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Cradlepoint AER 2100 With Embedded Verizon 3G/4G Modem
Firmware 5.1.1

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This router ships with an older firmware version installed. The latest firmware version can be downloaded via our support portal and you can easily upgrade the firmware yourself, or 3Gstore can perform the upgrade for you before shipping your router for $15.
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Cradlepoint provides a one-year standard warranty at no additional charge. This warranty period can be extended if desired (the two-year warranty option gives you an additional year on top of the standard one year for a total of two years of warranty protection, the three-year warranty option gives you an additional two years for a total of three years, and the five year option gives you an additional four years for a total of five years).

There is a setup fee of $10 for all warranty/license items (you will see this fee in your cart at checkout). If you are purchasing multiple warranties/licenses, you will only be charged the fee ONCE, and if you order more than 5, this fee is WAIVED.
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CradleCare is a support option that can be added for one, three or five years.

The CradleCare Basic or Premier packages include:
  • Unlimited Technical Support Center assistance (12 hours a day, 5 days a week)
  • Emergency 24/7 technical phone support - Premier only!
  • Guaranteed response times
  • Online video based training sessions
  • Router bug fixes and feature upgrades
  • Modem firmware upgrades
  • Advanced replacement, next-day parts replacement (max 5 years from purchase of hardware) - Premier only!
  • Dedicated assigned account engineer (for networks with more than 50 sites) - Premier only!
  • Enterprise engineering resources for network design and best practices implementation as your needs evolve - Premier only!
  • Priority consideration of future feature requests and beta trials - Premier only!
  • Our unprecedented access to major wireless carrier support organizations
Enterprise Cloud Manager (ECM) allows customers to easily manage multiple Cradlepoint routers across their network from one central Cloud-based portal. This can save admins time with firmware updates and applying custom configurations and also allows reports to be generated with a variety of different filters. In addition to these features, admins can also create sub-accounts with varying levels of access for technicians and other administrators.

CradleCare and ECM can be added on their own if you only need one or the other, or you can select a bundle that includes both at a discounted price.

There is a setup fee of $10 for all warranty/license items (you will see this fee in your cart at checkout). If you are purchasing multiple warranties/licenses, you will only be charged the fee ONCE, and if you order more than 5, this fee is WAIVED.
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Extended Enterprise License (EEL) provides advanced routing and security features that are designed to increase productivity and business continuity for an enterprise network.

There is a setup fee of $10 for all warranty/license items (you will see this fee in your cart at checkout). If you are purchasing multiple warranties/licenses, you will only be charged the fee ONCE, and if you order more than 5, this fee is WAIVED.
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CP Secure Threat Management is a comprehensive intrusion protection system (IPS) and intrusion detection system (IDS) for the AER 2100 routers that defends against evasion attacks, improves network availability, and protects sensitive data. Powered by Trend Micro’s industry leading DPI engine, CP Secure Threat Management can be deployed instantly through CradlePoint Enterprise Cloud Manager providing multifunctional and single-pass deep packet inspection (DPI) signature updates ensure constant protection with minimal data usage.

There is a setup fee of $10 for all warranty/license items (you will see this fee in your cart at checkout). If you are purchasing multiple warranties/licenses, you will only be charged the fee ONCE, and if you order more than 5, this fee is WAIVED.
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The device requires a SIM card - you will not be able to activate it without a SIM. If you are swapping from another Verizon 4G device you can use your existing SIM, but if you are swapping service from a 3G-only device or if you plan to sign up for Verizon's month-to-month service, you can add a SIM card here.
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It's a good idea to set up your router's wireless network name and password so that nearby users can't use your connection without your knowledge. It is fairly easy to do, but for those who want their router already configured when it arrives, we can set up your router with the network name and password of your choice before shipping for $15.
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Cradlepoint AER 2100 w/ Verizon 3G/4G
Cradlepoint AER 2100 With Embedded Verizon 3G/4G Modem Firmware 5.1.1
+ Pair of 3db GPS & 3G/4G Cellular Paddle Antennas
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Replace the included antennas with these higher-gain paddle antennas
 

This router features an embedded modem and you will need a SIM card with active service from Verizon to use it. The AER has a standard 2FF SIM slot - if you plan to use a microSIM, you'll need the micro-to-standard SIM adapter).

 The CradlePoint AER 2100 is designed for the distributed enterprise to intelligently manage converged wired and wireless connectivity for a highly reliable “connected experience” at the edge. This all-in-one networking solution combines routing, multi-WAN support (wired + 4G wireless), advanced security, and best-in-class WiFi in a platform that can be deployed, managed, and optimized via the cloud. Network administrators can extend applications and services to remote branches with a solution that is customizable through the real-time deployment of cloud-enabled services, applications, and analytics.

