Failover: 3G/4G LTE Routers For Business Continuity
3G/4G for DSL/Broadband Backup (Failover)
A 3G or 4G connection on your DrayTek router functions just like any other WAN (Internet) connection – your connected users, wired or wireless have access to the Internet and can conduct all normal activities. Where 3G/4G is especially useful is providing connectivity where a hard-wired connection (DSL or cable) is not practical, but also for backup/failover as you’ll learn below.
As 3G/4G doesn’t need any additional fixed line rental (and with ‘PaYG’ there is no monthly cost) it’s ideal for contingency.
As well as letting you use 4G/5G as your primary or only method of connection to the Internet, DrayTek routers can also connect to ADSL/VDSL and then automatically switch to 4G/5G only in the event of DSL failure. This is ideal for businesses who rely on their internet connection and want the peace of mind and convenience of uninterrupted connectivity.
Additionally, DrayTek routers can support load balancing, whereby your Internet traffic from your local users is spread across multiple connections, for example ADSL and 4G. If you want a more complex setup, you can set rules to force different traffic types to use specific connections.
3G/4G Routers are ideal for:
Backup to your primary Internet feed (ADSL, fibre, etc.)
Providing lower cost broadband than a fixed line soluton
Areas without fixed line broadband access
Compatible witha wide range of 3G modems/phones
Temporary locations: Mobile homes, small office units in business parks
Locations on the move: coaches, trains, etc.
Fairgrounds and temporary exhibitions
Outdoor locations (the router and modem itself must be indoors)
Disaster planning and internet high availability
DrayTek Vigor 2620Ln Router
The Ideal Branch-Office or remote working device
The Vigor 2620Ln is a low cost router/firewall with LTE/4G as the headline connection method. It has a Dual-SIM cellular (3G/4G/LTE) modem, VDSL2 / ADSL2+ modem (Phone Line Broadband) and Ethernet (RJ45 – which can connect to many other WAN delivery sources), giving the Vigor 2620Ln extreme flexibility to ensure a reliable connection as it can fall back on any of those three connection methods.
With the built-in 4G, the Vigor 2620Ln is ideal for mobile Internet connectivity, or locations which wish to use LTE as their primary connectivity method or temporary workplaces. You have the benefits of a DrayTek firewall, with optional web content filtering, shared by multiple users on wireless or wired connections to the unit.
Regular (standard size) SIMs cards can be slotted into the back of the vigor 2620Ln for use on any of the UK cellular networks or MVNOs (exc. Relish), providing Internet access to your local clients. The VPN facility fires up automatically for secure VPN connections to your HQ, or channel all of your traffic through a compatible 3rd party VPN provider for added security.
The Ideal DSL Router with VPN for Small Business and Remote Working
DrayTek’s Vigor 2865 series Multi-WAN Firewall VPN routers are ideal for Superfast VDSL Broadband and Ethernet-based FTTP Fibre Broadband. With Gigabit throughput, Quality of Service, VPN client/server, comprehensive Firewall and Content Filtering controls.
Wi-Fi is available on ‘ac’ models and the integrated 4G+ LTE modem on ‘Lac’ models takes full advantage of mobile broadband. The Vigor 2865 series provides a reliable, flexible, and secure networking solution, that’s ideal for Home Offices, Small Business and Satellite Offices.
G.Fast VPN Router for Small Business and Remote Working
The Vigor 2866 series is DrayTek’s G.Fast / VDSL and Ethernet Multi-WAN Firewall VPN router. Ideally suited to connect directly to Ultrafast G.Fast broadband and Superfast VDSL. Providing advanced Firewall and Content Filtering, Quality of Service and VPN with Gigabit throughput.
Wi-Fi is available on ‘ac’ models and the integrated 4G+ LTE modem on ‘Lac’ models takes full advantage of mobile broadband. The Vigor 2866 series provides a reliable, flexible, and secure networking solution, that’s ideal for Home Offices, Small Business and Satellite Offices.
The Ideal VPN Router for Small Business and Remote Working
The DrayTek Vigor 2927Lac is a powerful Dual-WAN, Load Balancing, Firewall & VPN Router. It comes packed with features, allowing you to make the most of FTTP Fibre Broadband, with Gigabit WAN throughput, extensive Firewall, Content Filtering, VPN client/server, and Quality of Service controls.
It incorporates an integrated 4G/LTE modem so you can take advantage of mobile broadband, and with fast Dual-Band AC1300 WiFi the Vigor 2927Lac provides a reliable, flexible, and secure network solution that’s ideal for Small Business and Home Offices.
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