Hi sorry if this is the sort of question that gets asked a lot:
I'm looking to get a better modem router to replace my Homehub5
I have Superfast Fibre 2 Unlimited and I'm in London.
I need a modem that has a slot/port for a 3G/4G sim/dongle to get a failover connection when the fiber goes down - which is often.
Any reccomendations for something that works, doesen't have to be cutting edge?
Maybe an Asus modem router?
Thanks for any advice.
Welcome to this user forum.
The cheaper TP Link W9970 has this facility as its mentioned in the setup, but not in the specification. This is what shows on the setup.
Enable 3G/4G as a backup solution for Internet access
USB 3G/4G modem: Unplugged
PIN Status: Unknown
Set the Dial Number, APN, Username and Password manually
User name: (optional)
Connection Mode: Always on
Connect on demand
Max Idle Time: minutes (0 meaning connection remains active at all times)
Thanks very much for the tip, I think the price is OK. I probably I'l get one.
Currently using a gifgaff sim in an old phone, not sure if gifgaff mind me using data only on one of theire sims!
The TP Link Archer MR200 at £80 from Amazon also has 4G fallback.
Of course there is always the Draytek 2860Ln but that is about £350
You will need a USB dongle to put the SIM into, so you may find a better mobile broadband deal which includes the USB dongle.
You need to find a provider with good 3G or 4G coverage. BT Mobile now offer data only SIMS, which may work out cheaper as you have BT Broadband.
I think Archer-VR400 it is then, if it's known to be compatible with BT
Yes its fully compatible and will also work with BT YouView, if you have it.
There is a setup wizard which will take you though the settings. You can use the PPPoE login details the same as the home hub, which are.
There is an emulator https://emulator.tp-link.com/Archer_VR400(EU)_V2/index.htm
Just to update this thread. Thanks again for all your advice.
Before buying a failover router, I discovered BT assure.
In the end I realised that for pretty much the same price as BT infinity residential I could get BT infinity business with the assure dongle.
This way I get unlimited 4G failover, free router and tech support. So I went for that.
Installing tomorrow - hope it works!