Fast Facts About This Product:

  • This router is best for: The AER 2100 is ideal for business and enterprise applications where the need for "always on" connectivity is a must; perfect for businesses who want an all-in-one solution, since the Verizon modem chip is built into the router's included modem component - no need for a separate aircard, just insert your activated Verizon SIM card right into the modem!
  • Internet Connections Supported: 1 Embedded 3G/4G, 5 Wired WAN, 2 USB (view full compatibility chart), WiFi as WAN* (more info)
  • Networks Supported for Embedded Modem: Verizon 2G, 3G, and 4G
  • WiFi Standard: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz (concurrent)
  • WiFi Range: 350-400' through walls, much greater unobstructed (variable depending on interference from other electronics and physical interference such as walls and ceilings)
  • Ethernet ports: 5 configurable GbE LAN/WAN (by default, 1 is set to WAN and 4 are set to LAN)
  • Power Supply: 12V 3A AC Adapter included; 12V 4A AC Adapter sold separately (required for users using both USB modem ports in addition to the embedded modem)
  • Size: 10.25" x 8.5" x 1.75"

*Compatibility with all WiFi networks cannot be guaranteed. Networks requiring authentication on a "splash page" (e.g. Starbucks WiFi) in particular can be hit or miss.


Tech Support and 24/7 Support Portal Access Included: Our expert tech support is included for free with your purchase. You'll also have 24/7 access to our online Support Portal (which includes step-by-step guides, tip sheets, documentation, manuals, and more)! You can view all the support items you'll have access to by clicking on the "Support" tab above.


AER 2100 Features:

  • Optimized for WAN diversity with integrated wired and wireless 4G WAN (including private network support)
  • Dual-band concurrent 802.11ac high performance WiFi
  • Cloud-managed for zero-touch configuration at deployment
  • Advanced routing and best-in-class, cloud-based security options
  • Extensible and easily integrated best-in-class, enterprise applications via an Open API
  • Certified dual modem models for a "cut-the-wire" solution

AER 2100 Benefits:

  • Improve the Quality of Experience at the Edge:
    • Increase WAN bandwidth: 4G, Ethernet (T1, DSL, Cable, MetroE), WiFi as WAN
    • Support cloud optimized IP multimedia communications
    • Configure devices and security through the cloud
    • Manage networks intelligently with real-time QoE analytics
  • Diversify & Optimize Multi-WAN Paths:
    • Application aware policies for intelligent WAN selection and data usage optimization
    • Add burst bandwidth quickly and easily for peak periods
    • Industry leading WAN availability with dual modems for multi-carrier support
    • Robust analytics to manage performance, data usage, and costs
  • Scale Faster with Open and Extensible Architecture:
    • Deliver new services and applications for increased security and capabilities
    • Leverage 3rd party partner applications through Enterprise Cloud Manager
    • Integrate easily with enterprise applications using CradlePoint's Open APIs
  • Secure the Network Where it's Most Vulnerable:
    • Protect assets with stateful firewall, advanced encryption, network segmentation, and VLAN support
    • Secure data transactions with advanced VPN options
    • Integrate Zscaler Security CloudTM to inspect "direct to internet" traffic with near-zero latency
    • Designed for PCI Compliant network architectures

Cradlepoint AER 2100 Specifications:

