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New Contributor KungFury
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Mobile Broadband Router?

Ok so I signed up for a home fixed wireless broadband plan (500GB) thinking this would fix my problem but I'm greatly mistaken.

What I'm trying to achieve

We have a small business located at milton (4064) and been having problems with all the fixed lines for years and the NBN upgrade in the area has now been pushed back to 2020 so we have been exploring other options as the best connection we could get on a fixed line was 1.3mbit down and 0.4mbit up. 

Basically after getting many techicans out we have just came to the conclusion that all phyiscal lines into the building are complete rubbish.

Problem is we have a VoIP PBX onsite which requires the connection to have a static IP (Optus's fixed wireless broadband are behind cgnat which I found out afterwards). 

I talked to some other people and they suggested i get a mobile broandband plan with optus with a static IP and this should hopefully fix my problem. Only thing is I'm going to need a new modem/router. I have been looking at the Netgear Nighthawk M1 and connecting it to another router that will allow port forwarding to work and one that also has wireless AC.

So my question is, does this solution sound like it will fix my problem? also what modem and/or router would other people i suggest I look into?

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Re: Mobile Broadband Router?

I don't believe Optus will provide a static IP for mobile broadband plans (possibly I'm wrong but there is that)

 

Peter Gillespie

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Re: Mobile Broadband Router?

@petergdownload Optus DO provide static ips on Business Mobile Broadband plans for and extra $5-$10.

This does not apply to the Wireless Broadband plans, only Business Mobile Broadband.


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Re: Mobile Broadband Router?

Thanks @Paddylee , I really must write that down as I keep forgetting.

 

Does it sound like a feasible solution then for @KungFury ?

 

Peter Gillespie

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Re: Mobile Broadband Router?

Thanks Paddylee. 


Any recommendations on modem and/or routers?


I reckon @Mkrtich would have some ☺️ 


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Re: Mobile Broadband Router?

My understanding of carrier based SIP Trunking for VoIP PABXs is not current and I also would expect a static WAN IP Address to be required. A VoIP PABX can mean many things to different people - from two to hundreds of extensions with shared multiple exchange lines answered by an Operator or Auto Attendant or direct in-dial lines for each extension which may be a native LAN based SIP Phone, a PC Softphone, an Analog, a Digital or a DECT handset. I would suggest that the customer has a meaningful discussion with an Optus Business Consultant or Account Manager to scope out their requirements so that Optus can provide a suitable business network service offering to connect to the existing equipment and expected traffic that allows a Private PABX to be connected to the Optus Network SIP Server.

 

Subject to the size of the operation and unknown requirements, I would not expect the current range of industry consumer based MBB Routers to handle these configurations as throughput of simultaneous voice links and SIP Trunking support may have an influence on the service chosen. Optus may also use preferred MBB vendors who specialise in SME or Enterprise Equipment for these customers or offer a hosted full service Network Based solution that replaces the PABX.

 

 

 

New Contributor KungFury
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Re: Mobile Broadband Router?

The VoIP PBX is nothing special and probably overkill for what we use it for. It's just an old Samsung OfficeServ 7100 which is running completely IP (3 SIP Trunks, maxium simultaneous calls 2-3, very basic stuff) currently its the only device left on our old legacy DSL connection (as mentioned this connection is really bad, we struggle to get 1.3mbit down and 0.4mbit up).  Which we are trying to get rid off all together. We are looking at keeping the PBX on permise for the moment. 

Definitely thinking Optus Business Mobile Broadband Plan (probably the one with the most data but checking the previous month's usage we are using only between 40-60GB a month)

Now I'm just trying to decide on a modem and/or router to make this all work. Budget would be no more than $500 

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