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When you already has internet connectivity  with the camp site hotspot, it means the Ezhotspot MAC address is already registered with the captive portal.

To re-enter a username and password for a paid option for faster connectivity, you can:

  • check with the hotspot operator for a specific web address where you can log off and then log in again. Sometimes, it is printed on the voucher or behind the voucher.

  • wait for your free internet session to expire, so that the captive portal will pop out again with the login page

  • use the "Scan Public Hotspots" in the ezwizard menu and select the campsite hotspot
    - click on the "Device Blocked" buttn
    - click on the "Generate random Mac" box
    - write down the random Mac address or use your phone to capture a screenshot. This is important because after entering your username and password, the ezhotspot MAC address may be registered to this MAC address, until the voucher expires.
    - scroll down to confirm and join
  • After successful joining, the captive portal with the login should appear again
     

If you lose connectivity and receive any information that the voucher is already used, use the "Scan Public Hotspot and select the campsite hotspot. Click on the "Device Blocked" button. This time, scroll below and click on the "Clone a MAC address" and enter the MAC address as previously "Generate random MAc". Ensure the format is C8:F6:50:XX:XX:XX

 

To disable firewall is accepting all incoming and outgoings connections.

Go to Advanced Dashboard --> Network --> Firewall menu --> General Settings.

Configure the Input & Forward of the WAN zone to accept and click on the SAVE & APPLY button to apply.

 

The V4 supports 3rd third party (other brands) 4G USB sticks which are not provided in the standard package. Kindly check the supported brands and models. - http://www.ezwifi.eu/what-why-how/usb/supported-3g-lte-dongles

If you need a 4G USB stick, this is recommended to work seamlessly with the V4 - https://www.wifishop.nl/huawei-e3372-4g-lte-usb-dongle-zwart/pid=47935

OTA- Over-the-Air Firmware feature on V4 notifies you if you need an upgrade and the V4 can download the necessary updates and install itself. This is done completely from your smartphone or tablet. No need for computer, laptop or LAN cables. 

Official sales started on 20th Jan 2017. You should be able to receive your V4 in 1~3 working days upon ordering in The Netherlands. - https://www.wifishop.nl/ezwifi-ez-hotspot-extender-v4/pid=49569

Limited 24 months warranty

(1) Subject to limitations and conditions noted herein, the original end customer is guaranteed a limited twenty-four {24} months warranty against manufacturing defects in workmanship or materials, when purchased from participating European distributors, resellers, retailers or dealers. The "end customer" is defined as an individual end-user or company who is not a distributor, reseller, retailer or dealer, but purchased the product(s) for his/her/company private use.

Obtaining warranty service
(2) The warranty claim is fulfilled by your direct point of purchase such as dealer/reseller/retailer/store, etc.
a. Warranty claims must be made directly at the dealer/retailer/reseller or store of purchase with the original invoice/receipt and adhering to the dealer/retailer/reseller or store's return policy
b. If a product proves to be defective and subject to Sections(4)&(5), the dealer/retailer/reseller or store, at its discretion after examining, will repair the product, replace the product (or any part thereof) with a similar product, replace the defective product with a reconditioned product or may provide a full/partial/pro-rated refund. For replacement, the replaced product will have balance of the remaining warranty if applicable. If there is evidence after examining that the product is working and/or does not correspond to the problem as indicated in the return claims, subject to Sections(4)&(5) and subject to the dealer/retailer/reseller or store's own return policy, the reseller/retailer/dealer or store reserves the rights to reject the warranty claim and return the original product back to you.

