Hello everyone, welcome back to another Peplink unboxing video. Today we have our hands on a MAX-BR2-PRO-5GH-T-PRM. So, let’s get right into the unboxing. The first thing you will see is the setup guide. It explains the process for basic product setup. After that, you will see all the accessories which include 8 SMA cellular antennas, 2 Wi-Fi antennas, a 16 foot GPS antenna, and the new 4-Pin DC power adapter. With this new cable style, the BR2 Pro now comes with ignition sense, meaning it’s possible to wire into a vehicle with standard 12V power.
Now let’s get into the router itself. The router is very slim it is 8 and a half inches long while only being 1.6 inches in height. The router supports 1 Gigabit per second of stateful throughput and up to 400 Megabits per second of unencrypted SpeedFusion throughput. The router’s two 5G cellular modules are powered by 5G CAT-20 modems while having the benefits of SpeedFusion like Hot Failover, WAN Smoothing and Bandwidth Bonding. The BR2 Pro 5G is the latest hardware with Wi-Fi 6 which means it will transmit 2.4Ghz, 5Ghz, and 6Ghz bands, pushing your Wi-Fi connectivity even further. Being able to operate in as low as -40° F and as high as 149° F makes the BR2 Pro 5G a great industrial, mobile, and versatile router for almost any environment.
On the front, the BR2 Pro has two 2.5 Gigabit WAN ports and four 1 Gigabit LAN ports. WAN1 has PoE IN and can also be configured as a 5th LAN port. PoE input allows the device to be powered over standard ethernet to simplify deployment like moving the router near a window or wall, increasing cellular reception. The RS232 serial port can be used in combination with InControl2 for out of band management of non Peplink devices with a standard console cable. Right under the serial port you will see the status and cellular lights and the reset button. The status light should be solid green if the router is fully booted and the cellular lights will be solid green if they are connected to a cellular network. If the cellular lights are off, the modems aren’t initialized or the device isn’t detecting a sim card, if the cellular lights are flashing then the modems detect a sim card and the router is trying to connect to a carrier. To the right of the serial port is the USB WAN port, this allows for more versatility and cellular expansion with the MAX Adapter 5G or other USB modems. All the way to the right you will see the new DC power jack which is labeled for easy wiring.
ON the rear of the device, we have the eight SMA cellular connections, four for each 5G modem, two Wi-Fi RP-SMA connections, a GPS SMA connection, and four nano SIM slots. Each cellular modem can have two SIM cards for fail over and redundancy.
Now let’s put it all together, I suggest starting with the GPS, after that simply connect the 8 cellular antennas, and then the 2 Wi-Fi antennas, all of these are just hand tight, pliers are not needed. Now just plug in the power. Once the status is solid green the router can be accessed locally by going to https://192.168.50.1 or if the router is online with sim cards, you can add the serial number to InControl2 for remote management and configuration.
The Peplink BR2 Pro 5G is Peplink’s latest in 5G connectivity offering, great performance, dual 5G cellular bonding, and incredible versatility. Thank you so much for watching. We hope you enjoyed this video.