Cradlepoint W2000 5G router

Cradlepoint W2000 Cloud-Managed 5G router

The Cradlepoint W2000 is an enterprise-class, dual-connectivity 5G and LTE wireless adapter. It is designed for temporary networks, or networks where wired connections are impractical. It’s perfect for branches that require the higher performance of Cat 20 LTE and low-band and mid-band 5G, where a signal is acquirable indoors. As an 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 W2000 gives you a secondary, failover connection in the event of a disruption to primary WAN links. You can even establish a secure day-1 LTE connection to get operations running while waiting for a wired connection to be set up.

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.

Compare the W2000 and the W1850

The W1850 is a 5G router, just like the W2000. They both have Passthrough Throughput of 2 Gbps. Plus, ithey have 2 x 2.5 GbE LAN/WAN switchable ports and dual connectivity with 5G low/Mid-band and 4G LTE Cat 20 LTE.

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But the W2000 has single-band Wi-Fi in the 2.4 GHz. It is 2×2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi 6, (Endpoint Setup only). While the performance of 5G is top of mind, the W2000 was also designed to be hugely scalable. Because 5G is a new technology that is rolling out over several years, the Cradlepoint W2000 accommodates diverse deployments of an organization with hundreds or even thousands of sites.

NetCloud IoT Package

The Cradlepoint W2000 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 W1850. 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 W2000 might be worth a look. And, if you have any further questions about the W2000, Wi-Fi, LTE, or anything else Cradlepoint-related, please email us or call Corporate Armor at 877-449-0458.

Cradlepoint W2000 Highlights

Dependable dual connectivity with simultaneous 5G and 4G LTE connections
Can be deployed within any existing networking or SD-WAN environment
Advanced Out-of-Band Management
2×2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi 6

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