WG1608V2 5G Ready Cellular Gigabit Router with Dual Band (2.4GHz-5.8GHz) WiFi

$200.00

Gigabit 5G LTE Router with M.2 Key B slot
Ready for any M.2 5G or 4G LTE-A modem

    WG1608V2 5G Ready Cellular Gigabit Router with Dual Band (2.4GHz-5.8GHz) WiFi

    The WG1608V2 5G Ready Cellular Router is a Gigabit Gateway Router with Dual Band (2.4GHz-5.8GHz) AC WiFi that is the absolute latest in cellular gateway internet routers.

    The WG1608V2 is equipped with the MT7621, a powerful MediaTek processor. The MT7621,  MIPS® 1004Kc™, Dual-core, CPU boasts a powerful clock frequency up to 880 MHz.
    The new SoC includes proven hardware support for Network Address Translation (NAT), Quality of Service (QoS), SAMBA, Virtual Private Network (VPN) and others routing and tunneling applications. It is ideal for high performance 802.11ac, 5G and 4G LTE-A modems, hotspots, VPN routers, NAS, AC (Access Point Controller) and smart routers. Moreover, the MT7621A applies low-power technology and fits into the WG1608V2’s design with good power dissipation.

    The router provides for five (5) Gigabit Auto MDI/MDIX Ethernet ports, an NGFF M.2 Key B slot for modem modules, a SIM card tray, a USB 3.0 port, and a Micro SD card slot.

     

    NOTE:  The WG1608D-M is only a router which requires a modem for cellular internet.  See below for different modem options.  While the WG1608D-M 5G is equipped with dual modem slots, only a single M.2 or Mini PCI-E modem may be used at any one time.

    The router board’s (PCB) built in NGFF M.2 Key B modem slot and SIM Card slots makes it a great fit for all of the latest 4G LTE-A, and now 5G cellular modems.

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    NOTE: Cellular service providers may require activating a specific data plan to use on a cellular internet device.   The carriers are constantly updating and/or modifying existing cellular plans.   It is the customer’s sole responsibility to assure a compatible cellular plan is available prior to purchasing cellular related components. Due to the nature of our products we do not offer refunds or returns on any of our products. We do always offer support and like for like exchange on any product that does not function as the manufacturer intended. Please see our official return policy.

     

    Our new inventory of WG1608V2 routers include:

    • openWRT firmware from the factory
    • 4 x MHF4 to SMA Bulkhead Antenna Connector Pigtails (pre-installed)
    • 2 x Dual Band (2.4Ghz and 5Ghz) WiFi Antennas
    • 4 x 5dbi high-gain 5G Cellular Antennas
    • 12 Volt 2 Amp Power Adapter
    • 1 x Screw, Spacer/Nut Ferrule to mount a 4G LTE M.2 Key B form factor modem
    • 1 x pillar block (installed) for mounting the longer M.2 Key B form factor 5G modems
    • Rack/Wall Mounts and associated screws
    • Cat5e Ethernet Cable

    NOTE: The WG1608V2 is not PoE powered.  For outdoor or remote installations in an enclosure, try our 72W 48V Gigabit PoE Injector paired with our 48V to 12V DC PoE Splitter provide power for Power over Ethernet (PoE) applications.

    Power Adapter Upgrade:

    The WiFiX WG1608V2 routers include a 2 Amp Power Adapter. We recommended these after determining that 1 Amp was insufficient when 4G LTE-A modems are under load — which may result in both WiFi and service disconnection issues.

    We strongly recommend upgrading to our top quality 12V 2.5A (30W) power adapter when using the Sierra Wireless and/or Quectel CAT12/CAT20 or higher 4G LTE and all 5G modems.  The importance of providing adequate power to the router and its modem must not be underestimated.

    WG1608V2 Accessories:

    The SIM card tray on the front of the router uses a Standard sized SIM card, and a SIM Card Adapter Kit may be also be required when using a Nano or Micro sized SIM card (i.e., from a phone or hotspot device) .

