Cable/DSL/Satellite Modem Setup on a CradlePoint router with Multiple Ethernet Ports

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Cable/DSL/Satellite Modem Setup on a Cradlepoint router with Multiple Ethernet Ports

Products Supported: AER3100, AER2100, MBR1400v2, MBR1400v1, MBR1200B, MBR95, IBR600 and IBR650. Click here to identify your router.

Firmware Version: 5.4.x - for information on upgrading firmware, click here.

Firmware version 6.0 has been released and introduces a vastly improved GUI for all current Series 3 routers.  Cradlepoint has created new Knowledge Base articles with updated screen shots and instructions for the new GUI layout.  As a result, this article has received its final update.  To view the version of this Knowledge Base article for Firmware 6.0 and Later please click here.

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You are unable to access the internet with your Cable, DSL or Satellite modem connected to your Cradlepoint router.

Some Cable, DSL, or Satellite modems use the same default IP address as the Cradlepoint router. This causes an IP conflict when connecting the router to the modem. Changing the Cradlepoint router's IP address will eliminate this IP address Conflict.


Configuration Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Step 1: Log into the router's Setup Page. For help with logging in please click here.
  • Step 2: Click the Network Settings tab, then Wifi / Local Networks.
  • Step 3: In the Local IP Networks section put a check mark in the box to the left of Primary LAN.
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  • Step 4: Click Edit.
  • Step 5: Select the IPv4 Settings and change the IP Address to something other than  In this example, the IP Address has been changed to
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  • Step 6: Click the Submit button to save the changes, then OK in the next two windows.
  • Step 7: Unplug both the router and the Cable/DSL Modem from power.
  • Step 8: Plug the Ethernet cable from the Cable Modem into the blue or WAN Ethernet port on the back of the Cradlepoint router.
  • Step 9: Wait approximately 30 seconds, then plug the Cable Modem back into power. Allow approximately 30 to 45 seconds for the modem to boot, stabilize, and connect to the ISP.
  • Step 10: Plug the power cord back into the Cradlepoint router, allow approximately 30 seconds for the router to boot, stabilize and connect.
  • Step 11: The router should now provide internet access to connected computers.

NOTE: To access the router's setup pages use the IP address that the router was changed to. If the router IP address was changed to as in the steps above, then you will use that IP address to access the routers setup pages.



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Published Date: 10/05/2015

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