The Peplink Pepwave Balance 20x offers advanced features and rock-solid reliability at the heart of your mobile or rural home internet/connectivity solution. New for 2020, this is a unique option as it has a cat4 modem built in and an expansion slot module that can be used to insert a second model capable of supporting load balancing, Speedfusion and next generation modems that support faster LTE speeds.
While the CAT 4 modem is not removable, you can expand this modem to include a LTE cat-6, cat-12, or cat-18 secondary modems and plans are in the works for a 5G supported module in the future as well. Expansion modules are available below.
In addition to 802.11ac/a/n and 802.11b/g/n 2x2 MIMO WiFi, this router has a built-in North America 3G/4G/LTE modem that supports major cellular data providers throughout North America. This includes carriers in the USA and Canada. The new LTE-A modem has support for the latest LTE bands being utilized by Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile & Sprint while still providing limited 3G support for legacy networks. Thanks to automatic failover switching and multiple SIM slots with multi-carrier support, you will always be connected while on the road using a single, easy to use device without needing a hotspot or tethering of any kind.
The Basics/How it Works
The Balance 20x is an internet solution for travelers or rural home users. For rural home users the Balance 20x can offer cellular failover, load balancing or bonding with an existing DSL, Cable or Satellite connection. For mobile users the unit can offer a dual cellular modem solution at a very attractive price that includes advanced features such as SpeedFusion SDWAN bonding licensing. The Balance 20x's integrated CAT 4 modem has two sim slots allowing you to load this router with multiple sim cards from multiple carriers allowing you to select which sim/carrier is in use by the modem (one sim active at a time without expansion modules installed). The signal from your cellular connection is then re-broadcasted wirelessly inside your RV or home using the units high powered wifi capable of broadcasting simultaneous 802.11ac wave 2/ac/a/n and 802.11b/g/n. You get powerful 2.4ghz (long-range) and 5ghz (high speed) wireless connectivity while also getting wired ethernet ports (4) + WAN for your most demanding devices like VOIP phones or desktop computer/workstations.
The units highly customizable web interface supports a variety of advanced routing features and will satisfy the needs of power users while being extremely easy to use for the nontechnical as well. The unit accepts 12v inputs ranging from 10-30 volts or you can use the included AC adapter for 110v installation.
Setup & Training Services
MobileMustHave.com offers setup and training services with all of our Pepwave products. Upon arrival, our team will help you get the unit online and then remotely configure all of your settings so that you can begin using the internet. We will update the device firmware, setup your wifi and wifi passwords, verify the unit is functioning properly on cellular networks and provide you with remote access to your new Pepwave through our Cloud Management Portal. Our team will then schedule a web based training and Q & A session to answer any questions or concerns you have about your device and teach you how to get the most out of your new Pepwave device. All trainings are recorded so that you can reference back to your live call at any time and we are always available to answer additional questions should they come up. Installation Setup & Training is available as a discounted option above at checkout, or available for purchase after the fact here.
|WAN Interface||1 x GE, 1x Embedded LTE Modem|
1x USB Interface
1x Expansion Modules (Option)
|SpeedFusion Hot Failover|
|SpeedFusion WAN Smoothing|| ^|
|SpeedFusion Bandwidth Bonding|| ^|
|Number of PepVPN SpeedFusion Peers||5 ^|
|LAN Interface||4x GE|
|Wi-Fi Interface||Simultaneous 802.11ac wave 2/ac/a/n|
|Stateful Firewall Throughput||900Mbps|
|PepVPN / SpeedFusion|
|No Encryption: 100Mbps|
256-bit AES: 60 Mbps
|Antenna Connectors||2x SMA Antenna Connectors|
2x RP-SMA Wi-Fi Antenna Connectors
1x GPS SMA Antenna Connectors
|Power Input||DC Jack: 10V - 30V|
|Power Consumption||28W (max.)|
|Dimensions||6.3 x 10.3 x 1.3 inches|
160 x 262 x 33 mm
|Weight||1.74 pounds / 0.67 kg|
|Operating Temperature||14° – 113°F / -10° – 45°C|
|Certifications||FCC, CE, RoHS|
|Warranty||1-Year Limited Warranty|