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Pepwave MAX BR1 Pro 5G Router with Global 5G/Cat 20 LTE Modem + PrimeCare

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Peplink offers One-Year Primecare standard with the purchase of a primecare device(model ends in -PRM). PrimeCare can be renewed and includes IC2, Warranty, FusionHub license, and SpeedFusion Bonding. To continue after the 1-year that comes with your device, PrimeCare subscription is required. Peplink also offers an Advanced Feature Pack that includes a software license key for Advanced Car-Fi Roaming and SpeedFusion/IPSec X.509 Certification Support.
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Peplink provides a variety of add ons to fit your needs that are recommended for pairing up with the MAX BR1 Pro 5G - have questions, just ask! We are happy to help you determine what will best fit your needs.
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This is a special-order item that requires additional lead time. Contact us before ordering if you need a more exact ETA.

This router includes PrimeCare for 1 year. PrimeCare includes InControl, warranty with standard RMA, FusionHub license, and SpeedFusion bonding and WAN smoothing and can be renewed after the first year. If PrimeCare is not renewed, SpeedFusion features are disabled (basic functionality of the router will remain).

The BR1 Pro 5G uses a 4FF Nano SIM (not 2FF like many other routers)

Sonic for a Reason
The 'classic goes sonic', why? The BR1 Pro 5G is integrated with the new generation multi-core CPU ensuring delivery of gigabit speeds. Achieving 800% faster speeds than the original BR1 Classic.

Upgrade to Wi-Fi 6
Experience less interference and connect to multiple devices simultaneously.

Deploy with Confidence
Just like the original BR1 Classic, the BR1 Pro 5G has also been certified to meet the standards of a wide array of deployment criterias.

Router Features:
  • Internet Connections Supported: 1 Embedded 5G/Cat 20 LTE, 1 Wired WAN, WiFi as WAN*
  • Networks Supported for Embedded Modem: 5G (NSA) Sub 6Ghz: n1, n2, n3, n5, n28, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79; 4G bands: B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12, B13, B14, B17, B18, B19, B20, B25, B26, B28, B29, B30, B32, B34, B38, B39, B40, B41, B42, B46, B48, B66, B71
  • Certifications: AT&T, FirstNet, T-Mobile, Us Cellular, Verizon, and Verizon CBAND
  • WiFi Standard: Wi-Fi 6, 2X2 MU-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: 2 GbE LAN + 1 GbE WAN
  • Power Supply: AC Adapter included
  • Size: 4.93" x 5.79" x 1.14"
  • Bonding: SpeedFusion Bonding included (must maintain active PrimeCare subscription)


No. of Cellular Connectors 4
No. of WiFi Connectors 2
No. of GPS Connectors 1
Cellular Connector SMA Female
WiFi Connector RP-SMA Female
GPS Connector SMA Female
No. of LAN Ports 2
No. of WAN Ports 1
No. of Fiber (SFP) Ports 0
No. of Serial Ports 0
No. of Embedded Modems 1
Ports Configurable as LAN/WAN Yes
WAN Throughput Speed 1 Gbps
SIM Card Size 4FF
Length (in) 5.08
Width (in) 5.78
Height (in) 1.15
Weight (lb) 1.5
Minimum Temperature (F) -40
Maximum Temperature (F) 149
Material Metal
Antennas Included Yes
Modem Expansion Slot No
Modem Replaceable No
FIPS Certified No
WiFi Support WiFi 6
Cloud Management Included Yes
Power Input 100V - 240V AC or 10V - 30V DC
Bluetooth No
Bonding Support Yes
IP Passthrough Yes

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Date Added: 09/23/2023 by Gayle A. (LAKE ST LOUIS, MO)
The MAX BR1 Pro 5G Router is difficult to configure but works great!

Date Added: 07/11/2023 by Jimmy L. (Charlotte, NC)
The router works great.

Date Added: 05/09/2023 by Paul P. (COVINGTON, GA)
Using with a prepaid data only plan from AT&T. Everything works great.

