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Pepwave MAX BR1 Mini with Cat 4 LTE Modem + Primecare (HW3)

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Item Number: 11484



Peplink offers a huge price savings bundle option that must be purchased at the same time as the hardware sale to take advantage of the savings. This bundle is sold in a 2-year or 4-year option including extended PrimeCare and the Feature Pack which allows you to enjoy WAN Activation, Wi-Fi WAN, Hot Failover & WAN Smoothing, GPIO Ignition Sensing on top of the 1-year warranty included.
Optional PrimeCare/Feature Pack Bundle(w/purchase of hardware): - details
Here are some optional accessories that are commonly purchased with the BR1 Mini Hardware.
Optional Accessories: - details
Peplink provides a one-year standard warranty at no additional charge. This warranty period can be extended for an additional 1, 2 or 4 years if desired as well as several other options for warranties and licenses that can be added on.
Optional Warranties/Services: - details
It's a good idea to set up your router's wireless network name and password so that nearby users can't use your connection without your knowledge. It is fairly easy to do, but for those who want their router already configured when it arrives, we can set up your router with the network name and password of your choice before shipping for $15. If this option is selected, you will be prompted to provide your desired network name and password at checkout.
Pre-Configure Wireless Name and Password (optional) - details

*TOP 10 Product of 2022*

The Pepwave MAX BR1 Mini HW3 with a built-in Cat 4 LTE Modem provides a reliable hotspot for constant connectivity. Engineered with the highest quality build in mind, this tough mini modem is sleek outside, yet ruggedized inside, and has been built to withstand whatever deployment scenario is thrown at it.

Ideal for mobile use, this Pepwave broadband mini router is a great fit for everything from PoS failover, branch, kiosks and IoT applications, VoIP and remote work, to mobile vehicles and utilities. This Pepwave router has FCC, CE and RoHS certifications. In addition, it is rated for shock and vibration resistance, appropriate for railway applications, and is EN 61000-certified for electromagnetic compatibility.

The Pepwave MAX BR1 Mini includes advanced integrated GPS fleet tracking that is powered by Peplink’s InControl cloud-management system. InControl makes it simple to access, monitor and modify your networks from one convenient platform. WAN Smoothing improves video and collaboration, enhancing the quality of your real-time operations and Hot Failover offers seamless network connections without interruptions. Enjoy load balancing with intelligent failover, session persistence, per-service load distribution and multiple algorithms. Your connections will be safe and secure with 128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA 2, stateful firewall, DoS prevention and web blocking.

5GStore is dedicated to providing you with routers that meet your specific needs, whether that’s to monitor and track M2M/IoT applications, improve redundancy in a fixed environment or allow better network availability and multiple internet connections at a temporary work site. As experts in mobile broadband and Wi-Fi products and services, we’re here to talk to you about the features included in the Pepwave MAX BR1 Mini Router and how they can benefit you.

Contact us today to learn more about this product. We’re available by live chat, email or by phone. One of our experts will determine if this Pepwave MAX mini router is the right hardware product for your needs.

Router Highlights:

  • InTouch extends your reach to third-party devices that are connected to the BR1 Mini. Remotely view, configure or troubleshoot third-party devices, all within the cloud-based InControl2 environment, eliminating the need for a separate and costly OOBM infrastructure.
  • Control the BR1 Mini using InControl2, Peplink/ Pepwave's cloud-based endpoint management system. Generate useful reports, apply push configurations, and monitor your system easily as you remotely access any Peplink device.
  • When you launch your new Pepwave BR1 Mini with PrimeCare, giving the device prime access to InControl2, eSIM compatibilities, increased VPN throughput, more PepVPN peers, standard warranty and support, and more!
  • Add the Feature Pack to your purchase today, which includes WAN Activation, Wi-Fi WAN, Hot Failover, WAN Smoothing, GPIO, Ignition Sensing and more!
  • SpeedFusion Connect* services make the Pepwave BR1 Mini the ultimate plug-and-play device. Power up, switch on, and get connected. SpeedFusion Connect also works with Peplink technologies such as Hot Failover^, which will ensure that reliable connectivity is accessible at all times.

