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Change the LAN/WAN Ethernet Port Mode of a Cradlepoint with Multiple Ethernet Ports

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Products Supported: AER2100, MBR1400v2, MBR1400v1, MBR1200B, IBR11x0, IBR6x0. Click here to identify your router.

Firmware Version: 5.3.0 - for information on upgrading firmware, click here.

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The Cradlepoint AER3100, AER2100, MBR1400, MBR1200B, IBR600, IBR1100, IBR1150, and IBR650 routers have Multiple Ethernet ports that can be configured as either LAN ports, WAN ports, or disabled. By default, they are configured with one WAN port and the others are LAN ports.

LAN mode: LAN mode is used for connecting a wired computer’s Ethernet port (or a switch connected to several computers) into to the Cradlepoint.

WAN mode: WAN mode is used for connecting a wired WAN source (DSL, cable, satellite, etc.) to provide an Internet connection to the Cradlepoint.

Disabled mode: The ethernet port is turned off and cannot be used.

To reconfigure any of the Ethernet ports to be used as a WAN port, follow the directions below.


Configuration Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Step 1: Log into the router's Setup Page. For help with logging in please click here.
  • Step 2: Click Network Settings and then WiFi / Local Networks from the drop-down menu.

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  • Step 3: Click on the VLAN interfaces tab.

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    Step 4: Click Add or choose an existing entry to Edit.

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    Step 5: Choose a port or ports to configure, select the Mode from the dropdown menu, select WAN, and click Submit.

For additional assistance connecting a wired connection (DSL, cable, satellite, etc.) to the AER2100, MBR95, MBR1200B, or MBR1400 please click here.

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Published Date: 12/19/2014

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