Cradlepoint AER1600 Series

Cradlepoint Solutions

The Cradlepoint AER1600 is designed for the distributed enterprise to intelligently manage converged wired and wireless connectivity for a highly available “connected experience” at the Edge. Ideal for temporary and micro branch networks, this Advanced Edge Routing solution combines cloud-management, advanced security (UTM), WAN Diversity, industry leading 4G LTE failover, high performance WiFi, and dual modem capabilities for deployment versatility when wired lines are too costly or unavailable.



  • Increase availability with seamless 4G failover
  • Augment WAN bandwidth: 4G, Ethernet (T1, DSL, Cable, MetroE), WiFi as WAN
  • Support cloud optimized IP multimedia communications
  • Robust, real-time analytics to manage QoE performance, data usage, and costs


  • Dual-modems with multi-carrier support for “Cut-the-Wire” solution
  • Add burst bandwidth easily for peak periods
  • Integrate with MPLS networks for Hybrid WAN deployments
  • Application aware policies for intelligent WAN selection and data usage optimization


  • Increase speed to deployment with “zero-touch” configuration at installation
  • Deploy services for increased security and advanced networking via the cloud
  • Integrate easily with enterprise applications using Cradlepoint’s open API


  • Protect assets with IPS/IDS, stateful firewall, network segmentation, and VLAN support
  • Secure data transactions with advanced VPN options
  • Integrate Zscaler to inspect “direct to internet” traffic with near-zero latency
  • Purpose-built for PCI Compliance

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Technical Specifications


  • Embedded 4G LTE (one modem included; dual-modem option) Multi-Carrier Software-Defined radio
  • Five 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports (cable/DSL/T1/satellite/Metro Ethernet; WAN/LAN switchable)
  • WiFi* (as WAN; Metro WiFi) 2×2 MIMO 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; internal antennas)

*-only on AER1600


  • Dual-band dual-concurrent WiFi* (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
  • Five 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports (WAN/LAN switchable)

*-only on AER1600


  • 0° C to 50° C (32°F to 122°F) operating
  • −20° C to 70° C (−4°F to 158°F) storage

HUMIDITY (non-condensing)

  • 10% to 85% operating non-condensing
  • 5% to 90% storage non-condensing


  • 2402-2483.5 MHz (2.4 GHz band): 28.51 dBm conducted
  • 5150-5250 MHz (5 GHz band 1): 26.66 dBm conducted
  • 5725-5850 MHz (5 GHz band 3): 23.54 dBm conducted

WIFI POWER (Europe/Rest of World)

  • 2.4 GHz band: 19.95 dBm EIRP
  • 5150-5250 MHz: 22.98 dBm EIRP


  • 8.3 x 6.6 x 1.7 in (210 x 167 x 44 mm)
  • 1U height for rack mount


  • FCC
  • WiFi Alliance
  • CE
  • IC
  • Carrier certifications

Specific Features


  • OOBM (Out-of-Band Management) via USB to Serial
  • Cradlepoint Enterprise Cloud Manager (ECM)¹
  • Web UI, API, CLI
  • GPS Location
  • Data Usage Alerts (router and per client)
  • Advanced Troubleshooting (support)5
  • Device Alerts
  • SNMP
  • SMS control

¹Enterprise Cloud Manager requires a subscription


  • IPsec Tunnel – up to 20 concurrent sessions
  • OpenVPN (SSL VPN)¹
  • L2TP¹
  • GRE Tunnel
  • Per-Interface Routing
  • Static Routing
  • NAT-less Routing
  • Virtual Server/Port Forwarding
  • VTI Tunnel Support
  • IPv6
  • VRRP¹
  • STP¹
  • NHRP¹

¹Requires an Extended Enterprise License or ECM PRIME


  • RADIUS and TACACS+ support*
  • 802.1x authentication for Wireless and Wired Networks
  • Zscaler Internet Security¹
  • Certificate support
  • ALGs
  • MAC Address Filtering
  • CP Secure Threat Management²
  • Advanced Security Mode (local user management only)
  • Per-Client Web Filtering
  • IP Filtering
  • Content Filtering (basic)
  • Website Filtering

*-Native support for authentication. Authorization and accounting support through hotspot/captive portal services. ¹Requires Zscaler Internet Security License ²Requires a CP Secure Threat Management license

What’s In The Box

The Cradlepoint AER1600/AER1650 is available with three different modem options:

  • AER1600LPE/AER1650LPE include an embedded modem and a slot to add an MC400 modem
  • AER1600LP3/AER1650LP3 include a bundled MC400 modem and do not include an embedded modem
  • AER1600/AER1650 only include a slot for an MC400 modem and do not include an embedded modem

Also included:

  • MC400 3G/4G Modem with Antennas*
  • External 3G/4G mobile broadband modem antennas‡ (2) (SMA) w/ multiplexing for GPS; finger tighten only
  • 12V 3A AC/DC power adapter (WARNING: using a power adapter other than the one provided may damage the device and will void the warranty)
  • Ethernet cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Mounting hardware
  • Modem door screw
  • Warranty/Regulatory information

*Included with AER1600LP3/AER1650LP3, optional for AER1600/AER1650 and AER1600LPE/AER1650LPE ‡ – AER1600LPE/AER1650LPE only

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