D link router DFL860 E

Hi
I got a dlink router . Internet is working fine in that
I got a negfear 4g usb dongle . I want to set it up this 4g usb dongle as backup wan in dlink router DFL860e . I could not find any option related to USB
I went through manual too, but not helpful

Does anyone know , option to configure  USB dongle as secondary wan in dlink DFL860E . Is it even possible or not ?
Mr.XAsked:
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JohnConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Not possible. The 4G USB Dongle needs to install (windows) software to run and that cannot work with your router.  I tried the same thing on my Cisco router.
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Rob WilliamsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I agree with John, not possible.  If you want to do this you need a combined 4G modem/router with fail-over options.  I have a Netgear 3G (MBR1210) and within it's configuration I can set the 3G as sole connection or failover from a standard Internet connection via Cat5 connector. You have to make sure the device is compatible with your 4G service provider.   Most cell phone companies sell these.  The USB port on your router is simply to attach a USB drive for file sharing.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
My USB dongle can supply wireless, so if Internet goes out, I plug in the USB stick and service my wireless computers
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
The dongles work great, that is what I used to have.  Where I use the fail-over router is my cottage.  I have remote monitoring equipment there.  The switchover needs to be automatic for me, or drive 2 hours to connect the dongle :-)
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Mr.XAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys.
I have planned to buy a normal netgear router and set it up with USB dongle as primary internet and then plug the netgear router to the wan of dlink firewall/router.
Hope it will work. Will let you know guys if i encounter any problems with this.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
I don't believe you can use the USB dongle on any router.  The fact that a router has a USB port has nothing to do with Internet access.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Agreed . As noted earlier, the dongle will not install. There is no applicable system on a router
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Mr.XAuthor Commented:
Hi,
There are few models which Telstra Router supports. Like devg2020
They support dongle wan. So after configuring internet in it. Planning to attach to dlink router in wan 2 and make it as failover
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
You need something like this, but make sure it is compatible with your 4G service provider:
https://www.netgear.com/service-providers/products/mobile/lte-gateways/mbr1516.aspx

If you want to use it for failover, connect its Ethernet port to a LAN port of the Dlink.  The Dlink will be primary.  You do need to configure it as such in the Netgear set up web page.
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Mr.XAuthor Commented:
Hi guys, sorry am just waiting for the new router which is compatible with 4g to come in for me. So will update once I get it. Possibly today
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
No problem.  Good luck with  it
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
>"Not enough information to confirm an answer."

I disagree.  As per Experts-Exchange documentation (somewhere) "sometimes you can't do that, is the correct answer".
John responded with that answer in the first reply.
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