it with a Pantech UML 290 with extender antenna. So far, with almost a month onsite, it has performed like a champ. We have it configured with a site to site VPN tunnell so users can log onto their machines and be directly connected to the HQ shared drives and Exchange mail without having to utilize the software VPN. When I run speedtest.net I get almost 10 Mb up and down. This is faster than many TW cable "business class" networks I manage! We also have a network printer and network external hard drive connected via ethernet cable to the router and the "print speeds" are a bit slower than the same model printer goes at HQ, but not to bad. this is our third Cradlepoint product from 3g store and we are extremely pleased with the service, both pre sales and after sale. their tech support is better than almost every vendor we use (and we use some of the large ones; sym-cough cough-antec!)
Date Added: 07/21/2013 by Ryan W. (chapel hill, NC)
The MBR1400 router has amazing feature set, performance and capabilities. Outstanding quality, not found in many routers and definitely not at this price.
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