First Look: Peplink Balance 20X Cellular Mobile Router with Upgrade Path to 5G

Published On 27 Jul 2020

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Earlier this year Peplink released the new Balance 20X router, really intended for an office setting – with the cellular modem just being an emergency fail over to a wired connection. Thus the embedded modem is just a low end Cat-4. Priced at $399, it’s a lot of router capability for the price (gigabit ethernet, Wave 2 Wi-Fi, fast processor). However, this new form factor has some intriguing potential benefits for the cellular based mobile nomad for RV or boat use – considering the ability to add a second modem via a module, that gives an upgrade path towards 5G in the future. And it also supports USB tethering to a mobile hotspot device or smartphone.

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