  • WAN
    • WiFi as WAN
    • 3G/4G WAN (multi-carrier)
    • Failover/Failback
    • Load Balancing
    • Advance Modem Failure Check
    • WAN Port Speed Control
    • WAN/LAN Affinity
    • IP Passthrough
    • Two USB 2.0 for 4G/3G modems (if you plan to use both USB ports, you will need the 12V 4A AC Adapter - sold separately)
    • Five configurable 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN/WAN ports (default 1 WAN, 4 LAN)
  • LAN
    • VLAN 802.1Q
    • DHCP Server, Client, Relay
    • DNS and DNS Proxy
    • DynDNS
    • UPnP
    • DMZ
    • Multicast/Multicast Proxy
    • QoS (DSCP and Priority Queuing)
    • MAC Address Filtering
  • WiFi
    • Dual-Band Concurrent 2.4/5GHz radio configuration
    • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 3x3 MIMO 
    • WPA2 Enterprise (WiFi)
    • Hotspot/Captive Portal
    • SSID-based Priority
    • 8 SSIDs to support multiple users or QoS categories (4 on 2.4GHZ band, 4 on 5.0GHz)
    • Supports up to 256 concurrent users
    • WiFi-as-WAN
    • WiFi power:
      • 2.4 GHz band: 24.47 dBm
      • Lower 5 GHz band: 16.9 dBm
      • Upper 5 GHz band: 27.77 dBm
  • WAN Security
    • IDS/IPS & UTM with AV (future)
    • NAT, SPI, ALG
    • Inbound filtering of IP addresses
    • Port blocking
    • Service filtering (FTP, SMTP, HTTP, RPL, SNMP, DNS, ICMP, NNTP, POP3, SSH)
    • Protocol filtering
    • WAN ping (allow/ignore)
  • Redundancy and Load Balancing
    • Failover/failback with 4G, 3G, Ethernet with rule selection
    • Advanced load balancing options (round robin, spillover, data usage, rate)
    • WAN failure detection
    • VRRP
  • Intelligent Routing
    • UPnP
    • DMZ
    • Virtual server/port forwarding
    • Routing rules
    • NAT-less routing
    • Wired or wireless WAN-to-LAN IP passthrough
    • Route management
    • Per-interface routing
    • Content filtering
    • IP filtering
    • Website filtering
    • Per-client Web filtering
    • Local DHCP server
    • DHCP client
    • DHCP relay
    • DNS
    • DNS proxy
    • ALGs: PPTP, L2TP, PPPoE passthrough, IPsec passthrough, FTP (passive), FTP (active), SIP, TFTP, IRC
    • MAC address filtering
    • Dynamic DNS
    • LAN/WAN affinity
    • VLAN support (802.1Q)
    • STP
    • Enterprise routing protocols: BGP/OSPF/RIP
    • Multicast proxy support
    • IP setting overrides
    • IPv6 support
  • Management
    • CradlePoint Enterprise Cloud Manager²
    • Web UI, API, CLI
    • GPS Location
    • Data Usage Alerts (router and per client)
    • Advanced Troubleshooting (support)
    • Device Alerts
    • SNMP
    • SMS control
    • Serial Redirector
  • VPN and Routing
    • IPsec Tunnel
    • OpenVPN (SSL VPN)¹
    • L2TP¹
    • GRE Tunnel
    • OSPF/BGP/RIP¹
    • Per-Interface Routing
    • Routing Rules
    • NAT-less Routing
    • Virtual Server/Port Forwarding
    • NEMO/DMNR¹
    • IPv6
    • VRRP¹
    • STP¹
    • NHRP¹
  • Security
    • RADIUS and TACACS+
    • 802.1x authentication for Ethernet
    • Zscaler integration¹
    • Certificate support
    • ALGs
    • MAC Address Filtering
    • Advanced Security Mode (local user management only)
    • Per-Client Web Filtering
    • IP Filtering
    • Content Filtering (basic)
    • Website Filtering
  • VPN (IP Sec)
    • Tunnel, NAT-T, and transport modes
    • Connect to CradlePoint, Cisco/Linksys, CheckPoint, Watchguard, Juniper, SonicWall, Adtran and others
    • Certificate support
    • Hash (MD5, SHA128, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512), Cipher (AES, 3DES, DES)
    • Support for 20 concurrent connections, GRE tunneling, L2TP support, multiple networks supported in a single tunnel
    • Site-to-site dynamic VPN with NHRP
  • GPS
    • Standalone GPS supported
    • GUI mapping as well as local (LAN) or remote (WAN) server logging
  • Cloud Optimized IP Communications
    • Automated WAN Failover/Failback support
    • WAN Affinity and QoS allow prioritization of VoIP services
    • Advanced VPN connectivity options to HQ
    • SIP ALG and NAT to allow VoIP and UC communications to traverse firewall
    • MAC Address Filtering
    • 802.1p/q for LAN QoS segmentation and treatment of VoIP on LAN
    • Private Network support (wired and 4G WAN)
    • Cloud-based management²
  • Performance and Health Monitoring
    • WiPipe™ advanced QoS with traffic shaping, with DSCP/DiffServe QoS, Modem Health Management (MHM) improves connectivity of modem
    • SSID-based priority
    • WAN port speed control
    • Several levels of basic and advanced logging for troubleshooting
  • Environmental
    • Temperature: 0 to 50ºC (32 to 122ºC), operating; -20 to 70º C ( -4 to 158º F), storage
    • Relative Humidity: 10% to 85%, operating; 5% to 90%, storage
  • Size
    • Dimensions: 10.25" x 8.5" x 1.75"
    • Weight: 4 lbs
  • Certifications:
    • FCC, WiFi Alliance, CE, IC, carrier certifications

