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Old 04-01-2023, 04:59 PM   #1
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2 provider hotspots

After much research I now have 3 isp. Starlink is my go to when stationary and 2 different cell phone provider hot spots for when on the move. I want to have all three coming into my dual WAN router so everything can be programmed to connect to my main router and it will auto failover when 1 of the signals in not coming in.

I have it working perfectly for 2 (SL and we will call it Hotspot/carrier 1 (HS1)

SL is connected via Ethernet on WAN1
HS1 is wireless so I have it running thru a WiFi to Ethernet connection using a device called TPlink Travel router. You set it up to connect to your WiFi (hs1) then it has a Ethernet port that I connect to the main router as WAN2

Itís hotspot 2 (HS2) that I am having trouble with. I thought I could give it the same Ssid and password as HS1 and have the TPlink see it and use it just like the same signal in the event carrier 1 signal went out I could easily turn on carrier 2 and seamlessly connect and just keep going.

TPlink is making me configure it again for the HS2 even though it has the same SSID and password. Iím not tech enough to know what settings to just start changing. Any ideas?
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Old 04-01-2023, 07:58 PM   #2
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That's because TPlink is trash and it knows the wifi AP has a different Mac address so doesn't store it.

Get a pepwave router. Not only do they have 2 Sim slots but you can run off 12v. Also you can pay for their service to bond them all 3 together and/or with priorities. You can even have wifi wan as a 4th internet so at a cg or home it uses that. I have Starlink, 1 Sim in the pepwave and a Hotspot connected to my wan2 ethernet so we can take the Hotspot out and use when away from the bus
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Old 04-03-2023, 09:35 AM   #3
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Thank you. I have the expensive piece already (My router) it's only dual WAN but I just purchased it so don't want to replace this time. I looking for alternatives for turning wifi into eithernet.
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