The Road Warrior VR2 (short for version 2), is a complete mobile connectivity solution for those who are serious about staying connected on the road and need a resilient internet connection for Zoom, video chat, streaming, and work/play activities. This unit is capable of combining two simultaneous cellular connections, a wired connection such as Starlink and two additional WIFI-as-WAN connections for up to 5 simultanious connections out to the internet. The Road Warrior VR2 Bundle is powered by Peplink's UBR Plus Dual Cat-7 Mobile Router, paired with a 7-in-1 Roof antenna of your choice and direct wire DC power cables. The Road Warrior bundle includes SpeedFusion licensing meaning you can bond multiple connections together into a single more resillient connection.
The Road Warrior VR2 Bundle includes a 7-in-1 roof antenna which will greatly improve cellular and WiFi signals to improve connectivity. Each roof antenna has 7 individual antennas (4 Cellular Antennas, 2 WiFi antennas, and 1 GPS) inside the compact roof housing. 4 cellular antennas allow the Peplink UBR Plus to utilize the latest LTE-Advanced technology, including carrier aggregation and 2x2 MIMO communication technology for each modem. Support for Band 14 (FirstNET) and Band 71 (TMobile Rural Band) is also included (details below). Multiple antenna options are available and have slight differences in installation and specifications. Additional information on antenna options is available below. In a hurry? You can get surfing right away before installing the roof antenna by utilizing the included interior antennas.
The Peplink UBR Plus has 4x sim slots (2x per modem) allowing you to select which sim/carrier is in use by each of the modems. The signal from your cellular connection is then re-broadcasted wirelessly inside your RV or vehicle using the unit's high-powered 802.11ac/a/n WiFi antennas with WIFI 5 technology. You get powerful 2ghz (long-range) and 5ghz (high speed) wireless connectivity while also getting four (4) wired ethernet LAN ports for your most demanding devices like VOIP phones or desktop computers/workstations.
Peplink's proprietary multi-wan technology allows this modem to utilize the onboard cellular LTE modem, a public WiFi hotspot (WiFi-as-WAN), or a secondary wired internet connection (Starlink, cable modem, DSL, etc.) as the source for Internet connectivity. Starlink can also be connected via the WIFI-as-WAN interface if needed. The Peplink UBR Plus is capable of load balancing multiple internet connections across multiple devices and is easily managed within the web-based management dashboard.
Dual Modem Device
This mobile router is equipped with two embedded cellular modems. This will allow you to utilize two cellular connections at the same time, providing advanced traffic routing and load balancing capabilities as well as near-instant failover from one provider to another. Internet traffic can be routed in a variety of ways using Peplink's proprietary Outbound Policy Management Algorithms. Dual modem devices may be capable of utilizing SpeedFusion technology, also known as "WAN bonding", which may require separate licensing. See SpeedFusion section below.
Category 7 Modem
This mobile router is equipped with one or more category 7 LTE Advanced cellular modems with a maximum download speed of 300Mbps and a maximum upload speed of 150Mbps (typical speeds range from 10-75mbps depending on cellular network conditions and coverage). The category of the modem impacts the maximum upload and download speed of the device and what cellular bands or "channels" the device can connect to. Cellular bands act similarly to "channels" on television, each cellular provider broadcasts on specific bands. Category 7 modems support connecting to the primary bands of all major carriers such as Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T and include additional LTE secondary bands for increased speed and coverage in many areas. This includes access to Band 14, AT&T's FirstNET band and Band 71 for TMobile's rural band. For a complete list of bands supported, click the documentation tab for detailed specifications.
Category 7 modems are extremely popular as they blend strong performance and maximum data plan compatibility and value. Category 7 modems are very popular for mobile workers and for those who consider the internet "mission-critical" as they come in many dual modem mobile routers capable of bonding. Category 7 modems are capable of video calling, VOIP, streaming, general internet use, and, when paired with a dual modem capable device, support bonding of multiple cellular connections. See SpeedFusion section for more information.
This device is licensed for SpeedFusion access. SpeedFusion is Peplink's proprietary WAN bonding solution that can bond multiple internet connections together into a single, more resilient connection for added connection reliability. SpeedFusion-capable devices create a VPN tunnel that allows multiple internet connections to act as a single connection. SpeedFusion supports WAN-Smoothing, a technology that helps to prevent packet loss which is typically the cause for unstable internet connections. In order to utilize SpeedFusion you must either host your own SpeedFusion instance at a secondary location/datacenter or use Peplink's SpeedFusion Cloud service which is available for an additional monthly subscription fee. This device includes data allotment for SpeedFusion cloud transfer at up to 100Mbps per second (amount of data will change based on the hardware). For more information on SpeedFusion and SpeedFusion Cloud, please reach out to us below.
WiFi as WAN
This device supports WiFi-As-WAN, meaning you can pick up public WiFi signals from hotspots, campgrounds, and other sources to rebroadcast them into your coach and use them as your local internet. The wireless antennas included with this modem will pick up these signals and rebroadcast them locally within your own WiFi network.
*Using public WiFi may be unreliable due to external environmental forces typically outside of customer's control and as such public WiFi is recommended to be used as a secondary backup connection.
