[AusNOG] 4G router alternatives to Cradlepoint

Andrew Yager andrew at rwts.com.au
Wed Dec 9 18:01:13 EST 2020

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to those who took the time to reply.

We've got a bunch of options now in our price point, and are going to
procure some units to test with and assess over the next couple of months.
Once we're done, I'll try and provide some feedback. There are some very
compelling 4G and 4G options out there that "on paper" do the job quite
well - so keen to see how they run when we actually test them out.


On Mon, 7 Dec 2020 at 17:51, Andrew Yager <andrew at rwts.com.au> 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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