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NCOS: How to Configure Remote Administration on a Cradlepoint Router

Products Supported: All Series 3 router models. Click here to identify your router.

NCOS Version: 6.0.0 - for information on upgrading NCOS Versions, click here.

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This articles provides step-by-step instructions for configuring remote administration (also called remote management) on a Series 3 Cradlepoint router.

When remote web administration is enabled, it allows access to the Cradlepoint router's administration web pages from the Internet. With it disabled, the admin website can only be accessed by a client on the local network.

Note: A publicly routable IP address is required for remote administration.


Configuration Difficulty: Intermediate

Enabling Remote Administration

  • Step 1: Log into the router's NCOS Page. For help with logging in please click here.
  • Step 2: Click the SYSTEM tab from the left-hand side menu and select Administration from the drop-down menu.

  • Step 3: Click on the Remote Admin from the Sub-menu.

  • Step 4: Check the Allow Remote Web Administration box.

    • Note: Enabling Require HTTPS Connection will allow the router to ignore non-secure connections, as an added security measure. When using this option, please allow 30 minutes before accessing the router.
    • Note: You may enable the Remote Admin Access Control List within the router's firewall to restrict access to specific list of source IP addresses.
  • Step 5: Record the HTTP Port or the Secure HTTPS Port number for future use.
    • Note: The remote administration port numbers may be changed from their default values for added security. Keep in mind that certain carriers will block some ports.
  • Step 6: Click Save, then click OK to accept the warning dialog to save the changes.

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Now your router can be reached from the Internet.

Accessing the Cradlepoint Remotely

To access the router from the Internet, enter the [protocol][IP address]:[port number] into your web browser address bar.

  • [protocol] - this will either be HTTP or HTTPS
  • [IP address] - this is the public IP address provided by the carrier
  • [port number] - this is the number that was selected during configuration of remote management. HTTP and HTTPS will use different ports, so this number must also correspond to the selected protocol.

For example:


If you have a Dynamic DNS hostname, you can use it instead of the IP address:


Once the page loads, you will see a login page, identical to the one you would have seen if you connected directly to the Cradlepoint router.

NOTE: If you ARE connected to the router locally, the remote admin page may not come up.

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Published Date: 07/14/2017

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