Cradlepoint AER1600 Advanced LTE Router with WiFi and NetCloud Branch Package

Cradlepoint AER1600 LTE Router for Branch Networks with NetCloud, GPS, Wi-Fi
Model: AER1600
Availability: Contact Westward Sales

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*** DISCONTINUED *** The AER1600 is discontinued and replaced with the E300 Series cellular router.


Cradlepoint AER1600 Branch LTE Router with Wi-Fi, Cat 4 or Cat 6 Modem, and NetCloud Package

The AER1600 advanced LTE edge router from Cradlepoint, along with their NetCloud Essentials package, offers enterprise-class wireless communication to small and mid-sized businesses with limited IT resources. It’s ideal for branch offices, pop-up retailers, and kiosks. These types of business applications rely on the AER1600 Netcloud branch solution to provide reliable 24x7 Gigabit-Class LTE performance to meet increasing communication needs.

The AER1600 offers flexible wired and wireless WAN deployment options. It comes equipped with an embedded Cat 4 (150 Mbps) or Cat 6 (300 Mbps) Advanced Pro LTE modem. It can be easily upgraded to Cat 18 Gigabit-Class speeds (1200 Mbps) with the installation of the MC400 Advanced Pro modem. The AER1600 is dual-modem capable. A second modem offers continuous connectivity, failover, and support for two wireless carriers. The router also includes advanced WiFi (simultaneous dual-band, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), 2x2 MIMO antennas, 5 Gigabit LAN and WAN ports, and active GPS.

NetCloud Branch Package

The NetCloud Branch Essentials package improves productivity, management, and security. It is a service platform that administers the AER1600 and its network from the cloud, making wireless WAN set up painless. From a secure web browser, you can monitor, visualize, control, and troubleshoot your network and connected routers. NetCloud provides routing functions, security, and control of the LTE and WiFi interfaces. It dramatically simplifies branch networking, offering simple “zero-touch” deployment, and it optimizes your cellular connection for reliable and efficient communication.

The AER1600 is sold in a complete NetCloud Solution Package for Branch Networks, which includes cloud management, 24x7 support, and a Limited Lifetime Warranty. It’s offered in a one, three, or five-year subscription plan. The NetCloud Advanced option adds features such as data traffic analytics, firewall, and URL content filtering.

Cloud Management
Configure, monitor, visualize, control, and troubleshoot your branch network and endpoints.


Quickly establish a VPN over wired and wireless broadband.


Edge Computing
Create custom applications, then deploy them networkwide from the cloud. Ensure application performance and availability while controlling LTE utilization.


Unified Edge Security
Includes an application-aware firewall, intrusion protection, threat management, and web content filtering.

Key Features

  • Advanced LTE router with NetCloud Branch Essentials plan
  • Choice of embedded Cat 4 or Cat 6 (MC400LP6) LTE modem
  • Dual-modem capable (certain models) for automatic failover and continuous operation
  • Optional BA-MC400-1200M-B Advanced Pro (1200 Mbps) Branch LTE modem
  • Complete routing protocols for VPN, firewall, and network management
  • Advanced security for PCI compliance
  • Verizon, AT&T, T-Branch, and Sprint support
  • 5 Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000TX) ports for LAN/WLAN
  • WiFi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac) with dual-band 2.4 and 5 GHz frequencies, internal antennas
  • Active GPS/GNSS supports location-based applications
  • 24 x 7 support
  • Limited lifetime warranty with active NetCloud service plan
  • 2 LTE antennas and AC/DC power adapter included


BA1-1600LP6I-NNN, AER1600 router with LP6 modem (300 Mbps), 1-year NetCloud Branch Essentials (no spare MC400 slot)
BA3-1600LP6I-NNN, Same as above with a 3-year NetCloud Branch Essentials plan
BA5-1600LP6I-NNN, Same as above with a 5-year NetCloud Branch Essentials plan

BA1-1600LP4-NNN, AER1600 router with a LP4 modem (150 Mbps), 1-year NetCloud Branch Essentials
BA3-1600LP4-NNN, Same as above with a 3-year NetCloud Branch Essentials plan
BA5-1600LP4-NNN, Same as above with a 5-year NetCloud Branch Essentials plan

BA1-1600NM-0NN, AER1600 router with NO modem, 1-year NetCloud Branch Essentials
BA3-1600NM-0NN, Same as above with a 3-year NetCloud Branch Essentials plan
BA5-1600NM-0NN, Same as above with a 5-year NetCloud Branch Essentials plan

Data plans and NetCloud renewals are available. Contact Westward Sales for a quote.

