- Created on 12 September 2012
Solwise are pleased to announce a number of new WiFi devices which, when used together, make a great kit for getting
WiFi into your Motorhome, Caravan or Boat. When the campsite or marina offers WiFi but your ‘van or boat 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 unit. We recommend the EnGenius ANT008ON Omni antenna or the Solwise ANT010PN directional antenna. The catcher/antenna combination is mounted to your ‘van or boat using a very sturdy suction bracket, allowing you to remove the kit when travelling.
The combination of antenna and ‘catcher’ will receive the site WiFi signal and terminate this inside your ‘van or boat with a USB connector which you plug straight into your laptop.
Many people are choosing to not 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 or boat allowing you to connect your iPad, Smartphone, notebook, laptop or handheld games console to the site 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.
Pricing and Links:
We have created some kits on the product pages to make it easier to buy the items all together.
WL-USBWIFIRPT-3000: £53.78 including VAT
NET_WL-USBCATCHER: £27.58 including VAT