Cradlepoint E3000 NetCloud Package (CAT18 LTE / 5G Router)


5G-Optimized, Cloud-managed Branch Router provides scalable services and
performance for all-wireless or hybrid-wired networks

  • Capable of 1.2 Gbps download speeds / 150 Mbps upload speeds*
  • Private LTE/CBRS Capabilities*; 5G-Optimized for upward compatibility
  • All-in-one form factor includes full-featured routing, security, switching with PoE ports, and Wi-Fi

Cradlepoint solutions combine hardware, cloud management software, & support for 1, 3, or 5 years.

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The Cradlepoint NetCloud Enterprise Branch Service with E3000 Series Router is suited for fixed branch, healthcare, financial services, and retail locations, ideally when combined with the need for security services at scale with performance.

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Wi-Fi 6
Pop-up Networks
All-Wireless Branch Networks
Hybrid-Wired Branch Networks
Air-Gapped / Parallel Networks
Telework / Work from Anywhere
Private LTE Capable (CBRS)



Cradlepoint E3000 Features & Benefits

NetCloud Enterprise Branch with E3000 Series Router makes it easy to accelerate connecting to the Internet and critical applications from anywhere. Designed for traditional medium branches or locations requiring flexible connectivity, reliable performance, and simplified management, this all-in-one, compact endpoint includes full-featured routing, security, and Wi-Fi without needing extra hardware or complicated configurations.

NetCloud Enterprise Branch begins with NetCloud to rapidly deploy and dynamically manage Wireless WAN networks at geographically distributed locations. Use NetCloud’s visibility and control capabilities to define and distribute global policies for advanced routing, traffic control, and security. Benefit from intuitive insights by leveraging business intelligence as well as health and status alerts on security posture, network conditions, and carrier usage.

The E3000 Series Router provides industry-leading Gigabit-Class LTE connectivity as a primary or failover connection combined with a wired link. With VPN support, Wi-Fi 6, and integrated PoE-enabled switching, the 5G optimized E3000 combines services, performance and advanced features for enterprise-class branches, high availability WANs, Private LTE (CBRS), and higher performance portable command center scenarios.


Key Benefits

  • Capable of 1.2 Gbps download speeds / 150 Mbps upload speeds*
  • Private LTE/CBRS Capabilities*
  • Embedded Gigabit-Class LTE Advanced Pro 1.2 Gbps modem (1200M-B model)
  • Power medium branches where security and analytics performance are needed
  • Gain fast day-1 or primary connectivity with an embedded Cat 18 LTE Modem
  • Add 5G (with modular modem capability) combined with Cradlepoint 5G Wideband Adapters as Captive Modem
  • Add a second cellular modem for dual LTE connectivity (to failsafe all wireless connectivity)
  • Terminate a wired broadband link with LTE as failover for highly resilient hybrid connectivity
  • Integrate into your existing network with standards-based dynamic routing and VPN tunnel support
  • Enable larger branch locations, especially when combined with comprehensive security and application analytic ability
  • Define policies through centralized, cloud-based management for easy deployment at scale
  • 5G Optimized and able to act as a controller for Cradlepoint 5G Wideband Adapters
  • Centralized, cloud-managed for defining policies, easy deployment at scale, remote management, and reporting
  • Comprehensive solution package with management, hardware, warranty & 24×7 support


General Information

Category Branch
Model E3000
Cloud Management Yes, with NetCloud Manager
5G Status 5G-Optimized
Firewall ✔ (Firewall Throughput: 2.3 Gbps)
WiFi Dual-radio, dual-band, concurrent operation (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) with external antennas; 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 with DFS; 4×4 MU-MIMO
Network Operator Certifications Certified: AT&T, Verizon
Supported: T-Mobile
FirstNet Ready™
Cellular Standards PTCRB, GCF
Technology Category CAT18 (C18B)
Wireless Modem Details Embedded C18B 150 Mbps LTE Advanced or 1.2 Gbps LTE Advanced Pro modem
PoE Yes (4 x 802.3bt PoE Type 3/4; up to 90W per port; 140W total PoE power budget)
Ruggedized No
GPS/GNSS Active (1 x SMA GNSS antenna connector)
Material / Mounting Metal (Desk, Wall and Ceiling, and Rack)
Size 6.3 x 12.6 x 1.7 in (160 x 320 x 44 mm)
Weight 4 lb 6 oz (1.98 kg)
Operating Temperature 0 °C to 50 °C (32 °F to 122 °F)
VPN Tunnel Count 20
Failover Yes
Support Phone support: 24-hour weekdays with emergency response on weekends, Web: 24×7, Chat: 24×5
Ethernet Ports 9 x GbE RJ45 (LAN/WAN switchable)
1 x 2.5GbE RJ45 (LAN/WAN switchable)
1 x 10GbE SFP+ (LAN/WAN switchable)
USB Ports 1 USB 2.0 Type A (Output: 5V, 500mA, 2.5W; OOBM)
Wireless Connectivity Gigabit-Class LTE/5G-Optimized
Modem Included Embedded C18B LTE Advanced Pro 1.2 Gbps 4G LTE modem (4 x SMA cellular antenna connectors)
Dual-Modem Capable Yes, field-upgradable MC400 or MC500 Modem slot
Typical Client Count 100

