Get Internet access wirelessly from a Wi-Fi network or a mobile hotspot to share the traffic load or backup for fixed-lines
It's a feature available in selected models with a built-in wireless interface. It allows the secondary WAN operating on the wireless interface instead of the Ethernet port. In this way, the router can act as a wireless client, connect to a Wi-Fi network, and use its Internet access as one of the WAN links. Moreover, the router can still accept wireless clients and providing Wi-Fi services.
Connecting over Wi-Fi, the router can get wireless Internet access from plenty of choices.
During Internet outages, the router can connect to a personal hotspot set up on smartphones, and the Internet service continues for the whole network as long as there is a working cellular data connection. Wireless WAN could be the quick solution when the fixed line service goes down unexpectedly.
Many of ISPs provide Wi-Fi access at specific locations, and the hotspot access is often included in the internet service contracts. While you buy a 4G LTE service for the router's wireless Internet access, the wireless WAN feature allows the router to connect to the ISP's wireless hotspot when it's available and get a faster connection over Wi-Fi.