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Cradlepoint W2005 Series 5G Wideband Adapter
Outdoor 5G adapter designed for high-performance branch applications

Cradlepoint W2005 Series Adapter

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The purpose-built adapter

Cradlepoint 5G wideband adapters provide industry-leading Wireless WAN connectivity. These purpose-built adapters are sold with a subscription to NetCloud Service for 5G/LTE Branch Adapter which provides streamlined configuration and continuous cloud, modem, and router software feature enhancements.

Designed for fixed locations that require the higher performance of 5G and the flexibility of wireless, the Cradlepoint W2005-5GB is a key member of the W-Series 5G Wideband Adapter family that will usher in the next generation of Wireless WAN networking. The W-Series is designed to accommodate the diverse spectrums, multiple generations, and breadth of new technologies introduced in 5G while delivering enterprise-class standards of scalability, comprehensive management, and security


Passthrough Throughput:
2 Gbps


Dual Connectivity:
5G Low/Mid-Band & Cat 20 LTE


LAN Connectivity:
2.5 GbE



Notable Features

  • Increase the size and types of your WAN use cases with 5G performance
  • Experience the dependability of dual connectivity with simultaneous 5G and 4G connections
  • Gain carrier-class connectivity using a software-defined modem and integrated multilevel test and recovery utilities
  • Deploy an enterprise-class 5G solution with greater simplicity and confidence with the wizard-based installation application
  • Manage the Cradlepoint router and 5G adapter as one entity for singular control and visibility
  • Evaluate the benefits of your 5G service with value confirmation tools built into the NetCloud Platform
  • Deploy within any existing networking or SD-WAN environment

High Performance Wideband

The W2005-5GB 5G Wideband Adapter is purpose-built for outdoor deployment in the coverage and capacity spectrum layers. To address the tradeoff of lower propagation in the capacity layer, Cradlepoint designed the W2005-5GB to be placed on the outside of buildings for optimal signal reception.

Designed for Enterprise-Class Business

While the performance of 5G is top of mind, the W-Series was also designed with enterprise-class standards for high scalability, comprehensive management, and security. Because 5G is a collection of new spectrum, new technologies, and new network infrastructure that is rolling out over several years, the Cradlepoint 5G edge networking service and endpoints accommodate the diverse deployments of an organization with hundreds or even tens of thousands of sites.


IP Passthrough Mode Throughput:

2.0 Gbps

Standard NAT Mode Throughput:

2.0 Gbps

Captive Modem Mode Throughput:

2.0 Gbps

Performance testing was conducted based on requirements as defined in RFC2544 using fixed-frame 1518 byte packets. Throughput results reflect uni-directional UDP traffic with less than 1% packet loss as tested with wired connections.

Results do not reflect performance of the cellular wireless operator networks.

Features/ Capabilities:

Carrier-Class Connectivity

Although each network operator conforms to 3GPP standards, they implement those standards differently to gain optimal efficiency and performance from their network. Additionally, software from modem manufacturers is designed to serve multiple operators within broad markets. The W-Series uses a customized software-defined modem, pre-programmed endpoints, and multilevel integrity testing to predict vulnerable connections and deliver carrier-class connectivity.

5G Spectrum Solutions

The W-series portfolio supports all spectrum layers ensuring that organizations have the right solution for every location. The W2000 and W2005 support low- and mid-band layers while the W4005 supports low-, mid-, and high-band layers.

Cradlepoint W4005 feature1

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Support for a Full Range of Cellular Technologies

Cradlepoint 5G solutions support all cellular generations, from 4G LTE to Gigabit-Class LTE to 5G — with the ability to gracefully transition tens of thousands of sites between generations as technology becomes available in individual locations.

Complete Lifecycle Management

Cradlepoint 5G solutions help enterprises minimize complexity from installation to troubleshooting with tools and features such as the mobile installation application, the captive modem feature, 5G tools demonstrate 5G service value, and Out-of-Band Management.

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Intelligent Hybrid WAN Connectivity

Cradlepoint 5G solutions deliver effortless wireless endpoint management in a “wired-first SD-WAN” environment and provides all-in-one capabilities (routing, embedded wireless, and foundational SD-WAN) in a “wireless-first SD-WAN” deployment.

Hardware Specifications:

W2005 Series 5G Wideband Adapter Specifications
Category Branch
Cloud Management NetCloud
Wireless Connectivity Dual Connectivity, 5G Low/Mid-Band & Cat 20 LTE
Form Factor Metal (IP67 rated)
USB Ports 0
Serial Ports 0
Dual-Modem Support No
Network Operator Standards PTCRB (U.S.), GCF (global)
Network Operator Certifications AT&T, Verizon, Telstra
Public Safety Networks Verizon Frontline
Throughput 2 Gbps (Passthrough)
Modem Embedded 5G NR FR1 low-, mid-band, and 4G LTE Category 20 modem
Ethernet 2 x 2.5 GbE RJ45 (LAN/WAN switchable)
Wi-Fi Single band 2.4 GHz
  • Endpoint setup only
  • 2x2 MU-MIMO 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6
  • External 2x2 antennas
  • Global Safe Mode
GNSS/GPS GNSS Muxed to DIV0:L1, and MIMO2:L5
PoE++ 802.3bt PSE Type 4 (100 W)
Operating Temperature -30 °C to 70 °C (-22 °F to 158 °F)
Ingress Protection IP67 (dust tight and water emersion up to 1 meter)
Wind / Shock Rating 134 MPH sustained wind rating
Size 323 x 300 x 79 mm (12.72 x 11.8 x 3.11 in)
Weight 4.9 kg (10 lb 12.8 oz)

Enterprise-Class Modem Specifications
Technology 5G NR (low/mid-band FR1) and 4G LTE Category 20 LTE-Advanced Pro with Dual Connectivity — Dual SIM slots, mini 2FF form factor
Carrier Aggregation LTE only; up to 7CA downlink, 2CA uplink ENDC 5G + LTE; downlink and uplink supported.
Peak Downlink Rates Up to 4.14 Gbps — based on 20 Layers LTE + TDD (100 MHz BW, 256 QAM, 4x4)
Peak Uplink Rates Up to 660 Mbps — based on 2 Layers LTE + TDD (100 MHz BW, 256 QAM, SISO)
QAM Up to 256 — FR1
4G/LTE Bands B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12, B13, B14, B17, B18, B19, B20, B25, B26, B28, B29, B30, B32, B34, B38, B39, B40, B41, B42, B46, B48, B66, B71
5G NR Bands
Firmware 01.07.xx
n1, n2, n3, n5, n28, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79
Firmware 03.09.03
— n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79
3G Bands B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B8, B9, B19
Power LTE only; 23 dBm ± 1 (typical conducted)
ENDC 5G + LTE; 20 dBm ± 1 (typical conducted)
Antennas N-type female connectors, external 600 MHz - 6 GHz cellular paddle antennas (Qty 4, included)
GNSS Passive GNSS (multiplex with DIV0/MIMO2 antenna ports)
Regulatory FCC (U.S.), IC (Canada), CE (EU), RCM (AU/NZ)
Required Carrier Certifications* PTCRB (U.S., Canada), GCF (Worldwide)
Network Operator Certifications* AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon

* 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.


Download the Cradlepoint W2005 Series 5G Wideband Adapter Datasheet (.PDF)

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