    The most popular Sierra Wireless M.2 modems to use with the WG1608V2 are the Sierra Wireless Cat7 EM7411, the Sierra Wireless CAT12 EM7565, and the Sierra Wireless CAT12 EM7511 (which has the AT&T FirstNet Band 14). These are 2×2 MIMO modems and will not use all 4 antennas on the router. Simply tape off the 2 extra antenna connectors.
    4×4 MIMO 5G Sierra Modems are very very new to the market and will be available in the future.

    The most popular Quectel M.2 modems to use the WG1608V2 are the Quectel CAT12 EM12-G (2×2 MIMO) and the Quectel CAT16 EM160R-GL (4×4 MIMO).

    Note: The Quectel CAT20 EM20G has been removed from production by Quectel and we are going to take on their new module, the EM160R-GL, as a replacement for it. In tests we have really enjoyed the performance of the EM160R-GL and will be offering it to our customers as soon as it is available in quantity.

     

    The Quectel EM12G, EM20G, EM06-A, EM160R-GL, EM120R-GL, RM500Q, RM510Q, and the Sierra Wireless EM7455 , EM7421, EM7511, EM7411, EM7565EM9190, EM9191, and EM7690 are all M.2 form factor modems and will fit in the WG1608V2 router. This also includes the SIMCOM SIM8200G, FiboCOM FM150NA, and many others.

    The newest 5G modems from all modem manufacturers are using a form factor that is 10mm longer than the 4G LTE modems. The WG1608V2 Router has a screw pillar in place for 5G modems already.

    DISCLAIMER: The new mmWave 5G modems have varying power requirements.  They are very new to the market and are not widely supported in the US.   Check your mmWave 5G modem module design specifications.

    NOTE: If installing a 4G LTE-A M.2 modem into the WG1608V2 you will need to use the factory supplied screw and ferrule hardware in order to secure the module in place.

    Check the Modem Installation tab for more information on installing 4G modems into the WG1608V2 and WG1608D-M

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    Cellular Antenna Upgrade Options:

    The WG1608V2 stock cellular antennas may be upgraded to any of the following cellular antennas:

    • 700-2700MHz Cradlepoint 3.5dBi 4G LTE Omni Flat Antenna with SMA Male Connector (Requires Four)
    • 698-2700MHz Cradlepoint 3dBi 4G LTE Omni Flat Antenna with SMA Male Connectors (Requires 2 PAIR)
    • 700-2700MHz Rectangular 3.5dBi-4dBi 4G LTE Omni Antenna with SMA Male Connectors (Requires 2 PAIR)
    • 700-2700MHz Rotating 3.5dBi–4dBi 4G LTE Flat Omni Antenna with SMA Male Connectors (Requires 2 PAIR)
    • 700-2700MHz Round 3dBi 4G LTE Omni Antenna with SMA Male Connectors (Requires 2 PAIR)

     

    Customers are upgrading many of our routers with the Cisco LTE Omni Antenna Kit. The WG1608V2 is no exception to this benefit.

    The Cisco antennas use TNC connectors (as opposed to SMA). The WG1608V2’s antenna pigtails must be upgraded to match both the modems MHF4 antenna connectors as well as the Cisco antennas TNC connectors. The TNC bulkheads are larger in diameter than the stock SMA bulkhead connectors and so the routers connector holes will need to be modified to be larger.

    * Note: The existing SMA connector cutouts in the WG1608V2 router case must be enlarged/drilled to 15/32″ to accommodate the larger TNC bulkhead connectors.

    We recommend the following four antenna pigtails when changing from SMA to TNC connectors on your router:
    Qty 2: 10″ TNC Female Bulkhead to MHF4 Antenna Pigtails

    Qty 2: 8″ TNC Female Bulkhead to MHF4 Antenna Pigtails

    The 2×2 MIMO M.2 modems (i.e., EM7455, EM7565, EM12-G) require only one 5″ and one 10″ MHF4 to TNC Female Bulkhead connector pigtail cables.

