What Is The Difference Between The CradlePoint MBR1400 And The New CradlePoint MBR1400 V2?

CradlePoint is transitioning to the new MBR1400 hardware version (v2). The product is the same form and fit, as the MBR1400 v1 but has a couple new functions. By replacing the Ethernet Switch inside, the MBR1400 v2 will now be able to support the new advanced features that were supported in our IBR6x0 (COR) products in our 4.1.1 firmware release including:

  • OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) routing has been added
  • BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) routing has been added
  • RIPv1 and RIPv2 (Routing Information Protocol) routing has been added
  • STP (Spanning Tree Protocol, IEEE 802.1D-1998) bridged Ethernet LAN support
  • Multicast Proxy support has been added
  • VRRP (Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol) support has been added

These features will be officially supported in the MBR1400 HW v2 in our 4.2 firmware release expected in Q1 2013

The two caveats of this change:

  • The original MBR1400 HW v1 units cannot be grouped in the same WiPipe Central Group as MBR1400 HW v2 due to the different features of each product
  • You will not be able to down-grade firmware on the MBR1400 v2 below FW 4.x.x. This could affect customers who have standardized on a 3.x.x version of firmware. If you run into this issue please let us know as soon as possible so we can assist with any migration concerns

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