The Pepwave BR1 Mini LTE-Advanced is a complete mobile internet solution for travelers who are looking to use Cellular data as their primary mode of staying connected. The LTE-A variant now has a CAT 6 modem for additional cellular band support over the CAT-4 version with support for LTE-A carrier aggregation. The BR1 Mini accepts sim cards directly into its build-in cellular modem (one modem, 2 slots) that is compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint & Verizon as well as other carriers including those outside of the U.S. 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 802.11b/g/n antenna. You get powerful 2G (long-range) wireless connectivity while also getting wired ethernet ports for your most demanding devices like VOIP phones or desktop computers/workstations.
You can also utilize the mini's Wifi-As-Wan functionality (license required) to connect to campground wifi in addition to utilizing the cellular modem.
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 (bare wire screw-down terminals) or you can use the included AC adapter for 110v installation.
The optional failover/WAN license (see above) enables the WAN port (to support wired cable/DSL connections), the WiFi as WAN feature (to pick up external WiFi networks), and failover. 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). If you only plan to use the cellular connection, you do not need the optional license.
The mobile router listed on this page is a Certified Pre-Owned Device. Certified Pre-Owned devices have been returned by customers and are fully tested by our technical support team and repacked in like new condition. Certified Pre-Owned devices come with a 90-Day Warranty from MobileMustHave.com and generally come with 3-11 months of factory warranty remaining. Warranty options can be extended at time of checkout for additional coverage if desired. Enjoy additional savings from standard prices by purchasing a Certified Pre-Owned Device today.
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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".
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.
MobileMustHave Data Plans
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.
Peplink SmartCare optional extended warranty packages provide customers with Incontrol2 cloud management licensing, software updates, firmware updates, and extended factory warranty support with Advanced Replacement support for devices deemed defective by Peplink's warranty support department. SmartCare is a cost effective and convenient way to extend the warranty coverage of your Peplink device for customers who need Advanced Replacement services, and for customer's who have a Peplink device that is out of warranty and require warranty re-instatement. Warranty and license purchases are non-refundable due to manufacturer policies.
- Technical Support via Support Ticket via Peplink
- Firmware Upgrades
- InControl2 Cloud Management
- Hardware Warranty with Advanced Replacement (a fully-refundable deposit may be required to cross-ship replacement device)
Peplink EssentialCare optional extended warranty packages provide customers with Incontrol2 cloud management licensing, software updates, firmware updates, and extended factory warranty support for devices deemed defective by Peplink's warranty support department. EssentialCare is a cost effective and convenient way to extend the warranty coverage of your Peplink device for customers who do not need advanced replacement support. Note that EssentialCare cannot be purchased for devices outside of existing warranty. For warranty reinstatement options select SmartCare option. Warranty and license purchases are non-refundable due to manufacturer policies.
- 1-Year EssentialCare included with new Peplink device purchase
- Technical Support via Support Ticket via Peplink
- Firmware Upgrades
- InControl2 Cloud Management
- Hardware Warranty (requires device to be returned to Peplink prior to replacement being sent out, for Advanced Replacement support, select SmartCare option)
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