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RAIN LTE - Dual SIM LTE Router?

s3riousPWNage

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So I recently ordered a RAIN SIM to supplement my fixed LTE Telkom Contract. So I was looking at solutions to implement this.

The most elegant way would be through the use of a DUAL SIM router - however, I can't seem to find one of these.
The second would be to get a secondary router for my Fixed LTE to use during RAIN's peak hours - I was thinking this could be a pocket router as well.

But I'm just weighing up my options.

Also if anyone has advice regarding RAIN, you're welcome to drop it here as well.
 

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Also looking for something similar but for use with telkom dsl and rain lte with a schedule for when what should be active
 

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Also looking for something similar but for use with telkom dsl and rain lte with a schedule for when what should be active
MSI1104 MSI1104 can this be done with the tplink load balancing router you're using? Can you give more info on how to set up?
 

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MSI1104 MSI1104 can this be done with the tplink load balancing router you're using? Can you give more info on how to set up?
Yes it can. I found a guide on mybroadband. Let me make it clear. The tp llink has no wifi and you will need to disable your modems wifi as it wont make any sense then.
I then set up a wifi ap point so that we can have wifi. This is the best setup for me as it leads to minimal interference.
 

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TP-Link TL-R470T+ 5 Port Multi-WAN Router - Wootware I went to the supplier directly and asked for the mybroadband discount... LOL finally got use out of that site.
Awesome, thank you sir!

So just to clarify - are you running two separate routers with service into this load balancing router?
Or does this router have SIM compatibility as well so that its just the load balancer and one other router which handles the separate connections from Telkom and Rain in your setup
 

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Awesome, thank you sir!

So just to clarify - are you running two separate routers with service into this load balancing router?
Or does this router have SIM compatibility as well so that its just the load balancer and one other router which handles the separate connections from Telkom and Rain in your setup
2 Routers into it.
 

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I am yet to see a router with 2 sim slots. I do know that routers with dual usb ports or 1 usb port and sim slot are available.

So maybe you can configure both the usb ports to work with 2 usb sim dongles or the sim dongle and a sim.
 

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That is a solution. I guess until I get another router, I'm gonna be hotswapping my SIM cards into my router :unsure:😂
 
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