Wave WiFi Rogue Reach Dual Band, excellent high-power marine WiFi

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now excited to have Ben Stein as very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Panbo is going to the next level in 2019 and beyond.

10 Responses

  1. Lynn Nelson says:

    How does it compare to Agean

  2. Naturally, I FINALLY get my 2 GHz Bullet mounted atop the solar panel frame back aft and everything working well, and you go showing me a better (well, easier) way.. I’d love to have the ease of operation and dualband, but man, is that expensive! It looks like I could mount Steve’s solution (Mikrotik) in the same case, so that would give me dualband, anyway.

  3. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Happy to report: Wave WiFi recognizes that there is a sidebar issue with the Roque interface on Pixel phones (and maybe other Android devices?), and plans to fix it soon.

  4. Grant Jenkins says:

    Ben, any idea what radio device the Rogue Reach/Pro is using? I’m pretty sure Ubiquiti (manufacturer of the original Bullet & Bullet HP) no longer offers any dual-band devices other than for proprietary network applications…. for those of us with existing setups, it might be easier to swap out just the radio part to add the 5gHz band. I get that the user interface is the value in Rogues kit, just sayin’…

    • Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

      Grant, I think you’re right about Ubiquiti dual-band bullet-style WiFi devices, and I believe that Wave WiFi stopped using bullets anyway. But, sorry, I do not know where they’re sourcing the radios now built into single and dual-band Rogues.

  5. Larry Olson says:

    Great article, however where do we get passwords for these sites? When I travel, the vast majority of sites require a password and those that don’t do not work well.

    • Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

      Larry, I don’t have any big secrets to share but if you dine at a waterfront restaurant where you can see your boat in the distance, you might ask about WiFi access that could be useful later if you have a high-power system. Also, I’ve experienced many public access points, and secure marina hotspots, that are useless on 2.4GHz but work fine on 5GHz channels.

  6. John Morfit says:

    Locomarine has the Yacht Router product line that incorporates a WiFi extender along with cellular (optional, I believe) for automatic multi-mode internet service on a boat. See https://yachtrouter.com/product/wifi-extender/. They are pricier than the WaveWiFi products. You can find them at Gemeco and others.

  7. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Pretty cool: Gizmo has been online via Wave Rogue in Camden Harbor for a month without me ever fiddling with it. It found one of the hotspots on the Favorites list I set up last fall and — though I know it’s switched to others as conditions changed (only because I peeked at the web interface) — my WiFi dependent boat monitoring has been rock solid ever since.

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