RogueWave Long Range Marine WiFi

Most marinas now offer a WiFi hotspot but depending on which slip you are in, the signal strength can vary.  Enter the RogueWave antenna. The web-based firmware permits you to scan for public access points (hot spots) and provides a detailed diagnostic of each hotspot’s relative signal strength.  This same technology allows you to access WEP, WPA and WPA2 encrypted access points.

The RogueWave by Wave WiFi is an ultra-small, compact Wireless Bridge and Ethernet Converter with output power of an incredible 800mW. All the features and elements of the larger EC-Series like the user friendly, proprietary web-based interface are available in this easy to set-up kit. The Rogue comes with an 8.5dB omni-directional outdoor antenna and is powered by Power over Ethernet (PoE). This means there is a single cable between the computer or router and the Rogue. The Rogue can also be used with variety of remote mount, 2.4 GHz omni-directional antennas.

The antenna is designed to be installed outside but many boaters have reported that they have installed the antenna inside the cabin and still receive a really strong signal.

Like all Wave WiFi models, the RogueWave is an Ethernet Converter (EC) so a direct connection can be made to any Ethernet enabled device, router or switch. This means that, when connected to a wireless router, the RogueWave provides Internet connectivity for numerous wireless devices aboard the boat. There is no software to install and no power robbing USB connections. The ultra-small size of the RogueWave makes it the ideal ‘personal’ Ethernet Converter/Wireless Bridge for delivery captains and crew. The Rogue is perfect for wireless Internet access on a smaller boat or an RV.

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Supports 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz)
Up to 7-mile range
Includes 2.4 GHz 8.5db 20” outdoor antenna and stainless steel rail mount
The signal strength bar colour shows signal strength in relation to each other, not total strength
In order to see the real strength of each hot spot you have to mouse over the actual coloured bar
The signal strength screen also is not real time, but an average over a few minutes

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