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Thursday, 15 May 2008

Cradlepoint CTR500 Cellular Travel Router - EVDO / HSDPA 3G Router

CTR500 EVDO Travel Router

UPDATE: CTR500 Firmware 1.3 enables LOAD BALANCING. Click here for more info.

Portable and Compact

The CradlePoint CTR500 Cellular Travel Router creates a secure Wi-Fi Hotspot from broadand enabled data modems. It works with the latest USB and Express card devices running on EVDO as well as HSDPA networksto deliver Wi-Fi access nearly anywhere.

Secure and Reliable
The CTR500 provides enhanced Cellular Travel Router capability with support for Express Card modems. The high-performance router platform supports multiple and concurrent VPN pass-through sessions, plus encryption modes including WPA2 Personal and Enterprise. Additionally, its built-in auto-failover sup- ports wireless backup applications.

Functionality and Convenience
CradlePoint’s built-in Setup Wizard provides diskless set up of security parameters - getting a remote workgroup up and running quickly regardless of OS or device-type on the network. For placement convenience, the CTR500 also includes a ‘signal strength mode’, which activates the top LED indicator panel.


  • Fully compliant 802.11b/g router
  • Compatible with 34mm ExpressCard and USB style cellular modems
  • Works on EVDO and HSDPA networks
  • Also supports selected handsets via USB cable
  • 10/100 Ethernet port software switchable as WAN or LAN
  • Supports auto-failover mode for compact backup solution
  • Cellular signal strength indication on top panel
  • Powered by WiPipe™ technology

Functional Details

  • Networking compliance with IEEE 802.11 b/g standards
  • 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet Port
  • Use with Express Card or USB-style Cellular Modem
  • Also can be used with cellular handsets on networks that support data tethering
  • Compatible with HSDPA and EVDO cellular network devices
  • Firewall features Network Address Translation (NAT), and Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) protects against DoS attacks
  • Access Control to prevent unauthorized usage
  • UPnP (Universal Plug & Play) and ALGs support for Internet applications such as Email, FTP, Gaming, Remote Desktop, Net Meeting, Telnet, and more
  • Provides additional security of Enable/Disable SSID, Internet Access Control (Services, URL and MAC Filtering)
  • Supports multiple and concurrent IPSec, L2TP and PPTP VPN pass-through sessions
  • Flash memory for firmware upgrade, save/restore settings
  • Easy Management via Web Browser (HTTP) and Remote Management
  • Supports 64/128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA2
  • Connector supports optional external Wi-Fi antenna
  • Compliant with Windows 98SE/NT/2000/XP/VISTA, Linux and Mac OS


  • Model #: CTR500 Cellular Travel Router
  • Wi-Fi Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g
  • Network Connections: Switchable LAN/WAN (Ethernet); USB port, Express Card slot
  • Buttons / Switches: Radio On/Off switch; Signal Strength button, recessed Reset button
  • LED Indicators: Power, USB modem active, Express Card modem active, WLAN
  • Ethernet WAN, Signal Strength LEDs •Dimensions: 4.7” x 2.8” x 0.8” (122 mm x 73 mm x 18.5 mm)
  • Certifications: FCC •Operating Temperature: 0 C to 50 C
  • 110v AC adapter included. converts to 5v DC @ 2.5 amps
  • 12v cigarette lighter adapter available.
CTR500 EVDO Travel Router and Blackberry

Our latest information is that the CTR500 will launch in JUNE, 2008.
Send email to and we'll let you know when CTR500 is shipping


Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 March 2009 )
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