5Gstore is a Peplink Certified PartnerRouter Features:

  • Internet Connections Supported: 1 Cat 4 LTE, 1 Wired WAN, WiFi as WAN (WAN and WiFi as WAN are only supported if the optional license is purchased)
  • Networks Supported for Embedded Modem: 4G LTE (B2/1900, B4/AWS, B5/850, B12/700a, B13/700c, B14/700 PS, B66/AWS-3, B71/600); WCDMA/HSPA+/DC-HSPA+ (B2/1900, B5/850)
  • Certified Networks:
    • AT&T
    • T-Mobile
    • FirstNet
    • Verizon
  • WiFi Standard: Dual (2.4GHz + 5GHz) 2x2 Wi-Fi 5
  • WiFi Range: 150' to 200' 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/LAN** (WAN port can be configured as a third LAN if desired; WAN port only enabled if optional license is purchased)
  • Power Supply: AC adapter included
  • Size: 4.1" x 4.3" x 1.2"

* SpeedFusion Connect is available in select countries and regions. Contact us to learn more.

**Available with a feature pack add-on license or an active PrimeCare license.

^ Feature Pack is required to utilize the benefits of Peplink technology and services.


No. of Cellular Connectors 2
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 Embedded Modems 1
Ports Configurable as LAN/WAN Yes
WAN Throughput Speed 300 Mbps
SIM Card Size 4FF
Length (in) 5
Width (in) 4.2
Height (in) 1.4
Weight (lb) 0.95
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 5
Cloud Management Included Yes
Power Input 100V - 240V AC, 10V - 30V DC, or PoE 802.3at
Bluetooth No
Bonding Support No
IP Passthrough Yes

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Date Added: 02/11/2024 by William L. (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
This unit with the exterior antenna doubled my Internet speeds. Thank you 5G store.

Date Added: 02/16/2023 by Yves L. (Lege cap ferret, Gironde)
Works perfectly

Date Added: 01/24/2023 by Anthony K. (BENSON, AZ)
5G Store is always the best to deal with. Thanks Matt for all your help.

Date Added: 12/06/2022 by Robert G. (ATKINSON, NE)
These PepWaves work well for our business.

Date Added: 11/22/2022 by Rocky D. (Greenwood, SC)
Great product

Date Added: 08/18/2022 by Brian . (Jacksonville, FL)
Great overall experience.

Date Added: 06/30/2022 by Taz C. (Springfield, MO)
So far so good...

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Date Added: 06/28/2022 by D A. (Rockwall, TX)
Some company needs to simplify the setup process for networking.

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Date Added: 06/27/2022 by Eyal M. (Toronto, ON)
We purchased this product before and this is an addition to our fleet. Great modem with many features.

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Date Added: 05/11/2022 by Keith M. (Van, TX)
Order was easy and delivery was fast!

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Is the Peplink MAX BR1 Mini feature pack still required for WAN/Wi-Fi as WAN/SIM failover with firmware version 8.3.0?

If you have an active Primecare warranty and you are on firmware 8.3.0 or higher the feature pack is not required for those features. If you plan to not renew your Primecare warranty then the feature pack will be necessary to keep those features active.

Do you have CAD drawings of the Peplink MAX BR1 Mini?

Yes, they can be found on the Peplink Forums

Can you set bandwidth limitations with the Peplink MAX BR1 Mini?

Yes, Peplink offers QoS controls and multiple ways to adjust bandwidth usage, as well as monitor usage.

Do I have to buy PrimeCare with the Peplink MAX BR1 Mini now?

No, it is included with it now, but you don't have to renew the PrimeCare if you don't want to.

What is the CPU of the Peplink MAX BR1 Mini HW3?

The Peplink MAX BR1 Mini HW3 CPU is 32bit.

How long do you hold the reset button in on the Peplink MAX BR1 mini to only reset the password and not the whole device?

10 - 15 seconds is recommended.

Can you limit the bandwidth used on a second WiFi SSID with the Peplink MAX BR1 Mini?

Yes, you could create a separate LAN for the secondary WiFi SSID, create a User Group QoS Rule that would assign that new LAN as Group "Guest", and then set the Bandwidth Control for the Guest group to the desired percentage.

How many SIM slots does the Peplink MAX BR1 Mini support?

The Peplink MAX BR1 Mini supports 2x 4FF (nano) SIM card slots. They can be used one at a time, in a failover/ backup fashion.

