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Cradlepoint AP22
WiFi Access Point

Cradlepoint AP22

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Branch networks are undergoing dramatic change. Cloud applications and IoT devices demand direct Internet access while voice and video traffic is on the rise, and temporary sites, like retail kiosks and portable construction offices, are increasingly common—driving traditional enterprise WANs to their breaking point.


Cradlepoint’s Elastic EdgeSM vision provides a blueprint for next-generation Edge Networks that deliver pervasive broadband connectivity, cloud-like agility, and software extensibility—all while ensuring enterprise-class visibility, security, and control. All-in-one NetCloud Solution Packages for Branch Networks, based on Advanced Edge Routers (AER), are cloud-managed, and deployable anywhere in days, not months.

All-in-One Design

Purpose-built for small and medium branches, the AER Series replaces multiple “boxes” with a compact, cost-effective all-in-one branch solution. Each model supports multiple WAN connections, up to two 4G LTE dual-SIM modems, a multi-port Ethernet switch (some with PoE support), and 802.11ac WiFi with guest portal. Each solution is powered by Linux-based NetCloud OS software that provides advanced routing, SD-WAN, failover, and security functionality. Everything is configured, deployed, and managed in the cloud from a single pane of glass with NetCloud Manager.

Software-Defined Branch Networking

Cradlepoint's SD-WAN functionality is built into NetCloud OS and is optimized for primary and hybrid LTE connections. It combines application-based visibility, security, and control with dynamic, policy-based traffic steering and failover—and a zero-touch deployment capability for Day-1 Internet. Add one or more Cradlepoint AP22 WiFi Access Points and take advantage of integrated IoT Edge Computing and security features to create a complete software-defined branch solution that is flexible, extensible, and centrally managed.

Manage Everything From Anywhere

NetCloud Manager makes it easy to configure, deploy, and manage a distributed branch network from anywhere, allowing IT organizations to do more with less resources. Advanced analytics provide comprehensive visibility into branch applications, WAN, cellular, and LAN activity and utilization while in-band and Out-of-Band Management features enable remote troubleshooting across each site—increasing uptime and eliminating truck rolls.

Leading 4G LTE with Pathway to 5G

Cradlepoint is leading the wireless WAN revolution with 4G LTE network solutions capable of up to 600Mbps maximum download speed—and that’s just the beginning. With Gigabit LTE and 5G right around the corner, Cradlepoint is at the forefront of delivering the all-wireless, software-defined branch—with the performance necessary for today's business applications, and tomorrow's. If equipment closet installations make cellular coverage a challenge, the CBA Series LTE Bridge Adapter utilizes low-cost Ethernet wiring to extend 4G LTE connectivity anywhere within the branch and works with any router.

Unified Edge Security

With so much of today’s network traffic destined for cloud applications, video sites, and other Internet destinations, backhauling traffic to the data center is too slow and expensive. NetCloud OS has integrated Unified Threat Management (UTM) features that enable direct Internet access from the branch without compromising security. UTM features include app-based control, multi-zone firewall, IPS/IDS, web content filtering, and Zscaler Internet Security, as well as OpenDNS and SIEM integrations.

Comprehensive IoT Support

To accommodate the security, computing, and management requirements for branch IoT devices at the WAN edge, Cradlepoint’s branch solutions provide comprehensive IoT support. The NetCloud platform allows organizations to run Edge Computing applications right on the router. The NetCloud Perimeter feature uses Software-Defined Perimeter technology to instantly spin up secure and segmented device-to-cloud overlay networks, cloaking them from the Internet and protecting trusted networks. Everything is configured, deployed, and managed using NetCloud Manager.



