Cradlepoint CBA850 install with tp link 3g/4g wireless router

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Cradlepoint CBA850 install with tp link 3g/4g wireless router

Post by jvon49 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:29 pm

Trying to set up a home wifi network using mobile hotspot carrier, after extensive research cradlepoint cba850 was best modem for me. I ordered one and realized need a wireless router. Have wireless router now and cannot get a internet through router. Called cradlepoint and they said this modem is incapable of making a wifi signal, but it's seems other are able to get it. Should I continue to try with these devices or go another route.

Any help highly appreciated

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Re: Cradlepoint CBA850 install with tp link 3g/4g wireless router

Post by JimHelms » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:02 pm

jvon49 wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:29 pm
Called cradlepoint and they said this modem is incapable of making a wifi signal, but it's seems other are able to get it.
The CBA850 does not have WiFi. It is used strictly as a modem.

I would first plug the CBA850 into a PC, and go through the tutorial and get it connected to the internet.

Once you have an internet connection, unplug the power.

Then connect an ethernet cable from the CBA850 LAN 1 to the WAN on your WiFi router. Then, power on your WiFi router and then the CBA850.

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Re: Cradlepoint CBA850 install with tp link 3g/4g wireless router

Post by jvon49 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:13 pm

So with doing that, I should be able to produce a wifi Network

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Re: Cradlepoint CBA850 install with tp link 3g/4g wireless router

Post by JimHelms » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:09 pm

jvon49 wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:13 pm
So with doing that, I should be able to produce a wifi Network
That is how the vast majority of people use the CBA850LP6

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Re: Cradlepoint CBA850 install with tp link 3g/4g wireless router

Post by jvon49 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:14 pm

I thought so, well it's not giving me wifi internet connection on any device, also called cradlepoint and they say it can't be used in that manner

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Re: Cradlepoint CBA850 install with tp link 3g/4g wireless router

Post by JimHelms » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:16 pm

What WiFi router are you using?

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Re: Cradlepoint CBA850 install with tp link 3g/4g wireless router

Post by JimHelms » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:19 pm

It is possible they are one the same subnet and conflicting with one another. Try plugging the ethernet cable in the LAN2 port. It uses a different IP address.

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Re: Cradlepoint CBA850 install with tp link 3g/4g wireless router

Post by jvon49 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:16 am

JimHelms wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:16 pm
What WiFi router are you using?
TL-MR3420 TP-Link Router , 3G/4G Wireless N 300Mbps

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Re: Cradlepoint CBA850 install with tp link 3g/4g wireless router

Post by jvon49 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:16 am

JimHelms wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:19 pm
It is possible they are one the same subnet and conflicting with one another. Try plugging the ethernet cable in the LAN2 port. It uses a different IP address.
I tried that way as well still router not picking up internet

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Re: Cradlepoint CBA850 install with tp link 3g/4g wireless router

Post by JimHelms » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:39 am

I am a little confused whether you are having issues with the CBA850 connecting to the internet, or whether the TP-Link will not connect to the CBA850 to use as its WiFi source.

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