Monday, March 08, 2010

Cradlepoint Firmware 1.6.9 for CTR500/MBR900/MBR1000 Adds Support

MBR1000 and U301
Firmware 1.6.9 allows you to use your U301 in an MBR1000!

CradlePoint has released Firmware Version 1.6.9 that provides the MBR1000, MBR900, CTR500, CBA250, and CBA750 with official support for the new Sprint 3G/4G U301 modem, as well as support for other modems and a few bug fixes and feature updates. 

With its ability to connect to both Sprint's nationwide 3G network and their new super-fast 4G WiMAX network, the U301 has quickly become one of Sprint's hottest devices. U301 users have been eager for Cradlepoint to support it so that they can share their 3G or 4G connection with multiple computers, and now they'll be able to do just that!

In addition to adding support for the U301, firmware 1.6.9 also adds support for the following devices:
  • Pantech UMW190 for Verizon
  • Pantech UM185 for Cricket
  • Sierra Wireless 305 USB (AKA "Lightning") for AT&T
  • Sierra Wireless 306 USB for AT&T and Telus
  • Ubee PXU1900 for CLEAR
  • ZTE MF668 for Rogers
  • Adds compatibility with BlackBerry OS5
  • Additional newly-added international devices can be viewed in the release notes (PDF)