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4G LTE Smart Router

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The I262 4G LTE Smart Routers is the perfect solution for retail business, SME, office emergencies that can’t afford to have a brief internet outage. With its OpenWrt supported feature, 512GB storage capacity, and a built in 5000mAh battery, you can stay connected even when your fixed broadband goes down or power fails, saving you valuable time and money.

With LTE CAT6 support, you can download at up to 300Mbps, enabling you to stream in 4K definition, make uninterrupted video calls, and browse the web seamlessly even without a fixed broadband connection. It is small and convenient that provides access to the Internet even while parked or traveling down the road.

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I262 4G LTE Smart Router

Highly Reliable Failover Router

In addition, 4G LTE wireless broadband support, the I262 also provides a built-in Fast Ethernet WAN port for fixed broadband connections. You can set either fixed or mobile connection as the primary connection. Any one connection can be used to provide uninterrupted connectivity if the other fails.

4G LTE Smart Router

I262 4G LTE Smart Router

Powerful Built-in Firewall

This product supports the latest version of the Internet Protocol (IPv6), adding an extra layer to your cyber security. It also supports WPA3 encryption which is the next generation of Wi-Fi security. Apart from its powerful built-in firewall, it also supports OpenVPN, WireGuard®, and customized DNS to level up your online security.

I262 4G LTE Smart Router

Take control of your data

It is remotely manageable thanks to Device Management Server (DMS). There is no need to spend extra money on additional services, get support from ISPs, or rent an additional DSL line for remote access. DMS offers a comprehensive, fully featured, and robust solution to automate your device data, maintenance, and metrics deployment and support.

4G LTE Smart Router

I262 4G LTE Smart Router

Main Features


Speeds up to 300Mbps Downlink and 50Mbps Uplink



Qualcomm MDM9240/QCA9531

battery backup

Battery Backup

5000 mAh Lithium Battery Built in

Horizon dmsDevice Management Server

DMS compatible, TR069 Ready

Colors AvailableBlack or White
LTE CategoryCAT 6, 3GPP Rel 11
LTE SpeedsUp to 300mbps DL
Up to 50mbps UL
Supported BandsFDD-LTE: B2/B4/B5/B7/B12/B13/B25/B26/B29/B30/B66
UMTS: B2/B4/B5
ChipsetQualcomm MDM9240/QCA9531
Wi-Fi2.4Ghz 802.11 a/b/g/n speed upto 300mbps
Memory / Storage128MB RAM . 128Mb ROM, SD Slot
Carrier AggregationUp to 4 Carrier Aggregation
Battery Backup5000 mAh Lithium Battery Built in
Carrier AggregationSupport 2 Carrier Aggregation
SIM4FF Nano Sim Card
Antenna4G LTE (2) Internal, WiFi (2) Internal, External ANT Optional
CertificationFCC Certified

The I262: 4G LTE Smart Router

In the fast-paced world of modern business, a reliable internet connection is not just a luxury; it’s a necessity. Downtime can lead to lost opportunities, decreased productivity, and customer dissatisfaction. To address these concerns, the I262 4G LTE Smart Router emerges as a valuable solution. This article will delve into the technical specifications and features of the I262, exploring how it ensures uninterrupted connectivity for businesses, especially in times of emergencies.

The I262: LTE CAT6 Support

Speed and Efficiency

The LTE CAT6 support in the Horizon Powered’s I262 is a critical component for businesses that require high-speed data transfer. It enables download speeds of up to 300Mbps and upload speeds of up to 50Mbps. Here’s a deeper look into why this matters:

  1. Download Speed: With download speeds of up to 300Mbps, the I262 ensures that businesses can access data, files, and online resources at lightning-fast speeds. This is particularly beneficial for tasks that demand a significant amount of data, such as downloading large files, streaming high-definition videos, or using cloud-based applications.
  2. Upload Speed: The upload speed of up to 50Mbps is equally important. It allows businesses to send data, files, and multimedia content to the internet swiftly and efficiently. This is crucial for tasks like uploading files to cloud storage, conducting video conferences, and sharing large documents with clients or colleagues.
  3. Seamless Operations: The combination of high download and upload speeds ensures that day-to-day business operations can run seamlessly. Whether you are a retail business processing online transactions, an office conducting video conferencing meetings, or an SME relying on cloud-based applications, the I262’s LTE CAT6 support ensures that you can do so without frustrating delays.

