Cradlepoint CBA550 LTE Router with Failover and NetCloud Branch Package

Cradlepoint CBA550 LTE Router for Branch Networks with NetCloud
Model: CBA550
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Cradlepoint CBA550 Branch LTE Router with Cat 4 Modem and NetCloud Branch Cloud Management

The CBA550 advanced LTE adapter from Cradlepoint, along with the NetCloud Service for Branch plan, offers reliable and secure communications for small and mid-sized organizations and retailers. The CBA550 serves as a primary connection to the Internet over the cellular network. Or, it provides a backup or secondary means of connectivity. The CBA550 incorporates an IP passthrough feature that monitors the WAN port. If the primary or “wired” link fails, traffic will automatically failover to 4G LTE to keep your network running seamlessly.

The CBA550 is equipped with one Gigabit Ethernet port, 4G LTE modem with Cat 4 speed, dual SIM slots with auto-carrier selection, and Power over Ethernet (PoE). Full router functions offer security and network management.

NetCloud Branch Package

With intuitive point-and-click cloud management, the NetCloud Branch Essentials package includes services and support to improve productivity, reliability, and network security. It is a service-based platform that manages the CBA500 and its network from the cloud, making wireless WAN deployment quick and easy. From a local or remote web console, monitor, visualize, control, and troubleshoot your network and all endpoints. NetCloud offers routing, security, software-defined WAN, LTE management, and WiFi functionality. Cloud management greatly simplifies branch networking, offering quick deployment and a “zero-touch” configuration. It optimizes LTE connections to provide reliable and bandwidth-efficient communication.

NetCloud is sold as a package that includes cloud management, 24x7 support, and a Limited Lifetime Warranty on the CBA550. Choose from one, three, and five-year subscription plans. The NetCloud Advanced option is not offered with the CBA550.

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


Click to build a VPN over wired and wireless broadband.


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


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

Key Features

  • 4G LTE broadband connectivity with automatic failover
  • Onboard Cat 4 (150/50 Mbps) LTE modem
  • 2 SIM card slots with Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint support
  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000TX) ports for LAN/WLAN with IP passthrough
  • NetCloud Branch Essentials plan for remote management, monitoring, reporting, and diagnostics
  • Management protocols such as VLAN, DHCP, DNS, DMZ, MAC address filtering, port forwarding, SNMP, SMS, alerts, routing rules, NAT, IPv6, authentication, RADIUS, and more
  • PoE powered
  • 24 x 7 support
  • Limited lifetime warranty with active NetCloud service plan
  • Cellular data plans and NetCloud renewals are available. Contact Westward Sales.

Contact Us About Data Plans

Enable your CBA550 with a cost-effective data plan to ensure your router is ready to deploy. To enable cellular connectivity, at least one activated 4FF-sized SIM card with an active cellular data plan is needed. Call Westward Sales for information.

High-Performance Antenna Options

The CBA550 includes two universal LTE antennas. For mobile and industrial applications, consider the high-performance antennas listed on this page: 2-in-1 (MIMO LTE) antennas. Most come with low-loss RF cables and mounting brackets, allowing you to position the antenna for the best reception.


BB1-0550150M-N0N, CBA550 router with Cat 4 150M-D modem (150 Mbps), 1-year NetCloud Branch Essentials
BB3-0550150M-N0N, Same as above with a 3-year NetCloud Branch Essentials plan
BB5-0550150M-N0N, Same as above with a 5-year NetCloud Branch Essentials plan

In the Box

  1. CBA550 with embedded 150M multi-carrier modem with SIM-based, auto-carrier selection
  2. 170665-000 Universal LTE antennas
  3. Ethernet cable
  4. Mounting Hardware
  5. Safety, Regulatory, and Warranty guide

The CBA550 branch adapter is an excellent choice to enhance networking reliability in your retail store or business. If you would like to learn more about this LTE router and others like it, or need a complete solution with active SIM cards, data plan, and high-performance antennas, speak with one of our communication specialists at Westward Sales.

CategoryCellular Router
Cellular Interface
CarrierAT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon
CategoryCat 4 (150 Mbps)
SIM Holder2 SIM slots
NetworksBand 2 (1900 MHz), Band 4 - AWS (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 12 (700 MHz), Band 13 (700 MHz), Band 14 (700 MHz), Band 66 - AWS 3 (1700/2100 MHz), Band 71 (600 MHz), WCDMA/HSPA+/UMTS: Band 2, Band 4, Band 5
Network Management
Firewall FeaturesRADIUS and TACACS+, IEEE 802.1x authentication, application-level gateways, MAC address filtering, Advanced Security Mode (local user management only), IP filtering, content filtering, website filtering, per-client web filtering
IP SuiteVLAN 802.1Q, DHCP (Server, Client, and Relay), DNS and DNS Proxy, DynDNS, UPnP, DMZ, routing, NAT-less routing, virtual server, port forwarding, IPv6, MAC address filtering
System ConfigurationNetCloud Manager, Web UI, API, CLI, SSH, Data Usage Alerts (router and per client), Device Alerts, SNMP, and SMS control
ReliabilityAdvanced modem failure check, inline IP passthrough with automatic failover for WAN
Cloud ProtocolsNetCloud Branch Essentials cloud-based management and optional Advanced plan, NetCloud Edge Connector for Microsoft Azure IoT Central
LAN Ports1 Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000TX)
USB1 USB 3.0
WirelessNo Wi-Fi
Power Consumption1.5 W idle, 5.1 W typical
Input VoltagePower over Etherent (PoE)
Connector TypeSMA for 4G cellular antenna
Dimensions4.8 x 4.8 x 1.7 inches (122 x 122 x 42 mm)
MountingWall, desk, or DIN-Rail
LED IndicatorsPower, modem status, signal strength
Operating Temperature0° to 50°C (32° to 122° F)
Humidity10 to 85% non-condensing
RoHS CompliantYes
CertificationsFCC, IC, CE, PTCRB/CTIA, GCF-CC, Carrier, FirstNet Ready
Safety StandardsUL/CUL, CB Scheme
WarrantyLimited Lifetime with active NetCloud plan