In the Ezhotspot Extender, there is a built-in failover feature.
With the Ezhotspot Extender, you can concurrently:
1. Connect a LAN cable from a ADSL/Cable/Fiber Modem to the WAN port of the Ezhotspot Extender
2. Wirelessly connect to to a remote wireless network
3. Connect a 3G/4G dongle to the USB port or tether a smartphone to the Ezhotspot Extender
all at the same time!
The priority is by default configured as such; WAN ---> Wireless ---> USB manner.
This priority can be overrride by using the Gateway Override function.
For example, when you have both an existing wireless joined connection and a 3G/4G dongle connected, the priority is always given to the wireless connection. When you lose the wireless connection to the remote hotspot, the internet is automatically switched to the 3G/4G. When you have joined to a new remote wireless network, the internet again is reverted back to the remote wireless hotspot. This ensure that no 3G/4G data is unnecessarily used.
Note: The failover will not automatically revert back to a wireless network. A new wireless scan and successful joining is required before the the gateway is switched back to the remote wireless network
The coverage of the EzHotspot Extender depends on several environment factors such as distance, obstacles and other wireless noise interference.
In an indoor environment, a single Ezhotspot Extender is sufficient to cover 3 floors and across 4~5 adjacent rooms, provided there is no other wireless noise interference.
In an outdoor environment, a single Ezhotspot Extender can repeat another remote wireless network or hotspot up to a distance of 250 meters, provided there is complete line of sight, without obstacles and no other wireless noise interference.
As a general guide, when you have intermittent or weak wireless connection on a smartphone, tablet or latop in a particular location. The EzHotspot Extender placed at the same location will improve the wireless signal coverage by 99%.
Disclaimer: Test is conducted with the standard antennas supplied and results may vary depending on the environment.
The Realtime signal strength scanning is an unqiue feature of the ezhotspot, not found in other competing products.
It is a standard feature in the ezhotspot that allows you to monitor the signal strength of the remote network before joining and allows you to position or adjust the antenna in the best optimized position for a perfect connection.
It is ideal especially if you are using a directional antenna such as a parabolic or yagi antenna which has very limited operating angles and is critical to position the antenna at the right direction.
For the default supplied antenna, it may make a great contrast in performance if you are adjusting it higher or from the left side of your caravan to the right side, for example.
The signal strength indication is narrowed down to the specific remote network you are intending to join and is refresh at 2~3 seconds intervals.
To use this feature:
- Simply make a Scan All Network in the Wizard menu
- Select the remote network you are intending to join to
- Monitor the Real time RSSI Status as you position your antenna
- When 2 green bars and (35/70 or more LINK Quality is achieved)
- Confirm to join!