*Theoretical maximum modem speed and features on the C18B version.
**Cradlepoint modems feature Auto-Carrier Selection. Region and carrier support is modem specific.

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

The Cradlepoint NetCloud Enterprise Branch Service with E3000 Series Router is suited for fixed branch, healthcare, financial services and retail locations, ideally when combined with need for security services at scale with performance. The all-in-one form factor includes full-featured routing, security, switching with PoE ports and Wi-Fi, making it easy to connect branches to the Internet and critical applications without the need for extra hardware or complicated configurations. And the embedded LTE modem means that connectivity is always available from day 1 without waiting for a wired connection.

Ideal for Wireless WAN

For an all wireless WAN, the E3000 offers Gigabit-Class LTE performance, which can support the throughput and service needs of an enterprise branch with the ability to add a second LTE connection for increased available bandwidth and reliability. For organizations moving to a Wireless WAN, the E3000 offers the ability to pair LTE with a wired link and use LTE as a failover connection or a primary connection.


5G-Optimized for Upward Compatibility

The E3000 Enterprise Branch Router is 5G-optimized with the ability to act as a controller for a Cradlepoint 5G Wideband Adapter. The unique capability of Cradlepoint to operate the adapter in captive mode means that the two separate, Ethernet-connected appliances can be managed as a single entity. In addition, the E3000 Is designed to embed a future generation modular 5G modem. These two capabilities ensure not only upward compatibility for 5G, but the best investment protection available.



Cradlepoint NetCloud for Branch Packages

Cradlepoint E3000 Series router is part of a NetCloud Enterprise Branch Package, an all-inclusive networking service comprised of support, hardware, and software services.

  • Business intelligence and remote cloud management
  • Purpose-built hardware
  • 24×7 support and limited lifetime warranty

Quickly deploy, manage, and monitor your network through a single pane of glass with the Cradlepoint NetCloud Manager. Rapidly deploy and dynamically manage networks at geographically distributed locations with NetCloud Manager, the network management component within the Cradlepoint NetCloud Service. Improving productivity, reducing costs, and enhancing the intelligence of your network and business operations is simplified with an ongoing subscription to the NetCloud Service, which continues to deliver benefits and features for your ever-changing network.

NetCloud Manager Packages come in 1, 3, and 5-year options (with greater savings on the 3 and 5-year packages) and feature:

  • Secure Remote Management & Orchestration
  • Dynamic Routing Protocols, Traffic Steering & QoS
  • Zone-Based Firewall & VPN
  • In-Band & Out-of-Band Management
  • Real-Time Troubleshooting Tools & Diagnostics
  • Insights, Alerts, & Dashboard Analytics
  • Modem-Data-Usage Dashboard & Predictive Alerting
  • Location Services
  • Extensibility (SDK, API, third-party integrations)


10 Reasons To Get NetCloud Branch Advanced

The following features (and more) are exclusive to the Advanced license for NetCloud Branch Cloud-Managed software.

  1. Application-Aware QoS
  2. Application-Aware Traffic Steering
  3. Application-Aware Networking & Firewall
  4. Web Filtering & Threat Management
  5. Zscaler Internet Security
  6. LAN Manager for clientless access to LAN connected PC/MAC devices
  7. Traffic Steering for Events & Flows
  8. Cellular Health, Traffic & Security Dashboards
  9. IoT Ecosystem Integration (Microsoft, AWS)
  10. Docker Container Support


Key Software Capabilities

Cradlepoint NetCloud Service for the E3000 provides everything needed to unlock the power of LTE at the network edge and connect users and IoT devices to critical applications and services. The NetCloud Service package for the E3000 includes router software for optimizing routing, VPN, SD-WAN, and security capabilities. The cloud capabilities include group policy definition, reports, troubleshooting, and analytics dashboards. The service includes a warranty for as long as there is an active subscription on the router, online training, live and online support, and all software and firmware updates.


