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    Router whose USB port can be used for 4G LTE modem

    I have a U620L USB modem and I would like to plug it into a router. From reading I know I can do it with a cradlepoint router. What about Asus or Netgear routers?

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    I've only seen them on cradle points to be honest


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    Quote Originally Posted by nostaldia View Post
    I have a U620L USB modem and I would like to plug it into a router. From reading I know I can do it with a cradlepoint router. What about Asus or Netgear routers?
    The following site has a customized OpenWrt called Rooter that allows you to connect your modem through a router. I have not used it but that is worth trying.

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    My Asus has that feature of using either USB tether from phone or USB modem for redundant broadband. Not sure about your modem though.


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    Craddlepoint MBR1200B is rock solid. Might be 'end of life' pretty soon, so further modem support could be a problem in the future.

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    As far as Rooter it works well with the UML295 I could not however get it to work with a U620L using a MR3020 router.

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    Quote Originally Posted by success2be View Post
    My Asus has that feature of using either USB tether from phone or USB modem for redundant broadband. Not sure about your modem though.
    Thanks, I will see if I can get a good deal on an ASUS and then if it doesn't work, I will return it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hindolam View Post
    The following site has a customized OpenWrt called Rooter that allows you to connect your modem through a router. I have not used it but that is worth trying.
    Thanks, I don't think the netgears can be flashed to custom firmware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostaldia View Post
    Thanks, I will see if I can get a good deal on an ASUS and then if it doesn't work, I will return it.
    BTW, my model is the RT-68U

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_tron View Post
    Craddlepoint MBR1200B is rock solid. Might be 'end of life' pretty soon, so further modem support could be a problem in the future.
    Yeah, that is why I don't want a cradelpoint too old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by success2be View Post
    BTW, my model is the RT-68U
    Great thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sims View Post
    As far as Rooter it works well with the UML295 I could not however get it to work with a U620L using a MR3020 router.
    thanks, good to know. I think I will try the Asus then.

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    Pepwave Surf SOHO

    Quote Originally Posted by nostaldia View Post
    I have a U620L USB modem and I would like to plug it into a router. From reading I know I can do it with a cradlepoint router. What about Asus or Netgear routers?
    I wouldn't even fool around with consumer grade routers. For just a little more (~$180) consider a hi-output dual-band router with 802.11ac (buy the Mark 3 Surf SOHO), remote management, bulletproof firmware, robust security out of the box, and awesome support. Check their website for the updated list of approved compatible USB modems, hotspots, or handsets. You can prioritize Ethernet, wireless WAN, or USB as your internet connection in the order you specify. You won't regret this option.

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    Just adding another post for info purposes:

    x86 version of ROOter works well, I've been playing with that. I also picked up a used ASUS RT-N66U that, on stock firmware, supports USB Android tethering for WAN (failover/load balancing). ROOter is supposedly supported on this model BUT in the OpenWRT forums, there appears to be issues with Wi-Fi, which means that ROOter would as well.

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