1. Insert an activated SIM.
A wireless broadband data plan must be added to your Cradlepoint COR IBR900/IBR950. Wireless broadband data plans are available from wireless carriers such as Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, EE, and Vodafone. The SIM must be provisioned with the carrier. Contact your carrier for details about selecting a data plan and about the process for provisioning your SIM.
Once you have an activated SIM, insert it into the integrated modem. Insert the SIM card into the slot marked SIM 1 (use the other slot, SIM 2, for a secondary/backup SIM).
To insert or remove SIM card:
- Remove dual SIM cover.
- Insert SIM card notch-end first with metal contacts down.
- Replace dual SIM cover.
Note: Device will not power on without cover in place.*
2. Attach the WiFi and modem antennas
Attach the three WiFi antennas (included) and two modem antennas to the connectors. Antennas are jointed, which enables you to position them for optimal signal. To attach, hold the antenna straight and twist the base of the antenna to connect, folding the joint if needed. NOTE: Ensure that the router antennas are not near metal or other RF reflective surfaces.
3. Connect to a power source.
Wire power cable to 9-33 V power source. (AC power supply sold separately.)
Accessing the Administration Pages
Once you are connected, open the Cradlepoint IBR900’s GUI-based administration pages to make configuration changes to your router.
- Open a browser window and type “cp/” or “192.168.0.1” in the address bar. Press ENTER/RETURN.
- When prompted for your password, type the eight character DEFAULT PASSWORD found on the product label.
NOTE: The product label shown is an example only: your DEFAULT PASSWORD and SSID will be unique.
It’s possible – and more efficient – to do all your configuration changes through Cradlepoint Enterprise Cloud Manager (ECM) without logging into the local administration pages. Set up a group of routers and set the configuration for all of them at once. See below for more information about ECM.
First Time Setup Wizard
When you log in for the first time, you will be automatically directed to the FIRST TIME SETUP WIZARD, which will walk you through the steps to customize your Cradlepoint COR IBR9x0. You have the ability to configure any of the following:
- Administrator Password
- Time Zone
- WiFi Network Name
- Security Mode
- Access Point Name (APN) for SIM-based modems
- Modem Authentication
- Failure Check
If you are currently using the router’s WiFi network, you will need to reconnect your devices to the network using the newly established wireless network name and password.
NOTE: To return to the First Time Setup Wizard after your initial login, select SYSTEM from the navigation bar, expand Setup Wizard, and select First Time Setup.
Using Enterprise Cloud Manager
Rapidly deploy and dynamically manage networks at geographically distributed stores and branch locations with Enterprise Cloud Manager, Cradlepoint’s next generation management and application platform. Enterprise Cloud Manager (ECM) integrates cloud management with your Cradlepoint devices to improve productivity, increase reliability, reduce costs, and enhance the intelligence of your network and business operations.
Click here to sign up for a free 30-day ECM trial.
Depending on your ordering process, your devices may have already been bulk-loaded into ECM. If so, simply log in at cradlepointecm.com using your ECM credentials and begin managing your devices seamlessly from the cloud.
If your device has not yet been loaded into your ECM account, you need to register. Log into the device administration pages and go to Getting Started → Enterprise Cloud Manager Registration. Enter your ECM username and password, and click on “Register”.
Once you have registered your device, go to cradlepointecm.com and log in using your ECM credentials.
For more information about how to use Cradlepoint Enterprise Cloud Manager, see the following: