InHand InRouter301 Cat M1/NB-IoT Router, 1 Ethernet, 1 Serial, Optional WiFi

InHand InRouter301 Compact Industrial Cellular Router with WiFi, Cat M1
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InHand IR301 Cellular Router for Cat M1/NB IoT Networks with WiFi, Fast Ethernet, 2 SIM Slots

The InRouter301 (IR301) from InHand Networks is an industrial LTE router suitable for the networking of unattended devices and sites. Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) applications are more remote and diverse than ever. By wirelessly connecting systems such as ATMs, kiosks, digital signage, vending machines, and meters, owners can implement centralized management and control. Real-time monitoring, data collection, and diagnostics bring new levels of efficiencies and service. This small device integrates cellular, Wi-Fi, and VPN technologies to provide reliable and secure Internet connectivity. Certified for use with Verizon and AT&T, the IR301 provides uninterrupted Cat 1, or M/NB-IoT data rates. Its low power and cost make it an attractive solution for many wireless IoT applications.

With one Ethernet port, Wi-Fi, and two SIM card slots, the IR301 includes the ability to backup and failover one WAN link to another. Should a line break or inadequate wireless coverage drop the primary communication link, automatic link-layer detection will switch to a secondary backup link. SIM failover, PPP layer detection, and self-recovery add to reliability and stability. The IR301 offers strong security protection with VPN, packet inspection, intrusion detection, ACL, filtering, and binding.

A full range of InHand management tools makes network deployment quick and straightforward. InHand Device Manager is a cloud platform offering remote monitoring, configuration, and management of hundreds of devices. You may set up a VPN tunnel between the client and a field controller, e.g., SCADA, upload software updates, remotely diagnose issues, and more.

Industrial communication infrastructure requires routers that can withstand many adverse environmental conditions. The IR301 was designed to resist current surges, voltage spikes, extreme temperatures, and electromagnetic interference. Optional DIN-rail mounting fits standard control panels and cabinets.

Key Hardware Features of the IR301

  • Industrial-grade cellular router with Ethernet, WIFI, and 2 SIM slots
  • CAT M1/NB-IoTperformance
  • 1 Fast Ethernet port supports LAN or WAN
  • 1 serial port supports a single socket
  • Optional Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
  • Dual SIM cards with multi-carrier support
  • Certified by AT&T and Verizon
  • 9 to 36 VDC power input
  • -20 to 70°C operating temperature
  • Rugged, aluminum case with EMC protection
  • Flange brackets included (optional DIN-rail clip available for free)
  • Certified to heavy industrial specifications
  • 1-year warranty

Router Management and Software

  • VPN and data security block tampering and unauthorized access
  • IPSec VPN, SSL VPN, L2TP, PPTP, GRE, Open VPN, and CA certificate support
  • Security protection protocols include SPI, SSH, DDoS defense, filter multicast/ping packet, port mapping, virtual IP mapping, content URL filter, ACL, IP-MAC binding, intrusion protection, and multi-level user authorization
  • Configuration via CLI, web, console port, Telnet, and SSH
  • InHand Device Manager for efficient central network management and maintenance
  • SNMPv1, v2c, v3, SNMP TRAP
  • Data usage thresholds, alarming, local and remote logging for fast diagnostics
  • High availability and stability via link detection, SIM failover, and self-recovery

Need an IoT Data Plan?

Enable your IR301 with a cost-effective monthly data plan to ensure your router is ready to deploy. Select Verizon or AT&T and the data plan size from 100 MB to 5 GB. You are billed monthly; there’s no long-term contract. Plus, manage all of your fielded gateways from a single cloud-based web portal.

Purchase a SIM card from this page. It will be mailed to you in 2 to 3 business days. Then after you receive your card, sign up for a data plan at Westward Connect.