The I262: Reliability

Beyond speed, reliability is a paramount consideration for businesses. The I262 excels in this area thanks to its LTE CAT6 support:

  1. Consistent Connectivity: LTE CAT6 technology offers a robust and stable connection, even when traditional fixed broadband is unavailable. This means that your business can maintain its online presence regardless of external factors, such as power outages or disruptions in fixed broadband services.
  2. Business Continuity: Uninterrupted connectivity is vital for business continuity. The I262 ensures that you stay connected, safeguarding your operations, customer interactions, and productivity. It prevents potential financial losses that can occur during internet outages.
  3. Cost-Efficiency: The reliability provided by LTE CAT6 support can translate into cost savings. You won’t need to invest in expensive backup solutions or incur additional expenses to mitigate the impact of internet downtime. The I262’s reliability safeguards your business without breaking the bank.

See also: Outdoor CPE

Dual Connection Options

Fixed and Mobile Connectivity

The I262 distinguishes itself with its unique capability to offer dual connectivity options, combining both fixed and mobile connectivity seamlessly. This feature provides businesses with a versatile and reliable networking solution. Here’s a more detailed exploration:

  1. Built-in Fast Ethernet WAN Port: The I262 is equipped with a built-in Fast Ethernet WAN port, which enables you to establish a fixed broadband connection. This port allows you to connect the router directly to a traditional wired broadband source, such as a DSL or cable modem. Here’s why this is advantageous:

   – Stability and Speed: Fixed broadband connections are renowned for their stability and consistent speeds. This makes them ideal for critical business operations that require a reliable and high-speed internet connection.

   – Wired Infrastructure: Many businesses already have a wired infrastructure in place, making it convenient to connect the I262 to their existing network. This is particularly valuable for offices and establishments that rely on wired connections for their internal networks.

  1. Mobile Connectivity: In addition to fixed broadband, the I262 also supports mobile connectivity through its LTE CAT6 capabilities. Here’s why this is a valuable feature:

   – Redundancy and Failover: The ability to use mobile connectivity as a secondary option provides redundancy and failover protection. In the event that the fixed broadband connection experiences downtime due to factors like network outages or technical issues, the router seamlessly switches to the mobile connection. This ensures uninterrupted internet access and keeps your business running smoothly.

   – Business Continuity: Mobile connectivity serves as a valuable tool for business continuity. It acts as a safety net, allowing your business to stay online even when the primary fixed broadband connection is compromised. This is essential for businesses that cannot afford prolonged downtime, such as retail stores processing transactions or online service providers catering to customers.

   – On-the-Go Connectivity: The mobile connectivity option is not restricted to a fixed location. It allows businesses to maintain connectivity while on the move. For instance, if your business involves traveling or operating in temporary locations, the I262 ensures that you remain connected wherever you are.

  1. Seamless Failover: One of the standout advantages of the I262’s dual connection options is its ability to seamlessly switch between fixed and mobile connectivity in the event of a failure. This automatic failover ensures that your business remains connected without requiring manual intervention. This is crucial for minimizing downtime and its associated costs.
  2. Load Balancing: Additionally, the I262 can be configured for load balancing, where it intelligently distributes network traffic between the fixed and mobile connections based on predefined criteria. This optimizes network performance and prevents congestion on a single connection.

See also: Indoor Routers

Cybersecurity Features

IPv6 Support

The I262 prioritizes network security by providing support for IPv6, the latest version of the Internet Protocol. Here’s an in-depth look at its significance and benefits:

  1. Enhanced Security: IPv6 introduces several security improvements compared to its predecessor, IPv4. It employs more robust encryption and authentication mechanisms, making it more resistant to various cyber threats, including spoofing attacks and man-in-the-middle attacks.
  2. Address Space: IPv6 significantly expands the address space, offering a vast number of unique IP addresses. This abundance of addresses makes it more challenging for malicious actors to target specific devices or networks. It enhances network privacy and reduces the risk of address-related vulnerabilities.
  3. Better Header Security: IPv6 incorporates features like Authentication Header (AH) and Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) to provide stronger data integrity and confidentiality. These features protect data as it traverses the network, ensuring that it remains secure from tampering and eavesdropping.
  4. Intrusion Detection and Prevention: IPv6 allows for the integration of advanced intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDPS). These systems can analyze network traffic in real-time, detect suspicious patterns, and mitigate potential threats promptly.

See also: CBRS Devices

WPA3 Encryption

The I262 supports WPA3 encryption, representing the next generation of Wi-Fi security. Here’s a detailed exploration of its importance:

  1. Stronger Encryption: WPA3 incorporates the latest encryption standards, ensuring that data transmitted over the Wi-Fi network is highly secure. It uses the Simultaneous Authentication of Equals (SAE) protocol, which offers robust protection against brute-force attacks.
  2. Protection Against Dictionary Attacks: WPA3 strengthens protection against dictionary attacks by making it computationally challenging for attackers to guess Wi-Fi passwords. This greatly reduces the risk of unauthorized access to your network.