     

    Alternatively if you would rather use an adapter, we have TNC to SMA Adapters

    Adapters can introduce signal losses as you add more and more connection points, so we don’t recommend them unless it is simpler and more feasible for you to install than replacing the pigtails.

     

    The Mini PCI-E modems (i.e., MC7455, MC7354, LM960A18) will not work in this router directly. In order to use any Mini-PCI-E modem with the WG1608V2 Router you will need to install your Mini PCI-E modem into one of our USB3 to Mini-PCI-E Modem Adapter Enclosures and plug it into the WG1608V2 Routers USB3 port on the front.

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    WG1608V2 5G Tutorials:

    Check the Tabs at the top of the listing, like “Modem Installation Instructions”

     

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    Hardware Overview:

     

    The WG1608V2 is equipped with the MT7621, the latest MediaTek processor. The MT7621,  MIPS® 1004Kc™, Dual-core, CPU boasts a powerful clock frequency up to 880 MHz.
    The new SoC includes proven hardware support for Network Address Translation (NAT), Quality of Service (QoS), SAMBA, Virtual Private Network (VPN) and others routing and tunneling applications. It is ideal for high performance 802.11ac, 5G and 4G LTE-A modems, hotspots, VPN routers, NAS, AC (Access Point Controller) and smart routers. Moreover, the MT7621A applies low-power technology and fits into the WG1608V2’s design with good power dissipation.

    The router provides for five (5) Gigabit Auto MDI/MDIX Ethernet ports (IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab), an NGFF M.2 Key B slot for 5G and 4G LTE-A modem modules, a SIM card tray, a USB 3.0 port, and a Micro SD card slot.

    Router Enclosure Size: 240mm x 136mm x 25mm

    At a glance:

    * MTK7621 chipset, 880MHz main frequency
    * 16MB Flash+256MB RAM
    * Dual band wireless rate, up to 1200Mbps
    * 5 Gigabit ports, 1 WAN port + 4 LAN ports
    * 1 USB 3.0 port + 1 TF / SD card slot +1 SIM Slot/Tray
    * 1 M.2 Slot for 5G cellular modules (4G LTE-A modules will also work with included screw kit)

    Working Environment Specs:

    Operating Temperature:0℃ ~ 40℃;
    Storage Temperature:-40℃~ 70℃;

    Operating Humidity:10%~90% non-condensing
    Storage Humidity:10%~90% non-condensing

     

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    Wireless (Wi-Fi) Overview:

    Dual band wireless rate, up to 1200Mbps

    The WiFi supports IEEE 802.11n/g/b/ac/a protocols with a maximum wireless rate of 1200 Mbps.
    It is equipped with Two (2) removable 5dBi high gain Dual Band Wi-Fi antennas for better coverage and performance in  large areas.

    5.8G WiFi band with MU-MIMO support

    2.4G Chipset: MT7603EN

    5.8G Chipset: MT7613AEN

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    Software Overview:

    Original SDK, OpenWRT, eCos, LEDE/ROOter Compatible

    Factory Installed version: OpenWRT Chaos Calmer 15.05.1 (mtk-apsoc-demo)

    DISCLAIMER: LTE FIX is not yet offering a WiFiX firmware build for the WG1608 router.  The router comes with the OEM OpenWRT firmware.  If additional firmware is required, please locate that firmware prior to making a purchase.  Please refer to our official return policy.

    NOTE: The stock openWRT based firmware from the manufacturer has functioning 2.4Ghz and 5.8Ghz WiFi connectivity. It has been noted that alternative versions of firmware for the WG1608 routers are having issues with 5.8Ghz wifi connectivity working properly. LTE FIX does not make the firmware and does not support nor accept returns for the short comings of alternative firmware offerings. Please use your own discretion before making your purchase.

