|Wireless Type||Radio Frequency|
NETGEAR 4G LTE Broadband Modem - Use LTE as Primary Internet Connection (LB1120)
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- Use as your primary Internet connection in areas that do not have strong broadband service
- Ideal for rural homes or homes that do not have strong broadband service.
- Connect the LTE modem to your WiFi router and share connection with all your WiFi and wired devices.
- Unlocked device will accept all Micro-SIM cards. AT&T, T-Mobile: device supports all mobile bands. Verizon: device supports limited bands. May not connect in some areas.
- LTE Category 4: Bands 2, 4, 5, and 12. 3G UMTS: Bands 2 and 5
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Use LTE as your primary Internet connection
Ideal for rural homes or homes that do not have strong broadband service.
Use it anywhere
Take the LTE Modem with you for RV traveling, vacation homes, rental cabins, and more. Simply plug into a power outlet.
Get fast Internet throughout your home
Connect the LTE Modem to your WiFi router and share connection with all your WiFi and wired devices.
Up to 150Mbps speeds
Get up to 150 Mbps for uninterrupted HD streaming, gaming, video calls, and no more waiting for content on smartphones, computers and tablets.
|4G LTE Broadband Modem for Primary Connection (LB1120)||4G LTE Broadband Modem for Backup Connection(LB2120)||Add-on MIMO Antenna for improved LTE reception (TS-9 connectors)|
|Ideal for:||Primary Internet connection||Backup Internet connection if primary connection fails||Improved LTE signal|
|Home use:||Rural areas with poor Internet service, vacation homes||Rural areas with poor Internet service, vacation homes||-|
|# of Ethernet Ports||1 WAN (Gigabit)||1 WAN / 1 LAN (Gigabit)||-|
|Powered by||AC Power Adapter||AC Power Adapter||-|
|Compatible with||AT&T, T-Mobile. Limited Verizon service||AT&T, T-Mobile. Limited Verizon service||NETGEAR LB1120, LB1121, LB2120.|
|Compatible bands:||LTE Category 4: Bands 2, 4, 5, and 12. 3G UMTS: Bands 2 and 5.||LTE Category 4: Bands 2, 4, 5, and 12. 3G UMTS: Bands 2 and 5.||-|
The NETGEAR 4G LTE Modem gives you a simple, fail safe connectivity solution for your devices or services, avoiding disruptions in broadband when your fixed wire line goes down. Simply connect your existing wire line broadband connection to this modem to provide an automatic LTE broadband backup connection. Power Adapter: 12V DC, 1A.
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This will work with Verizon. Despite what they tell you at the store or online. You'll need a device to activate the sim card on that you don't plan on using. This is what I did.
1. Went to Verizon bought a new Sim Card.
2. Activated the SIM card with an old $10 verzion compatible jetpack device.
3. Took the sim out of the jetpack device, and into the Netgear modem.
4. Viola. It works.
1) First, I wanted to confirm what 4G LTE band on the Verizon network I connect to in my area. I recommend this step, since I assume different areas connect on different Verizon bands. On an iPhone you can check which band you're connected to by doing the following:
Dial the following to enter Field Test Mode: *3001#12345#*
Select Serving Cell Info
Where it says "Freq_Band_Ind" will be the band you're connected to.
I confirmed that I connect to Verizon 4G LTE on band #4. This device supports the following bands: Bands 2, 4, 5, and 12. Verizon is on 2, 4, 13. So I suppose if you connect to Verizon on band 13, this device is not for you. If you connect on 2 or 4, you should be fine.
2) I went to my local Verizon store. I told them I am going to be purchasing a tablet device soon (I didn't specify which) and asked them to provide me a new SIM that is ACTIVATED on my account. You use the data from your existing plan and pay $10 per month line access for a tablet. For this device ask for a MICRO Sim (3FF) or you can use a NANO Sim (4FF) with a MICRO Sim adapter (they're a couple bucks at most).
3) Insert your activated SIM card into the Netgear 4G modem and power it on. It will take a minute or two for the power light to turn from amber color to green. When you see all the bars turn green, you'll know you're device is connected to Verizon.Easy Peasy.
I plugged the 4G modem into the WAN port of my Router, and now can connect to the router via WiFi to access the Internet at 4G speed!
I ordered this modem on Amazon and an unused ATT micro SIM card on ebay. When I called ATT, the 1st person told me I would have to go to a store to activate it. I hung up and called right back. The 2nd person activated it with no problem over the phone. It shows up in my account as an "unknown device".
I get download speeds from 20 - 60 Mbps with this modem. The only other home internet option where I live is Satellite which is terrible. This modem on the ATT unlimited plan is great. We can watch multiple Netflix or Amazon video streams at once with no problems.
Update August 2018: Over a year later and this device is still working great. We still use this as our home internet and have never experienced any slowdowns. The Unlimited Plus Plan is no longer available, but people that already have it can keep it. The new unlimited plans don't allow these stand alone modems or hotspots with unlimited data.
