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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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- Education & Action Explained
- Products Covered
- Article Summary
- Setup Introduction Video
- What's in the Box
- Unboxing & Initial Setup
- Getting Started with Cellular Data Plans
- SIM Card Installation
- Router Configuration
- DC Wiring to House Batteries (Wiring Diagrams)
- Roof Antenna Installation (bundle only customers)
- Troubleshooting Internet Connectivity
- Manufacturer Detailed Instruction Manual
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The following guide was made to support the following products.
Stand Alone Pepwave Max Series Mobile Routers Including:
- Peplink Max Series Routers including the Balance series, BR Series, ENT series, HD Dome series, and Transit series.
Internet Bundles by MMH Including:
- Full-Timer Bundle
- Speed Demon Bundles (all versions)
- Road Warrior Bundles (all versions)
- Ultimate Road Warrior Bundles (all versions)
This article provides written instructions on setting up Peplink and MMH Internet Bundle products. The article includes written instructions along with supplemental videos. Our written instructions in this guide provide more details on setup and are updated more frequently as we identify common questions from our customers.
Let's get started with an introduction video that outlines this guide and what steps you will follow to configure your new Peplink device. Then we will continue onwards in this article to help you get your device set up for operation and use.
Setup Introduction Video
What's in the Box
Unboxing & Initial Setup
Now that we've verified the contents of your setup it is time to get things set up. Quick Start Videos and written instructions are provided below to help you get started.
Peplink Setup & Initial Installation
Newer Peplink routers utilize NANO sim cards (4FF), older devices (pre 2023) utilize larger full size cards also known as 2FF sim cards. The summary videos below may show a different sim card than your device. Proceed to the SIM card installation section of this guide for more information.
Always hand tighten your antennas. Never tighten using a wrench which may damage the router or antenna. Check your antenna connections regularly and ensure they are snug. Roof antenna instructions are located in sections below.
Quick-Start Installation Videos
To expedite setup, we have provided videos below that summarize the setup of your Peplink mobile router. Note that the exact model shown in the video as well as the screenshots may vary slightly depending on your model and firmware however the basic instructions remain the same across all models.
Max BR1 Series Setup Video
Max TRANSIT Series Setup Video
Getting Started with Cellular Data Plans
Traditional Data plans
While your Peplink mobile router does not require a cellular data plan to function, its functionality is greatly improved when you add a cellular data plan. Cellular data plans from just about any carrier are compatible but you must select a "data only" cellular plan designed for use in a data-only device commonly referred to as a MiFi. To add a data-only plan visit your cellular carrier and request a data-only plan be added to your existing or new cellular account. Remember that data plans that are advertised as "unlimited" are not actually unlimited so plan accordingly and keep an eye on your usage using the Pepwave administration panel under the Status Tab.
MobileMustHave Wireless (B, R, P Series Data Plans)
SIM Card Installation
Peplink devices support both "Full Size" and "nano" sim cards. Make sure to carefully follow the instructions below to avoid issues and always assume you need the larger size to avoid loosing your sim card and needing to send your modem in for a costly repair.
SIM Card Installation Video
You have completed the physical setup of your Peplink, now it's time to log into the administration panel and configure it to your own personal settings. The router administration page has a lot of settings and options and can be complicated so we've put together a brief video on getting connected to your router, setting up the standard settings, and getting surfing.
You do NOT need to be connected to the Internet to access the Peplink Admin Panel. The Peplink Admin Panel is located on the Pepwave device so you can connect to it anytime you are connected to the Pepwave WIFI or to the Pepwave LAN port via ethernet cable. This is the most common mistake for new users so double check your WIFI is connected to the Pepwave and follow the instructions below.
DC Wiring to House Batteries (Wiring Diagrams)
Roof Antenna Installation (bundle only customers)
Remember to avoid mounting your roof antenna above any RV slides which will make running wires very difficult. Pick a location such as an existing media cabinet or closet centrally located in the RV that will give you access to 12v house battery power. Tip you can usually tap power for the Peplink off of a light, Satellite dish power switch or other 12v source in your RV.
Antenna Physical Installation Considerations
Antenna Wiring Diagrams
- Full timer Bundle Antenna Wiring Diagram
- Speed Demon/Speed Demon + Wiring Diagram
- Road Warrior/Ultimate Road Warrior Antenna Wiring Diagram (standard version with Poynting Antenna)
Troubleshooting Internet Connectivity
Most Internet connectivity issues on the road are either environmental (cellular reception, location, bad free WIFI) or because of a configuration issue. We've put together this video to help you navigate the basics of troubleshooting internet connection issues while on the road.
Manufacturer Detailed Instruction Manual
Peplink's detailed user manual for Max Series routers is downloadable below.
Additional Member Content Available
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Additional Content & Links from Mobile Internet Resource Center
- Getting Started with Cellular Data Plans
- All About Cellular SIM Cards - Swapping, Resizing, Dual, and eSIM
- Optimizing Cellular Performance on Peplink Routers
- Cellular & Wi-Fi Antenna Installation
- System Installation & Tech Cabinet Approach
- SpeedFusion Connect Guide & Member Webinar
- Peplink Multi-WAN Overview Guide
- Combining Peplink and Starlink Guide & Member Webinar
- Peplink Virtual WAN Guide