     

    Weight 43.3 oz
    Dimensions 13.5 × 6.5 × 2.25 in

    Specifications

    Main Chipset MTK7621 / Dual-core / 880MHz
    RAM DDR3 256MB
    FLASH SPI Flash 16MB
    Protocols IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE802.11b, IEEE802.11ac, IEEE802.11a, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
    Wi-Fi Rate 5GHz: 900Mbps, 2.4Ghz: 300Mbps
    Antennas 2 x 5dBi Dual Band (Wi-Fi) RP-SMA detachable

    4 x 5dBi 5G 700-960MHz & 1710-4900MHz SMA detachable

    Interfaces 1 x 10/100M/1000M WAN Port, Auto MDI/MDIX

    4 x 10/100M/1000M LAN Port, Auto MDI/MDIX

    1 x USB 3.0 port

    1 x NGFF M.2 Key B slot

    1 x Micro TF / SD card slot

    1 x Removable SIM card Tray

    LED PWR, 2.4G, 5.8G, WWAN, External Network

    LAN 1/2/3/4, WAN

    Button 1 x RESET
    Power DC 12V 2.0A Adapter
    Power Consumption < 20W (without m.2 modem card)
    Dimensions(L*W*H) Router: 240MM (9.5”) x 136MM (5.25”) x 25MM (1”) (Does not include antenna bulkheads)
    PCB: 190MM x 114MM x 16MM
    Management IP: 192.168.1.1
    User Name: adminPassword: admin
    Uses AP, Router, WiFi Hotspot, 5G / LTE Cellular Router
    WAN Type PPPoE, Dynamic IP, Static IP, 3G/4G/LTE / 5G
    DHCP Server,  Client, DHCP Client List, Address Reservation
    Port Forwarding Server, Client, DHCP Client List, Address Reservation
    Operating System Original SDK, OpenWRT, eCos, LEDE/ROOter Compatible
    Firewall Security Client filterMAC Address Filter

    URL Filter

    Long-distance WEB management

    DNNS Supported
    Bandwidth Control Supported
    Static Router Supported
    System Logging Supported
    Web UI Themes Supported
    Other Functions Mac cloneNTP Synchronize

    Web UI firmware upgrade

    Work Environment Operating Temperature: 0℃ ~ 40℃

    Storage Temperature: -40℃~ 70℃

    Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing

    Storage Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing

    Certifications CE, FCC, RoHS
    Included Accessories 2 x 5dBi Dual band 2.4Ghz, 5.8Ghz RP-SMA detachable Wi-Fi antennas

    4 x 5dBi 700-960MHz & 1710-4900MHz SMA detachable LTE antennas

    1 x LAN Cable

    1 x Power Adapter 12V 2.0A DC

    1 x Screw & Spacers for M.2 4G LTE modem card installation

    4 x Screws for 5G Module and/or Brackets

    1 x Rack/Wall Mounting Brackets

    Dimensions(L*W*H) Router: 240MM (9.5”) x 133MM (5.25”) x 25MM (1”) (Does not include antenna bulkheads)

    PCB: 190MM x 114MM x 16MM

    Packaging: 330mm (13.25”) x 230mm (6.5”) x 60mm (2.25”)

    Weight Router: 0.756 KG (1.66 LBS)

    Packaged: 1.228 KG (2.701 LBS)

     

    Modem Installation Instructions

    If installing a 4G LTE-A M.2 modem into the WG1608V2 you will need to use the factory supplied screw and ferrule hardware in order to secure the module in place.

    LTEFix Modem Installation Screw and Ferrules
    LTEFix Modem Installation Screw and Ferrules

    This will require the removal of the router board from the metal enclosure for installation, then reinstalling the router board into its metal enclosure.

    WG1608 4G Modem Ferrule Install Kit
    WG1608 4G Modem Ferrule Install Kit

    Firmware

    WiFiX Router Firmware

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