Wednesday, August 20, 2008

CradlePoint CTR500/MBR1000 1.3.1 Firmware Provides EVDO / HSPA Load Balancing


The wait, is finally over... CradlePoint has just released Firmware Version 1.3.1 that enables LOAD BALANCING across multiple 3G / EVDO / HSPA cellular devices, and oh yeah - even more EVDO and HSDPA devices for their CTR500 and MBR1000 EVDO / HSDPA routers.

Read more about this exciting new firmware at: http://www.evdoinfo.com/LB

Here's a screengrab showing admin page for EVDO LOAD BALANCING across a Verizon V740 expresscard and a Sprint Compass 597 USB modem.

Here are NEW "U.S. Carrier" devices supported by Firmware 1.3.1
(complete list of supported devices is at 3G Router Compatibility Chart)

Sprint Verizon AT&T nTelos

BlackBerry 8330
Samsung SPH-m520

Palm 700w
UTStarcom UM175

HP iPAQ 910
GT Ultra Express
(requires adapter with
proper voltage)


Franklin CDU680

There were also many "International Carrier" devices supported with this new firmware release:

Rogers
(Canada)
Telus
(Canada)
Generic GSM*

Novatel MC950D
Novatel X950D

Sierra Wireless 595U
Sierra Wireless 597E

Huawei E220
Novatel MC950D
Sierra Wireless 880U
Sierra Wireless 885U
Sierra Wireless 880E

*These devices were tested using the AT&T network in the United States and may or may not work with other UMTS/GSM carriers internationally.

Canadians! -- Don't forget that 3GStore now ships to Canada!

For those ordering the CTR500 or MBR1000 from 3Gstore.com, starting 08/22/2008, we will automatically include a CD that has the latest firmware.

More information is available in the official Firmware 1.3.1 Release Notes (PDF).

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