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Peplink Balance 20X with Cat 7 LTE Advanced Modem with Primecare - DISCONTINUED

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This router includes PrimeCare for 1 year. PrimeCare includes InControl, warranty with standard RMA, FusionHub license, and SpeedFusion bonding and can be renewed after the first year. If PrimeCare is not renewed, SpeedFusion features are disabled (basic functionality of the router will remain).

The Peplink Balance 20X Cat 7 LTE-A Modem includes fantastic 900 Mbps routing throughput, 802.11 AC Wave 2/ac/a/n with simultaneous 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi along with an embedded cellular modem. In addition, the Peplink Balance 20X supports FlexModule Mini expansions (sold separately) so that you can easily connect a second LTE unit (optional). The FlexModule Mini’s capabilities allow you to instantly couple WAN technology opportunities, future-proofing your business for whatever changes or upgrades come your way.

Your purchase of the Peplink Balance 20X includes a one-year subscription to PrimeCare, which includes SpeedFusion Hot Failover, WAN smoothing and bandwidth bonding technology, as well as InControl2 cloud-based management and PrimeCare warranty support.

5Gstore is a Peplink Certified PartnerRouter Features:
  • Internet Connections Supported: 2 LTE (1 embedded Cat 7 modem included; 1 additional modem can be added - sold separately), 1 Wired WAN, 1 USB (view full compatibility chart)
  • Networks Supported for Embedded Modem: 4G LTE Band B2, B4, B5, B7, B12, B13, B14, B25, B26, B41, B42, B43, B48, B66, B71, 3G LTE Band(HSAP+) B2, B4, and B5
    • Certified networks:
      • AT&T 
      • Verizon
      • T-Mobile
  • Ethernet ports: 4 GbE LAN + 1 GE WAN 
  • Size: 1.3" x 10.3" x 6.3"
  • Bonding: SpeedFusion Bonding included (must maintain active PrimeCare subscription)


No. of Cellular Connectors 2
No. of WiFi Connectors 2
No. of GPS Connectors 1
Cellular Connector SMA Female
WiFi Connector RP-SMA Female
GPS Connector SMA Female
No. of LAN Ports 4
No. of WAN Ports 1
No. of Fiber (SFP) Ports 0
No. of Serial Ports 0
No. of Embedded Modems 1
Ports Configurable as LAN/WAN No
WAN Throughput Speed 1 Gbps
SIM Card Size 2FF
Length (in) 6.3
Width (in) 10.3
Height (in) 1.3
Weight (lb) 1.74
Minimum Temperature (F) 14
Maximum Temperature (F) 113
Antennas Included Yes
Modem Expansion Slot Yes
Modem Replaceable No
FIPS Certified No
WiFi Support WiFi 5
Cloud Management Included Yes
Power Input DC Jack: 10V - 30V
Bluetooth No
Bonding Support Yes
IP Passthrough No

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Date Added: 02/26/2024 by DD C. (Huntington Beach, CA)
Arrived as described.

Date Added: 01/12/2024 by Al. (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)
It works, after I spent several days figuring it out.
Somewhat expensive replacement for the Surf SOHO, which effectively became E-waste after the malware that attacks routers with Firmware 8.3 but not 8.4.
Like many people, I really wish the manual had more explanation of the various features, for those of us who are not networking professionals.

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Does the Peplink Balance 20X support WPA3/Radius?


Does the Peplink Balance 20X support WiFi as WAN?

The Balance 20X added WiFi as WAN in the firmware release of 8.3. It is included with an active PrimeCare subscription (1st year included).

How many VLAN WANs can the Peplink Balance 20X support?

The Peplink Balance 20X can support up to 3 VLAN WANs with additional licensing.

How many Virtual WAN ports can the Peplink Balance 20X support?

The Peplink Balance 20X supports up to 3 Virtual WAN ports with additional licensing.

Do I have to buy a virtual WAN license for the Peplink Balance 20X if I only need one?

No, as long as you have a valid PrimeCare subscription (aka warranty), you have one virtual WAN license available to you at no additional cost.

Does the Peplink Balance 20x support multiple Ethernet WANs?

Yes. You can increase the WAN options on the Peplink Balance 20X with a USB adapter and/or a Peplink Virtual WAN License.

Does the Peplink Balance 20X support WPA3 encryption?

Yes, as of firmware release 8.3.0, WPA3 is supported on the Peplink Balance 20X.

Does the Peplink Balance 20X HW3 support WiFi WAN connections?

Yes, WiFi WAN is supported as of firmware 8.3.0.

Is the Peplink Balance 20X at hardware revision 3 (HW3)?

Yes, as of March 2023, the Balance 20X that are currently sold are HW3.

Are SIM cards required for basic operation of the Peplink Balance 20X router?

You will need a SIM card and data plan from the carrier of your choice if you want to use cellular internet as the internet connection for the router. If you just plan to use a traditional wired WAN (cable/DSL) then you would not need a SIM card.

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