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.

Is the Peplink MAX BR1 Mini considered a hotspot?

No, this is a full functioning cellular router. It is much like a router you would use at home but with a cellular modem in it as the internet connection.

Does the Peplink BR1 Mini HW3 support WPA3 Personal for WiFi encryption?

Yes, with firmware version 8.1.0 and higher.

Can I set up the Peplink MAX BR1 Mini to use the strongest cellular signal available?

This model has 2 redundant SIM slots so it can connect to whichever SIM you list as the preferred, otherwise it defaults to SIM A first. This is the ONLY WAN connection that can failover based on signal. There is a section called "Signal Threshold Settings" and if the signal does not meet your threshold, it automatically disconnects and tries the next SIM.

Does the Peplink MAX BR1 Mini require a SIM card?

Yes, as this will only connect to a cellular network for Internet access out of the box. If another WAN source (ethernet or WiFi) is needed, the feature pack can be added to support those connections and then a SIM card would NOT be needed.

What cellular providers is the Peplink MAX BR1 Mini Cat 4 compatible with?

The Peplink MAX BR1 Mini Cat 4 is compatible with all major US carriers.

Is there a DC or GPIO cable available for the Peplink MAX BR1 Mini HW3?

Yes, see here:

What does Peplink PrimeCare do and why is it required?

See here for details about Primecare: Even if you do not utilize the SpeedFusion/ FusionHub and InControl2 benefits, this still serves as the hardware warranty on the device.

How do the ports work on the Peplink MAX BR1 Mini HW3?

There are 2 ports labeled LAN and 1 port labeled WAN. All three work as LAN ports unless you purchase the feature package that enables the LAN/WAN port to be used for WAN.

Can both SIM card connections on the MAX BR1 Mini be used simultaneously?

No - this router has a single modem with redundant SIM slots. This means you can have two SIMs inserted, but only one will be active at a time. The second SIM can be used for backup, failover, etc (e.g. you can configure the router to prioritize one SIM and switch to the second one only if the first is unavailable, or to switch when a certain data cap is reached, or to switch if the signal is poor, etc)

Would I need to use 2x SureCall Yagi antennas with the Peplink MAX BR1 Mini, or just one?

Dual yagi setups are recommended and typically installed as shown here:

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.

Will the MAX BR1 Mini work with SIM cards from Canadian carriers?

It can, but you will need to check with your service provider first to confirm if they can activate the device in their system. You will also need to confirm the cellular frequency bands your service provider uses to ensure it will operate properly on their network.

What's the approximate SQ footage that the Pepwave/ Peplink MAX BR1 Mini will cover?

It will cover about 150-200ft through walls, much greater unobstructed (variable depending on interference from other electronics and physical interference such as walls and ceilings)

What is the temperature range of the Pepwave MAX BR1 Mini HW2/ 3?

The Pepwave MAX BR1 Mini HW2 and HW3 are rated between -40 - 149F.

Does the Peplink Max BR1 mini come with antennas?

Yes, cellular, WiFi, and GPS antennas are included.

Can the Peplink MAX BR1 Mini GPS coordinates be accessed or broadcast to custom software?

Aside from InControl 2, there are 3 other ways to view GOS data - via the web admin page, downloading GPX files, or by exporting the data. See more on this Peplink knowledgebase article:

Will my iPad SIM card work in the Peplink MAX BR1 router?

It may, but the cellular provider might not allow it. We suggest checking with them first.

Does the Pepwave MAX BR1 Mini work with T-Mobile network?

Yes, this will work with the major US carriers.

Can the Peplink MAX BR1 Mini give me an open NAT on Xbox Live?

Our team has not personally tested this with Xbox Live, but we have tested a few cellular routers with gaming consoles. In our personal experience, as well as working with customers, we've found NAT types to be rather hit or miss. In most cases, the best NAT type you can get over a cellular Internet connection is a moderate NAT type 2. However, we have seen an Open NAT in some cases. We recommend following the steps on our gaming tip sheet, which can help, and the only other thing that MAY work is to pay the cellular provider for a static IP address. In any case, we can't guarantee what NAT type you'll receive.

Can I connect an ethernet switch to the LAN port on the Peplink MAX BR1 Mini?

Yes, an ethernet switch can be connected to allow more wired connections.

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