Update October 2018 ** Note this model is being phased out in favor of the CAT 6 LTE-Advanced Modem unit that has faster throughput and support for additional carrier bands. The LTE-A Model can be found here. This model is still very capable and more than enough for most users but quantities are limited - NOTE newer models are faster but no longer support certain Verizon & Sprint 3G bands/networks so if you need 3G for lower coverage areas this model is still a very good option **
One of our best selling mobile internet solutions for the serious RV'er who needs to stay connected. The Peplink Pepwave Max BR1 MK2 (we'll call it the MK2 to keep things simple) is the latest generation (2018) router in the popular Pepwave BR1 series offering advanced features and rock solid reliability at the heard of your mobile internet/connectivity solution. In addition to 802.11ac/a/n and 802.11b/g/n 2x2 MIMO WiFi, this router has a built-in North America 3G/4G/LTE modem that supports major cellular data providers throughout North America. Thanks to automatic failover switching, you will always be connected while on the road.
The Basics/How it Works
The MK2 is a complete mobile internet solution for travelers who are looking to use Cellular data as their primary mode of staying connected. The MK2 accepts sim cards directly into its build in cellular modem that is compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint & Verizon. The MK2 has two sim slots allowing you to load this router with multiple sim cards from multiple carriers. The signal from your cellular connection is then re-broadcasted wirelessly inside your coach or travel trailer using the units high powered 802.11ac/a/n and 802.11b/g/n 2x2 MIMO WiFi antennas. You get powerful 2G (long range) and 5G (high speed) wireless connectivity while also getting wired ethernet ports for your most demanding devices like VOIP phones or desktop computer/workstations. 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 (bare wire screw down terminals) or you can use the included AC adapter for 110v installation.
** NOTE: Want the latest support for LTE-Advanced Bands? This model works great but if you want the latest tech then checkout the LTE-A version located here. **
WIFI-As-WAN & Roof Mounted Wifi Options
The MK2 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 antennas included with the MK2 will pickup these signals. If you are looking for longer range to pickup distant WiFI signals you can add a roof mounted antenna to further improve your ability to pickup campground wifi signals.
What's In the Box?
All hardware and accessories are included to get started with your Pepwave MAX BR1, including two 4G LTE antennas, two Wi-Fi antennas, a GPS antenna and a 12-volt AC power supply. You can also ditch the power supply and run 12v cables directly into the MK2 for efficient non-inverter installation.
- Internet Connections Supported: 1 Embedded 3G/4G/LTE, 1 Wired WAN, WiFi as WAN* (more info)
- Networks Supported for Embedded Modem: 4G LTE (B2/1900, B4/AWS, B5/850, B13/700, B17/700, B25/1900); WCDMA/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA+/DC-HSPA+ (B1/2100, B2/1900, B4/AWS, B5/850, B8/900); EV-DO Rev.A (BC0/800, BC1/1900, BC10/800)
- WiFi Standard: 802.11a/b/g/n 2x2 MIMO
- 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: 1 x 10/100/1000 LAN + 1 x 10/100/1000 WAN (WAN port can be configured as a second LAN if desired)
- Power Supply: AC Adapter included
- Size: 5.8" x 5.0" x 1.6"