Peplink's Classic MAX BR1 (Gen 3) has been hardware refreshed for 2019 and is back and better than ever. With Pepwave's LTE-Advanced CAT 6 Cellular modem you can connect to Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and many other carriers using the embedded cellular modem with MIMO support while also connecting to Campground Wifi using the modems built in Wifi-As-Wan technology. This is one of the best all around mobile routers for 2019.
The Basics/How it Works
The Pepwave MAX BR1 V3 is a complete mobile internet solution for travelers who are looking to use Cellular data as their primary mode of staying connected. The MAX BR1 V3 accepts sim cards directly into its build in cellular modem (one modem, 2 slots) that is compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint & Verizon. The MAX BR1 V3 has two sim slots allowing you to load this router with multiple sim cards from multiple carriers allowing you to select which sim/carrier is in use by the modem. The signal from your cellular connection is then re-broadcasted wirelessly inside your coach or travel trailer using the units high powered 2.4 Ghz WiFi antenna.
You can also utilize the MAX BR1 V3 Wifi-As-Wan functionality to connect to campground wifi in addition to utilizing the cellular modem. For the advanced user, you can load balance multiple connections (advanced feature) allowing you to utilize wireless/wired and cellular connections simultaneously. Truly an industrial grade, mobile workhorse for the serious travel enthusiast.
The units highly customizable web interface supports a variety of advanced routing features and will satisfy the needs of advanced users while being extremely easy to use for the non-tech users as well. The unit accepts 12v inputs (Fused 12v DC Adapter) or you can use the included AC adapter for 110v installation.
WIFI-As-WAN & Roof Mounted Wifi Options
The MAX BR1 V3 supports Wifi-As-Wan out of the box meaning you can pickup wifi signals from hotspots, campgrounds and other sources and rebroadcast them into your coach. The wireless antenna included with the MAX BR1 V3 will pickup these signals. If you are looking for longer range to pickup distant WiFI signals you can add a roof to further improve your ability to pickup campground wifi signals. We recommend the 5-in-1 Poynting MIMO-3 Roof Antenna which pairs perfectly with the MAX BR1 V3.
What's In the Box?
All hardware and accessories are included to get started with your Pepwave MAX BR1 V3, including two 4G LTE antennas, Wi-Fi antenna, GPS antenna and a 12-volt AC power supply. You can also ditch the power supply and run 12v cables directly into the MK2 using our 12v Fused Power Adapter
Setup & Training Services
Livinlite.net offers setup and training services with all of our Pepwave products. Upon arrival, our team will help you get the unit online and then remotely configure all of your settings so that you can begin using the internet. We will update the device firmware, setup your wifi and wifi passwords, verify the unit is functioning properly on cellular networks and provide you with remote access to your new Pepwave through our Cloud Management Portal. Our team will then schedule a web based training and Q & A session to answer any questions or concerns you have about your device and teach you how to get the most out of your new Pepwave device. All trainings are recorded so that you can reference back to your live call at any time and we are always available to answer additional questions should they come up. Installation Setup & Training is available as a discounted option above at checkout, or available for purchase after the fact here.
- Internet Connections Supported: 1 Embedded 3G/4G, 1 Wired WAN, WiFi as WAN*
- Networks Supported for Embedded Modem: 4G LTE (B1/2100, B2/1900, B3/1800, B4/AWS, B5/850, B7/2600, B8/900GSM , B12/17 700a, B13/700c, B20/800DD, B25/1900+, B26/850+, B29/700d, B30/2300WCS, B41/TD 2500); WCDMA/HSPA+/DC-HSPA+ (B1/2100, B2/1900, B3/1800, B4/AWS, B5/850, B8/900) This will not work on Verizon and Sprint 3g.
- WiFi Standard: 2.4GHz 802.11 B, G, & N
- WiFi Range: 250-300' through walls, much greater unobstructed (variable depending on interference from other electronics and physical interference such as walls and ceilings)
- Ethernet ports: 2 LAN + 1 WAN (WAN port can be configured as a third LAN if desired)
- Power Supply: AC Adapter included
- Size: 5.8" x 5.0" x 1.6"