  1. Individualized Data Encryption: WPA3 provides individualized data encryption for each device connected to the network. This means that even if one device’s security is compromised, the encryption of other devices remains intact, enhancing network security.
  2. Enhanced Privacy: WPA3 improves privacy by preventing passive eavesdropping on Wi-Fi communications. This is particularly important for businesses handling sensitive data, as it ensures that confidential information remains confidential.

VPN Support

For businesses that prioritize online security, the I262 offers support for Virtual Private Network (VPN) protocols such as OpenVPN and WireGuard®:

  1. Secure Communication: VPNs create secure tunnels over the internet, encrypting data in transit. The I262’s support for OpenVPN and WireGuard® ensures that your business communications remain confidential and protected from interception.
  2. Remote Access: VPNs enable secure remote access to your business network. This is especially valuable for employees who need to work from remote locations while maintaining access to sensitive resources.
  3. Data Integrity: VPNs provide data integrity, ensuring that data transmitted between your business and external networks remains unchanged and free from tampering.

Customized DNS

The I262 offers the option to customize DNS (Domain Name System) settings, allowing businesses to strengthen their online security:

  1. Control Over Domain Resolution: Customized DNS settings enable businesses to specify which DNS servers their network uses. This level of control can help prevent DNS-related attacks, such as DNS spoofing and cache poisoning, by using reputable DNS providers.
  2. Filtering and Monitoring: With customized DNS, you can implement content filtering and monitor domain name resolution. This can be useful for blocking access to malicious websites and preventing employees from accessing inappropriate or non-business-related content.
  3. DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC): The I262 can support DNSSEC, a suite of extensions to DNS that adds an additional layer of security by digitally signing DNS data. This helps ensure the authenticity and integrity of DNS records, reducing the risk of DNS-based attacks.

Built-in Battery Backup

Power During Emergencies


The I262 is designed to keep your business connected even during power outages. It features a built-in 5000mAh lithium battery, ensuring that the router remains operational when the electricity grid fails. This level of backup power is crucial for businesses that cannot afford to be offline, such as retail stores and small offices.

Device Management Server (DMS)

Remote Management

Efficiently managing network devices is paramount for businesses aiming to ensure uninterrupted connectivity and maintain optimal network performance. The I262 addresses this need through its robust Device Management Server (DMS) compatibility. Here’s an in-depth exploration of its capabilities and benefits:

  1. Streamlined Network Device Management: The DMS feature integrated into the I262 simplifies the management of routers and other network devices. It provides businesses with a centralized platform to oversee and control their network infrastructure.
  2. Remote Accessibility: One of the key advantages of DMS is the ability to manage network devices remotely. This eliminates the need for physical access to routers, especially in situations where devices are located in remote or hard-to-reach locations. Businesses can access and configure routers from anywhere with an internet connection, ensuring quick response to network issues and reducing downtime.
  3. Cost-Efficiency: DMS reduces the reliance on additional services, such as third-party remote management solutions or ISP support, which often come with added costs. It eliminates the need for businesses to invest in extra DSL lines for remote access, saving both time and money.
  4. Automation and Efficiency: DMS is designed to automate various aspects of network management, including device data collection, maintenance tasks, and metrics deployment. This automation not only improves efficiency but also reduces the risk of human errors, ensuring consistent and reliable network performance.
  5. Comprehensive Network Monitoring: The DMS platform provides businesses with real-time visibility into their network’s status. Administrators can monitor device health, network traffic, and performance metrics, allowing for proactive troubleshooting and optimization.
  6. Configuration and Firmware Updates: DMS simplifies the process of configuring routers and applying firmware updates. It ensures that all devices in the network are running the latest software versions and configurations, enhancing security and functionality.
  7. Security and Compliance: By enabling remote management through a secure DMS platform, businesses can ensure that network devices are properly configured and comply with security policies. This minimizes the risk of security vulnerabilities that can result from misconfigured devices.
  8. Scalability: DMS is scalable, accommodating the needs of growing businesses. As a business expands its network infrastructure, DMS can easily scale to manage a larger number of devices without significant additional complexity.
  9. Data Analytics: DMS can collect and analyze data from network devices, providing valuable insights into network performance and usage patterns. This data-driven approach allows businesses to make informed decisions about network optimization and resource allocation.

Technical Specifications

Model: I262

The model I262 represents this specific 4G LTE Smart Router, distinguishing it from other models in the market. It is designed to offer reliable connectivity for various applications.

