I have active deployments of a Mikrotik RB2011 and the Vodafone R205 hotspot, This allows you to have the 3g modem in a more suitable position and have a unit in the rack. Big bonus is onsite tech's can get net access easy as

On 31 January 2015 at 15:34, Darren Moss <Darren.Moss@webhostnz.co.nz> wrote:
Hi All,
We have a bunch of regional sites (weather probes) that run some equipment, 2 PCs and are connected to the internet.
At the moment it's dongle city which I would like to change over to something a little better :)
I am looking for suggestions on a decent (business grade) router with 3G capability an external antenna connection.
At each site, the equipment sits in a rack, inside a hut and signal strength is reasonable (3/5).
My thinking is to deploy a basic Cisco router with a 3G WIC then an external antenna on the same mast where we collect weather data.
Happy to hear suggestions and input.
Many thanks

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