The Model 4504 is a Wireless-N router with a four-port switch that allows sharing of a cellular broadband service (LTE, 4G, 3G and earlier) or a fixed broadband service (DSL, data-over-cable, Ethernet) using either WiFi or Ethernet connections. Simply plug a LTE/4G/3G, USB modem, iPhone, Android phone, DSL modem cable modem, or Ethernet WAN connection into the 4504 and computers, tablets, handhelds and other WiFi or Ethernet devices can share high-speed Internet. The 4504 provides an excellent range with coverage of up to 330 feet indoors and 1000 feet outdoors, depending upon the environment.
The 4504 provides wireless LAN speeds of up to 150 Mbps and includes a four-port 10/100 Ethernet Switch, one 10/100 Ethernet WAN port for interface to an ADSL or cable modem, and one USB 2.0 host port for interface to a 3LTE/4G/3G modem or tethered smartphone. Wired and wireless routing with security can be added to an ADSL modem or cable modem using the Ethernet WAN port. When connected to both a cellular and wired broadband connection, the 4504 provides automatic cellular backup to the wired broadband connection.
The 4504 can also provide an improved cellular data connection where the signal strength is low. Place the 4504 and a cellular modem or tethered smartphone where the cellular signal is the best, typically near a window. Then the Modem 4504 will complete the connection to local WiFi devices through extended-range Wireless-N. The 4504 can also be configured as a wireless LAN repeater to extend the range of your local network and includes WDS (Wireless Distribution System) support..
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The 4504 provides an extensive list of advanced router features, including robust firewalls, VPN Pass-through, DHCP server, Quality of Service (QoS) and will support up to 253 client devices. The 4504 also supports a wide range of Internet service connection protocols, including static IP (DHCP client), PPTP, L2TP, PPPoE, 3G, and 4G LTE. These can be set up easily by using the 4504's built-in browser interface and setup wizard, or Universal Plug and Play. SNMP is also supported for more advanced network management. Wireless security setup is simplified by WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup).
The 4504 has a detachable external antenna with pivoting position adjustment for Wireless-N connections.