How do I connect a computer to a CradlePoint router?

Note:  Your computer only allows one network connection at a time.  This means that you will have to disconnect (unplug) the cellular modem (aircard) from the computer and close the cellular connection manager tool provided by your cellular carrier or, disconnect from any LAN (wired Ethernet) or Wi-Fi (wireless) connections before you will be able to connect your computer to the router either by Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi.

Please consult the following video for a walk-through, or skip to step one.

 

1. Establishing a Wireless Internet Connection —————————————–

Windows XP 

  1. Click START
  2. Click on CONNECT TO
  3. Click WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTION  You’ll see a list of available wireless networks
  4. Click the CradlePoint Network
  5. Click CONNECT
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NOTE:  If you see a connect screen other than what appears above, you will need to check with the vendor of your Wi-Fi connection software.
Windows Vista 

  1. Click START
  2. Click on CONNECT TO
  3. Click WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTION  You’ll see a list of available wireless networks
  4. Click the CradlePoint Network
  5. Click CONNECT
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NOTE:  If you are asked for an “8-digit PIN”, click CANCEL and retry the above steps.  If prompted to set up your network, click CONNECT TO THE NETWORK WITHOUT SETTING IT UP. 
Windows 7 

  1. Click START
  2. Click CONTROL PANEL
  3. Click NETWORK AND INTERNET
  4. Click CONNECT TO A NETWORK (under network and sharing center)  You’ll see a list of available wireless networks
  5. Click the CradlePoint Network
  6. Click CONNECT
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NOTE:  If you are asked for an “8-digit PIN”, click CANCEL and retry the above steps.  If prompted to set up your network, click CONNECT TO THE NETWORK WITHOUT SETTING IT UP. 
Windows 8

  1. Move your mouse to the top left corner of the screen to expose the menu bar.
  2. Click on “Settings”
  3. Click on the wireless signal bars icon.
  4. Select the network you wish to connect to.
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NOTE:  If you are asked for an “8-digit PIN”, click CANCEL and retry the above steps.  If prompted to set up your network, click CONNECT TO THE NETWORK WITHOUT SETTING IT UP.
Mac OS X

  1. Open your wireless connection list by clicking the AIRPORT wireless icon on your menu bar
  2. Click on the CradlePoint Network
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2. Establishing a Wired Internet Connection —————————————–

For CradlePoint Products:  

CTR350, CTR500, CTR35, CBR400, CBR450, CBA750, CBA250  
Plug an Ethernet cable from your router to the Ethernet port on your computer.   Connection should be automatic.

 

For CradlePoint Products:  

MBR1400, MBR1200B, MBR1200, MBR1100, MBR1000, MBR900, MBR800, MBR90, MBR95

Plug an Ethernet cable into one of the Yellow or Orange LAN ports on the router.  Plug the other end into the Ethernet port on your computer.   Connection should be automatic.   The Blue WAN port is only for a Cable\DSL/Satellite modem only.

If your computer will not connect to the router, check that your computer has properly configured network settings


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