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Peplink Balance 20 Wired Wan and 3G/4G Failover Router

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Item Number: 2808
Model: BPL-021
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Peplink provides a one-year standard warranty at no additional charge. This warranty period can be extended for an additional 1 or 2 years if desired.

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This is the latest version of the Balance 20 with a third WAN port that can be unlocked via upgrade license

Businesses that rely on the internet need a fast and reliable connection at all times. The Peplink Balance 20 router has multiple connection options to give you the network speed, reliability and security you need. This load balancing router comes with two wired WAN ports for cable, DSL, satellite and other broadband connections, along with a port for 3G/4G/LTE USB modems. When all three connections are on, the router will automatically distribute data traffic between them to increase bandwidth and reliability for everyone on the network. Five different advanced algorithms are built in to maximize your business’s uptime and productivity.

Furthermore, the Peplink Balance 20 automatically checks on the health of each connection to ensure it is still working. If one or more connections have issues, Intelligent Failover will switch traffic to the healthy connection(s) so you don’t experience downtime. With constant uptime comes increased exposure, which is why Peplink includes a complete VPN solution with site-to-site VPN, AES encryption, dynamic routing and more to keep your network secure. AP Controller Standard comes with each router, which allows you to set optimization rules that route heavy traffic to faster links. You can also add a license upgrade to enable a third WAN port and further increase your bandwidth and connection options.

Other features of the Peplink Balance 20 Load Balance Router include a DNS server for IP addresses, DSL optimization to prioritize traffic and a web-based router management service. Using this affordably-priced router will give your business increased reliabliity while providing a back-up plan in case of failures. All Peplink Balance routers from ship fast and you will also receive a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.

5Gstore is a Peplink Certified PartnerFast Facts About This Product:

  • This router is best for: Businesses that rely upon internet connectivity & can't afford to have any downtime due to issues with their ISP. The Peplink Balance ensures connectivity by utilizing up to three internet sources (2 wired WAN & one 3G or 4G USB) so that even if two of the connections fail, you'll be able to remain connected.
  • Internet Connections Supported: 2 Wired WAN (a 3rd WAN port can be unlocked via license upgrade), 1 USB (view full compatibility chart)
  • WiFi Standard: No built-in WiFi. Add an access point (like the AP One AC Mini) if WiFi is needed.
  • WiFi Range: N/A
  • Ethernet ports: 4 GbE LAN + 2 WAN 
  • Power Supply: AC Adapter included, DC adapter sold separately
  • Size: 1.38" x 10.2" x 5.24"

Tech Support and 24/7 Support Portal Access Included: Our expert tech support is included for free with your purchase. You'll also have 24/7 access to our online Support Portal (which includes step-by-step guides, tip sheets, documentation, manuals, and more)! You can view all the support items you'll have access to by clicking on the "Support" tab above.


  • Recommended users: 1-60
  • Inbound load balancing (distributes inbound data traffic over multiple WAN links to computers behind Peplink Balance)
  • Bandwidth Monitor (great for mobile broadband users with a monthly data allowance!)
  • PPTP VPN server
  • QoS
  • Link controller
  • Drop-in Mode (allows the router to be deployed in an existing network without incurring any configuration changes to existing devices, e.g. routers, firewalls, etc.)
  • 3G/4G Modem Support (view list of compatible devices)
  • Comes with AP Controller Standard, which supports one configuration profile with multiple SSIDs, meaning that all APs will share the same configuration, and you can only manage APs on the local physical LAN.


