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ODUPANEL-12DB - Solwise Outdoor USB Directional Antenna with built in 12dBi antenna - Discontinued Item

  • 11n 150Mbps Outdoor USB CPE
  • Chipset: Ralink RT3070L
  • Built-in 12dBi panel antenna
  • 5 metre USB cable

The Solwise WL-USB-ODUPANEL-12DB is an 802.11b/g/n Outdoor USB CPE device with a built-in 12dBi Panel Antenna.  This is an ideal long distance USB solution for Caravanners, Motorhomers or even for static buildings such as sheds or portable buildings. It has a weather proof housing and comes with a 5 metre USB cable.

The USB Panel antenna is great for getting Campsite WiFi into your Motorhome or Caravan.  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 USB WiFi Panel 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 smart-phones 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 Solwise USB WiFi repeater supports outdoor USB adapters to repeat the WiFi signal to any indoor environment.  The USB plug from the panel antenna 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.

By using this kit from Solwise you may even be able to use free WiFi hotspots some distance away, making this kit ideal for use with the BT Fon service and other services. This product is sometimes referred to as WiFi Booster, WiFi AP Repeater, Access Point Repeater, WiFi Extender.

Chipset Ralink RT3070L
standards IEEE 802.11n/b/g
USB v1.0/1.1/2.0
USB cable
Data Rate IEEE 802.11n 150Mbps
IEEE 802.11g 54Mbps
IEEE 802.11b 11Mbps
Output Power 32dBm


-73dBm @HT20
IEEE 802.11g
-76dBm @ 54Mbps
IEEE 802.11b
-92dBm @ 11Mbps
Antenna 12dBi high-quality 2.4GHz panel
US, Canada 2.412GHz~2.462
GHz (CH1~CH11)
EU 2.412GHz~2.472GHz
Japan 2.412GHz~2.484GHz
Security 64/128-bit WEP Encryption, WPA,
Support OS Windows XP/2000/Vista,
Windows 7, Linux, Mac
DC 5V ± 5%
Dimensions Depth: 5.6cm at the widest point of the unit but not including mounting brackets on the rear
Width: 11.5 cm at the widest point
Height: 26cm

Weight: 348g (unit only)
Mounting 2 x jubilee clips included
Temperature Operating: 0°C ~ +50°C
Storage : -10°C ~ +65°C
High Resolution Images Download here 24.06.16
Mac Drivers Download here 27.06.17
Linux Drivers Download here 11.04.16
User Manual Download here 11.04.16
Specification Datasheet Download here 06.11.14
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.

The Connected Camper

Real world article from Louise Barrett of Solwise on how she uses Solwise USB kit when away with her family in their Motorhome.

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Installing a Directional Wi-Fi Aerial and Router in a Motorhome

Useful real world article on Zabbysblog regards installation and setting up of the WL-USB-UTP240-12 and the USB-WIFIRPT-3000

includes link to installing the antenna and router along with some useful tips on antenna mounting.

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