+1 again, sometimes we don’t order the minis just so we don’t have to hassle with the setup.
I still feel strongly that the right approach is to introduce a external interface on the “wan” port.
See my post above on this.
This would allow the device to automatically check in to ic2, and still not enable a “wan” port.
This would be implemented just like it is on switches.
Lan&console port would work as normal to also be used on as a LTE modem.
This should be in the default factory firmware on both the BR1 mini , br1 mini core, and transit mini core.
Then the license could still be sold at a later date if the client wants to enable the wired wan.
I also really liked the idea of it being cellular or wired wan device, so that when it comes factory fresh you can choose if you want just the wan or just the cellular and later buy the license to activate both.
This would allow us to sell it to clients for pepvpn tunnel capabilities as a wired router , any later upsell them on cellular if their primary wan goes down.
Very useful for home users of co-vid where we don’t know how well their primary internet is going to be!