Limitation and definition of the Limited 24 months warranty
(4) Conditions of the Limited twenty-four {24} months warranty:
a. Only applicable to the original purchased products. This means it is NOT applicable to re-conditioned, refurbished, repaired or subsequent replacements from EzWifi or from its participating partners. Non original products with expired warranty such as re-conditioned, refurbished, repaired or subsequent replacements are subjected to a limited six {06} months warranty.
b. Only applicable if the product is purchased from an authorized participating partner in Europe

(5) The Limited twenty-four {24} months warranty IS NOT applicable to :
a. Usage outside of the environmental specifications
b. Abuse, unreasonable use or neglecting instructions found in product user manual
c. Unusual physical or electrical stress or power fluctuations
d. Damage caused during installation of the product
e. Damage caused by modification or repair which has not been approved by EzWifi
f. Products whose serial number and/or Material Number label are removed, torn or unreadable
g. Damage caused by improper or improperly used packaging
h. Damage caused by a lack of earth grounding protection
i. Products that are found/reported to be stolen
j. Power adapter & cable
k. Power-over-Ethernet injectors
l. Surge Protector
m. Lightning arrestor
n. Mounting brackets & cables
o. Ethernet cables
p. Antennas
q. Batteries

Limitation of liability
EZWIFI AND/OR ITS PARTNERS SHALL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, DATA OR REVENUES, OR THE COSTS OF REPLACEMENT OR SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS, ARISING FROM THE PURCHASE, USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PRODUCTS, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), EVEN IF EZWIFI HAS BEEN INFORMED IN ADVANCE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. EZWIFI AND/OR ITS PARTNERS' TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES OF ANY NATURE, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, IS LIMITED TO THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY THE CUSTOMER FOR THE PRODUCT UPON WHICH LIABILITY IS BASED.

Governing Law and Dispute Resolution
This Warranty shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of The Netherlands, without regards to its conflict of law rules. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to this warranty and is strictly excluded. You hereby agree to all terms of this warranty in the English language and to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts in The Netherlands.

DISCLAIMER: INFORMATION HEREIN MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGES WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION.

The Ezhotspot V4 is the one of the few easiest repeater that can repeat a WPA2 Enterprise network. WPA2 Enterprise is a 802.1X that uses either TTLS or PEAP. With the V4, you can also upload an optional CA certificate or Client certificate from the advanced dashboard, if it is required by the remote network for you to join to their network.

Example of public WPA2 Enterprise network in the Benelux are SSIDs broadcasting "ziggo", "PROXMIUS AUTO FON", "TELENETWIFREE", "eduroam", etc. These wireless network requires a username and password (optional certificates) before the V4 can repeat the network.

Video Tutorial of EzHotspot V4 extending a WPA2 Enterprise wireless network such as ziggo.

When set to 0dBm, the wireless driver uses automatic configuration to determine the best transmitting power.

The EzHotspot V4 is a unique product that allows a smartphone or tablet to access it easily wirelessly for configuration. You never need a LAN cable with the V4.

Even if you do need a LAN cable to connect additional devices, it is very likely the length you need is 3 meters and above and this cable is not able to fit into the standard box of the V4 and hence has to be ordered separately from your reseller or easily purchased from any IT or accessory retail shop. 

To change the default password to administer the device, use the [Dasboard password] Menu

To change the default password (wireless key), use the [my SSID, Key & Channel] Menu

The Ezhotspot V4's power consumption is normally 2 watts with momentary highest peak of 12 watts.

Nothing is more convincing than seeing itself, so we decided to make a video using a energy monitor below.

The video is speed up by 6X times.

When repeating a remote wireless network, the range is more critical than the bandwidth, hence a single 8dBi outdoor antenna is sufficient since most hotspots are not likely to offer internet speed of above 50mbps.

 

It is welcome to post any bugs here so that it can also be ready publicly when there is a solution. The following format is prefered by posting:

  • Device Model
  • Firmware Version
  • Description of issue encountered

Yes, there is a planned "mini version" that will be powered by 5V through a USB port. 

However, we are still evaluating how ready the consumer market will be able to accept a mini EzHotspot extender that will have a lower range coverage than the existing V4. The universal rule is that electricity power = wireless transmission power. An incoming power of 5V/1A will never be able to match the performance produced by 12V/1.5A.

