Discontinued Item WiFi


NET-WL-USBCATCHERNET-WL-USBCATCHERUSB Package contentsN Type Antenna PlugUSB Catcher attached to an 8dB omni and mounted with the camera bracket





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Solwise outdoor WiFi USB Dongle

  • Data rate up to 150Mbps for 40MHz channel
  • Ralink RT3070L
  • 802.11n WiFi
  • N Type antenna connector for you to attach your antenna
    (Antenna not included unless you take the kit option)
  • 4.5m USB cable
  • Outdoor weatherproof metal housing
  • Suitable for Windows, Linux & MAC


includes 4.5m USB lead


The Solwise USB Catcher USB dongle is an outdoor 11b/g/n USB WiFi dongle with an external antenna connector allowing you to attach your own antenna. The USB Catcher is weatherproof and it includes a 4.5m USB lead. Ideal for mobile homes, caravans, portable buildings, sheds, outbuildings etc..

The USB Catcher 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 ‘catcher’ is a USB WiFi device to which you can attach your chosen antenna to and then mount onto your ‘van. We recommend the EnGenius ANT008ON Omni antenna. The catcher/antenna combination is mounted to your ‘van using a very sturdy suction bracket, allowing you to remove the kit when travelling.

The combination of antenna and ‘catcher’ 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 ‘catcher’ 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 a high-gain antenna 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.

Chipset Ralink RT3070L
Standard IEEE 802.11b/g, 802.11n
USB 2.0
Frequency Band 2.412GHz ~ 2.4884GHz
Radio type IEEE 802.11g: OFDM(64-QAM, 16-QAM, QPSK, BPSK)
Data Rate IEEE 802.11g: 54Mbps
IEEE 802.11b: 11Mbps
IEEE 802.11n: 150Mbps
Access Protocol CSMA/CA
Number of operation channel 2.412~2.462GHz (Canada, FCC) / 11 Channels
2.412~2.484GHz (Japan, TELEC) / 14 Channels
2.412~2.472GHz (Euro, ETSI) / 13 Channels
Security WEP 64/128
802.1x support
Output Power RF power adjustable
Sensitivity -76dBm @ 54Mbps: 11g
-91dBm @ 11Mbps: 11b
-74dBm @ 135Mbps: 11n
Power Consumption Voltage: 5V±5%
Dimension(mm) & Weight 145 (L) x 41(W) x 41(H)mm & 230g
USB Cable 4.5M 168g
Operating Temperature 0℃~ +50℃
Storage -10℃~ +65℃
Humidity 5%~98% non-condensing
OS support Windows 7, Vista32/64, XP32/64, 2000, Linux 2.6, Mac 10.3 - 10.7
Drivers on CD included in package
User Manual Download here 15.05.12
Mac Drivers Download here 01.10.12
Linux Drivers Download here 01.10.12
Windows Drivers Download here 01.10.12
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Create your own WiFi hotspot with Solwise
Sept 2012


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May 17th, 2012