Video Podcast - A discussion on the Solwise Patriot range
This podcast sees Louise and Daniel discuss the Solwise Patriot range. The Solwise offering to suit your outdoor WiFi requirements whilst on the move is centred around the Patriot range. We have 2.4GHz and Dualband (2.4GHz/5GHz) devices that connect using USB or Ethernet, depending on your requirements. The units are available on their own or in kits. These WiFi adapters are ideal for your motorhome, caravan, leisure boat, home office, summerhouse or garage. With flexible mounting options, you can use the Patriot devices in a temporary location or a more permanent position to give you the most flexible way to get an internet connection.
Article - Using Solwise Patriot kits to extend WiFi networks, by Daniel Coombs
With the internet becoming an ever more important part of our day-to-day lives, there is more of a demand than ever before for strong, reliable WiFi signals. Unfortunately, WiFi has several key weaknesses when it comes to range, distribution and penetration which means this isn’t always possible, particularly when it comes to an external WiFi signal having to penetrate through surfaces such as the exterior of a vehicle or building. Such cases include being inside a caravan on a campsite, being inside a boat at a marina and being inside an out-building remote from your house.
Article - Antenna Choices for your Vehicle, by Louise Barrett
The Solwise antenna range has traditionally contained antennas that have been mounted on a pole or on a wall/building/portable building but in more recent times we are seeing more antennas used on vehicles. These include a wide range of vehicles such as cars, buses, lorries, caravans, motorhomes, boats, barges and even a space agency, an F1 team, mountain rescue teams and a defence contractor have all bought antenna hardware from us so who knows where some vehicle antenna have ended up!
Across our range we offer permanent and temporary solutions for antennas to mount on your vehicle; these antennas cover WiFi solutions and Mobile Data Solutions which means we have something for most situations.
Article - The Connected Camper, by Louise Barrett
Real world article from Louise Barrett of Solwise on how she uses Solwise USB kit when away with her family in their Motorhome.
Video - Legsdown Video Review
(Get Your) Legs Down
Independent product review by Richard Easy at (Get Your) Legs down.
'In the week or so that we’ve been using this we have found it invaluable. At our recent Twittercamp meet, five units were able to share one connection – one was even able to use a Now TV box thanks to the strength and stability of the signal. On our current site, my laptop struggles to pick up the site WiFi on it’s own, but through the aerial and router it’s fine – I’ve even been able to upload the video that will accompany this blog. It’s very quickly become an essential part of our caravanning kit as bloggers and I wouldn’t be without it now.'
Article - What is a Wireless Repeater - Sometimes referred to as WiFi Booster, WiFi AP Repeater, Access Point Repeater, WiFi Extender.
A Wireless Repeater is a piece of equipment that takes an existing wireless signal and repeats the signal from the wireless repeater. The cost of having a WiFi repeater is that the signal is halved each time it is ‘repeated’. This means that if you have 100mbps throughput at the point of origin, you will have 50mbps at the first repeat, 25mbps at the second and so on.
Wireless repeaters are best used in open areas where there is less interference from objects as wireless signals, in general, are not great at penetrating through objects or walls.
For providing temporary wireless coverage around your home or to cover a blackspot a wireless repeater is a good solution, however, if you need higher throughput than the repeater will offer you may wish to consider a HomePlug solution.