1 – Requires an Extended Enterprise License (additional cost)
2 – Enterprise Cloud Manager requires a subscription (additional cost)

Cradlepoint MC300LE-VZ (modem module) Specifications:

  • Technology: LTE, EVDO Rev A
  • Downlink Rates: LTE 100 Mbps, EVDO 3.1 Mbps (theoretical)
  • Uplink Rates: LTE 50 Mbps, EVDO 1.8 Mbps (theoretical)
  • Frequency Bands:
    • LTE Band 13 (700 MHz)
    • CDMA EVDO Rev A/1xRTT (800/1900 MHz)
  • Power: LTE 23 +/− 1 dBm, EVDO 24 +/− 1 dBm (typical conducted)
  • Module: Sierra Wireless MC7750
  • Antennas: Two SMA male (plug; socket is female), 1 dBi (LTE), 2 dBi (Cellular/PCS) gain
  • GPS: standalone GPS support
  • Industry Standards & Certs: FCC, Verizon
  • Modem Part Number: MC300LE
  • SIM slot: Standard (if you plan to use a microSIM, you'll need the micro-to-standard SIM adapter)
  • Minimum Requirements: SIM card with active 3G/4G mobile broadband plan from Verizon

Package Contents:

  • AER 2100 router
  • MC300LE-VZ modem
  • 12V 3A AC adapter
  • 3 x external 2.4GHz/5.0GHz WiFI antennas
  • 2 x external cellular paddle antennas
  • Ethernet cable
  • Multipurpose tool
  • Anchor screws
  • Quick Start Guide


An option for even the most demanding of businesse

The AER 2100 (Advanced Edge Router) is an all-in-one, cloud-manageable, networking solution. The feature list is impressive with highlights that include Integrated 4G LTE, Dual-Band Concurrent WiFi with 802.11ac support, and management through Cradlepoint's impressive Enterprise Cloud Manager. The AER 2100 is powerful and doesn’t require expert setup - it can be administered with ease by virtually anybody.

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Date Added: 03/18/2014 by Jennifer D. (Charlotte, NC)
Can't beat the price with everything you get on the unit. Using ECM is great to manage our devices if anything happens in the network. We absolutely love the new unit and it was easy to setup!

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Pepwave Max 700 versus Cradlepoint AER 2100 - Can one or both serve as an access point (wireless and ethernet wired) for concurrent users to access a NAS device for file sharing even if internet access not available.

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PCI Compliance Cradlepoint Tip Sheet 01/28/2014
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Deleting Configuration Rules to re-ad APN 12/16/2013
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CradlePoint Family Friendly Tip Sheet 05/07/2013
First Time Setup w/ Embedded Modem
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CradlePoint - NetBSD WDS/WAW with Legacy Routers 06/07/2012
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Cradlepoint (NetBSD) - Activating a 3G USB Modem 04/13/2012
Cradlepoint (NetBSD) - Manually set AT&T APN 04/13/2012
Cradlepoint (NetBSD) - QoS Uplink Priority 04/11/2012
Cradlepoint (NetBSD) - Port Forwarding 03/21/2012
CradlePoint Warranty
Change Ethernet Link Speed
Ping Target/ Active Ping Setting
How To Find Modem Signal Strength
Changing WiFi Security Mode
Enabling Remote Administration
Failback Time Setting Instructions
Failback Failover Instructions
DNS Setup Configuration
Turning off DHCP
Data Usage Tracking
Cradlepoint(NetBSD) Backup/Restore/Reset Procedure 04/13/2012
Cradlepoint (NetBSD) Verizon Wireless PRL Update
Cradlepoint (NetBSD) PS3 Gaming Tip Sheet 09/26/2011
Cradlepoint (NetBSD) IP Camera & Dynamic DNS Setup 11/02/2011
Cradlepoint (NetBSD) XBOX Gaming Tip Sheet 11/02/2011
Cradlepoint (NetBSD)- Configuring Data Usage Rules 09/26/2011
Cradlepoint (NetBSD)- How to Change WiFi Channel 09/26/2011
WIFI as WAN Tip Sheet 02/28/2014
Cradlepoint (NetBSD) - Changing WiFi Security Mode 09/26/2011
Force Modem Connection Mode - 4G/3G/2G 05/07/2013
Check Data Usage via Carrier Software (VZW/Sprint) 09/26/2012
Cradlepoint - How to Cascade 2 Routers 09/26/2012
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