DrayTek Vigor 2860Ln 4G SIM Integrated Router/Firewall

The DrayTek Vigor 2860n wireless router with an additional WAN for an inserted SIM card allowing for 4G connectivity.
Manufacturer: DrayTek
Delivery date: 3-5 days
£379.00 excl tax
£319.00 excl tax

DrayTek Vigor 2860Ln 4G SIM Integrated Router/Firewall

 

The Vigor 2860Ln is essentially a Vigor2860n except with provision for 4G (Cellular/LTE) connectivity in the shape of an internal 4G modem. The inbuilt 4G modem is compatible with all UK/Ireland cellular networks except for the 'Relish' network.

The embedded 4G/LTE modem is inbuilt as opposed to having to add a fragile and cumbersome external/USB modem whish will protrude from the front of your router. You insert a standard-sized SIM into the slot on the rear panel of the router which is then secured with a sealable cover to prevent accidental or unauthorised removal, or you can leave the cover off if you need easy access.

The Vigor 2860L modem provides backward compatibility to 3G networks just as any 4G smartphone and so will connect where newer services are not yet available. You can also use the inbuilt modem for full function SMS messaging functionality and control.

The 3G/4G modem service can either be the primary Internet connection, with an optional redundant fallback to another WAN connection using the DSL or Ethernet ports or alternatively 3G/4G can can act as the redundancy for the DSL/Ethernet connection.

Just as with any other 2860, the possibility exists to add extra connctivity with a USB 4G dongle and so you can use 4G as a backup for 4G.

As usual, the 2860 has onboard VDSL/ADSL as well as Ethernet WAN connectivity for cable or leased-line solutions. Built-in Wi-Fi is also supported in the shape of 802.11n wireless networking. 

The Vigor 2860Ln provides the following features on 3G/4G (in additional to all usual Vigor2860 features): 

  • Standard-Size SIM Slot 
  • Sending/Receiving of SMS (Text) messages to Web Interface
  • Status Reports & alerts via SMS, and SMS-initiated reboot
  • LTE Cat 4 / 3GPP Release 9 with fallback to 3G
  • LTE Max Speed : 150/50Mb/s (RX/TX)
  • Standard size SIM Slot on with fixed cover
  • Unlocked to any network (BT, EE, 3, O2, Vodafone, Eircom)
  • LTE (4G) Bands: Bands 20 (800Mhz), 3 (1800Mhz), 7 (2600Mhz) & 8 (900Mhz)
  • LTE Bandwidth: 1.4/3/5/10/15/20 Mhz
  • LTE Power : Class 3 (23dBm +-2dB)
  • LTE Duplex : FDD (Frequency Division)
  • UMTS (3G) Bands: Band 1 (2100MHz), Band 8 (900MHz)
  • GSM Bands: 850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 1900MHz
  • 3G Data Modes: GPRS/HSDPA/HSPA+
  • GPRS MS Output : Class 12
  • Included Antennae : Two with magnetic extension bases
  • LTE Antenna Connection : SMA Female x 2

 

The Vigor 2860Ln is packaged with with two LTE antennae that can be angled and positioned so as to provide the finest reception available. The extension bases provided give a one-metre extension by cable to allow desktop, bookshelf or rack-top mounting to avoid electrical noise and interference and to establish a good line-of-sight to any available doors or windows if preferred.   There are two additional antennae for the Wi-Fi LAN connectors in order to increase Wi-Fi network availability in yoru home or office environment.

The Vigor 2860Ln using 3G/4G cellular connectivity is ideal for:

  • Backup to your primary Internet feed (ADSL, cable etc.)
  • Providing lower cost broadband than a fixed line solution
  • Areas without fixed line broadband access
  • Compatible with a wide range of 3G modems/phones
  • Access in a mobile or dynamic environment
  • Fairgrounds & temporary exhibitions
  • Outdoor locations (the router and modem itself must be indoors!)
  • Disaster Planning & High Availability
  • Office Moves

Important Note: Please refer to the main Vigor 2860 product page for more details of standard features included in the range. The specification and compatibility listed here applies only to the UK model for use in the UK & Ireland - product code  V2860LN-K. For use in other regions,  you should ensure that you are buying the model intended for that country and its cellular networks. When purchasing your unit, ensure it matches your region (the outer box is clearly labelled) in order that it has the correct regional network support and compatibility.

 

 

Text Message (SMS) Control & Reporting


As a cellular network device, the Vigor 2860Ln takes full advantage of text-messaging (SMS) allowing remote interrogation and administration.   Sending a simple text message (content: 'router status') to the router SIM mobile number from any regular cellphone will get an instant reply explaining the current status, firmware version, each WAN port's IP address, status and data volumes.  

('router reboot') allows a reboot of the router remotely. For obvious security reasons, this command requires a password. A whitelist setting will only allow messages from a specified numbe,r preventing unauthorised rogue commands. 

The Vigor 2860Ln also allows you to send and receive text messages from the admin web console. Checking incoming messages allows you to read service provider messages notifiying you that you are low on credit and is also a quick way to send a message from your web browser.  This facility can also be very useful to confirm your credit balance for PAYG SIMs.  You can also send text messages from the command line via a telnet connection allowing simpler integration for automating tasks from the command line or other code.