This guide will walk you through the process of configuring your CradlePoint MBR1200B router to supply internet to a MiniTrack or Pro Controller with a USB cellular modem.
You will need to reference the Router Password Cheat Sheet found in the Downloads section of the Timer Portal under Networking Accessories. Please download it and have it ready.
Configure the Router
- Supply power to the CradlePoint.
- Use an Ethernet cable to connect your CradlePoint to the Ethernet adapter on your PC.
- Download the configuration file from the Downloads section at the end of this article onto your computer.
- Navigate to the default CradlePoint IP Address of 192.168.0.1 using your web browser.
- Enter the default password for your device. This is printed on the bottom of your CradlePoint Router.
- Navigate to the System Settings > System Software screen.
- Scroll down to the System Config Save/Restore section.
- Click the Upload from File button.
- Click the Browse button to navigate to the configuration file you downloaded in step 3.
- Click the Restore button.
- You will see a message saying that the Router is rebooting. Wait about 2 minutes or until the page auto-refreshes or a new page opens. Your device has been successfully configured.
To test configuration, insert a USB modem into the router, plug the router into a MiniTrack using the USB cable, and then connect the router to the controller with the Ethernet cable. Wait for both the router’s and the modem’s boot sequences to complete. This can take a couple minutes, depending on the modem you are using.
Finally, attempt to establish a connection on your controller, first ensuring that the Server address is set to 188.8.131.52.
The configuration page/address of the router is now 172.20.23.1. The Admin password can be found on the Router Password Cheat Sheet. The new SSID and WiFi password are also located on the Cheat Sheet.