4G dongle - configuration needed?

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alanfleming
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4G dongle - configuration needed?

Post by alanfleming » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:58 am

I've just got a Sierra 320U (listed on the dongle compatibility pdf) from eBay, which I intended to use for failover resiliency on my 8800NLR2. It works fine in my laptop. But when put into the USB port of the router, it powers up but the data light flashes rather than going static, and the modem itself doesn't show up in the list of interfaces on the Configuration - WAN - Resilience page in the router.

Router firmware is 2.52d15.

Am I missing a step somewhere?

Many thanks,

Alan.

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Re: 4G dongle - configuration needed?

Post by billion_fan » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:15 am

alanfleming wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:58 am
I've just got a Sierra 320U (listed on the dongle compatibility pdf) from eBay, which I intended to use for failover resiliency on my 8800NLR2. It works fine in my laptop. But when put into the USB port of the router, it powers up but the data light flashes rather than going static, and the modem itself doesn't show up in the list of interfaces on the Configuration - WAN - Resilience page in the router.

Router firmware is 2.52d15.

Am I missing a step somewhere?

Many thanks,

Alan.
The Bipac 8800NL R2 USB port does not support 3G/4G dongles for WAN connections.

The USB port only supports print server/ hard drives

alanfleming
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Re: 4G dongle - configuration needed?

Post by alanfleming » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:49 pm

So the step missed was asking here before purchasing :(

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Re: 4G dongle - configuration needed?

Post by alanfleming » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:00 pm

Is there any other way of getting failover resilience to 4G?

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Re: 4G dongle - configuration needed?

Post by billion_fan » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:51 pm

alanfleming wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:00 pm
Is there any other way of getting failover resilience to 4G?
Not with the model you have unfortunately, the failover methods for your device is between EWAN or DSL

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