Pepwave MAX BR1 MK2 Router with Cat 6 LTE Advanced Modem

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Part Number: MAX-BR1-MK2-LTEA-W-T

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Complete Mobile Internet Solution with CAT-6 LTE Mobile Router, Roof Antenna, DC Direct Wire Kit, Optional Data Plans


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Our best selling mobile router in 2019 for the mobile power user. The Peplink Pepwave Max BR1 MK2 LTE-Advanced (we'll call it the MK2 LTE-A to keep things simple) is the latest generation router in the popular Pepwave BR1 series, offering advanced features and rock-solid reliability at the heart of your mobile internet/connectivity solution.  

In addition to 802.11ac/a/n and 802.11b/g/n 2x2 MIMO WiFi, this router has a built-in North America 3G/4G/LTE modem that supports major cellular data providers throughout North America. This includes carriers in the USA and Canada. The new LTE-A modem has support for the latest LTE bands being utilized by Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile & Sprint while still providing limited 3G support for legacy networks. Thanks to automatic failover switching and multiple SIM slots with multi-carrier support, you will always be connected while on the road using a single, easy to use device without needing a hotspot or tethering of any kind.

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. 

SmartCare

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-instatementWarranty 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)

EssentialCare

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)

Full Specifications

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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MobileMustHave.com Pepwave MAX BR1 MK2 Router with Cat 6 LTE Advanced Modem Review
04/04/2022

Works great. Love it.

I installed the PepWave in a cabinet and it works great.

DH
Dusten H.
United States United States
MobileMustHave.com Pepwave MAX BR1 MK2 Router with Cat 6 LTE Advanced Modem Review
03/29/2022

Great product!

The only thing I do not like about it is the presentation of how the wifi antennas with the Poynting Roof Antenna line up. I fixed this with 2 1 ft SMA extension cables. The system is rock solid so far and provides great coverage in my travel trailer. Normally where my travel trailer is parked on my property the wifi is only so-so, but this system is marvelous and pulls it in so very well. I hardly notice any difference when I am connected to it vs in my home connected to the actual network.

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Russell A.
United States United States
MobileMustHave.com Pepwave MAX BR1 MK2 Router with Cat 6 LTE Advanced Modem Review
03/21/2022

Install and setup

Very easy and the online videos made it very easy and simple to install. now I have no worries about losing internet and I have the data i need for streaming and work. Thank you for a great product.

SH
Stephen H.
United States United States
05/23/2022

Great experience

I was able to install in our rv pretty easily and the initial setup went well thanks to all the videos available on your YouTube channel.

TW
Thomas W.
United States
05/18/2022

It just works and is not complicated!

Plenty of Youtube video's out there on the setup. The dashboard is fantastic. The only hick up is the APN number. I used an ATT prepaid card, and it auto pulled a T-Mobile APN number (during this time it was constantly attempting to connect to the signal). In my base (5G blue ATT sim), the APN was "BROADBAND". No issues traveling from WI to FL at all. Do not believe the negative comments out there from paid influencers. And if you want an unlimited plan, start with your local providers. I was surprised at the offering in store at 1/3rd of the price I see advertised. This is our internet modem at home and on the road. My only complaint is the length of connections from the antenna's. It's a tight fit for sure. However using the bigger/optional antenna's yields 1 or 2 more bars than what you will see on your cell phone.

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Tom H.
United States United States