  • Up to 300 Mbps for 2.4GHz radio
  • Up to 876 Mbps for 5GHz radio
  • 802.11ac Wave 2 support
  • 2x2 MU-MIMO with 2 spatial streams per radio
  • 3 integrated omni-directional antennas
  • Full operational capacity with 802.3af PoE
  • Wall and ceiling mounting support


  • Data rate management utilizes Cradlepoint NetCloud Manager (NCM)
    • Configuration & management
    • Firmware update via NCM
    • Basic Network/Group Configuration templates
  • Zero-touch deploy when a Cradlepoint router is within the network
    • Uses Stream for auto-connect to NCM
    • Minimum Auto Provisioning when connected to Cradlepoint router
  • Unique configurations per SSID with inheritance
  • Hidden SSID support
  • Basic Site Survey
  • Basic Analytics
  • SNMP
  • CLI Management (SSH)—basic troubleshooting & connect to NCM
  • AP Location Tracking via router (LLDP)


  • WPA-PSK, WPA-TKIP, WPA2 AES, 802.11i
  • 802.1x with RADIUS for WPA2-Enterprise
  • WEP
  • Rogue AP Indicator
  • MAC Address Filtering
  • Advanced Security Mode (local user management only)
  • Per-Client Web Filtering
  • Content Filtering (basic)
  • Network Availability Scheduling


Cradlepoint AP22 Series Specifications
  • Dual-band concurrent 2x2 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wave 2 (Multi-user MIMIO, 256 QAM)
  • Spatial streams:
    • Single-User MIMO: up to 2 streams
    • Multi-User MIMO: up to 2 streams
  • Channels: 20MHz, 40MHz, 80MHz
  • Max Power Output: 20-27 dBm for 2.4GHz and 5GHz
Port: 1x Gigabit Ethernet port, 1 USB 2.0
Temperature -10 °C to 50 °C (14 °F to 122 °F) operating
Humidity (non-condensing)
  • 10% to 90% operating
  • 5% to 95% storage
Power 802.3af PoE
WiFi Power (FCC)
  • (2.4 GHz band): 27 dBm
  • (5.0 GHzz band): 27 dBm
Size 6.49d x 6.49w x 1.811h inches (165mm x 165mm x 46mm)
Weight 6 oz (175 g)
  • Safety: UL/CUL
  • Materials: WEEE, RoHS, RoHS-2, California Prop 65
  • PoE Injector (sold separately)
    • Line Cords for PoE injectors (powers AP22)


Cradlepoint’s NetCloud

Cloud Networking for Branch Office, Retail, and More

Cradlepoint’s NetCloud platform includes an industryleading router operating system, an award-winning management platform optimized for cellular, and virtual private cloud networking. When combined with Cradlepoint routers, this integrated platform of flexible, extensible, and rapidly deployable applications enables an entirely new way to easily build, secure, control, and manage end-to-end private networks in the cloud.

NetCloud OS

Firewall, Advanced Routing-Optimized for LTE
NetCloud OS is the heart of our industry-leading LTE routers. Sustained commitment to new features and capabilities ensures your network is always up to date and secure.

NetCloud Manager

Quickly Deploy, Manage & Monitor Your Network
NetCloud Manager is a cloud management service that enables zero-touch deployment, remote management, alerting, and network analytics for all Cradlepoint routers.

NetCloud Engine

Software-Defined. Security-Driven. Cloud-Delivered.
NetCloud Engine leverages SoftwareDefined Networking (SDN) to instantly create secure Virtual Cloud Networks over more cost-effective wired and wireless broadband Internet services.

Security Applications

Enhance network security with best-in-class applications from Cradlepoint Technology Partners. Create, deploy, and manage network security applications at remote locations with the Cradlepoint NetCloud platform. Improve productivity, reduce costs, and enhance the security intelligence of your network.

Zscaler Internet SecurityZscaler Internet Security

Configured in minutes, best-inclass Zscaler Internet Security protects your organization from web-based threats.

CP Secure Threat ManagementCP Secure Threat Management

A comprehensive intrusion prevention and detection system (IPS/IDS) for full defense-in-depth.

AER Platform Extensibility
AER Platform Extensibility

Cradlepoint Extensibility enables customers and developers to build one-of-a-kind applications and vertical solutions by extending key elements of the Cradlepoint platform. By leveraging our hardware, firmware, and cloud services, developers can add differentiation and unique value to the solutions they offer.

Router SDK (Open Beta)
Build custom vertical applications securely running at the Edge, protected on device, and deployed through the cloud. Manage, deploy, and monitor customer Edge applications from the cloud across the entire fleet.

NetCloud API
Cradlepoint’s API provides the building blocks developers need to craft applications that access the data from a software platform.

Developer Community (Open Beta)
The Cradlepoint Developer Community enables members to leverage knowledge, share, and collaborate with other developers.

