The Pepwave BR1 Mini LTE-Advanced Primecare Edition is new for 2022 and completely redesigned with an upgraded processor and 300Mbps of router throughput, triple that of the previous model. The Mini is a complete mobile internet solution for travelers who are looking to use Cellular data as their primary mode of staying connected. This version has a CAT 6 modem (See additional information on Category-6 modems below) for additional cellular band support over the CAT-4 previous version and now has support for LTE-A carrier aggregation. The BR1 Mini accepts sim cards directly into its built-in cellular modem (one modem, 2 slots) that is compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon as well as other carriers including carriers outside of the U.S. This newer generation BR1 Mini has upgraded WIFI 5 technology with 2.4ghz and 5ghz simultaneous dual-band support and includes optional licensing for enabling WIFI-AS-WAN and a Wired WAN port. The mini has two sim slots allowing you to load this router with multiple sim cards from multiple carriers allowing you to select which sim/carrier is in use by the modem. The signal from your cellular connection is then re-broadcasted wirelessly inside your coach or travel trailer using the unit's high-powered 802.11AC wireless functionality
You can also utilize the mini's Wifi-As-Wan functionality (Advanced Feature Pack License required) to connect to external WiFi sources, enable the WAN port, enable hot failover and more. The Advanced Feature Pack License enables hot-failover of multiple WAN connections, WIFI-AS-WAN functionality (additional details below), enabled the wired WAN port, and enables ignition sensing functionality. Peplink offers discounts when this is purchased at the time of the sale of the router. Primecare licenses are non-refundable. If you do NOT need those features, you do not need the additional license (if you decide you want them in the future, the license can be purchased any time to unlock those features).
The unit's highly customizable web interface supports a variety of advanced routing features and will satisfy the needs of advanced users while being extremely easy to use for non-tech users as well. The unit accepts 12v inputs via the optional DC direct wire power cable or you can use the included AC adapter for 110v installation.
Single Modem Device
The mobile router listed on this page is equipped with a single cellular modem. This device may have multiple sim card slots but can connect to one cellular provider at a time. Single modem devices may include a USB port or expansion slot to add additional modems. Switching between sim card slots can be done via the management console, typically in 30-60 seconds allowing time for the modem to reboot utilizing the auxiliary sim slot(s). Higher-end single modem devices often have faster maximum download/upload speeds then other devices however they lack the redundancy found in a multi-modem device. Our multi-modem collection of devices can be found here.
Internet traffic can be routed in a variety of ways using Peplink's proprietary Outbound Policy Management Algorithms. Single modem devices may be capable of utilizing SpeedFusion technology also known as "WAN bonding" which may require separate licensing. Single modem devices can bond the single cellular connection with the devices WAN port or WIFI-as-WAN sources if the device supports these functions. See SpeedFusion section on this page for additional information.
Category 6 Modem
The mobile router is equipped with a category 6 LTE Advanced cellular modem with a maximum download speed of 300Mbps and a maximum upload speed of 50Mbps (typical speeds range from 3-50mbps depending on cellular network conditions and coverage). The category of the modem impacts the maximum upload and download speed of the device and what cellular bands or "channels" the device can connect to. Cellular bands act similarly to "channels" on television, each cellular provider broadcasts on specific bands. Category 6 modems support connecting to the primary bands of all major carriers such as Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint & AT&T however may lack certain secondary bands that can provide increased speed on certain carriers. For a complete list of bands supported, click the documentation tab for detailed specifications.
Category 6 modems support video streaming, video calling, and general internet use and are a good blend of value and functionality making them a great choice for customers that want to stay connected but do not consider the internet "mission-critical".
The device listed on this page is licensed for SpeedFusion access. SpeedFusion is Peplink's proprietary WAN bonding solution that can bond multiple internet connections together into a single, more resilient connection for added connection reliability. SpeedFusion capable devices create a VPN tunnel which allows multiple internet connections to act as a single connection. SpeedFusion supports WAN-Smoothing, a technology which helps to prevent packet-loss which is typically the cause for unstable internet connections. In order to utilize SpeedFusion you must either host your own SpeedFusion instance at a secondary location/datacenter, or utilize Peplink's SpeedFusion Cloud service which is available for an additional monthly subscription fee. This device includes 1TB of SpeedFusion cloud transfer at up to 100Mbps per second. For more information on SpeedFusion and SpeedFusion cloud please contact us below.
Roof Antenna Support
This mobile router comes with indoor antennas that provide 3db of cellular gain. Upgrading to an optional roof antenna can provide significant signal improvement by moving the cellular antenna outside, at higher elevation and provide you the benefit of an antenna with higher gain specifications. Roof antennas can be added now with a bundle discount by checking out our Internet Bundle Section, or at a later date based on your needs.
WiFi as WAN
This device supports Wifi-As-Wan meaning you can pick up public WiFi signals from hotspots, campgrounds, and other sources to rebroadcast them into your coach and use them as your local internet. The wireless antennas included with this modem will pick up these signals and rebroadcast them locally within your own WiFi network.
*Using public WiFi may be unreliable due to external environmental forces typically outside of customer's control and as such public WiFi is recommended to be used as a secondary backup connection.
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MobileMustHave is proud to announce we now have high-speed, high GB data plans available exclusively to our customers. Traditional cellular plans available directly from the carriers have data caps that are not suitable for active travelers. We have negotiated the ability to provide high gigabyte cellular data plans that operate on the top national networks. Take the guesswork out of activating other plans that don't work or are not authorized to work on our cellular routers with data plans from MobileMustHave. Our plans are ready to activate when your ready to travel and have no contracts so keep as long as you need and cancel anytime.
This is a PrimeCare device. PrimeCare includes a factory replacement warranty, centralized cloud management, and SpeedFusion and SpeedFusion Hub licenses for WAN Bonding functionality. PrimeCare devices include 1 Year of PrimeCare with your purchase. Licensing PrimeCare beyond year one can be purchased now (options above). Basic functionality will remain if PrimeCare expires. Factory Warranty, InControl Cloud Management and SpeedFusion will stop functioning until the PrimeCare license is renewed. Warranty and license purchases are non-refundable due to manufacturer policies.
Looking for the full specifications on this product? Not to worry, they are located above under the "Documentation" Tab just above by the product description.
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- camp site wifi
- tracking usage
The item works well and the tutorials at mmh are great.
Works great, able to get camp site wifi now. Only thing I would have liked would be the grounding plate to have the same 3M sticker for mounting.
Ordered several weeks ago to replace existing Pepwave, finally installed and working awesome!!
I am really liking this router so far. I like all of the features it offers and the level of tracking usage.