The AER1600 branch router is an excellent choice for enhancing communications in retail stores and businesses. For a complete package with active SIM cards, data plan, and high-performance antennas, speak with one of our Cradlepoint specialists at Westward Sales. We have solutions that meet both technical and budget needs.

TypeLTE Router
Cellular Interface
CarrierAT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon
CategoryCat 6 (300 Mbps) or Cat 4 (150 Mbps)
SIM HolderDual SIM slots per modem
NetworksLTE frequency bands and carrier aggregation per data sheet.
Antenna2 x 2 MIMO
Network Management
Firewall FeaturesRADIUS and TACACS+, IEEE 802.1x authentication, Zscaler integration, certificate support, ALGs, MAC address filtering, Advanced Security Mode (local user management only), client web filtering, IP filtering, content filtering (basic), website filtering
IP SuiteVLAN 802.1Q, DHCP (Server, Client, and Relay), DNS and DNS Proxy, DMZ, Multicast/Multicast Proxy, MAC address filtering, LLDP, UPnP
VPN FeaturesIPsec Tunnel (up to 20 concurrent sessions), IKEv2 support (includes MOBIKE), OpneVPN (SSL VPN), L2TP, GRE Tunnel, OSPF/BGP/RIP, Route Filters (Access Control Lists, Prefix Filters, Route Maps, Communities for BGP), Per-Interface Routing, Static Routing, Policy-based Routing, NAT-less Routing, Virtual Server/Port Forwarding, NEMO/DMNR, IPv6, VTI Tunnel support, VRRP, STP, NHRP
QoSIEEE 802.1p/q AutoQoS with DSCP and Priority Queuing, prioritization of VoIP services with segmentation
System ConfigurationNetCloud Manager, NetCloud Perimter gateway, SDK support, Web UI, API, CLI, Data Usage Alerts (router and per client), Advanced Troubleshooting (support), Device Alerts, SNMP, SMS control, out-of-band management (OOBM) via USB to serial port
ReliabilityAdvanced Modem Failure Check, Failover/Failback
Cloud ProtocolsNetCloud Branch Essentials and Advanced plans with cloud-based management with SIP ALG and NAT to allow VoIP and UC communications to traverse firewall, private network support (wired and 4G WAN)
Wi-Fi Frequencies2402 - 2483.5 MHz (2.4 GHz band), 5150 - 5250 MHz (5 GHz band 1), 5725 - 5850 MHz (5 GHz band 3)
Antenna TypeInternal 2x2 MIMO
WLAN Operation ModeIEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac, concurrent dual-band 2.4 and 5 GHz frequencies, 2x2 MIMO, up to 128 connected devices (64 per channels - 2.4 and 5 GHz), hotspot/captive portal, SSID-based priority
Wireless SecurityWEP Auto, WPA/WPA2 Personal, WPA2 Enterprise
LAN Ports5 Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000TX) LAN or WLAN with port speed control, WiFi and WAN, WAN/LAN affinity, IP passthrough, standby, load balancing, failover, DynDNS, and Split DNS
USB1 USB 2.0
Console PortSerial port for out-of-band management of a connected device
Power Consumption15.2 W max, 9.5 W standby
Input Voltage12 VDC, AC/DC power adapter included
Connector Type2 SMA for LTE antenna
Dimensions8.3 x 6.6 x 1.7 inches (210 x 167 x 44 mm)
MountingFlange or rack mount
LED IndicatorsPower, WiFi broadcast, signal strength, WAN status, and modem status
Operating Temperature0 to 50° C (32 to 122° F)
Humidity10 to 85% non-condensing
RoHS CompliantYes
CertificationsFCC, CE, IC, PTCRB
WarrantyLimited Lifetime with active NetCloud plan