Specifications and Design
CradlePoint is offering up a unique broadband router that supports cellular broadband cards as well as standard cable/DSL connections. You can use either USB or Express Card modems from Sprint, Verizon, ATT and others with this unique, business-oriented device.A Unique Product
A unique product came to my attention several months ago from a company called CradlePoint. It wouldn’t surprise me if you have no knowledge of the company prior to this article, but they are makers of some unique networking products that high-tech users and businesses will find pretty attractive. The CTR500 we are reviewing here today is essentially a router for wireless broadband connections from cellular providers. Functioning just like your standard router for your cable or DSL connection, the CradlePoint CTR500 uses USB and Express Card 3G modems and selected handsets as well.
First, a list of specifications from the CradlePoint.com website:
Model #: CTR500 Cellular Travel Router
The CradlePoint CTR500
The CradlePoint CTR500 is really an interesting all-in-one product that can act as a normal broadband router, accepting a WAN connection from cable or DSL internet lines and then creating a wireless network for your home or office. What really makes the CTR500 unique is its ability to use a USB or Express Card based 3G wireless modem as the WAN connection, giving mobile users and teams the ability to maintain productivity and freedom from be tethered to cables and switches.
Let’s see how CradlePoint has designed this unique cellular router product…