TP-Link is a major manufacturer of networking hardware for home, business, and enterprise use.
The TP-Link ER605 and bigger brother, the ER7206, are called "Omada Gigabit VPN Routers." Omada is TP-Link's cloud management and monitoring service and these routers are primarily designed to provide remotely-managed VPN connections, including over multiple Ethernet WAN links.
These routers do not include any Wi-Fi capability - LAN or WAN.
What makes them interesting for mobile internet users is their robust failover and load balancing capability. While this is limited to Ethernet connections, these routers can be useful for mobile users looking to integrate redundant options without spending for an enterprise router like a Pepwave.
There are two products, but also different versions for each product.
- ER605 V1 - 5x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
- ER605 V2 - 5x Gigabit Ethernet Ports + 1 USB WAN port
- ER7206 - 5x Gigabit Ethernet Ports + 1 Gigabit SFP port. Faster internals for more VPN performance.
- Model: ER605 & ER7206
- Router Specs:
- # of Connected Devices: Not specified
- Wi-Fi Router: None
- Default Control Panel Address and Password:
Control Panel: 192.168.0.1
Default Password: Set on first login
- USB Tethering Support: Yes on ER605 V2 only
- Ethernet Ports:
- ER605 5x Gigabit Ethernet (1x WAN, 2xWAN/LAN, 2x LAN)
- ER7206 5x Gigabit Ethernet (1x WAN, 2xWAN/LAN, 2x LAN), 1x Gigbit SFP Port (WAN)
- Cellular Modem Specs: No Cellular Modem
- Dimensions: 6.2 × 4.0 × 1.0 inches
- Other Ports: None
- Power Source:
- ER605: 12v (AC Power Adapter included)
- ER7206 100–240 V~50/60 Hz
- Outdoor Rated: No
- Special Features: Remote management, Integrated VPN, Failover
- Retail Price: $59.99 - 149.99
News, Videos & Status
We have an ER605 V1 (without a USB port) in for testing.
Members can access our testing notes in our forums:
- Insty Connect Launches New Antennas, A New Modem Design, and Cellular Data Plans Posted on: November 6, 2023
- GL.iNet Releases Spitz AX Cellular Router With An X62 Cellular Modem Posted on: May 31, 2023
- Insty Connect Offering X62 5G Modems - A First For Mobile Routers Posted on: January 27, 2023
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