How do I activate my CradlePoint International Modem?

AER 2100LP-F, AER 2100LP2-UK, AER 2100LP2-EU

SIM activation process:

  1. Obtain an LTE SIM with an active data plan from your cellular account manager or sales representative.
  2. Insert your SIM notch-end first with the contacts facing down into the SIM slot of the AER LTE modem (it will click into place), and attach included antennas (finger tight only).
  3. Connect the AER LTE modem to the compatible CradlePoint AER 2100.
  4. Attach the power cable and power on unit.
    • The router may automatically connect to the network after installing the SIM and turning the unit on.  If it does not connect, please consult the “Configuring an APN” section.
  5. Check modem signal strength LEDs to make sure the unit is in a good coverage area (2+ bars).
  6. Confirm that the Internal modem 1 light is solid green on the router (indicates activation successful and router is connected to the network).

Configuring an APN:

For many international carriers an APN must be manually configured in the router.  You can configure your APN settings by following these instructions:

  1. Log into the router administration page (login instructions).
  2. Navigate the menu to Internet -> Connection Manager
  3. Select the LTE: LTE/HSPA+ modem, click Edit
  4. Click the SIM/APN/AUTH Settings tab, select Manual and type in your APN.
    • If your APN came with a Username and Password (they usually don’t)  Input your username and password in the appropriate fields.
  5. Click Submit and the modem will reboot and connect to the network using the new APN.

COR IBR600LP, COR IBR600LP2-EU
COR IBR600P(-INTL), COR IBR650P(-INTL)


SIM activation process: 

  1. Obtain an LTE SIM with an active data plan from your cellular account manager or sales representative.
  2. Insert your SIM notch-end first with the contacts facing down into the SIM slot of the COR IBR600LP (it will click into place), shut the cover door, attach included power cord and antennas (finger tight only).
  3. Power on the unit (ensure the SIM door is shut and the on/off switch is set to on “I” which is next to the door).
  • The router may automatically connect to the network after installing the SIM and turning the unit on.  If it does not connect, please consult the “Configuring an APN” section.
  1. Check modem signal strength LEDs to make sure the unit is in a good coverage area (2+ bars).
  2. Confirm that the modem light is solid green on the router (indicates activation successful and router is connected to the network).


Configuring an APN:


For many international carriers an APN must be manually configured in the router.  You can configure your APN settings by following these instructions:

  1. Log into the routers administration page (login instructions).
  2. Navigate the menu to Internet -> Connection Manager
  3. Select the Modem: Internal…, click Edit
  4. Click the SIM/APN/AUTH Settings tab, select Manual and type in your APN.
    • If your APN came with a Username and Password (they usually don’t)  Input your username and password in the appropriate fields.
  5. Click Submit and the modem will reboot and connect to the network using the new APN.
ARC MBR1400LP, ARC CBA750B-LP
ARC MBR1400LP-EU, ARC CBA750B-LP-EU

SIM activation process:

  1. Obtain an LTE SIM with an active data plan from your cellular account manager or sales representative.
  2. Insert your SIM notch-end first with the contacts facing down into the SIM slot of the ARC LTE modem (it will click into place), and attach included antennas (finger tight only).
  3. Connect the ARC LTE modem to the compatible CradlePoint ARC MBR1400 or ARC CBA750B.
  4. Attach the power cable and power on unit.
    • The router may automatically connect to the network after installing the SIM and turning the unit on.  If it does not connect, please consult the “Configuring an APN” section.
  5. Check modem signal strength LEDs to make sure the unit is in a good coverage area (2+ bars).
  6. Confirm that the modem light is solid green on the router (indicates activation successful and router is connected to the network).

Configuring an APN:

For many international carriers an APN must be manually configured in the router.  You can configure your APN settings by following these instructions:

ARC MBR1400 & ARC CBA750B:

  1. Log into the router administration page (login instructions).
  2. Navigate the menu to Internet -> Connection Manager
  3. Select the LTE: Internal LTE/HSPA+ modem, click Edit
  4. Click the SIM/APN/AUTH Settings tab, select Manual and type in your APN.
    • If your APN came with a Username and Password (they usually don’t)  Input your username and password in the appropriate fields.
  5. Click Submit and the modem will reboot and connect to the network using the new APN.

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