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EVDOinfo Tip of the Week #21: Save Your Cradlepoint/KR2 Router Configuration

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Thursday, 24 September 2009

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Save (and Restore) Your Cradlepoint or KR2 Router Settings

While some Cradlepoint and Kyocera KR2 router users are content to use the default features and settings, many of us have taken advantage of the wide array of features available and have tweaked our settings to allow for customization, extra security, load balancing, etc. If you have made any changes to the settings for your Cradlepoint or Kyocera KR2 router, it is highly recommended that you save a copy of your configuration file. Why?

  • If you ever have to re-set your router to factory defaults (for trouble-shooting purposes, for example), you can easily restore your custom settings
  • If your router should ever crash or fail (not likely, but it can happen!) and you have to get a replacement, you can upload the settings to the new router
  • HUGE time-saver for companies and IT departments who are using multiple routers with the same settings - they can upload one custom configuration file to ALL of their employees' routers rather than spending hours customizing each one individually.

Even if you don't anticipate any of the above scenarios effecting you, if you have made any changes to the factory defaults of your Cradlepoint or Kyocera KR2 router, saving your configuration is a VERY good idea, and it's easy! Here's how to do it:

  1. Log into your Cradlepoint or Kyocera KR2 web admin by navigating your browser to  http://192.168.0.1/ (your default password, if you haven't changed it manually, is the last 6 digits of the router's MAC address, which can be found on the bottom of your router)
  2. Click on the "TOOLS" tab from the options along the top, then select the "SYSTEM" tab from the left side.
  3. In the "System Settings" section, click "Save Configuration". The file will be saved as "gateway_settings.gws" to your hard drive.
cradlepoint router configuration save/restore
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Once the settings are saved to your computer, you can save a copy of the file to an external hard drive, email a copy to yourself, or utilize the handy-dandy memory feature of your USB727, USB760, or other aircard that features an SD-card slot and save it right on your aircard!

If or when you need to upload these settings back to your router (or to another router), that is just as simple:

  1. Log into your Cradlepoint or Kyocera KR2 web admin by navigating your browser to  http://192.168.0.1/ (your default password, if you haven't changed it manually, is the last 6 digits of the router's MAC address, which can be found on the bottom of your router)
  2. Click on the "TOOLS" tab from the options along the top, then select the "SYSTEM" tab from the left side.
  3. In the "System Settings" section, click "Browse" next to "Load from Local Hard Drive". Navigate to your saved file and hit "open".
  4. Click "Restore Configuration from File". The file will load onto the router; you will likely see a message letting you know the status.
  5. You may be prompted to reboot the router. Once you do so, your settings should be loaded onto the router!

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