So, I’m trying to do my background research before asking a question that has already been asked, and I can’t seem to find a scenario that matches mine.
My family is rural. We have a couple of WISP options, all are pretty lame. We currently have a GUDP (grandfathered unlimited data) through Verizon for our cellular phones. Said phones can be used as a hotspot. That was our internet until recently, when Starlink came along. Now we also have Starlink, which as many of you know, has great speeds but suffers from fairly frequent brief service interruptions, which makes Zoom and similar services unreliable. This is a problem because one user (my wife) works remotely from home and needs a stable internet connection.
I posted about this on the Starlink subreddit, Peplink was immediately suggested. I’m interested in knowing which router would best fit my needs. The Balance 20 was suggested, but in my research I don’t see that it can do Wifi-as-WAN, so I would need to use another device to push the hotspot connection to the router (which is not a dealbreaker, just not sure if there are better options).
We talked about the Speedfusion VPN and how all of our really critical stuff can go through that, I’d also be interested in finding out how we can switch between what goes through Speedfusion and what does not.
Secondary considerations are that I will eventually being wiring up cameras for a home security system, and also parental controls (3 kids, lots of devices, I’d like the ability to pretty easily regulate their access).
Thanks in advance for your help, and if there is a writeup somwhere that addresses thsi already, feel free to point me at it.