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Rogue Wave Review - A WiFi capture Device


Jack Mayer

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I recently completed a review of the Rogue Wave. This device uses a Ubiquity Bullet and external antenna to better capture wifi signals. It is similar in function to the WiFiRanger Mobile, but is oriented at ONLY using wifi as the Internet source (backhaul). It performs that function quite well and is far simpler to use than a WiFiRanger. But it gives you less capabilities.

 

The review is HERE.

 

This was first published on the Technomadia RVMobileInternet.com site. All of my original Communications material is posted there first - and sometimes only there. If you are interested in the latest in hands-on testing and communications information, that is the best resource center available in my opinion. (I get nothing from saying that.....Well, OK, Cherie HAS promised me a home cooked meal at some point in time...... :) )

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Sounds like it is pretty much the same as the original WFR Boost except that the router will not accept a modem. If I remember from old discussions about using the omni antennas on the Bullet instead of the Laird for RV applications, wasn't there an issue with omni antennas being damaged by vibration? The new omni offered for the WFR MobileTi and I presume being used on the Elite was supposed to be specially designed to solve that problem. Is the Rogue Wave antenna similarly designed, the same antenna, or?

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It is a conventional antenna. My experience with using these antennas - and I have used them for many years in many applications on the RV roof - is that they last 2-3 years. No matter how I try to treat them/support them. But they are relatively inexpensive to replace.....IF they do not damage the Bullet.

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...But they are relatively inexpensive to replace.....IF they do not damage the Bullet...

Thanks for the quick response.

 

If the Bullet supplied with the Rogue was damaged after the warranty expired, could it be replaced with a Ubiquiti Bullet or has Rogue overwritten the Airos firmware so that only they can offer replacements?

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Thanks for posting this product review.

 

I went to the Rogue Wave webpage and it states:

 

"The easy to use web-based interface requires NO software installation and will work with Windows and Mac. You can easily connect any router such as our optional Netgear to the Rogue Wave, allowing you to share the connection wirelessly with several computers throughout the boat!"

 

So, it sounds like it could be used with a Craddle Point or other router that also provides use of a modem and thus be able to switch back and forth from WIFI to cellular internet. Did you test the Wave with any routers other than the Netgear?

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Thanks Jack... we just made your article open to the public, instead of member only. So folks can view it as a webpage if they prefer as well.

www.rvmobileinternet.com/resources/wifi-capture-device-testing-wavewifi-rogue-wave-vs-wifiranger-mobileti-pepwave-soho/


Thanks again so much for your support of our little project, we're overjoyed that you choose to contribute your experience and wisdom! Can't wait until our paths cross in person and we can pay up on that dinner :)

- Cherie

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So, it sounds like it could be used with a Craddle Point or other router that also provides use of a modem and thus be able to switch back and forth from WIFI to cellular internet. Did you test the Wave with any routers other than the Netgear?

No I did not. I tested THEIR package, as I do with all the test equipment. I might do some further testing in the future, though.

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No I did not. I tested THEIR package, as I do with all the test equipment. I might do some further testing in the future, though.

Thanks for the response. I can certainly understand your testing what they sent you. I asked because according to the Land and Sea Wifi webpage they sell the Wave Rogue alone or with a choice of two different routers. One from Netgear and one from EnGenius.

 

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