Configure WAN (Remote) Access Settings on Cradlepoint Device

WARNING: In today's dismal climate of malware and hacking attacks perpetrated by malicious actors on the Internet, great caution should be exercised when exposing access of network equipment to the public Internet.  Enabling administrative access to devices from the WAN should only be configured as a last resort and in accordance with your company's security policies.  Instead, INS highly recommends use of the manufacturer's secure cloud hosted management solution - Cradlepoint NetCloud Manager (NCM).  A subscription to this service is included with the purchase of new hardware.  For more information, please visit the Cradlepoint product page link at the bottom of this article.

You want to have direct access to your favorite Cradlepoint device just like being right next to it while located miles away?  Rest assured, there is a way to accomplish this.

Enabling Web Remote Administration requires a few steps described below.

1. Login (locally) to the Cradlepoint's admin page.
2. Once logged in, click "System" from the left-hand side.
3. Click "Remote Admin".
4. Check "Allow Web Remote Administration" box.
5. Click "Save" and then "OK" so the new settings take effect.

Once "Web Remote Administration" is enabled then a Cradlepoint device can be accessed anywhere from the internet.

Type on your Browser's address bar: (IP Address):(port)   example:

If (after ensuring Remote Access is enabled) you are still unable to remotely connect to your modem, then this requires more advanced troubleshooting which is beyond the scope of this post. Give us a call and one of our application engineers can assist.

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