[AusNOG] 4G router alternatives to Cradlepoint

Guy Ellis guy at traverse.com.au
Tue Dec 8 13:06:22 EST 2020

Hi Andrew,

I'm testing a 5G router product here at the moment that can run mainline 
Linux or OpenWRT.

The motherboard supports both 4G and 5G modules (different footprint), 
so it could be easily configured for 4G.

If you are interested let me know.


  - Guy.

On 7/12/2020 5:51 pm, Andrew Yager wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Andrew
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Guy Ellis
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