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Does TP-LINK TL-MR3420 support ADSL input? If not, is there such a router available? What I need is a router that not only accepts a normal ADSL cable (coming from my phone line), but also has a USB where I could plug-in an EVDO device to serve as backup connection.

I know I can do this with two routers. I'm just looking for a single device.


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Shopping and consumer electronics questions are frowned upon on this site. Also, the question might be more appropriate in a StackExchange site focusing on networking, not this site. – Anindo Ghosh Jun 24 '13 at 11:22
@AnindoGhosh: Ah I see. Thanks for enlightening me. I guess my problem is more generic than a particular make/model; that of finding a router that has both ADSL and EVDO capabilities. Anyway, I'll take care of the rules. – dotNET Jun 24 '13 at 14:54
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No, that router does not support ADSL input directly, you would need an ADSL modem which you could then connect to the WAN port.

Some high-end ADSL routers do support what you are after, e.g.

  • Billion BiPAC 7800DXL
  • DrayTek Vigor 2830n

This is not as simple as it seems though. There is no guarantee that your 3G device will be supported and you would need to check beforehand.

You may find it considerably cheaper to connect a second device for ADSL after all.

That's a whole lot of help. Thanks a lot. – dotNET Jun 24 '13 at 14:43

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