Cradlepoint has released firmware version 4.0.3 for their business-class routers (MBR12000, MBR1400, IBR600, IBR650, CBR400, CBR450; the MBR95 and CTR35 are NOT included in this firmware release).
4.0.3 is a significant re-architecture of CradlePoint firmware. Key features and updates include:
- IP Passthrough: Ethernet WAN to LAN with failover to modem is available.
- Networking improvements: Better IP Filtering, more powerful routing (per-interface routing), rule-based policy routing.
- QoS: Improved bandwidth & priority traffic shaping (CBQ to HTB as a queuing discipline, Fair Queuing added). QoS can handle FTP/PPTP now.
- Hotspot: Improved client rate limiting.
- WPA2 Enterprise/RADIUS settings can be set with any WiFi interface, not just the primary.
- Improved WiFi-as-WAN (WWAN) reconnection ability.
- A number of Data Usage Management defects have been fixed.
- Load Balance schedule selection: A user may now select either Round-Robin, Rate, Spillover, or Data Usage as a Load Balance algorithm.
- Improved UPnP support, including “Type 2” NAT support on PS3.
- Most high-speed modems (HSPA+ and LTE) should see higher upload and download performance in 4.0 than in 3.0
- The CBR450/CBR400 in particular work better under stress (high network loads or VPN tunnels) than they used to.
- Huawei E173-SD2 / Orange (UK)
- Huawei E173 / T-Mobile (UK)
- Huawei E397 (“4G LTE Mobile Internet Key”) / Telus (Canada)
- Novatel U679 (“4G LTE Novatel Wireless U679 Turbo Stick”) / Bell Mobility (Canada)
- Sierra Wireless 330U (“4G LTE Sierra Wireless U330 - Turbo Stick”) / Bell Mobility (Canada)
- Sierra Wireless 330U (“LTE Rocket Stick – Sierra Wireless AirCard 330U”) / Rogers (Canada)
- ZTE MF680 (“Rogers HSPA+ Rocket Stick”) / Rogers (Canada)
- Franklin X720 (“4G LTE 2-in-1 Data Card”) / Verizon (USA)