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3Gstore1
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:07 am    Post subject: Cradlepoint Releases Firmware 1.6.12 for MBR1200

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CradlePoint has released Firmware Version 1.6.12 that provides the MBR1200 with official support for the new Sprint 3G/4G U301 modem, as well as support for other modems and long-awaited fixes for stability and bugs.
After last month's firmware updates for the PHS300/CTR500/MBR1000/MBR900, the MBR1200 was Cradlepoint's only 4G-capable router that was not compatible with Sprint's 3G/4G U301. With this firmware update, U301 users can now use their modem with the MBR1200, too!

In addition to adding support for the U301, firmware 1.6.12 also adds support for the following devices:

* Pantech UMW190 for Verizon
* Pantech UM185 for Cricket
* Sierra Wireless 305 USB (AKA "Lightning") for AT&T
* Sierra Wireless 306 USB for AT&T and Telus
* Ubee PXU1900 for CLEAR
* ZTE MF668 for Rogers
* ZTE MF637 for T-Mobile
* Option GE442 for T-Mobile

This latest firmware version also provides fixes for a few bugs:

* WiFi Multimedia (WMM) problem, which prevented iPod Touch and iPhone users from connecting to the MBR1200
* Blackberry Bold incompatibility issue
* Blackberry Curve incompatibility issue
* Blackberry Storm OS 5.0 incompatibility issues
* Fixes to make WiMAX (4G) connection more reliable
* U300 reset issue

Finally, firmware 1.6.12 added a couple new features:

* "Agressive Modem Reset" causes the router to attempt various reset techniques to attempt to re-establish connection if the modem becomes unresponsive
* "4G auto-reconnect feature" allows you to configure whether you want to connect to 3G or 4G based on various conditions
* "Make-before-Break"is a nice feature for dual-mode 3G/4G modem users - if you're connected to 3G and 4G becomes available, the router will connect to 4G before breaking the 3G connection


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Important note about upgrading your MBR1200 to firmware version 1.6.12: Due to a bug in the 1.6.3 firmware (the version installed on all current MBR1200's by default), firmware upgrades must be done by using the automatic firmware upgrade option within the router's web administration page (an active internet connection is required) - you cannot upgrade the firmware by saving the file to your computer and then browsing for it. For those ordering the MBR1200  from 3Gstore.com, we can upgrade the firmware for you before shipping your router for a $15 fee.


Read the full article: Cradlepoint Releases Firmware 1.6.12 for MBR1200

How to Upgrade Your MBR1200 to 1.6.12 Firmware

Please post your experience with MBR1200 1.6.12 firmware on this post! Cool
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Michael
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:03 pm    Post subject:

We have had many employees update their MbR1200 without issues (just follow the directions).

We have had some customers experience problems earlier today.

I will wait for others to chime in on their success/failure.

Keep in mind, this is the first CradlePoint firmware upgrade that you CANNOT download a file and do the manual update. This should have been made much clearer on the CradlePoint web site, but wasn't. Note, this only impact those running the original 1.6.3 firmware.
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DoubleL
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:52 pm    Post subject:

Updated successfully. I had to reload the browser though, it continued to say 1 second remaining. After I saw the lights on the router cycle off and back on I figured it was done. So the update process was not bug free so to speak.
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Llama
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:33 am    Post subject:

I also had no apparent issues with the new firmware. Mine also never came back from the "Umm, we're updating ourself, please stand by", but the router rebooted and other clients regained access. :::shrug:::

I did not have to restore my settings, but I did appreciate the firmware process reminding me to export my config. :up:
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captpackrat
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:48 pm    Post subject:

Is there another way to update the firmware? I've tried doing the automatic upgrade, but nothing ever happens. I get a page that claims it's uploading the firmware from the website and a little dot that swirls around in circles, but that's it. I've let it run for hours to no avail. I've tried Firefox, Safari and IE, I've tried two different machines running 7 and Ubuntu, I've tried doing it both wired and wireless, and I've tried two different cell modems and a WAN connection but no dice.
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dario
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:42 pm    Post subject:

captpackrat wrote:
Is there another way to update the firmware? I've tried doing the automatic upgrade, but nothing ever happens. I get a page that claims it's uploading the firmware from the website and a little dot that swirls around in circles, but that's it. I've let it run for hours to no avail. I've tried Firefox, Safari and IE, I've tried two different machines running 7 and Ubuntu, I've tried doing it both wired and wireless, and I've tried two different cell modems and a WAN connection but no dice.


You can also manually update, give tech support a call and we can walk you through on how to get it updated. Or send a support request to support[at]3gstore.com and include your Invoice Number and we can send you the step by step instructions on how to get it upgraded.
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ichiryuu
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Cradlepoint Releases Firmware 1.6.12 for MBR1200

dario wrote:
You can also manually update, give tech support a call and we can walk you through on how to get it updated. Or send a support request to support[at]3gstore.com and include your Invoice Number and we can send you the step by step instructions on how to get it upgraded.

Are you sure about that dario? From the top of this thread:

Torrey wrote:
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Important note about upgrading your MBR1200 to firmware version 1.6.12: Due to a bug in the 1.6.3 firmware (the version installed on all current MBR1200's by default), firmware upgrades must be done by using the automatic firmware upgrade option within the router's web administration page (an active internet connection is required) - you cannot upgrade the firmware by saving the file to your computer and then browsing for it. For those ordering the MBR1200  from 3Gstore.com, we can upgrade the firmware for you before shipping your router for a $15 fee.
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dario
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:56 am    Post subject:

3Gstore customers can contact us Toll Free: (866) 347-8673 Open Mon-Fri: 9AM-7PM CST, or you can send an email to support[at]3gstore.com and include your Invoice Number and we can send you the step by step instructions on how to get it upgraded.

If your not a 3Gstore customer please contact CradlePoint directly.
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crws
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:17 pm    Post subject: iPod Touch gen 3 throughput deficient

MBR 1200, Newest firmware, 1.6.12. Did the WMM issue get resolved? Have not experimented with Touch connectivity, just have throughput stuck at 1.5 - 2.5 megs down with Clear WiMAX, when otherwise 5-7m at home connections. Same WiMAX through laptops is 7dl/3ul through Speedtest.net. Using Google DNS 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4 and Clearwire DNS.
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rally1
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:56 pm    Post subject:

Or you could just tell people how to do it...

If you are at 1.6.3 and cant upgrade using the manual mode or auto mode there is a solution. I was in this situation and I wanted the 1.7.0 upgrade.


1. Download the 1.6.12 file from here and save it to your Desktop: http://www.cradlepoint.com/files/uploads/u_mbr1200_2010_03_23.bin
2. Rename the file u_mbr12.bin and copy the file to the root of a USB Flash drive.
3. Insert the drive into one of the routers USB ports.
4. The EC LED will start flashing.
5. When the EC light turns solid, remove the drive.
6. The router will then reboot.
7. Attempt to connect to the router again
8. Download the 1.7.0 firmware and do a manual update.

-plagiarized in part from the Cradlepoint.com knowledge base -
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