Date Added: 03/16/2023 by David L. (Randolph, TX)
This thing is fantastic, and blows everything else I've tried out of the water. HOWEVER now T-Mobile won't connect anymore, and they refuse to "activate" the Pepewave on their network. Nevermind that their SIM card has worked in it for 18 months. So now I have to lose the use of this expen$ive hotrod or $pend more on Verisore or ATT. The Public Utilities Commission will hear about this.

Date Added: 06/22/2022 by no. (Dania Beach, FL)
it's a router.

Date Added: 03/09/2022 by Dan R. (Austin, TX)
Faster speed with unlimited AT&T plan 100Gbps than Unlimitedville with AT&T - not sure what plan they use.

Date Added: 12/17/2021 by Brad. (Pennant, SK)
Fast LTE, beats a galaxy s 10. can't test 5g for a few more months here

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Can I buy a Dc power cord for this unit

This unit has two additional cables for DC. The GPIO cable ( and the vehicle cigarette lighter adapter (

How many Wi-Fi devices can be connected at the same time?

A maximum of 150 connected devices is recommended.

Can the Peplink MAX BR1 Pro or MAX BR2 Pro run Docker, Hypervision, or Web Applications for Edge Computing?

Yes, with some minimum setup.

Can the Peplink MAX BR1 Pro 5G connect to more than one 4G/5G frequency band at the same time?

Yes, the Peplink MAX BR1 Pro 5G can connect to multiple frequency bands simultaneously.

Does the Peplink MAX BR1 Pro 5G support mmWave?

No, Peplink devices do not support mmWave at this time.

Can the 2 SIM slots on the Peplink MAX BR1 be used at the same time?

No, they can only be used in a failover fashion. meaning only one will connect at a time. You need a unit with two or more modem modules in it (eg. BR2 Pro) in order to have 2 SIMs connected simultaneously.

Do I need to buy the advanced feature pack to use Wifi as WAN on the Pepwave MAX BR1 Pro 5G?

No. The BR1 Pro 5G is capable of WiFi as WAN out of the box.

Where can I find the 4-pin wiring diagram for the Pepwave MAX BR1 Pro 5G?

You'll find the wiring diagram at the Peplink Forum.

Does the Peplink MAX BR1 Pro support WPA3 Personal for WiFi encryption?

Yes, with firmware version 8.1.0 and higher.

Does the WiFi as WAN feature on the Peplink MAX BR1 Pro disable if I don't renew PrimeCare?

Primecare is only required for SpeedFusion features. Core router functionality including Wi-Fi as WAN will continue to work normally.

Can I disable 5G on the Peplink MAX BR1 Pro 5G when using an LTE-only antenna?

Yes, the router allows you to select 4G LTE only as the network mode.

My antenna only has two connectors, can I still use it with the Peplink MAX BR1 Pro 5G?

Yes, Your 2x connector antenna will work with the 4x Cellular ports. Connect 2x connections to the main antenna ports on the router, and install 2 of the included paddle antennas to the other 2 ports.

Can the Peplink MAX BR1 Pro be used with a yagi antenna to pull in faint wireless access points?

Yes, you would use the WiFi WAN feature on the MAX BR1 Pro in order to connect to faint WiFi Access Points. We have a few yagi antennas that can work with the 2.4GHz frequency. For example:

Does the Peplink MAX BR1 Pro 5G support legacy 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi?

The Pepwave router does support 2.4 ghz and 5 ghz WiFi.

Can the Peplink MAX BR1 Pro 5G be renewed with InControl 2 management only?

InControl2 is tied into the Primecare subscription. So Primecare renewal is required to have IC2 access. IC2 is not purchasable on its own for this unit.

Can I run the Peplink MAX BR1 Pro 5G router directly off DC power?

The MAX BR1 Pro can handle 10-30 volts DC on hardwire with the GPIO cable.

Will the "MAX BR1 Pro 5G Router with Global 5G/Cat 20 LTE Modem" support WiFi as a WAN, as in RV campground access?

Yes, this supports WiFi as WAN.

Do you know if Pepwave plans to release an updated firmware that supports band locking on this modem?

No news as of yet but there is usually a notification sent out for new updates and features.

Does the MAX BR1 support bridge mode/ passthrough mode for WiFi WAN connections?

This does NOT support Bridge mode for WiFi WAN or any WAN connection.

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