How do I activate a CradlePoint Modem with AT&T Cellular Service?

AER 2100LE-VZ
AT&T 4G LTESIM activation process:

  1. Obtain an LTE SIM with an active data plan from your AT&T account manager or AT&T-reseller sales representative.  If requested during activation, the IMEI for the device can be found on the product label.
  2. Insert your SIM notch-end first 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.
  5. The router will automatically connect to the AT&T network after installing the SIM and turning the unit on.  If using a custom APN see “Configuing a Customer APN” section below.
  6. Check modem signal strength LEDs to make sure the unit is in a good coverage area (2+ bars).
  7. Confirm that the modem light is solid green on the router (indicates activation successful and router is connected to the network). This should take about 1 minute.

Configuring a Custom APN:

  1. Log into the routers 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) Place a dot next to Select then input your username and password in the appropriate fields.
  5. Click Submit and the modem will reboot and connect to the network using your new APN.
ARC MBR1400LP-AT, ARC CBA750B-LP-AT & ARC CBA750LP-AT

*** Note:  The CradlePoint CBA750 & ARC CBA750LP-AT were discontinued as of May 1, 2013 ***


AT&T 4G LTE

SIM activation process: 

  1. Obtain an LTE SIM with an active data plan from your AT&T account manager or AT&T-reseller sales representative.  If requested during activation, the IMEI for the device can be found on the product label.
  2. Insert your SIM notch-end first 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 CBA750.
  4. Attach the power cable and power on unit.
  5. The router will automatically connect to the AT&T network after installing the SIM and turning the unit on.  If using a custom APN see step 8 below.
  6. Check modem signal strength LEDs to make sure the unit is in a good coverage area (2+ bars).
  7. Confirm that the modem light is solid green on the router (indicates activation successful and router is connected to the network). This should take about 1 minute.

Configuring a Custom APN:

ARC MBR1400 & ARC CBA750B:

  1. Log into the routers 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) Place a dot next to Select then input your username and password in the appropriate fields.
  5. Click Submit and the modem will reboot and connect to the network using your new APN.

ARC CBA750:

  1. Log into the routers administration page (login instructions).
  2. Navigate to Modem -> Settings
  3. Under Modem Specific Settings -> Access Point Name (APN) select Manual Entry and type in your APN.
  4. Click Save Settings at the top of the page and then select Reboot Now.


AT&T has provided a Notice of Network Compatibility for the MC200LP-AT (the modem portion of the ARC product). This allows use of the device on AT&T’s broadband network and is compatible to use with AT&T data plans.


COR IBR600LP-AT, COR IBR600P-AT, COR IBR650P-AT


AT&T 4G LTE

SIM activation process:  

  1. Obtain an LTE SIM with an active data plan from your AT&T account manager or AT&T-reseller sales representative.  If requested during activation, the IMEI for the device can be found on the product label.
  2. Insert your SIM notch-end first into the SIM slot of the COR IBR6x0LP (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).
  4. The router will automatically connect to the AT&T network after installing the SIM and turning the unit on.  If using a custom APN see step 7 below.
  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). This should take about 1 minute.

 
Configuring a Custom APN:

If the router does not connect to the network automatically or if you were assigned a CCS or custom APN you will need to 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 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) Place a dot next to Select then input your username and password in the appropriate fields.
  5. Click Submit and the modem will reboot and connect to the network using your new APN.


AT&T has provided a Notice of Network Compatibility for the IBR600LP-AT. This allows use of the device on AT&T’s broadband network and is capable to be used with AT&T’s data plans.


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