High-Performance Antenna Options

The InHand IR301 includes one cellular antenna with a magnetic base and cable and a single WiFi antenna if this option is selected. In addition, dipole paddle antennas are available for no cost upon request (select the option above). Alternative high-performance antennas are listed on these pages:

SISO cellular antennas
2-in-1 (LTE and WiFi) combo antennas


IR301-FQ02, 4G LTE router with Cat M1/NB-IoT global bands, no WiFi
IR301-FQ02-WLAN, Same as above with WiFi


InRouter301 Product Video

In the Box

  • IR301-FQ02 router
  • Magnetic antennas with cables (optional dipole antennas available for free upon request)
  • 1.5 meter Ethernet cable
  • Pair of wall-mount brackets (DIN-rail clip available for free upon request)
  • AC/DC power supply

Even though the InRouter301 is an affordable, entry-level cellular router, it’s capable of large deployments. Manufactured with the highest industry standards, it offers 24/7 operation and fits easily into a broad range of industrial applications. Purchase this router online or contact our knowledgeable sales staff to learn more about InHand Networks’ IoT solutions.

TypeLTE Router
Ethernet Ports1 Fast Ethernet (10/100TX)
Cellular Interface
LTE FrequencyGSM/GPRS/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA+/EVDO/TD-SCDMA, TDD LTE/FDD, LTE (see datasheet for list of bands)
CarrierVerizon and AT&T
SIM HolderDual drawer-type SIM card slots. 2FF SIM
NetworksLTE CAT M1/NB-IoT
Network Management
Firewall FeaturesStateful Packet Inspection (SPI), DoS attack defense, multicast filter/ping probe packet, Access Control List (ACL), content URL filter, port mapping, virtual IP mapping, IP-MAC binding
IP SuitePing, RouteTrace, DHCP Server, DHCP Relay, DHCP Client, DNS relay, DDNS, Telnet
VPN FeaturesSupports PPTP, L2TP, GRE, IPSEC VPN (IKEv1, IKEv2), OPENVPN protocols. Supports CA digital certificate.
QoSBandwidth limit, IP speed limit
Network AccessAPN, VPDN
System ConfigurationTelnet, web, SSH and console
ProtocolsSNMP v1/v2c/v3 with TRAP, logging, SMS functions, dial-on-demand, alarming, traffic management status query, NAT, IP routing, ARP, PPP, DHCP
ReliabilityWatchdog timer with link status detection, auto-recovery and auto-reboot, link backup, VRRP hot backup, dual SIM failover
MaintenancePing, route tracking, network speed test
Cloud ProtocolsInHand DeviceManager with batch management
Wi-Fi Frequencies2.4 GHz (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
Distance100 meters by line-of-sight (actual transmission distance depends on the location's environment)
WLAN Operation ModeAP, Client and WDS modes
Wireless SecurityOpen system, shared key, WPA/WPA2 certification, WEP/TKIP/AES encryption
LAN Ports1 Fast Ethernet (10/100TX), LAN or WAN, with 1.5 kV isolation
SerialRS-232, RS-485(DB9)
WirelessOptional Wi-Fi
Power Consumption190 mA (peak) and 90 mA (standby) at 12 V
Input Voltage9 to 36 VDC via 2-pin terminal block
Reverse Polarity ProtectionYes
Overload ProtectionYes
Connector TypeSMA (LTE) and RP-SMA (Wi-Fi) antenna connectors
EnclosureIP30, Metal
Dimensions90 x 90 x 25 mm
Weight259 g
MountingFlange mounting with optional DIN-rail bracket
Shock / VibrationIEC60068-2-27 (shock), IEC60068-2-32 (freefall) and IEC60068-2-6 (vibration)
LED IndicatorsPower, Status, Cellular, Wi-Fi, cellular signal
Operating Temperature-20° to 70°C
Storage Temperature-40° to 85°C
Humidity5 to 95% non-condensing
CertificationsCE, FCC, PTCRB, IC, Verizon, AT&T
EMCEN61000-4-2, EN61000-4-3, EN61000-4-4, EN61000-4-5, EN61000-4-6, EN61000-4-8, and EN61000-4-12
Warranty3 years