Solway usb antenna

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by motorhomewave, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. motorhomewave

    motorhomewave Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2009
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    37
    Just purchased a Solway usb antenna to use with mac book pro while away in France. Downloaded the mac drivers, went into network preferences to find the network connection....nothing, any of you techno wizards got any thoughts or is it an excruciating call to their technical helpline ? Help.
     
  2. mariner

    mariner Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2013
    Messages:
    1,284
    Likes Received:
    3,798
    Location:
    Isle of Dogs, but mostly Artola Spain.
  3. Don Quixote

    Don Quixote Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2012
    Messages:
    2,497
    Likes Received:
    3,696
    Location:
    Lost in La Mancha, Spain
    Friend of ours could not get it working on macbook and called company only to be told discontinued line is not supported. Returned to shop for refund. Bad news that they don't support their equipment. Return it and go for this ( at least they support MH world ):
    http://www.motorhomewifi.com/catalog/high-gain-usb-devices/
     
  4. Speve

    Speve Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2013
    Messages:
    1,969
    Likes Received:
    1,637
    Location:
    Salisbury
    I bought one a couple of years ago and it worked with my iPad but this year it seems to have stopped working, it will not reboot after choosing the site wifi, looks like I'll have to go for boost:swear2::swear2:
     
  5. motorhomewave

    motorhomewave Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2009
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    37
    Thanks for that, will probably send it back and go for motorhomewifi.
     
  6. Eamless

    Eamless Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2013
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    925
    Location:
    London
    Do you want internal or external aerial ? Do you want to share the wifi? Always on campsites? Going abroad? Want to stream? PM me if you want help to chose and set up. You need to work out want you need it for?
     
  7. motorhomewave

    motorhomewave Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2009
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    37
    I am just looking for something that will plug into a macbook pro and give me the possibility of using free wifi from McDonalds etc both in UK and France without having to lurk around their doorways looking shifty and not buying any of their no doubt delicious burgers. I have been doing this using my iphone which is at least slightly less intrusive as a laptop ! It's 95% for collecting and sending e-mails while away from office.
    ps it wasn't called Solway it was Solwise !
     
  8. Eamless

    Eamless Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2013
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    925
    Location:
    London
    If that's all you want go for a bear extender on a Mac. In my experience most 'free' Wifi is slow as so dont waste a great deal of money on it. You would be better off going down the Mifi route especially un unlocked Huawei as it acts as a Wifi router as well unlike the netgear one. I use the Huawei E5372 and it is great. Or get one from 3 that allows to roam with it.
     
  9. motorhomewave

    motorhomewave Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2009
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    37
    Thanks for your help will look into your suggestions and delve into the mysteries of Mifi. No doubt soon I shall be twittering, nudging and facebooking along with all of you techno wizards !
     
Loading...

Share This Page