  • Hardware:
    • LAN ports: 4 (GbE)
    • WAN ports: 3 (only 2 are enabled by default - the 3rd WAN port can be unlocked via license upgrade)
    • USB WAN modem port: 1
    • Dimensions: 1.38" x 10.2" x 5.24"
    • Weight: 2.2 lbs
    • Power Requirements: Universal Input 100V to 240V AC
    • Power Consumption: 15W
  • Capacity:
    • Recommended users: 1-60
    • Router throughput: 150Mbps
  • Wan:
    • Support for PPPoE, Static IP, DHCP
    • WAN Link Health Check
    • PING
    • DNS Lookup
    • HTTP
    • Bandwidth Allowance Monitor
    • IPv6 Support
    • USB 4G/3G Modem Support
    • Drop-in Mode
  • Lan:
    • Extended DHCP Option
    • DHCP Reservation
    • Support for Dynamic DNS services
      • DNS-O-Matic
    • DNS Proxy for LAN Clients
    • AP Controller - manages up to 10 APs
  • Load Balancing:
    • Intelligent Failover
    • Session Persistence
    • Per-Service Load Distribution
    • Multiple Algorithms:
      • Weighted
      • Enforced
      • Persistence
      • Priority
      • Overflow
  • Complete VPN Solution:
    • PepVPN
      • Site-to-Site VPN
        • Number of IPsec Tunnels: 2
        • IPsec only supports connection with Cisco, Juniper, Peplink or Pepwave devices
      • 256-bit AES Encryption
      • Pre-shared Key Authentication
      • Dynamic Routing
    • PPTP VPN Server
      • Recommended PPTP VPN Users: 15
  • Networking:
    • NAT and IP Forwarding
    • Static Routes
    • Port Forwarding
    • Many to One, One to One NAT
    • NAP Pool
    • SIP ALG, H.323 ALG
    • UPnP, NAT-PMP
    • WINS Server
  • DNS:
    • Built-in Authoritative DNS 7
      • Support for A, CNAME, NS, MX, PTR, SOA, SRV, TXT records
  • Security:
    • DoS Prevention
    • Stateful Firewall
  • Device Management:
    • Web Administrative Interface
    • Command Line Interface
    • InControl Cloud Management
    • Email Notfication
    • Active Client & Session Lists
    • Bandwidth Usage Statistics
    • Syslog
    • SNMP v1, v2c and v3
  • Support and Warranty:
    • 1-Year Standard Warranty
    • 1-Year Firmware Upgrade
  • Certifications:
    • CE
    • RoHS
    • FCC

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Date Added: 01/30/2019 by Warren C. (Dallas, TX)
Not installed yet, so an assumption !

Date Added: 12/20/2018 by Scott W. (Aspen, CO)
These things are amazing.

Date Added: 12/16/2018 by Lawrence E. (Saint Peters, MO)
Really like this router.

Date Added: 12/23/2016 by Richard G. (Alexandria, VA)
This is an excellent product. Reliable, does what I need it to do. When I had a problem setting the time zone, 5Gstore was quick to respond with help. When their suggestions didn't work, they got Peplink involved, who eventually solved the problem with the router. Except for that one tick with the time zone, the router has been solid. Great support.

Date Added: 03/16/2016 by Brad. (Valentine, TX)
Setup is super easy!

Date Added: 06/12/2015 by Michael B. (Stow, OH)
Simple to configure

Date Added: 10/03/2014 by Daniel J. (Evansville, IN)
It worked, initially. I put it in storage for over a year. When I pulled it out again, it would not make contact with a network, nor connect to my computer. I ended up replacing it with a different router.

Date Added: 03/04/2014 by David M. (Belle Haven, VA)
Product works as advertised. Very nice user interface. What sets everything apart, however, is the support provided by 3G. Outstanding would not be praise high enough. They answer the phone and the person you talk to is very knowledgeable. I only purchased a $300 router and I've already received more than that in patient help/support in getting it setup.

Date Added: 11/20/2013 by Johnny E. (BEAR CREEK, NC)
Worked great when 1st received in May of this year until 1st week in November when I developed serious lag & timeout issues while surfing web. Was told from 3g support that it was not a router issue but a Verizon issue even though smartphones worked well in the same building.
Now my warranty has run out Nov 11 & I am stuck with this paper weight.
How do I know it was the router?
Ordered the Cradlepoint MBR95 & issues are resolved, I now have my snappy & quick speeds back.

5Gstore Comments:

The product you purchased has a full 1 Year Warranty included. I suggest we involve Peplink Support by opening a ticket with them Regarding your rather unique issue. After further review and the most recent information about the MBR95, I would be willing to take a gamble that our initial assessment of the situation may have been incorrect.

In all fairness to the technician that was assisting you, he was unable to have the comparison information that you now have today.

Please allow us to assist you in further investigating this rather strange issues with regards to speeds if your time allows.

Best Regards,

-Victor K.
Director of Support Services

Date Added: 03/27/2013 by Earl W. (Lincoln, NE)
previously had a balance 30 (purchased from 5Gstore about 4yrs ago) which quit working, so I replaced it with this Balance 20 - I was pleasantly surprised it had 2 WANs and 1 USB (was anticipating 1 WAN/ 1 USB) . The changes that Peplink made on this newer hardware were obvious - noticed a better thruput than before (especially regarding videos). Software is also definitely an improvement. Only downside was that the documentation I was sent for the router, from 5Gstore techs, was an older version. Although, after talking with Pepwave I was told to register the device on their website and I'd be able to download the new docs. It turned out that 5Gstore did have these newer docs, so not sure why that happened. The other thing I noticed was an issue with my cable modem when I first tried setting up this router - I found that it had still stored the WAN IP and MAC address from the older Balance 30 and in order for it to finally connect I had to reset the modem.

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