New Peplink user here…RVer “graduating” from a WiFiRanger product. Bought a Surf Soho for the home to get familiar with the software/UI, and love it so far. I have two live hotspots (cat16 & cat18) connected and hot failover is very quick! This configuration works well at home but I would like to be able to use 4x4 mimo antennas on the roof of the RV, and the two hotspots are limited to two antenna ports each anyway. Preliminary testing indicates using the 2x mimo slows down the connection, so I’m thinking of a different solution.
Considering the purchase of the Max Transit Cat18 (for use in the RV), paired with a MobileMark 7in1 roof-mounted antenna with 4x LTE cables (and 2x wifi). I realize I’m going from two hotspot modems down to one embedded modem, but with the benefit of roof-mounted 4x mimo, more band options, etc.
I know a failover (or manually triggering a SIM card change) will cause a delay while the modem switches carriers, but if performance is really good, I can probably live with that. (think arriving at new campground location)
What can I reasonably expect in terms of switchover time (reboot required?) from this single modem configuration?
Can this be triggered from within the Pepwave IOS utility?