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Standard User Mot
(committed) Mon 22-Sep-14 11:45:08
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Router with fail-over


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I have a bit of a "which one do I go for" situation here,

Currently have a Vigor 2820 with ECI FTTC modem on infinity. We can no longer utilise the fail-over as the ECI is plugged into WAN2, which is the WAN connection that is fallen over to from ADSL usually.

I'm looking to purchase a router with double or triple WAN that can take a 4G dongle/sat' connection.

I ask on here hoping that someone will shout up with experience with such a router and recommend one.
Currently I'm stuck between a Billion and the newer Vigor but unsure if they are the best choice?

The need for fail-over is running IP telephones in an office and servers with remote access.
No need for any special VPN or wifi as I will hang a WAP off it.
Standard User brightd
(experienced) Mon 22-Sep-14 13:20:52
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Re: Router with fail-over


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Can't you put a 4G dongle into the USB port on the Vigor for the failover? It is certainly listed as an option on my 2830n although I have not used it.

David

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Standard User caffn8me
(knowledge is power) Sun 28-Sep-14 13:53:18
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Re: Router with fail-over


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I use this at two sites and it works well (on Draytek 2850 and 2860 series routers). I don't need huge speed so a 3G Huawei E3131 is good enough.

Sarah

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Standard User Mot
(committed) Tue 30-Sep-14 16:01:08
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Re: Router with fail-over


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I could insert a 3G or 4G dongle into the USB port but the 2820 can't be configured to fail over to it once WAN2 is in use as the primary connection.
Standard User Brammers
(member) Sun 05-Oct-14 07:00:41
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Re: Router with fail-over


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Asus RT-N66U or similar?

They specifically have 3G wan2 failover as an option.

(I have an N66U but don't have a 3G dongle)

J

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