Router Services

The next-generation hardware has the processing power to handle demanding router-delivered services, dynamic routing protocols, and application-aware traffic steering, supported with our exclusive NetCloud Essentials+Advanced software package.


Security Services

NetCloud Essentials+Advanced packages include security features and options, such as stateful zone-based firewall and threat protection, to optimize the E3000 to meet the evolving security needs of distributed environments.

Connection Manager

Connection Manager provides the ability to manage all WAN connections types, both wireless and wired, from a single software-defined policy. Our custom-built modem software ensures users establish Wireless WAN connectivity faster while maintaining the highest level of resiliency.


Cloud Services

NetCloud Manager delivers true zero-touch deployment with the ability to define and deliver policy across entire groups of endpoints. Users can create a cloud-orchestrated hub and spoke VPN network and gain insights and analytics required for rapid troubleshooting and diagnostic workflows.


Other NetCloud Manager Benefits

  • Zero-Touch Deployment: Remotely deploy & manage all the devices on your network with no user intervention
  • Simplified Management & Orchestration: Monitor device status in real-time, set proactive alerts for optimized 3G/4G/LTE/5G data usage & network uptime
  • Instant Insights: Always connected, WAN/LAN analytics & visibility to manage data usage, performance & costs
  • Transparent subscription management: Streamline planning & use the cloud to ensure modems & endpoints stay updated to the latest software versions for secure & efficient operations



Why You Should Buy from RCN Technologies

We are a team of creative, technical, and intellectual minds that focus on simplifying even the most complex telecom and technical challenges for our customers. Our Technology Ally team has over 35 years of wireless connectivity experience and can provide end-to-end white-glove service and support.

America’s Technology Ally™

At the heart of RCN Technologies is our philosophy to serve as an ally that provides the best technology solutions for today and tomorrow. Our technology ally team cares about equipping businesses with modern solutions that work to help people communicate and connect better. You can #ExpectMore from your #TechnologyAlly.

Delivering A Better Experience

RCN was founded in 2013 with a focused mission: Make sense of communications for commercial, public sector, and non-profit organizations. Since then, we’ve grown to become a full-service connectivity solutions provider with a team of experts helping customers stay connected from coast to coast. You can #ExpectMore when working with RCN.

Industry-Leading Solutions

We partner with multiple industry leaders to provide customers with the best connectivity technology solutions, including:

  • Devices & Connectivity (5G, LTE, Work from Anywhere, IoT, and more)
  • Managed I.T. Services (Security, Backups, Outsourced I.T., and more)
  • Business Phone (VoIP / UCaaS Modern Cloud Systems & Lines)
  • Business Internet (Fiber, Broadband, 5G, LTE, Failover/Continuity, and more)
  • I.T. On-Demand (Tech Support, Break-Fix, Projects, Consulting, and more)

Additional information

Weight 4.365 lbs
Dimensions 6.3 × 12.6 × 1.7 in
Cradlepoint Model

Cradlepoint E3000-C18B

Cradlepoint NetCloud Manager Package

1 Year NetCloud Essentials + Advanced Package for Enterprise Branch Routers, 1 Year NetCloud Essentials Package for Enterprise Branch Routers, 3 Year NetCloud Essentials + Advanced Package for Enterprise Branch Routers, 3 Year NetCloud Essentials Package for Enterprise Branch Routers, 5 Year NetCloud Essentials + Advanced Package for Enterprise Branch Routers, 5 Year NetCloud Essentials Package for Enterprise Branch Routers

In the Box

Antenna alignment instructions/wall mount template, Antenna Alignment Tool, Four (4) Dual-band, high-gain Wi-Fi antennas, Four (4) LTE 600MHz-6GHz cellular modem antennas, Four (4) Rack Mount Screws, Four (4) rubber feet for desk mounting, Modem Door Screw, Modem Door Security Screw, Power supply cable, Power Supply, 54V, 3.3A (120W PoE budget), 2×2, Quick Start Guide, Safety, Regulatory, and Warranty Guide, Twelve (12) Rack Mount Bracket Screws, Two (2) Rack Mount Brackets, Wall Mount Screw Pack



Model Options

Cradlepoint E3000

We offer E3000-C18B, a distinct model of the Cradlepoint that provides unique advantages depending on your needs. Learn more about the details below.

