Many businesses struggle to get enough bandwidth for the number of users on their networks, or they need to guarantee uptime. Slow Internet connections cost time and money, but losing Internet connectivity completely can quickly bring everything to a halt.
DrayTek dual and Multi-WAN routers allow the connection of two or more internet connections to get around these issues, but what happens when the only options available are 3G/4G/LTE ISPs or Wireless connections?
DrayTek have you covered with several models that offer connection to 3G/4G/LTE ISPs, or by allowing connection to Wireless ISPs, or both.
DrayTek’s Vigor2860 and 2925 series support 3G/4G/LTE internet connections by plugging in a USB dongle. There’s also the Vigor2925Ln and Vigor2860Ln models which have built-in 3G/4G/LTE modules which just require a SIM. The models in these series with built-in Wi-Fi also support Universal Repeater technology which allows using WAN2 to connect to a wireless signal to become a wireless WAN connection. That could be a wireless hotspot, a wireless ISP or even the wireless hotspot feature built into a mobile phone. These routers can also be configured with 3G/4G/LTE and Wi-Fi connections at the same time to work as dual WANs.
3G/4G/LTE connections often have data limits, so you may only want to use it when absolutely necessary, and rely on the wireless ISP as the primary connection for the most part.
Or, you might be in a situation where your router is too far from a Wi-Fi hotspot, so the signal is not strong enough to provide a stable connection. In this case you might prefer things the other way around with the 3G/4G/LTE WAN as the primary connection and the Wi-Fi WAN as the backup.
Another option might be when you need more bandwidth at particular times. In this situation you can set one of the WANs as an auxiliary WAN, which activates when the primary connection is down or when demand is high.
No matter what sort of connection you need as a primary, backup or auxiliary WAN, the Vigor2860 and 2925 series have the solution with 3G/4G/LTE and Wireless WAN capability, and load balance and active mode features.
Update: Later model routers, such as the Vigor2862, Vigor2865, Vigor2926 and Vigor2927 wireless routers, also support this feature.