The easiest way to connect over the Internet to your 3G or 4G router is by using a Fixed IP SIM Card. This will give your router a mobile broadband connection with a fixed, public IP address so you can access your router from anywhere on the Internet.
This means that you can now use your 3G or 4G Router just like any Internet router that has a fixed, public IP address – you can connect directly to the router web management and use port forwarding to connect to your devices on the LAN.
So, if you need 4G CCTV connectivity to remotely access your DVR then a 4G router combined with a 4G Fixed IP SIM whill give you a high speed 4G mobile Internet connection and easily allow you connect from anywhere to your DVR and security devices.
The Fixed IP / Public IP service is provided by an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) who invest in the equipment, network and skilled staff to integrate their front end network offering with the mobile networks.
You have probably heard of other MVNO companies like Tesco Mobile and Virgin Mobile who offer a mobile phone service but did not invest billions of pounds in licenses and building a mobile network – so an MVNO that offers a Fixed IP SIM card service like ours has links into the mobile networks and can then add valuable services with their own infrastructure and that is how, as an MVNO, Fixed IP SIM card services are available using all the UK mobile networks.
A standard mobile network SIM card will use CGNAT (Carrier Grade NAT) and will only allocate your 3G or 4G connection with a PRIVATE IP Address on the mobile networks private network. This means you will not be able to connect to your 3G/4G router which of course means that things like Dynamic DNS will not work, neither will router functions like port forwarding.
It is because standard mobile data SIM cards work this way and do not provide a means to remotely access your router that specialist service providers have been established to provide Fixed IP SIM Cards.
3G M2M Data SIM Cards with Public Fixed IP Address.
We offer 3G Fixed IP SIM Cards for O2, Vodafone, 3 Mobile and EE networks. Various monthly rental plans starting from £12.00 per month.
4G M2M Data SIM Cards with Public Fixed IP Address.
We offer 4G Fixed IP SIM Cards for O2, Vodafone, 3 Mobile and EE networks. Various monthly rental plans starting from £16.00 per month.
These Fixed IP SIM cards offer a high speed 4G mobile broadband connection with a PUBLIC IP address that is fixed. This enables users to insert the 4G Fixed IP SIM card into a 4G router and remotely connect to the router using the static IP address. This means that when used with an M2M 4G Router the user can remotely access the router over the 4G network because the router will then have a static IP address accessible via the internet and by using port forwarding the user can then access devices on the LAN such as CCTV equipment.
These Fixed IP SIMs will work with our range of 3G Routers and provide a static public IP address to enable simple and reliable remote access to the 3G router and the connected devices.
By using a Fixed IP SIM card with a 3G router you can easily connect to the 3G router and using port forwarding connect to your devices on the LAN side of the router. This makes the combination of a 3G router and Fixed IP SIM ideal for many applications including CCTV, Digital Signage / Remote Media and any other M2M application for remote monitoring and management of equipment over the 3G mobile broadband network.
All of our Fixed IP SIM cards lhave a public fixed IP address which means you can connect to it directly over the internet without first having to create a VPN making them easy to use and provide access from anywhere on the Internet. We also provide VPN type solutions where you still get Fixed IP addresses for your SIM cards but they are on a private network which you need to connect to using a VPN connection. These have a lower cost per SIM, but there are extra charges for the main VPN link so these are better suited to users that have a larger number of SIM cards.
Please call us for details of our VPN fixed IP SIM cards.