WiFi 6 expands the WiFi band from 80 MHz to 160 MHz, doubling the channel width and creating a faster connection from your router to the device. With WiFi 6, you can enjoy 8K movies, large file downloads and uploads, and responsive smart home devices – all without buffering. WiFi 6 allows for speeds of up to 9.6 gigabits per second (Gbps), up from WiFi 5's 3.5 Gbps.
This means faster internal file transfers and less speed loss between the modem to your device.
Which Roof Antenna is Right For You?
We have a variety of choices for roof antennas based on your particular installation need. In general, higher priced antennas have better performance and are future proofed for newer technology such as Nationwide 5G, making upgrades down the road easier. Higher performance antennas may be larger, so size and installation requirements is a consideration. We offer a variety of options for customers with unique installation requirements, mounting requirements, brand or budget preference. We have put together our 7-in-1 Antenna Comparison Chart to help aid in your decision as well as a video outlining some top choices. Still not sure? Start up a chat below and we will be glad to assist you.
Device Pre-Configuration & Training Options
- Do-It-Yourself Setup – Once your order ships, detailed instructions will be emailed to your inbox complete with detailed installation guides for both mobile routers and roof antenna installations. Use our self-help installation guide to get from box to surfing the web in no time. What’s best is the cost. Free!
- Instructor Led Setup & Training Class – Get personalized setup and training for your new mobile internet solution. Our team will help you get the unit online and will remotely configure common settings so that you can begin using the internet without having to break out the instructions manuals and learn tech talk. We will update the device to the latest secure firmware, setup your WiFi and passwords and give your WiFi a unique name of your choice. We will then verify the unit is functioning properly and setup remote access to your new mobile router through Peplink's secure Cloud Management Portal. You will then have access to live instructor led classes to review all of the basics on how to use your new mobile internet solution. All classes include a question-and-answer session to ensure all of your questions are answered and you can always return after a few weeks and attend a second class if you have more questions.
MobileMustHave Data Plans
MobileMustHave is proud to announce we now have high-speed, high GB data plans available exclusively to our customers. Traditional cellular plans available directly from the carriers have data caps that are not suitable for active travelers. We have negotiated the ability to provide high gigabyte cellular data plans that operate on the top national networks. Take the guesswork out of activating other plans that don't work or are not authorized to work on our cellular routers with data plans from MobileMustHave. Our plans are ready to activate when your ready to travel and have no contracts so keep as long as you need and cancel anytime.
This device is FirstNet Ready! FirstNet is the nationwide public safety communications platform dedicated to America's first responders. Being built with AT&T, in public-private partnership with the FirstNet Authority, FirstNet utilizes Band-14, which is reserved for public safety but is also being marketed as available to the public for additional bandwidth capacity. In testing Band-14 has been made available during non-emergency situations to the public to provide additional bandwidth and coverages to customers who have a modem that supports FirstNet's Band-14. Not all modems that support Band-14 are "FirstNet Certified" however they typically can connect to Band-14 in most areas. Information on FirstNet certifications can be found on Specification sheets located on the Documentation Tab. Additional information about FirstNet's use and technology can be found in this article from our friends at the RV Mobile Internet Resource Center.
Band 71 Ready
This device supports Band 71. Band 71 is T-Mobile's rural cellular band that operates on 600mhz which provides significant increases in coverage on the T-Mobile network for customers traveling outside of urban areas. 5G ready devices that support Band 71 typically also support Band 71n which is the 5G band for T-Mobile. Note that not all devices are 5G devices so check the listing above but with or without 5G you will still achieve increased coverage on the T-Mobile network with any device that supports Band 71. For more information about Band 71, check out the Band 71 Guide from our friends at the Mobile Internet Resource Center.
InControl2 is Peplink's cloud-based endpoint management system. When connected to your devices, it aggregates data to generate useful reports on all aspects of your network. On a single screen, you can push configurations to any and all of your endpoints. If you need to dig deeper, you can remotely access the web admin of any device on your network.
For most MobileMustHave customers this features is not required, but it does allow your device to be accessible to you via the cloud. This can be an advantage if you would like to remotely control your device, track your vehicles location (if GPS is enabled), and allow support access to remote in (when permission is granted).
InControl2 is included with all router purchases for 1-Year and is included with EssentialCare and PrimeCare Warranty Renewal Options.
PrimeCare & PrimeCare+
This is a PrimeCare device. PrimeCare includes a factory replacement warranty, centralized cloud management, and SpeedFusion licenses for WAN Bonding functionality. PrimeCare devices include 1 Year of PrimeCare with your purchase. Update to PrimeCare+ to upgrade from business hour support with the manufacturer to 24/7 email based support with the manufacturer. PrimeCare+ customers are eligible for Advanced Hardware Replacement from the manufacturer. Once your RMA is approved a new device will be sent to you before the defective device is returned ensuring customers are not left without a device during the warranty replacement. PrimeCare+ is provided by the manufacturer, not by MobileMustHave. For additional information our partners at the Mobile Internet Resource Center have put together a detailed guide.
Licensing PrimeCare and Primecare+ beyond year one can be purchased at the time of purchase or after the fact. Basic functionality will remain if PrimeCare expires. Factory Warranty, InControl Cloud Management and SpeedFusion will stop functioning until the PrimeCare license is renewed. Warranty and license purchases are non-refundable due to manufacturer policies.
Looking for the full specifications on this product? Not to worry, they are located above under the "Documentation" Tab just above by the product description.
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