The USB WiFi Router/Repeater is designed to support an Outdoor USB Antenna and can be used to connect to any WiFi network.
The setup routine takes just a couple of minutes and once a connection is established with the neighbourhood WiFi network the USB WiFi Router relays the internet to it's own private WiFi service. Set-up is completed in your browser which means this device is suitable for any operating system.
For example, this kind of set up makes it ideal for sharing a campsite's WiFi network inside your Motorhome or Caravan.
A high gain USB/antenna like the Solwise Patriot boosts a weak site-WiFi signal to a single USB equipped device - such as a Laptop.
The addition of a USB WiFi Router enables this boosted signal to be shared amongst all your WiFi devices.
In fact the USB-WiFi-Repeater can be partnered with any USB WiFi antenna based on the Railink RT3070 chipset*.
For instance, the Solwise USB Panel Antenna offers a high-gain directional alternative to the Patriot for a more targeted connection.
A mains power adapter is included. This USB WiFi Router can also be powered from a 12V caravan supply using the 9V car adapter listed in the accessories.
(* Solwise have tested the USB WiFi Router with a variety of USB antennas/adapters based on the Ralink RT3070 Chipset. We have been advised by customers that they have also had success with the RT3050 and 8187L chipsets and also some 3G USB dongles including the unlocked Huawei E367.)
|Features||Internet connection through USB or RJ-45 WAN port.
Local network connection through one 10/100Mbps Ethernet port.
DHCP for dynamic IP configuration.
Firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection, client privileges, and NAT.
NAT also enables multi-user Internet access via a single user account, and virtual server
functionality (providing protected access to Internet services such as Web, FTP, e-mail, and Telnet).
VPN pass-through (IPsec, PPTP, or L2TP).
User-definable application sensing tunnel supports applications requiring multiple connections.
Easy setup and management through web browser interface on any operating system that
Compatible with all popular Internet applications.
|Applications||Wired LAN — This USB WiFi Repeater provides connectivity to wired Ethernet devices, making it
easy to create a network in small offices or homes.
Internet Access — This device supports Internet access through a WAN connection. As many DSL
providers use PPPoE, PPTP, or L2TP to establish communications with end users, the USB WiFi
Repeater includes built-in clients for these protocols, eliminating the need to install these services on
Shared IP Address — The USB WiFi Repeater provides Internet access for up to 253 users using a
single shared IP address account.
Virtual Server — If you have a fixed IP address, you can set the USB WiFi Repeater to act as a
virtual host for network address translation. Remote users access various services at your site using a
static IP address. Depending on the requested service (or port number), the USB WiFi Repeater can
route the request to the appropriate server (at another internal IP address). This secures your
network from direct attack by hackers, and provides more flexible management by allowing you to
change internal IP addresses without affecting outside access to your network.
DMZ Host Support — Allows a networked computer to be fully exposed to the Internet. This
function is used when NAT and firewall security prevent an Internet application from functioning
Security — The USB WiFi Repeater supports security features that deny Internet access to
specified users, or filter all requests for specific services. WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) and MAC
filtering provide security over the wireless network.
Virtual Private Network (VPN) pass-through — The USB WiFi Repeater supports the pass-through
of three of the most commonly used VPN protocols – IPsec, PPTP, and L2TP. These protocols allow
remote users to establish a secure connection to another network. If your service provider supports
VPNs, these protocols can be used to create an authenticated and encrypted tunnel for passing
secure data over the Internet (that is, a traditionally shared data network).
IPsec (Internet Protocol Security) — Encrypts and authenticates entire IP packets and encapsulates
them into new IP packets for secure communications between networks.
PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) — Provides a secure tunnel for remote client access to a
PPTP security gateway. PPTP includes provisions for call origination and flow control required by ISPs.
L2TP (Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol) — Merges the best features of PPTP and the Layer 2 Forwarding
(L2F) protocol. Like PPTP, L2TP requires that the ISP's routers support the protocol.
|Antenna||5dB dipole antenna included
Reverse SMA connector
|Size||10cm x 7.2cm x 2.5cm|
|Power Supply||12V 1Amp|
|Weight||Unit Only 81g
Boxed Weight 344g
|Firmware to allow the RPT-3000 to work with the PATRIOT-4G||Download here||22.09.17|
|Troubleshooting the USB WiFi Router on FON Networks||Download here||22.09.15|
|Quick Start Guide||Download here||10.05.13|
Installation notes for setting up with an iPad
|User Manual||Download here||21.08.12|
'....this makes a handy addition for those that need to be connected whenever and wherever they are traveling.'
Real world article from Louise Barrett of Solwise on how she uses Solwise USB kit when away with her family in their Motorhome.
includes link to installing the antenna and router along with some useful tips on antenna mounting.