Cradlepoint E300-C18B

The C18B version of the Cradlepoint E3000 offers faster overall LTE speeds (it’s capable of 1.2 Gbps download, 150 Mbps upload). It is also 5G-optimized and provides global availability, private LTE/CBRS capabilities, and carrier aggregation. The C18B model is certified by Verizon and AT&T and is supported by T-Mobile.




The following features are delivered through the hardware.


One of the following:

  • Embedded C18B modem
    • 4 x SMA cellular antenna connectors
  • Optional dual modem
    • Modular MC400 modem or MC500 Modem


  • 9 x GbE RJ45 (LAN/WAN switchable)
  • 1 x 2.5GbE RJ45 (LAN/WAN switchable)
  • 1 x 10GbE SFP+ (LAN/WAN switchable)
    • SFP: Finisar FTLF8519P3BNL, FTLF1318P3BTL
    • SFP+: Finisar FTLX8574D3BCL, FTLX1475D3BCL, FCBG110SD1Cxx


  • 4 x 802.3bt PoE Type 3/4 (up to 90W per port)
  • 140W total PoE power budget


  • Dual-radio, dual-band, concurrent operation (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
  • 4×4 MU-MIMO 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6 with DFS
  • 1,148 Mbps (2.4 GHz) and 2,400 Mbps (5 GHz)
  • External 4×4 antennas
  • Global Optimized Wi-Fi
  • WPA/WPA2/WPA3 Personal, WPA2/WPA3
  • Expansion
  • 1 x USB 2.0 Type A (Output: 5V, 500mA, 2.5W)
  • 1 x Expansion (future exp. modules)
  • 1 x RJ45 Console GNSS / GPS
  • 1 x SMA GNSS antenna connector

  • Operating: 0 °C to 50 °C (32 °F to 122 °F)
  • Storage: -20 °C to 85 °C (-4 °F to 185 °F)

  • Operating: 10% to 90%
  • Storage: 5% to 95%

  • Power Required: Powered by external DC power supply, 100-240 VAC input, 54 VDC 3.34A output (included)

  • Size: 6.3 x 12.6 x 1.7 in (160 x 320 x 44 mm)
  • Weight: 4 lb 6 oz (1.98 kg)

  • Safety: UL/CUL, CB Scheme, EN60950-1, EN 62368
  • Materials: WEEE, RoHS, REACH, California Prop 65


  • 2.4 GHz: 26.22 dBm Conducted
  • 5150–5250 MHz: 28.63 dBm Conducted
  • 5725–5850 MHz: 28.65 dBm Conducted
  • LEDs

    Refer to the E3000 Series Enterprise Branch Router Quick Start Guide

    Enterprise-Class Modem Specifications

    Cat 18 LTE Advanced Pro (3GPP Rel. 12)

  • Dual SIM slots, mini 2FF form factor
  • SIM-based auto-carrier selection
  • Fallback
    Carrier Aggregation
    Up to 5 x CA downlink, 2 x CA uplink
    Refer to modem carrier aggregations article
    Peak Downlink Rates
    LTE: 1.2 Gbps
    WCDMA: 42.2 Mbps
    Peak Uplink Rates
    LTE 150 Mbps
    WCDMA: 5.76 Mbps
    4×4 MIMO
    LTE Bands
  • B1, B2(B25), B3, B4(B66), B5(B26/B18/B19), B7, B8, B12, B13, B14, B20, B28, B29, B30, B32, B71 LTE TDD
  • B38, B39, B40, B41, B42, B43, B46, B48
  • Power
    LTE 23 dBm ± 1, DC-HSPA+ 23 dBm ± 1 (typical conducted)
    SMA female connectors, external 600 MHz – 6 GHz cellular paddle antennas (qty 4. included)
    Active GNSS
  • GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
  • DC voltage bias supplied (typical 3.1v)
  • SMS
    FCC, IC, CE, RCM
    Carrier Approvals
    AT&T, Verizon
    Public Safety Network Approvals
    Private LTE
    Yes, includes FCC Part 96 (CBRS Band 48)*Cellular carriers and operators throughout the world may only require telecom industry certifications, like PTCRB or GCF, to operate on their network. Some carriers require additional testing and approval, beyond telecom certifications, to operate on their network. A carrier listed in the approvals section means Cradlepoint completed additional testing and acquired technical approval for that given carrier. Any carrier not listed may not require additional testing or approval beyond telecom industry certifications to operate on their network.


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The E3000 is only sold as a component of NetCloud Branch Packages.

  • NetCloud Packages include support for the full subscription term.
  • All Cradlepoint hardware products are covered by a limited lifetime warranty for as long as they have a subscription license to an active
    NetCloud Service Plan.


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