Cradlepoint CTR500 Personal Wi-Fi Hotspot Mobile EV-DO Router

Cradlepoint CTR500 Personal Wi-Fi Hotspot

I recently bought a Cradlepoint CTR500 Personal Wi-Fi Hotspot for use with my new Sprint Compass 597 EV-DO modem. It’s a small, portable router that can be used with EV-DO and other cellular broadband devices (both USB and ExpressCard) to easily setup a secure, mobile wi-fi network. In addition to using it for a portable wi-fi, I’ve also set it with my local network via ethernet to use as a backup connection when my ISP is down. I must say that this is a really awesome little device.

Cradlepoint CTR500 + Verizon v740 EV-DO ExpressCard

Here’s the CTR500 using a Verizon v740 ExpressCard.

For more info, check out’s review of the Cradlepoint CTR500.

See Previously:

Sierra Wireless Compass 597 EV-DO USB Modem on Sprint

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photo by Scott Beale