Here's a situation, you are staying in a caravan park where the Wi-Fi hotspot is too far to reach.
Unlike most wall socket Wi-Fi repeaters falling out of range in a short distance to the hotspot, you need the one with a high power antenna.
The 2200mW NextG USB-Yagi TurboTenna is a long range antenna for a notebook. Now, you can extend this capability to your Macbook, phones and tablets by using the catch n share repeater upgrade kit for it.
The repeater box is equipped with high performance 1.2 GHz 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor. Compact size measured at 9cm x 7cm x 2.5cm. It comes with a standard micro USB 5V/2A phone charger, but you can use a 5V/2A USB power bank or a 5V/2A Power converter fed from 24V/12V dc of your vehicle.
This innovative solution gets you closer to a Wi-Fi hotspot wherever you can without consuming your mobile data allowance. You may find it particluarly useful if you are relying on a pay-as-you-go data SIM card, or a shallow mobile data plan to get online.
So what happens if there is no Wi-Fi at all? Well, you may be surprised that the catch n share repeater can also accommodate your data SIM card with a 3G/4G dongle, and be able to unblock tethering as well.
|Modular design approach
|2200mW USB-Yagi TurboTenna
|catch n share repeater
||notebook, Macbook, phone and touchpad
||unblock the restriction of tethering
The catch n share repeater is a local hotspot
No cable is required. It allows you to move your smart devices around within the coverage area.
Bypass the obstruction. The Catch n Share Repeater acts as a pivot point midway between the wireless router and the computers where a direct line-of-sight is not possible.
You probably know that the latency of a router causes a choppy video and high ping delay in online games. A low latency network connection is one that generally experiences small delay times, while a high latency connection generally suffers from long delays.
Excessive latency creates bottlenecks that prevent data from filling the network pipe, thus decreasing effective bandwidth. The impact of latency on network bandwidth can be temporary (lasting a few seconds) or persistent (constant).
Most router based repeaters in the market use the same set of antenna to cater the wireless links for the remote Wi-Fi network and the local clients, thus introducing persistent latency delay exacerbated by the protocol overheads.
Other wireless extenders, jailbreaking dd-wrt routers and wall socket type repeaters fall into this category too.
We have taken a different approach.
Latency is avoided by using the Yagi and Omni antenna to handle these two Tx/Rx links separately and independently, so that they don't have to slot in half of the RF duty cycle talking to the remote Wi-Fi network and another half for broadcasting to the local clients.
Having said that, we don't want to undermine the merits of the router based repeaters even though they come with additional latency, as long as you are using them as wireless extender for jobs like email and web browsing within a small area of coverage.
Power dictates range and speed.
The NextG USB-Yagi antenna is driven by the built-in high power Wi-Fi amplifier. Together they offers a range of 4km in an open field (without obstruction) far beyond than that of a router based repeater typcially rated at 200mW.
Many buyers find it useful for pulling in a caravan park's hotspot or a marina clubhouse Wi-Fi ashore.
But the application is not limited to closing the distance of a remote hotspot. More buyers are begining to realize that it is a great tool to connect the HD/4K smart TV or a game console to the home wireless router at the far end of the house where latency is an important factor and runing a noisy BPL Ethernet is not an option.
The Repeater scans for the hotspot, wireless router and access point through the high visibility of the Yagi antenna. Once the SSID (Service Set IDentifier, i.e. name of the remote Wi-Fi router) is selected, the Repeater makes a connection to it and boosts the original signal locally.
You can setup the Repeater with its own SSID and WPA/WPA2 security password different from the remote Wi-Fi router.
We have been getting lots of enquires about the drivers availability of the Ralink RT3x7x and the Realtek RTL8188RU chipsets on Apple MAC OS X 10.12.x Sierra.
The truth is that all Wi-Fi devices using the same chipset now face the same driver pending issue.
The Catch n Share repeater solves this problem once an for all. You could even allow your Andriod phone and Samsung tablets and those that happen not having the driver to get on it.
Long range, faster and more powerful!