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Patriot/3000AH Pack kit WL-PATRIOT-USB WL-PATRIOT-USB WL-PATRIOT-USB WiFi around the caravan or the motorhome USB Repeater/Router Mounting kit options included Mounting with suction cups Mounting with suction cups Mounting with suction cups (picture not true to scale) Mounting with jubilee clip Mounting with U-Bolt & Saddle WL-PATRIOT-AF-KIT

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WL-PATRIOT-AF-KIT- Full Kit - Outdoor Solwise USB with 5dBi Antenna to connect to an Internal Router to create your own mini hotspot

  • WL-PATRIOT-USBAR including 5dB antenna
    2 x Cable Ties
    5m USB Lead
    Waterproof tape
  • WL-USBWIFIRPT-3000AH-with 5dB antenna
    UK Power supply
    50cm Flat Ethernet Cable
  • WL-PATRIOT-MNT - mounting bracket
    SUCTIONCUPKIT-47 - suction cups x 2
    NET-WLMNT-30MMCLIP - 30mm Jubilee Clip
    MNT-U32M6 - U-Bolt
    MNT-U32-SADDLE - U-Bolt saddle
    Car charger

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Overview

When the campsite offers WiFi but your ‘van is right at the other end of the site you may need something to help you get a better signal, the Solwise Patriot-USBAR is perfect for this. The antenna will receive the campsite WiFi signal and terminate this inside your ‘van with a USB connector which you plug straight into your laptop.  Many campers are not bothering to take laptops on holiday anymore preferring the simplicity of an iPad or just using their smartphones to keep in touch with social networking or to find local attractions. These ‘smart’ devices rarely have a USB port and this is where the Solwise USB WiFi repeater comes in.  The USB plug from the Patriot is plugged into the WiFi repeater which then creates a mini hotspot in your ‘van allowing you to connect your iPad, Smartphone, notebook, laptop or handheld games console to the campsite WiFi.

This product is sometimes referred to as WiFi Booster, WiFi AP Repeater, Access Point Repeater, WiFi Extender.

This full kit comprises of:

WL-PATRIOT-USBAR including 5dB antenna - Be careful not to over-tighten this antenna into the Patriot
2 x Cable Ties
5m USB Lead
Waterproof tape

WL-USBWIFIRPT-3000AH-with 5dB antenna
UK Power supply
50cm Flat Ethernet Cable

WL-PATRIOT-MNT - mounting bracket
SUCTIONCUPKIT-47 - suction cups x 2
NET-WLMNT-30MMCLIP - 30mm Jubilee Clip
MNT-U32M6 - U-Bolt
MNT-U32-SADDLE - U-Bolt saddle
Car charger

Comparison
The Patriot-AF kit and the Patriot-3000AC kit are both excellent options for extending a poor external WiFi signal into your campervan/caravan/boat, and are identical in most regards. The key differences between the two kits are that the Patriot-USBAR antenna used by the AF kit only supports the 2.4GHz wireless band (and comes with a 5dB aerial) whereas the USB-A antenna supplied with the 3000AC kit supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz (and comes with a 7/9dB aerial).

While this does make the 3000AC kit stronger than its counterpart, that doesn't necessarily make it always the best option to buy; the 2.4GHz band is universally supported across all wireless equipment whereas the 5GHz isn't as widely used currently. In most situations, the only WiFi signals offered by public sites will be 2.4GHz-only, reducing the importance of the Dual-Band nature of USB-A antenna. It is worth noting, however, that many campsites and marinas are upgrading their WiFi to include 5GHz so it is worth checking with them to ensure you have the right kit.

Feature comparison PATRIOT-AF-KIT PATRIOT-3000AC-F-KT
Patriot Antenna Gain 5dBi 7/9dB
Wireless Frequency Bands 2.4GHz 2.4GHz + 5GHz (Dualband)
Max. Throughput Capacity 300Mbps 300Mbps
Power Requirement 12-24v 12-24v
USB Cable Length 5m 5m
Supports PoE Yes Yes

 

Specification
WL-PATRIOT-USBAR Click here - please note this is the PATRIOT-USBAR product - Updated May 2021
WL-USBWIFIRPT-3000AH Click here - please note this is the USB3000AH product - Updated May 2020
Mounting Brackets Click here
Downloads
Quick Start Guide Download here 24.07.2020
Reviews
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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.'

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Videos
The Patriot Podcast

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

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

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

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.
Legsdown Video

Video - Legsdown Video Review


 
Legs Down

(Get Your) Legs Down

 

 

Read the article here
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.

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.
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