Hey Darren 

Opengear make some really nice stuff which would be ideal for your requirements.  A bunch of serial, ethernet, USB, and 3/4g interfaces that you can configure to do whatever. 



Tim Price
Initech Consulting Ltd

On 31/01/2015, at 3:34 pm, 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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