Need some application assistance.....

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Need some application assistance.....I am looking at the need to have a BR100 router at a growing number of customer sites to allow remote management of the connected systems I need to maintain, so i am assuming i can house a VPN gateway and use my CDMA SIM on my purchased AT&T 3g lte 4g network time to do this?
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Rex Smith

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Posted 3 years ago

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Carsten Buchenau, Champ

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Rex, you do not need the VPN Gateway for remote management. This is a VPN tunnel terminator, so that Branch offices can create a VPN tunnel to your HQ. You can then use the Hivemanager for many configuration tasks, like automatic subnet and tunnel provisioning, automated adjustment of routing tables, centrally managed rules of which traffic goes through the tunnel und which authorization etc.

But for the all those tasks not concerning a Layer2 or Layer3 VPN tunnel the VPN Gateway is not needed, and you can still roll out BR100 devices at customer sites.

All they need to have is an Internet Connection, so they can find and connect to their Hivemanager. This could be Aerohive's Hivemanager-Online, or your own "Hivemanager on-premise" configured to be accessible by public IP address.

You then even have remote CLI access to the BR100, via Hivemanager, through the established Capwap tunnel.

Yes, you can add a 3G/4G USB stick to the USB port of the BR100, and (centrally) configure them with various scenarios:
- 3G/4G as only Internet connection
- As backup link, when the primary connection is unavailable
- As alternate routing path for certain traffic / destinations

But again, for management and remote access, the 3G/4G connectivity is not needed, assuming that a "standard" Internet connection is available.

Hope this helps...
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I would definitely go for BR200s and not BR100s if you are able to.