Where I live, my only internet option is cellular, so I've had to put a lot of work and money into making that act like a "normal" internet connection. I was originally using a normal wifi hotspot connected to a wifi to ethernet adapter that was then connected to a common household router. I would swap the SIM's when I hit my cap, but I wanted to get multiple simultaneous cellular connections through a load balancing router to increase my throughput and reduce hassle. I was looking for a cellular "hotspot" that would act more like a router and this does exactly that. In normal bridge mode, like a typical hotspot, I lose administrative control over the device as the device simply acts as a network passthrough of the cellular connection. The extra layer 3 hop (router mode) is necessary for me to maintain administrative control over the actual cellular modem in my home network.
I had to look up and put in GCI's APN information, which was easily found on the net and didn't require a call to the carrier. After that and setting a custom static IP on the device, it just worked. I get good signal strength with the device and after a couple months, haven't had to do any resets or deal with any problems like my regular hotspot has. I am a network engineer and communications expert by trade, so I'm not a "fair" judge of device complexity, but it seems this wouldn't be too difficult for most users. My application is particularly advanced, but at a basic level, this would essentially turn a cellular connection into a wired one.
I love that I can put in my plan details and it keeps track of my usage against my cap and billing cycle. This gives me a lot more confidence that my carrier's usage tracking is accurate. You can also do some cool stuff with it like send SMS (text) messages from the web interface to any carrier network. It will also text me when firmware upgrades are available and plan limits are hitting a configurable threshold. It also receives text alerts from the carrier when I hit certain percentages of the data plan usage. There is also a screen where you can see the cellular side and get your exact signal strength, cell tower ID and other fun information that is often "invisible" on a cell network.
The device can do basic port forwarding, but this is somewhat irrelevant for me as my carrier puts me into a private (RFC1918) space and forwarding wouldn't work anyhow. There is also an option to configure a DMZ, but I haven't played with it, again because it's somewhat irrelevant in my situation. I haven't tried UPnP either, but I don't see any options to enable it so I'm not sure.
Overall, it has everything I would want and need and allowed me to do exactly what I wanted to do. With the extra boost of a second load balanced connection, I've easily got reliable 1080P streaming and I can barely tell I'm on a cellular-only connection. In fact, it's so good that I intend to buy a second one to replace my funky hotspot/wifi adapter that I use for the second internet connection!
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Setup is fairly simple via the GUI. Putting it into "bridge mode", something that this sort of device will often be used for, is very simple to do.Reception without added antennae is better than my cell phone (using the same Rogers mobile internet) but it also has spots for external cellular antennae if the location you are installing it does not have good reception.
The cord length on the power adapter is longer than some, which is handy. The lights are nice and bright. It has an actual physical on-off button, which is a nice feature that many devices don't provide anymore. Also has an easily accessible reset button. Actual size is nice and small, will fit on a shelf or if wall mounting will easily be held up by a couple of small screws without any need for hollow wall anchors, etc.
Caution for those who are not tech-savvy: This will *not* provide WiFi. It turns wireless cellular data into a wired-only connection. If you want a cellular-to-WiFi type hotspot there's tons out there, but this isn't one. It also will not turn WiFi into a wired connection. It only has cellular radios, not WiFi ones.
My hardware is,
Sasktel SIM (picking up LTE Band 5)
Netgear 2120 Modem (Bridge mode)
Netgear WNDR3400v2 Router
Setup required me to,
Insert SIM card
Connect directly with a PC
Enter APN information for Sasktel (pda.stm.sk.ca, IPV4V6)
Set to bridge mode so my router can handle everything and give me WiFi
I am very pleased. This modem provides excellent Ping (I'm at 30-40ms on 2 bars reception), a completely open NAT (for you console gamers out there) and good LTE speeds. I am hitting up to 15Mbps down on 2/3 bars of reception. You can access this modem while it is behind a router to check on everything. It will text my cell phone (if your SIM includes texting) if any alerts pop up such as software updates or bandwidth caps.
Hice la prueba con antenas externas pero no me da más ganancia de la señal. La calidad de la señal sube muy poco con una antena externo y eso quiere decir que la antena interna está bastante buena. A mí me da entra 4 y 5 “barras” de señal, 5 es el máximo, el celular solo da 2 de 4 “barras” como comparación. También en zonas donde no hay 4G, el 3G funciona bien.
Lo único malo es que todavía no hay firmware actualizada para conectar a varias routers o VPN. Yo no lo uso estas funciones porque lo tengo conectado a una computadora que es el servidor.
Contracte dos servicios con 15GB de datos cada una. Estoy conectado todo los días y la verdad, sin ver videos o escuchar música, los 15GB se terminan muy rápido. Cuando contractas un servicio debes de preguntar para pre-activar la tarjeta SIM, si no, no se puede conectar a la red 4G LTE.