CradleCare Support:

CradleCare SupportFrom initial device deployment to long-term operations, Cradlepoint Global Support offers world-class resources and expertise to keep your network secure, simple and efficient. Cradlepoint offers multiple tiers of support to provide you exactly what you need.

With Cradlepoint Global Support and CradleCare, you can:

  • Maximize revenue through always-on uptime and response times
  • Save time with our web-based Connect Portal and Knowledge Base
  • Collaborate with our multi-certified technical team
  • Maintain PCI Compliance with up-to-date router and modem firmware

The following chart provides an overview of Cradlepoint's support and maintenance offerings:

Included with every Cradlepoint purchase CradleCare Basic CradleCare

Web-based Cradlepoint Connect Portal:

  • 24x7x365 access to our Knowledge Base and Firmware download library
  • 12x5 email support (for Enterprise Cloud Manager and NetCloud Gateway only)
  • Knowledge Base access
  • Firmware upgrades
  • Standard warranty with extended warranty options

Included +

  • Covers all products and services
  • 12x5 phone, email and chat support for Cradlepoint routers, ECM and NetCloud Gateway
  • Knowledge Base access
  • Firmware upgrades
  • Standard warranty with extended warranty options

CradleCare Basic +

  • 24x7 qualified phone support and 12x5 email/chat support for Cradlepoint routers, ECM and NetCloud Gateway
  • Advanced Exchange: Next business day replacement
  • Service level targets
  • Assigned Enterprise Support Engineer (for deployments of 50 routers or more)
  • Enterprise engineering resources for network design and best practices implementation
  • Priority consideration of future feature requests and beta trials
  • Knowledge Base access
  • Firmware upgrades
  • Extended Warranty for routers for the term of CradleCare license

Extended Warranties

Extended Warranties can be purchased in subsequent years, and as a follow-on warranty at the conclusion of the standard warranty period. No gap in coverage is allowed: the new warranty must be in place before the existing warranty expires.

Standard One-Year Warranty (With Extended Warranty Option) Includes:

  • Access to Cradlepoint Connect portal and Knowledge Base
  • Hardware repair/replacement with 3-5 day shipping
  • Software bug fixes
  • An option to extend your warranty to 2, 3, or 5 years at the conclusion of the standard warranty period*

*Hardware warranties cannot be extended beyond 5 years from the date of purchase.


Download the Cradlepoint AER Series Datasheet (.PDF)

Download the Cradlepoint AP22 Spec Sheet (.PDF)

Pricing Note:

Cradlepoint Products
NetCloud Advanced for Branch LTE Adapter
NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Advanced Plan, 1 year
Our Price: $71.00
NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Advanced Plan, 3 years
Our Price: $213.00
NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Advanced Plan, 5 years
Our Price: $355.00
Renewal NetCloud Essentials for Branch Access Points (Prime)
NetCloud Advanced for Branch LTE Adapters (Prime) , 1-yr
1-yr renewal of NetCloud Essentials for Branch Access Points (Prime)
Our Price: $60.00
NetCloud Advanced for Branch LTE Adapters (Prime) , 3-yr
3-yr renewal of NetCloud Essentials for Branch Access Points (Prime)
Our Price: $180.00
NetCloud Advanced for Branch LTE Adapters (Prime) , 5-yr
5-yr renewal of NetCloud Essentials for Branch Access Points (Prime)
Our Price: $300.00
NetCloud Branch Performance Advanced Plans
NetCloud Branch Performance Advanced Plan, 3-yr
Our Price: $1,275.00
NetCloud Branch Performance Advanced Plan, 5-yr
Our Price: $2,125.00
Renewal NetCloud Essentials for Branch LTE Adapters
Renewal NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Essentials Plan, 1 year
Our Price: $71.00
Renewal NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Essentials Plan, 3 years
Our Price: $213.00
Renewal NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Essentials Plan, 5 years
Our Price: $355.00
Renewal NetCloud Advanced for Branch LTE Adapters (Prime)
Renewal NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Essentials Plan and Advanced Plan, 1 year
Our Price: $71.00
Renewal NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Essentials Plan and Advanced Plan, 3 year
Our Price: $213.00
Renewal NetCloud Branch LTE Adapter Essentials Plan and Advanced Plan, 5 years
Our Price: $355.00