Cradlepoint L950 Cloud-Managed 5G router
The Cradlepoint L950 is a cellular broadband adapter. It provides a cellular internet connection that can be added to networking equipment, like a router, for a variety of uses. For example, Cradlepoints have long appealed to RVers and boaters with their demanding mobile internet needs. In short, it brings cellular connectivity to any device that requires it. The L950 is designed for temporary networks, or networks where wired connections are impractical.
It also provides a secondary, failover connection in the event of a disruption to primary WAN links. Not only that, the L950 can augment with a cellular connection based on established policies, for specific applications, or in the event of diminished WAN performance. You can even establish a secure day-1 LTE connection to get operations running while waiting for a wired connection to be installed.
Great. What does 5G mean?
The next iteration of mobile networks, 5G, will deliver a much faster and much more capable service than its predecessor 4G. Fort example, download speeds of up to 10Gbps and latency (the time taken to open a downloaded file) of 1 millisecond.
To put this into context, the phone you’re most likely using right now is capable of download speeds of 300 Mbps. To download a full-length film on 4G it’ll probably take you around 2-3 minutes, but on 5G you’ll be ready to press play in 4-40 seconds.
So, in order to connect to the 5G network, you’ll need to be using a 5G-ready device. That means things like a 5G-specific modem, a larger battery and faster, more powerful processors to support the more data-heavy tasks enabled by using 5G.
The features of the Cradlepoint L950
The L950 is a simple drop-in device for those that need excellent management capabilities and an always-on network. It allows you to remotely control any out-of-band device that lacks a static IP address.
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Just connect to the internet. It can be done by plugging in your mobile hotspot, jetpack or other compatible USB mobile broadband device. This failover connection is sent throughout the network. And it gives your business more uptime with fast 3G/4G/LTE speeds.
The IP Pass-Through feature enables administrators to control their network if the primary router or main internet connection goes down. The NAT port adds to its capabilities by sharing a single IP address over your entire network. This makes it easier to reroute traffic. That’s because you don’t have to use up your global address space.
It runs at 940 Mbps of Throughput in Standard NAT Mode, and and 940 Mbps in Captive Modem Mode. It also pushes 940 Mbps of IP Passthrough Throughput.
NetCloud IoT Package
The Cradlepoint L950 is sold as a package with a cloud-based plan called NetCloud. It is a secure, cloud-based networking plan built for Internet of Things and machine-to-machine uses. It’s similar to the bundles that firewalls often come with. This cloud-based service adds greatly to the features and capabilities of your router. For example, NetCloud offers secure, cloud-based management and control of your L950. Netcloud is offered in three and five-year software subscriptions that include 24×7 support.
In conclusion, if you need to provide wired networking and powerful Wi-Fi to an entire remote office, or you need a second dedicated cellular modem for instant failover or load-balancing – the Cradlepoint L950 might be worth a look. And, if you have any further questions about the L950, Wi-Fi, LTE, or anything else Cradlepoint-related, please email us or call Corporate Armor at 877-449-0458.
Cradlepoint L950 Highlights
|Deploy within any existing networking or SD-WAN environment|
|Configure with ease and confidence with the wizard-based installation application|
|Offload primary connections during traffic surges and congestion|
|Utilize Day-1 connectivity while waiting for terrestrial links|