Cradlepoint CBA850LPE (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint) (REFURBISHED)


The CBA850 is a turnkey, Multi-carrier, Plug and Play, PoE, networking solution.

Cradlepoint CBA850LPE CAT3 Router (Multi-Carrier Firmware)


The Cradlepoint CBA850LPE models include an integrated LTE Advanced CAT3 4G/ LTE modem. The LPE modem suppors Multi-Carrier firmware selection so there is only one model for all of North America.  Simply insert the SIM and wait for the router to automatically establish a connection.  The modem firmware to change to a different carrier is easily accomplished within the Cradlepoint software.

We also offer NEW CBA850LP6 routers as well as Refurbished CBA850LPE routers.

Please refer to this TUTORIAL for an introduction to the CBA850 router–remote|external antenna and enclosure installations, powering options and routing functions.

Defining the industry standard for reliability in cellular routing, the cloud-managed ARC CBA850 empowers administrators to maximize infrastructure investments with a high-speed, automatic secondary path to access and control the network at remote locations when connectivity is lost or even if the primary router goes down.


The Cradlepoint ARC CBA850 is a turnkey networking solution for best-in-class 3G/4G/LTE fail-over that integrates seamlessly with existing network infrastructure. Using Enterprise Cloud Manager PRIME, the ARC CBA850 provides the ability to extend management capability to any primary router Out-of-Band without a static IP.  Equipped with Power-over-Ethernet for flexible, unobtrusive placement anywhere to optimize cellular reception, this powerful solution reduces truck rolls, consolidates infrastructure, and maximizes up-time for businesses that require always-on connectivity.

Quick Facts About This Product:

  • This router is best for: This router may be located is the indoor or attic area where reception is optimal.  It can then connected to a switch, Access Point, or another WiFi router via a Cat5e/6/7 Ethernet cable.  It is also the perfect candidate to install  inside one of our external WiFiX antennas and/or an enclosure.  The CBA850 accommodates applications which need IP Pass-Through modem capabilities to connect (via Ethernet) to a new or preexisting network (i.e., router) as a simple drop-in solution.  This router does NOT have WiFi and functions best used as a modem to provide LTE high speed internet thru the WAN port on a WiFi router of choice.


  • Internet Connections Supported: 1 Embedded 3G/4G, 1 USB (view full compatibility chart)
  • Networks Supported for Embedded Modem:
  • Frequency Bands – Verizon/AT&T/Sprint/T-Mobile (Generic Firmware):
    • LTE: Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 4 – AWS (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 13 (700 MHz), Band 17 (700 MHz), Band 25 (1900 MHz)
    • GSM/GPRS/EDGE: (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
    • CDMA: EVDO Rev A/1xRTT (800/1900 MHz)
  • WiFi Standard: N/A
  • WiFi Range: N/A
  • Ethernet ports: 2 x GbE LAN
  • Power Supply: AC Adapter included, DC PoE adapter sold separately
  • Size: 4.8″ x 4.8″ x 1.7″

Key Features:

  • Cloud-managed for zero-touch deployment and intelligent management
  • Out of Band Management
  • Integrated Multi-Carrier Software-Defined Radio with 3G & 4G LTE, HSPA+ and EVDO modem
  • Two 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports for simultaneous local management and IP Passthrough
  • RJ45 serial console port for direct out-of-band management to connected devices
  • Drop into existing network for a turnkey failover solution
  • Remote management capabilities
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • IPv6 support

Package Includes:

  • CBA850 Router
  • MC400 Dual SIM Modem
  • 2 x 4G LTE Antennas
  • 12VDC adapter
Weight 23 oz
Dimensions 8 × 5 × 3 in



  • WAN
    • 4G LTE Multi-Carrier Software-Defined radio with 4G/3G/2G
    • Advanced Modem Failure Check
    • IP Passthrough
  • LAN
    • VLAN 802.1Q
    • DHCP Server, Client, Relay
    • DNS and DNS Proxy
    • DynDNS
    • UPnP
    • DMZ
    • MAC Address Filtering
  • Management
    • Cradlepoint Enterprise Cloud Manager (subscription required)
    • Web UI, API, CLI
    • Data Usage Alerts (router and per client)
    • Advanced Troubleshooting (support)
    • Device Alerts
    • SNMP
    • SMS control
  • Routing
    • Routing Rules
    • NAT-less Routing
    • Virtual Server/Port Forwarding
    • IPv6
  • Security
    • RADIUS and TACACS+
    • 802.1x authentication for Ethernet
    • MAC Address Filtering
    • ALGs
    • Advanced Security Mode (local user management only)
    • Per-Client Web Filtering
    • IP Filtering
    • Content Filtering (basic)
    • Website Filtering

Feature Details:

  • WAN Security – NAT, SPI, ALG, inbound filtering of IP addresses, port blocking, service filtering (FTP, SMTP, HTTP, RPL, SNMP, DNS, ICMP, NNTP, POP3, SSH), protocol filtering, WAN ping (allow/ignore)
  • Intelligent Routing – UPnP, DMZ, virtual server/port forwarding, routing rules, NAT-less routing, WAN-to-LAN IP passthrough, route management, content filtering, IP filtering, website filtering, per-client Web filtering, local DHCP server, DHCP client, DHCP relay, DNS, DNS proxy; ALGs: PPTP, SIP, TFTP, FTP, IRC; MAC address filtering, Dynamic DNS, LAN/WAN affinity, VLAN 802.1Q, IP setting overrides, IPv6 support
  • Management – Enterprise Cloud Manager: cloud-enabled management and application platform (subscription-based); web-based GUI (local management), optional RADIUS or TACACS+ username/password; remote WAN web-based management w/ access control (HTTP, HTTPS); SNMP v1, v2c, & v3; CLI over SSH, SSH to serial, SSH to telnet; API; one-button firmware upgrade; modem configuration, update, and management; modem data usage w/ alerts, per-client data usage; custom AT scripting to modems
  • Performance & Health Monitoring – Modem Health Management (MHM) improves connectivity of modem, WAN port speed control, several levels of basic and advanced logging for troubleshooting


  • WAN:
    • Integrated 4G LTE Multi-Carrier Software-Defined Radio modem
    • USB (view full compatibility chart)
  • LAN: 
    • Two LAN 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports (default one NAT, one IP Passthrough)
    • RJ45 Serial Port for console access or out-of-band management
  • Ports and Buttons:
    • 12V DC Power
    • Two 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN
    • RJ45 Serial
    • Lock compatible
    • External USB port for USB modem and/or firmware updates Cable Guide Slot
    • Factory Reset
  • Temperature:
    • 0° C to 50° C (32°F to 122°F) operating
    • −20° C to 70° C (−4°F to 158°F) storage
  • Humidity (non-condensing): 
    • 10% to 85% operating non-condensing
    • 5% to 90% storage non-condensing
  • Power:
    • 12VDC 1.5A adapter
    • 802.3af (15W) or 802.3at (30W) PoE capable
  • Size: 
    • 4.8 in x 4.8 in x 1.7 in (122 mm x 122 mm x 42 mm)
  • Housing:
    • White plastic, locking compatible
    • Wall, desk, or DIN Rail mounting
  • Certifications:
    • FCC, CE, IC
    • Safety: UL/CUL/CB Scheme
    • Materials: WEEE, RoHS, RoHS-2, California Prop 65
  • Modem Specifications:
    • Technology: LTE, HSPA+, EVDO Rev A
    • Downlink Rates: LTE 100 Mbps, HSPA+ 21.1 Mbps, EVDO 3.1 Mbps (theoretical)
    • Uplink Rates: LTE 50 Mbps, HSPA+ 5.76 Mbps, EVDO 1.8 Mbps (theoretical)
    • Power: LTE 23 dBm +/− 1, HSPA+ 23 dBm +/− 1, EVDO 24 dBm +0.5/−1 (typical conducted)
    • Antennas: Two SMA male (plug; socket is female), 1 dBi (LTE), 2 dBi (Cellular/PCS) gain
    • GPS: active GPS support
    • Industry Standards & Certs: PTCRB, FCC, IC, AT&T
    • Modem Part Number: MC400LPE-AT
    • SIM slot: Standard 2FF (if you plan to use a micro or nano SIM, you'll need a SIM adapter)
    • Minimum Requirements: SIM card with active 3G/4G mobile broadband plan
  • Package contents:
    • CBA850 with integrated MC400 Multi-Carrier Software-Defined Radio modem
    • Universal 3G/4G/LTE antennas w/multiplexing for GPS

Refurbished Product

This item is listed and sold as a Refurbished Product.

Please visit our REFURBISHED PRODUCT page for more details.

The units are professionally updated with the latest AT&T modem firmware and Cradlepoint's latest software.  The listing includes only the router, MC400LPE and LTE antennas.

The CBA850LPE PoE accommodates remote installations in our LTE external antennas and enclosures.

Carriers | Bands

Supported Carriers:

  • AT&T
  • Verizon
  • Sprint
  • T-Mobile
  • Generic

Frequency and Bands:

  • LTE Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 4 – AWS (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 13 (700 MHz), Band 17 (700 MHz), Band 25 (1900 MHz)
  • HSPA+/UMTS (850/900/1900/2100 MHz, AWS)
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • CDMA EVDO Rev A/1xRTT (800/1900 MHz)


Cradlepoint CBA850 User Manual







1 review for Cradlepoint CBA850LPE (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint) (REFURBISHED)

  1. cwhittlyjr

    Cradlepoint routers are boss. The LPE is slightly limited on its bands with no carrier aggregation. The CBA850 is a great router and has been rock solid. But, do yourself a favor and jump up to the LP6 model for the carrier aggregation which equals speed. LTE Fix does a professional job on their refurbishing.

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