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Cradlepoint PHS300 3G/WiMAX Router - DISCONTINUED

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Fast Facts about this Product:

  • This router is best for:With its built-in battery, the PHS300 is ideal for anyone on the go -- business executives, reporters, bloggers, even families on road trips! Thanks to its diminutive size, this router can be taken anywhere and used for up to two hours without even being plugged into a power outlet!
  • Form Factors Supported: 1 USB (view full compatibility chart)
  • Technologies Supported: 2G, 3G, and 4G (WiMAX only, not LTE)
  • WiFi Standard: 802.11 B & G
  • WiFi Range: 30-80ft through walls, much greater unobstructed (variable depending on interference from other electronics and physical interference such as thick walls). For information about maximizing your router's WiFi range, check out this Tip of the Week: Maximizing Your Cradlepoint Router's WiFi Range
  • Number of Ethernet ports:N/A (WiFi only)
  • Load Balancing: No (more info)
  • Power Supply: AC Adapter included, DC adapter sold separately
  • Size: small - 4.9”x 2.9”x .6”
  • Click here for compatible accessories

PHS300 Details:

How it Works:
Once plugged into your data-ready cellular phone or USB 3G or 4G WiMAX device, the PHS300 automatically establishes a connection to your cellular provider's data network. It works exactly the way your home router does with your DSL or Cable modem. Once plugged in, associate your PC with the PHS Personal Hotspot just like you connect to your home WiFi network or a Cafe Hotspot, and you're instantly on the Internet. Enjoy the broadband speed built into your cellular phone or USB 3G or 4G WiMAX device, and use your laptop wherever you are.

Business Ready
The PHS Personal Hotspot is a full-featured wireless router, and supports enterprise-class VPN connections as well as Enterprise WPA security.

Easy Internet Access
The easiest Internet connection for your PC is WiFi. The PHS uses your mobile broadband connection and lets you connect to the Internet in seconds with no custom software to install or run.

The PHS is thin and sleek (0.6" thin!) and fits in the palm of your hand. It easily slips into a briefcase or purse and is ready to go with you on business trips or vacation.

Power to Go
The PHS has a built-in Li-Ion battery that provides up to 2 hours of WiFi time when a power outlet isn't available.


  • Wi-Fi Compliant with IEEE 802.11a/b/g Standards
  • 3G handset support for all major networks
  • Firewall features Network Address Translation (NAT),and Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) protects against Dos attacks
  • Traffic Shaping and Limiting Control
  • UPnP (Universal Plug & Play) and ALGs Support for Internet applications such as Email,FTP,Gaming,Remote Desktop,Net Meeting,Telnet,and more
  • Provides Additional Security of Enable/Disable SSID,Internet Access Control (Services,URL and MAC Filtering)
  • Supports IPSec,L2TP and PPTP VPN Pass-Through Sessions
  • Flash Memory for Firmware Upgrade,Save/Restore Settings
  • Easy Management via Web Browser (HTTP) and Remote Management
  • Supports 64/128-bit WEP (11b/g),WPA/WPA2,and WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
  • Compliant with Windows 98SE/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server,Linux and Mac OS

Cradlepoint PHS300 Specifications

Model #: PHS Personal Hotspot

WiFi Standards:

IEEE 802.11b/g
Phone Connection: One USB-A Host Port
  • One ON/OFF switch
  • One reset button (recessed)
3 LEDs:
  • Charging Status
  • Data Connection Status
  • WiFi Status
Dimensions: 4.9" x 2.9" x 0.6" (125mm x 75 mm x 15mm)
Weight: 6.0 oz. (170 grams)
Battery Life: 2 hours (120 minutes)
Battery Type: Li-Ion 1800 mAh
Certifications: FCC, CE, WiFi
Operating Temp: 0 C to 50 C

The only battery powered 3G/4G router

At 4.9" x 2.9" x 0.6", the PHS300 is about 25% bigger than the CTR350. The extra space makes room in the design for the Lithium-Ion battery.

We tested battery life using a Sprint U727 and connected a laptop that reloaded web content in multiple browser windows to keep constant traffic through the router. Under these test conditions, we were able to stay online for just over 2 hours and 15 minutes!

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Date Added: 09/01/2011 by FRANK D. (DELTONA, FL)
Excellent Product, Works flawlessly. Just plugged my ATT shockwave and was up and running. Never drops the connection. Very Solid. One thing that I had to do was, I use Cisco VPN. Opening port 500UDP and 500Firewall, allowed me to connect. As for battery power, I made an adapter to power the cradlepoint off mu laptop USB, so no battery issues for me.

Date Added: 05/26/2010 by tom z. (toledo, OH)
I just had the third one I owned die. The first lasted just over a year, but was out of warranty and had a lot of use. The second was only used a bit then 3 months later died. Cradlepoint replaced it but I used it little since I had a CTR350. Two weeks out of the warranty for the first one this second one died (about 9 months, rarely on), and they won't do anything. Their support was the usual low level of mediocrity when #2 died. They are atrocious now. I reported the problem, then they asked who my wireless carrier was - it won't turn on even without a modem, but I answered. Then I tried chat. After typing in all those stupid details it would disconnect after a few minutes and I would have to type them in again. Their hold times are over half an hour and they make you go through "did you plug it in" type questions. If there is ever a problem their support is so bad that even if they were to condescend to replace the unit you would still regret having bought it. I will never buy another Cradlepoint product and regret buying the ones I already have.

Date Added: 12/15/2007 by Thomas W. (Bordentown, NJ)
Match this with a D-Link DWL-G730AP or similar product that would pick up the WIFI signal and feed it into a wired network and you have any combination you could need for remote access and trouble-shooting. Nice package.

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