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Maureen
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:50 pm    Post subject: 3Gstore now sells/supports the Pepwave Surf Mini WiFi bridge



3Gstore.com's newest product is the Pepwave Surf Mini, a versatile WiFi Bridge that allows users to connect to a WiFi source and either repeat/relay/extend that connectivity wirelessly, or convert from wireless to wired access via ethernet port.

We've added this product primarily to serve our RV customers who are looking for a way to add "WiFi as WAN" input to their Cradlepoint routers like the MBR1000. (more about that in this video)

Check out our complete review of the Surf Mini

Check out our Pepwave Products Available at 3Gstore.com
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:56 pm    Post subject:

So, which ways does it translate?

At the same time? Always on?

Wifi (client) to Wifi (AP) (I assume the latter channel is selectable)
Wifi (client) to Ethernet (router)

Does it add another layer of NAT?

Is there a PDF manual so I don't have to think of more questions to ask?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:09 pm    Post subject:

tz1 wrote:
So, which ways does it translate?
At the same time? Always on?
Wifi (client) to Wifi (AP) (I assume the latter channel is selectable)
Wifi (client) to Ethernet (router)
Does it add another layer of NAT?
Is there a PDF manual so I don't have to think of more questions to ask?

it can do both wifi to wifi and wifi to ethernet and both at same time.
yes, it adds another layer of NAT.
there is a resources section at this site, with some useful PDFs
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:12 pm    Post subject:

I have some reading to do, but you might know:

Can it work as an ordinary access point (ethernet to wifi?).

Can it do WDS (to my cradlepoints)?

Will it be on sale for "black friday"?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:27 pm    Post subject:

tz1 wrote:
I have some reading to do, but you might know:

Can it work as an ordinary access point (ethernet to wifi?).

Can it do WDS (to my cradlepoints)?

Will it be on sale for "black friday"?


no, it cannot (yet) act as a cable/dsl WAP. i've asked pepwave to change that. we'll see.

it does not technically do WDS (that i know of), but it does extend range without WDS

its a brand new product, so it won't have a sale price, but we will be selling it.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:40 pm    Post subject:

Does the pepwave surf mini work with peplink's InControl remote management console?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:02 pm    Post subject:

the ones we sell will have that option, yes

but incontrol is not an end user feeature. its meant for sysadmins of an organization that bought (for instance) a hundred or more surfs.

per arrangement with pepwave, 3gstore will have incontrol admin ability of the units we sell.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 1:00 pm    Post subject:

Alex wrote:
but incontrol is not an end user feeature. its meant for sysadmins of an organization that bought (for instance) a hundred or more surfs.


Yes, it's absolutely a sysadmin-oriented feature, very useful if you manage these devices for other people (whether those people are business or remote family). You wouldn't need hundreds of units to find it useful, but it's extreme overkill for just one device and likely would be confusing to configure to the random end user. It's also more appropriate for the officepoint and polepoint products than the surf units.

A business big enough to need hundreds of peplink units would probably be big enough that they wouldn't want this data and configuration control on peplink's servers, so I'd say it's more of a small business option -- really great for managing two to tens of units and making sure the configurations stay consistent and monitoring for uptime and odd usage patterns.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:38 pm    Post subject:

We've been discussing the many uses of the new Pepwave Surf Mini for a couple weeks now, and here is yet another great use for it!

For folks using commercial WiFi networks (for example, the ones AT&T and Verizon offer their DSL customers), the Pepwave Surf Mini comes in very handy. It simplifies the task of switching from one hotspot to another without having to change network settings on each piece of equipment that requires internet access, and gives you the added bonus of being able to connect from further away (the receiving antenna on the Surf Mini is much stronger than the ones built in to laptops/phones/etc).

Read Tip #33: Connect Multiple Devices to Commercial WiFi w/ Pepwave Surf Mini
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:14 pm    Post subject:

I also have one of those Hawking 90 degree booster antennas. They work fairly well - they are especially good if you are in a far corner where the wifi doesn't reach. They were smaller than I expected from the pictures and the gain.

I would recommend getting one if you don't need the ultimate portability, but tend to set up for a while and need the range.

Right now I have it going to the Hotel's wifi, then to an MBR1200 (on a much clearer channel). Occasionally the line slows (morning when everyone is surfing), but the signal never drops.

It would be interesting to get another pair of the Hawkings (or the dual external from CP) to see how far my repeater will work.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:59 pm    Post subject:

As an RVer, how do I set up my MBR1000 to use my PC card as the primary source, and use the Pepwave as the secondary connection?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:03 pm    Post subject:

johnhboyd, Our techs don't monitor every post up here on EVDOforums.com, you will get a quicker response by sending an email to support(at)3Gstore.com.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:15 pm    Post subject: PEP Wave Surf AP 200 in wrong Forum link

Seems that I may have posted my PEP Wave Surf AP 200 in the wrong spot of this forum. I have however gotten some wonderful feedback into my problem. I have a wired PEP Wave to my Speco TH DVR in my home and a wireless Linksys in another part of my home about 200 feet away. After talking with one of the members I seem to have only been using the router side of the PEP Wave and not the wi-fi side. I can also access the pep wave remotely making changes eazyer. Setting up to my wireless linksys was very simple. I am having a bear of a PROBLEM sending the signal onto the internet. It was up and running fine for over a year and resets were required and I lost how it was setup in the first place. Now I seem to be hitting the Linksys from the command line by typing the command for the dvr on the brower and I will get a return "windoes security" afte a few times I noticed the IP was my home or public IP address. I was able to open my linksys router setup without typing 192.168.1.1 ID and Password. So I am now thinking that I may need to ake a change inside to LINKSYS and so far I can see all IP's are running on DDNS. Any help or ideas would be helpful, thanks in-advance.

You will find my first two post in the wrong area for this forum, which I am new to using. More info on this forum link in Antenna / Amplifier s.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:10 pm    Post subject: Putting PEP WAVE SURF AP 200 back into the loop.

I am truly trying to understand this PeP wave and today I was able to findout a few more new things about my PEP WAVE SURF AP 200, which is attached (wired) to my Speco DVR8TN model. In another part of the home I have a Linksys router model WRT310N, which was all working and running fine, until the router went down. Now I have all up and running, exept the PEP Wave. I just do not understand what I am missing in all I have read about IP's and PEP Wave. As for the PEP Wave, I understand how to set in the Linksys routers.

I have gone into PEP WAVE forwarding at DMZ and enabled IP 192.168.1.150 saved, and have shown it along with MAC address, IP's of all equipment in LINKSYS Router.
When I had wired the ROUTER to the DVR as suggested by anorther member I found the destination IP of 65.32.5.111, so my question is where do I put this information or do I need to in the PEP WAVE. Thanks In-advance.
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 8:09 am    Post subject:

Can you chain multiple units together, wirelessly, to form a bridge to a wireless network that is longer than "one hop" away ?

That is, if the wireless is too far for a single pep wave to bridge, can you put two of them between you ?

Unrelated: these things really need to be plugs. I don't need another transformer and tangle of cords ... same is true of the smaller cradlepoint devices...
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