Cradlepoint Router – LTE won’t work, Why?
What’s wrong with this picture? I didn’t catch it at first either. At least not after the router has been on a boat for over 6 months and I thought it had been working. I consulted with the user by phone, I followed up with an email (with details about this exactly), I sent both Quick Start and Regular Owners Manual documentation.
This is the Connection Manager page in a COR-IBR-600-LPE-AT. It has a built-in 4G LTE Modem, that’s the one with the Red Signal Bars indication. But it also says “Available”. So why isn’t it being used? Why won’t it connect?
The Connection Manager is designed to be a Connection Switcher … but also does Fail Over and Load Balancing. The Ethernet WAN connection, which goes to a WiFi Client System, is up at #2. The 4G LTE that we want is at #6. It really needs to be up above Ethernet WAN or just below it.
All connection profiles are enabled … but don’t need to be. Load Balancing is enabled on one correct profile and one incorrect profile. If Ethernet and Internal LPE-AT had been enabled for Load Balancing it would Connect the LPE-AT and use it. If all t he profiles were disabled (First check box) except Ethernet and LPE-AT – and nothing else was checked … you could ENABLE LPE-AT and disable ETHERNET and it would connect and be used. You could leave both enabled and drag-and-drop LPE-AT up above ETHERNET and it would connect and be used as long as it was working. If it failed …. the next item, ETHERNET would be used. By having both enabled and in STANDBY and up at the top of the list … should be able to get to ETHERNET connected INTERNET SOURCE which in our case is WiFi Client Router. This way they could check for available WiFi while using the 4G LTE – LPE-AT INTERNET connection.
They could stay on 4G LTE most of the time … but if they sailed out of range and it stopped working, ETHERNE – WIFI would be tried. On Load Balance you wouldn’t have to do anything. Both would be used … or whichever one that was working would be used.
Alan Spicer Marine Telecom
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