[AusNOG] 4G router alternatives to Cradlepoint
jon.brewer at gmail.com
Tue Dec 8 01:09:00 EST 2020
This is a hard problem.
I've had quality problems with Robustel. Had good success with around 30
Multitech Conduit 3G routers but major problems with their first set of LTE
hardware. Can't recommend Mikrotik for LTE (though I like them for many
other things) after trying multiple models. Had success with Netcomm
in-vehicle 3G but never tried their LTE.
I was just sent a data sheet for a nice looking 4RF LTE terminal. They make
SCADA for utilities so I'd guess it's pretty tough. Might blow your budget
but if you're buying 400 it's worth asking.
Hope to hear some more experiences.
On Mon, 7 Dec 2020, 14:51 Andrew Yager, <andrew at rwts.com.au> wrote:
> I feel like someone is forever asking this question.
> I'm looking for a solid alternative to Cradlepoint for a large rollout
> (about 400 sites) with 4G primary connection. The sites have unreliable
> power, which means things like SRXs are not a go. (I do like the 320s with
> LTE mPIM "mostly").
> Aside from Cradlepoint's IBR commercial model becoming a bit more
> challenging with subscriptions, we are keen for something that is solid,
> basic, and reliable, and can ideally run on DC power. It's even better if
> we can connect an external antenna.
> Only real requirement is two ethernet ports and the ability to do IPSEC
> tunnelling. BGP/VRF support would be nice (yes, over the IPSEC circuit) -
> but honestly, it's a requirement that can be engineered around.
> Customer would settle for something solid around the $800-$1k mark, so any
> reasonable options around this price point would be *greatly* appreciated.
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