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markgroves
16-12-2013, 14:15
Hi All

i`ve just purchased a Solwise external antenna with a USB male plug on the end.

I`ve plugged it into the laptop and the difference is fantastic, got so many more wifi locations.

The question I have is
Can you plug it straight into an iPhone using an iphone adapter which has the plug for the iphone on one end, with a USB female plug on the other, or is this just for charging

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Thanks in Advance

Mark

Sharon the Cat
16-12-2013, 14:17
Solwise will tell you. Their support is excellent.

I'd be interested to know what they say.

chrisinbrighton
16-12-2013, 14:22
seems you can
Solwise -Solwise Compact and mobile built in 3G modem, Wireless Access Point, Router with external antenna port - NET-3G-51R_EXT (http://www.solwise.co.uk/3g-routers-3g-51r-ext.html)

markgroves
16-12-2013, 14:28
Hi Chris

I realise that you can by creating a wireless connection point

But I was wondering if you could plug your iphone straight into the aerial, saving the need to power something else within the motorhome

Mark

Siimplyloco
16-12-2013, 15:50
Mark
Which aerial did you buy and where from please? I already have TP-Link 722N but it's a bit mickey mouse!
Thanks
John

ricc
16-12-2013, 15:56
Hi Chris

I realise that you can by creating a wireless connection point

But I was wondering if you could plug your iphone straight into the aerial, saving the need to power something else within the motorhome

Mark

im no eggspurt, but my teenage kids have bought iphones and ipads as i understand it iphones and ipads dont have the software to recognise usb standard inputs through the lightning socket even though you can buy adapters to physically connect usb items.. the only way to get data into or out of an iphone or ipad is by connecting to a laptop with a sync cable or wifi connection.

markgroves
16-12-2013, 15:57
Hi ... I bought it here

Solwise - Wireless USB Adapter with 9dBi dipole antenna with outdoor weatherproof plastic house - Solwise Rocket (http://www.solwise.co.uk/wireless-usb-rocket-bgn.html)

I got about 10 more wifi locstions than before

unfortunately they are all locked, but it should come in handy for picking up a free costa etc whilst on the move

I didn't want to lug my laptop about, so it looks like I may have to invest in the usb repeater/extender too, so that I can log into it with my iphone

Wooie1958
16-12-2013, 16:52
Solwise - Wireless USB Adapter with 9dBi dipole antenna with outdoor weatherproof plastic house - Solwise Rocket (http://www.solwise.co.uk/wireless-usb-rocket-bgn.html)


I can vouch for the Solwise Rocket, we`ve had one for 2 years now and for the money they are very very good.

We use it for the " Free BT Wi-fi " we get with our home broadband.

It picks up signals that don`t even show when you scan just using the Laptop.

markgroves
16-12-2013, 17:02
Does anyone know if Solwise sell just the repeater on its own, as all I can find is the kit which includes a 5dB antenna already, which I don't want

I take it the 9dB rocket can be used with it too

Mark :pc:

Sharon the Cat
16-12-2013, 17:05
Yes they do Solwise - USB to Wireless Repeater Access Point - WL-USBWIFIRPT-3000 (http://www.solwise.co.uk/wireless-usb-usbwifirpt-3000.html)sell the repeater on its own.

Siimplyloco
16-12-2013, 17:32
I have a redundant rotatable aerial post in the Hymer, so this Yagi aerial looks just the job!

Solwise - Outdoor 15dBi yagi antenna for 2.4GHz (http://www.solwise.co.uk/wireless-outdoorantenna-24-yagi-15yn_mk2.htm)

Anyone have experience of Yagi wifi arrays?
John
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chrisinbrighton
16-12-2013, 17:33
they do usb repeaters on ebay cheaper than solwise
usb repeater | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_trksid=p3984.m570.l1313.TR5.TRC1.A0.Xusb+r epeater&_nkw=usb+repeater&_sacat=0&_from=R40)

chrisinbrighton
16-12-2013, 17:36
I have a redundant rotatable aerial post in the Hymer, so this Yagi aerial looks just the job!

Solwise - Outdoor 15dBi yagi antenna for 2.4GHz (http://www.solwise.co.uk/wireless-outdoorantenna-24-yagi-15yn_mk2.htm)

Anyone have experience of Yagi wifi arrays?
John
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I see it's directional most aerials are better if there omnidirectional those not tech minded means it picks up signals from alround not just where it's pointing

Siimplyloco
16-12-2013, 18:00
I see it's directional most aerials are better if there omnidirectional those not tech minded means it picks up signals from alround not just where it's pointing

I am NOT an electronic engineer but I have some experience of aerials. I made the post as I am interested in how directionally tolerant these things are. I agree omnis are easier: this one has to be pointed at the transmitter but the increase in signal - and hence range - is huge! I used to make yagi arrays in my youth when stereo radio was in its infancy, and to pick up Wrotham from Cambridge the one I made was nine feet long! It was alright until a large crow sat on the end.....

John

Tezza
16-12-2013, 20:09
I see it's directional most aerials are better if there omnidirectional those not tech minded means it picks up signals from alround not just where it's pointing

But on the other hand if its directional it picks up signals from further


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