New and Improved Internet Set-up Part 1 of 3
Just because you want to go RVing or traveling, does not mean you have to do so without internet. Although, it would be freeing! For our situation, Jeremy’s job requires him to have a good stable internet connection that we have setup with bonding and fail-over. Because of this we have created a very unique internet solution that we are almost done implementing!!
It Starts With a Signal
First, you have to have an incoming internet source. Whether this is an incoming Wi-Fi signal or an incoming LTE cellular signal, you have to have something! We personally have all of them, and use all of them. What we mean by that is we have a dedicated Wi-Fi 5GHz incoming signal (Xfinity or open Wi-Fi). A dedicated Wi-Fi 2.4GHz incoming signal (Xfinity or open Wi-Fi). AND 3 different incoming LTE Cellular signals (Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint). All of these come into the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter 12P a powerful business/commercial grade Multi WAN (5 WAN Inputs) router. This allows us to bring in 5 different internet sources into 1 router. Our router then combines them through channel bonding and creates fail over for redundancy.
We use the Ubiquiti M5 for our 5GHz Wi-Fi signal, the Ubiquiti M2 for our 2.4GHz Wi-Fi signal, a Verizon Jetpack 8800L plugged into my old ASUS RT-AC68U, and 2 TP-Link TL-WR902AC units for our other two different cellular signals that come from our GoogleFi phones. The Verizon Jetpack 8800L is our daily workhorse that is always on and we take it with us everywhere in our pocket or backpack. We only pay $65/month pre-paid and it has no throttling, no cap, and no problems! The Verizon Jetpack is hardwired through its usb-c connection into the usb3.0 port of the ASUS RT-AC68U. The 2 WR902AC units are used for the T-Mobile and Sprint networks that we pull from our GoogleFi phones with a special app to force them onto a certain network and to stay on it.
We have Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, 5GHz Wi-Fi, and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi all coming into 1 router, the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter 12P. This is great since for Jeremy’s job we need a constant internet source with redundancy and fail-over. The router we use is the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter 12P where each individual Ethernet port in fully configurable to be a WAN, LAN, VLAN, and firewalled, etc.
We will be combining all the information from this blog post and the following 2 posts about our internet setup into ONE all inclusive Page to make it easier to find later on!
We are onto the next adventure!