The Peplink 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.
This mobile router 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 but 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.
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 and AT&T but 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".
This device 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 that allows multiple internet connections to act as a single connection. SpeedFusion supports WAN-Smoothing, a technology that 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 use Peplink's SpeedFusion Cloud service which is available for an additional monthly subscription fee. This device includes data allotment for SpeedFusion cloud transfer at up to 100Mbps per second (amount of data will change based on the hardware). For more information on SpeedFusion and SpeedFusion Cloud, please reach out to us below.
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.
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.
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 licenses for WAN Bonding functionality. PrimeCare devices include 1 Year of PrimeCare with your purchase. Update to PrimeCare+ to upgrade from business hour support with the manufacturer to 24/7 email based support with the manufacturer. PrimeCare+ customers are eligible for Advanced Hardware Replacement from the manufacturer. Once your RMA is approved a new device will be sent to you before the defective device is returned ensuring customers are not left without a device during the warranty replacement. PrimeCare+ is provided by the manufacturer, not by MobileMustHave. For additional information our partners at the Mobile Internet Resource Center have put together a detailed guide.
Licensing PrimeCare and Primecare+ beyond year one can be purchased at the time of purchase or after the fact. 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.
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- James P.Verified BuyerReviewingPeplink MAX BR1 MINI LTEA Mobile Router Primecare Edition (HW3)I recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars11 months agoPerfect solution for our camper travels
First off, I have a background in IT so this product intrigued me from the beginning. It was easy to install and set up with the biggest challenge being to route 12v power to the spot where I mounted the router. I had a pre-drilled hole in the roof of my motorhome from an old CB antenna, so installation went pretty smoothly. Configuring the router was a breeze with the only wrinkle being to get the APNs for both Google Fi and AT&T. The setup guides were helpful in that process and after poking around for 30 minutes we were up and running, although I learned after the fact that I can bond both together with this router. (No biggie) We found pretty good cellular data signals across Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and New York, and while cellular signal has been fine around Boston we are seeing very low data rates thanks to the large population and demand on the cell towers we can reach. Nothing surprising - all in all I am pleased.
- Gunnar E.Verified BuyerReviewingPeplink MAX BR1 MINI LTEA Mobile Router Primecare Edition (HW3)I recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars12 months agoVery nice
The item works well and the tutorials at mmh are great.
- Peter K.Verified BuyerReviewingPeplink MAX BR1 MINI LTEA Mobile Router Primecare Edition (HW3)I recommend this productRated 4 out of 5 stars1 year agoWork 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.
- Christopher C.Verified BuyerReviewingPeplink MAX BR1 MINI LTEA Mobile Router Primecare Edition (HW3)I recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars1 year agoPepwave Replacement
Ordered several weeks ago to replace existing Pepwave, finally installed and working awesome!!
- David W.Verified BuyerReviewingPeplink MAX BR1 MINI LTEA Mobile Router Primecare Edition (HW3)I recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 stars1 year agoPeplink rocks
I am really liking this router so far. I like all of the features it offers and the level of tracking usage.