The V4 primary function is to repeat a weak wireless signal. If the supplied power is insufficient, the performance will drastically deteriorate.  

The V4 uses 2T2R MIMO technology to achieve a physical link rate of 300mbps on the 2.4Ghz.

To obtain "best wifi connection", the few points need to be considered:

  • Does the corresponding remote hotspot supports 2T2R?
  • How many other wireless clients are the hotspot also handling at the same time?
  • Whether your connecting clients to the V4 are also 2T2R ready device?

The V4 primarily objective is the range than the bandwidth, since most hotspot providers will throttle the internet bandwidth to 5~20mbps per user connection. By optimizing the range coverage, it would at least ensure that the throttled bandwidth can be reliable. In a typical campsite, you might be easily contesting with 50 or more other users for internet. The single outdoor antenna provided in the V4 package gives you an added advantage in the range coverage in this case.

Connecting optional MIMO antenna to the V4, generally improves the range coverage but it also depends on the gain of the antenna type and the loss through the cable length. However, the internet bandwidth is not going to exceed what the campsite operator has throttled down to.

The current Ezhotspot Extender V4 is the 4th generation, since we started with V1. Every year, we bring newer features and possibilities for the camper & yachting communities to enjoy seamless internet access no matter where they are and this is undisputed by our growing pool of the Ezhotspot extender users.

Most of all our resellers have a 14 days no dispute return policy. Ask them about it. We invite you to try it out for yourself and you shall soon find out that the Ezhotspot Extender is all you will ever need for your wireless connectivity needs, whether at home or holidays.

 

 

The V4 packages comes with 2 x 360° directional indoor antennas and and 1 x 360° directional outdoor suction pad antenna with 3 meters cable.

 

INDOOR ANTENNA

 

If used at home as a general wireless access point, wireless router or wireless repeater repeating another wireless router within the house, using both the indoor antennas are generally sufficient.

 

 

OUTDOOR ANTENNA

 

If repeating a remote wireless router (for example a public hotspot) outside your house, camper or yacht, the outdoor antenna connector can be connected to any one of the antenna port and the antenna mounted on the rooftop or window for better reception. 

It can also used for extending an indoor wireless signal to your garden.

 

First, upgrade to version 4.48.

In the [Gateway Override] feature, adjust the metric value of the WAN Port interface to a higer value than the Wireless connection. This way, whenever you have a wireless connection, the data on the 4G modem connected on the WAN port will not be used.

 

Using a mifi router, you need to have a valid pre-paid or post-paid data subscription plan. Most mobile operators offer these packages in selection of 500MB, 1GB, 2GB, etc. While some post-paid package may offer you a unlimited data plan, but may possibly throttle your speed down drastically once you exceed a certain threshold.

Most mifi routers generally provide limited coverage because of the 5V system and built-in antenna. Mifi routers also have limited 5-8 clients connections. With the V4, up to 50 clients can be connected and a range of 3 times or more than portable mifi routers. 

In most public places and in the campsites, you can find free or paid wifi hotspots. These wifi hotspots usually have no data limit. The V4 is capable of also repeating these wifi hotspots as a priority while the mifi routers do not has this possibility. The V4 will then save tremendous data on your data subscription plan when there is a public wifi hotspot around.

The V4 also have Block Management feature which prevents connected devices from receiving Software & Apps update. For example if an IOS device is configured to auto update, easily 1Gb or more per device is consumed without you noticing if using a mifi router. If your whole family has 5 devices, there goes 5Gb off your monthly entitled sunbscription.

The Block Management can also block file syncing, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, icloud or Onedrive. For example, you use your Android phone to make a video recording. When finished, Android (detecting it has wifi) will sync your movie to your Google Drive. Your mifi router cannot stop this, but the V4 can do so.

The V4 also have a Click-Only VPN function, which allows you to make VPN connection so that you can watch your local TV or browse the internet privately. Mifi routers are not able to do so.