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Peplink Balance 20 Wired Wan and 3G/4G Failover Router
Hardware Revision 8 - DISCONTINUED

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Item Number: 2808
Model: BPL-021

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If your business needs a fast and reliable internet connection at all times, Peplink routers are some of the best options available. The Peplink Balance 20 Series Router features multiple connections that provide always-on connectivity for smaller businesses — up to 25 recommended users.

This lightweight dual-wired WAN and 3G/4G failover Peplink router will provide up to three internet sources so you can remain connected: the Peplink Balance 20 automatically checks the health of your connections to ensure that they’re working. If a connection has issues, Intelligent Failover will automatically switch traffic to the healthy connection, so you’ll experience no noticeable downtime. Drop-in mode installation allows a Peplink Balance 20 Series router to be deployed within an existing network without the necessity of complicated configuration changes to existing devices, including routers and firewalls.

Peplink routers are known for their complete VPN solutions, including site-to-site VPN, AES encryption, dynamic routing, and more. Experience network security that you can count on to keep your company's data and necessary connections safe. AP Controller Standard comes standard with each Peplink router, which allows you to set unique optimization rules that route heavy traffic to faster links.

For more information about the Peplink Balance Series router or to learn if Peplink routers are right for your small business, please reach out to the experts at 5Gstore. Let us help you make the most out of your network and find the right solutions.

5Gstore is a Peplink Certified PartnerRouter Features:


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.


Specifications:

No. of Cellular Connectors 0
No. of WiFi Connectors 0
No. of GPS Connectors 0
No. of LAN Ports 4
No. of WAN Ports 2
No. of Fiber (SFP) Ports 0
No. of Serial Ports 0
No. of Embedded Modems 0
Ports Configurable as LAN/WAN No
USB Port WAN
WAN Throughput Speed 150 Mbps
Length (in) 5.24
Width (in) 10.2
Height (in) 1.38
Weight (lb) 2.2
Antennas Included No
Modem Expansion Slot No
Modem Replaceable No
FIPS Certified No
Cloud Management Included Yes
Power Input 100-240 VAC
Bluetooth No
Bonding Support Yes
IP Passthrough No

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Date Added: 09/14/2023 by Gamma L. (Belpre, OH)
I've deployed a couple of these now, and for the feature set at this price point, I've been very happy with them. The back end is a little unintuitive to navigate for some things, but with some wandering around, you can find what you need. I wish Peplink wasn't forcing a changeover to built in wireless for the entry level models with only offering the 20X now, but these are great while they last!

Date Added: 02/08/2022 by James H. (Fort Myers, FL)
Our IT person told us to order this product & it is working!

Date Added: 03/03/2021 by Lucio C. (MIAMI, FL)
It works fine. And it is easy to use througth the web admin.

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.

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Does the Balance 20 router support synergy mode?

Yes, the Balance 20 just needs to be on firmware 8.3.0 or higher and have an active care plan to act as the synergy controller.

More information regarding compatibility and requirements can be found at the link below:

https://forum.peplink.com/t/synergy-mode-firmware-830/639be7d8af8c71a6f3050323/

Does the Peplink Balance 20 support OpenVPN?

Yes. In order to use openVPN you need to purchase the OpenVPN license for the device.

What can I use to add WiFi capabilities to the Peplink Balance router?

The simplest solution is to use one of Pepwave Access Points like the AP One Mini (http://5gstore.com/1/3516) or AP One (http://5Gstore.com/1/3172) - those solutions are plug-and-play and are built to work seamlessly with the Balance routers.

If you have a WiFi router you wish to use, most WiFi routers can be re-purposed to serve as an access point, but additional setup is required and that would not be covered by 5Gstore's tech support (we cannot assist with third party equipment).


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