How to Use 4G LTE Service with the Vault

Last Updated On October 10, 2019
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4G LTE Service Overview

4G LTE Service consists of a 4G LTE cellular modem and a subscription plan. 4G LTE Service can be used with the Vault as a backup/failover Internet connection in the event the primary WAN service is down or as the primary WAN interface when a wired Internet connection is unavailable . For any business or operation, a 4G LTE failover solution ensures that Internet connectivity is preserved and eliminates potential loss of sales and loss of productivity. Maintaining a constant Internet connection is particularly crucial these days as so many applications and business functions are in the “cloud” and only accessible via the Internet.

4G LTE Service options are extremely cost effective compared to the loss of business and/or productivity. Baseline pricing is $29.99 per month for 1 Giga Byte (GB) of data or $34.99 per month for 1 GB with a public Static IP address. Additional usage is only $1 per 100 MB for either subscription plan. Protectli 4G LTE Products and Services can be found at this link.

In addition to backup/failover, there are numerous applications that are ideal for a standalone cellular connection. Examples are:

  • Temporary or short term connections for construction sites, sporting events, concerts, etc.
  • Permanent retail kiosks that are not close to a wired connection
  • Remote sensor monitoring
  • Remote vehicle and storage areas
  • Many others ……

4G LTE Service Configuration

As noted above, the 4G LTE Service consists of a 4G LTE cellular modem and a subscription plan. The modem and subscription plan are ordered together from Protectli. Protectli will insert a SIM card for the subscription plan and test connectivity to the cellular service. When the modem arrives it is fully functional and no configuration is required on the modem itself. It is required to attach the antennas to the “Main” and “Aux” connectors of the modem to get a good signal. Simply connect the LAN port of modem to one of the Vault’s Ethernet ports using the supplied Ethernet cable. There may need to be configuration of the Vault, depending on the installed operating system (OS). See the Protectli Knowledge Base at this link for articles that are specific to 4G LTE and particular OS.

4G LTE Service Specifications

  • 4G LTE Category 4
  • Max download data rate up to 150 Mbits/second
  • Max upload data rate up to 50 Mbits/second
  • 3G Failover
  • Band 2 (1900 MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850 MHz), Band 17 (700 MHz)

4G LTE Service Documents

  • Data Sheet, see this link
  • User Manual, see this link