I've been using a Cradlepoint MBR95 with a Pantech UML295 for a couple of years now. The internet works great, but I'm wanting better features and greater wi-if coverage than the Cradlepoint offers. I'm not as interested in the enterprise features.
Currently, the Cradlepoint and UML295 are outside in a solar powered shed. Behind that, I am using an ASUS RT-AC5300 router, but I have to use it only as an access point. There is no support for the Pantech modem on the ASUS. I've seen online where a few people have had success with these 2 units working together, but I have not been so lucky. Verizon was willing to help, but wasn't able to. ASUS support was a joke and really didn't understand using a 4G modem as the source of Internet.
So, I would like to know if anyone has had any success using any brand of the newer line of AC wi-if routers with the Pantech UML295 modem? I've been looking at the Nighthawk X10 from Netgear and the AC7200 from TP-Link. I'm open to any router with great wi-fi coverage. I just want to use only 1 router.
Verizon's newer USB730L modem works well with the ASUS RT-AC5300 as long as you're not using 192.168.1.0/24 as your private IP space. Settings within USB730L accepted changing the default IP space on the modem but after a restart kept defaulting back. Resolved by changing my RT-AC5300 routers LAN space.
RT-AC5300 Router Steps:
1.) Change private IP space of RT-AC5300 to non-overlapping space (e.g. Verizon default is 192.168.1.0/24 and defaults back after a restart (Default: Previous DHCP leases will expire in 24hrs)
2.) Ensure RT-AC5300 router has correct default gateway to new space, mine did not automatically update and was still 192.168.1.1 even though my IP space was 192.168.2.0/24
3.) Select USB Application > 3G/4G
4.) Enable USB Mode and Select USB Device (USB Modem) and leave all settings at default
5.) Within WAN Menu/Level (same as above) Select Dual WAN and change Primary WAN to USB
6.) Apply and wait for restart then proceed
Verizon USB730L Steps:
3.) Login to USB730L via Windows and set connection preference to 'Auto-connect if not roaming'
4.) Tether to USB730L modem via USB 3.0 or 2.0 port to allow the router auto negotiate settings (including routing table)
fwiw: i just changed service with my internet provider & walked out with a combo modem/router that doubled both hardwired computer + wi-fi speeds on speed checks with both ookla & the provider.