Colors Available: Black or White

The I262 is available in two color options, black and white, allowing users to choose the one that suits their aesthetic preferences or blends seamlessly with their surroundings.

LTE Category: CAT 6, 3GPP Rel 11

The router operates under LTE Category 6, which indicates its capability to handle advanced LTE features. This is in accordance with the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 11 standards, ensuring compatibility and performance with modern cellular networks.

LTE Speeds: Up to 300Mbps DL, Up to 50Mbps UL

This router supports impressive download speeds of up to 300Mbps (megabits per second) for data transfer from the internet to your devices (Downlink or DL) and upload speeds of up to 50Mbps (megabits per second) for data transfer from your devices to the internet (Uplink or UL).

Supported Bands:

– FDD-LTE Bands: B2/B4/B5/B7/B12/B13/B25/B26/B29/B30/B66

  – These bands represent the frequencies at which the router can communicate with LTE (Long-Term Evolution) networks. Different bands are used by carriers in different regions, so having support for multiple bands ensures broader compatibility.

– UMTS Bands: B2/B4/B5

  – UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) bands are used for 3G mobile communication. Support for these bands allows the router to connect to 3G networks where available.

Chipset: Qualcomm MDM9240/QCA9531

The chipset is the heart of the router, responsible for processing data and managing the device’s functionality. The I262 is equipped with a Qualcomm chipset, known for its reliability and performance in the field of wireless communication.


Multiple Input, Multiple Output (MIMO) technology is used to enhance wireless communication by using multiple antennas. The I262 features 2×2 MIMO for LTE, which means it has two antennas for both transmitting and receiving data, improving signal strength and reliability.

Wi-Fi: 2.4GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n, speed up to 300Mbps

The router provides Wi-Fi connectivity in the 2.4GHz frequency band and supports IEEE 802.11 standards a, b, g, and n. This allows it to offer wireless network speeds of up to 300Mbps, facilitating fast and reliable wireless connections to devices like laptops, smartphones, and tablets.

Memory / Storage: 128MB RAM, 128Mb ROM, SD Slot

– RAM (Random Access Memory): With 128MB of RAM, the router can efficiently handle tasks, ensuring smooth operation and quick data processing.

– ROM (Read-Only Memory): The 128Mb ROM provides storage for the router’s firmware and essential system files.

– SD Slot: The router also includes an SD card slot, allowing users to expand storage capacity if needed, which can be useful for data storage or advanced configuration.

Carrier Aggregation: Up to 4 Carrier Aggregation

Carrier Aggregation is a technology that enables the router to simultaneously use multiple frequency bands to increase data throughput. The I262 supports up to 4 Carrier Aggregation, optimizing data transfer speeds and network efficiency.

Battery Backup: 5000mAh Lithium Battery Built-in

The built-in 5000mAh lithium battery ensures the router remains operational during power outages. This feature is crucial for businesses that require uninterrupted connectivity, allowing them to stay online even when the electrical grid fails.

SIM: 4FF Nano Sim Card

The I262 uses a 4FF Nano SIM card for cellular network connectivity. This standard SIM card size is widely used and can be easily replaced or swapped as needed.


– 4G LTE (2) Internal: The router has two internal antennas dedicated to 4G LTE communication, ensuring strong and stable cellular connections.

– WiFi (2) Internal: Two internal antennas are also dedicated to Wi-Fi communication, optimizing wireless network coverage and performance.

– External ANT Optional: Additionally, there is an option to attach external antennas, which can be particularly useful in areas with weak signal strength, allowing for signal amplification and improved connectivity.

Certification: FCC Certified

The router is certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), indicating compliance with regulatory standards and requirements for electronic devices in the United States.

The I262 4G LTE Smart Router offers a comprehensive set of technical features and specifications to meet the demands of modern businesses, ensuring reliable and uninterrupted connectivity in a variety of scenarios, from power outages to internet service interruptions. Its compatibility with multiple LTE bands, advanced chipset, MIMO technology, and robust battery backup make it a versatile and dependable networking solution for businesses of all sizes.


In the world of business, a reliable and uninterrupted internet connection is non-negotiable. The I262 4G LTE Smart Router offers a robust solution for businesses of all sizes, ensuring that they stay online during emergencies, power outages, or internet service interruptions. With features like LTE CAT6 support, dual connectivity options, advanced cybersecurity measures, built-in battery backup, and remote management through the Device Management Server (DMS), the I262 is a versatile and powerful tool to keep your business connected and productive. Invest in the I262 and secure your business’s connectivity today.