Frequently Asked Questions

How do I physically setup my Rogue Wave or EC – Series unit?
  • The Quick Start Guide that ships with each unit will walk you through the installation and setup, step by step.
  • Remember that all Wave WiFi products are web based there is no software to install.
How do I log into the Rogue Wave or E Series unit?

To Log into a Wave WiFi Unit:

  • In a Web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari), navigate to the ‘Scan for Network’ page by using the following URL or IP Address.
  • URL: http://ec.wavewifi.com   (NO www in front)   Or IP Address http://192.168.89.1
Is Wave WiFi an Internet Service Provider (ISP)?

No, Wave WiFi units are used for short and long range connectivity to personal or public Hot Spots (Access Points) that have Internet service.

Do I need to Register my Rouge Wave or EC – Series unit for it to work?

No, you do not need to Register your unit for it to work. It is truly ‘plug and play.’

Can I add a Wireless Router to the Rogue or EC – Series unit?
  • Yes, any 802.11 b/g/n wireless router is compatible with Wave WiFi Rogues and EC Series units. All your devices can share the same Internet connection through a wireless router.
  • If you intend to use the router with only a 12V DC power source (no inverter), check the power requirements of the router before you purchase. Netgear has had several wireless routers that work well on 12V DC.
  • You can also check out http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/ for the latest routers and their reviews.
  • Do you recommend any particular R outer to use with the Rogue Wave or Rogue Pro?

    Yes, we recommend our 500mw Yacht AP for a compact, quick, and easyinstall which works seamlessly with our Rogue family of products. As an alternative, any 802.11 b/g/n household type wireless router could work.

    Do you recommend any particular R outer to use with your higher power EC – Series units?

    Yes, for a more sophisticated install we recommend our MBR400 PLUS which is a 4 source Wireless Router with fail over for our EC Series units. We also offer other higher end router models with various sources, speeds, and sizes.

    What OS (Operating System) works best with your units?

    Wave WiFi units do not require an OS to function. The firmware is web based and built into each unit. Regardless what OS your device uses, you can depend upon Wave WiFi to get you connected and keep you connected.

    Can I leave my Rogue Wave or EC – Series unit ‘ON’ all the time or do I turn it ‘OFF’ when I no longer need my internet connection?

    You can leave the Rogue Wave or EC Unit on all the time; however, remember that Wave WiFi products operate on 12-Volt DC power. On a boat or motor coach, prolonged use could drain the battery. Also, it is also always better to unplug electrical devices when not in use as standard practice.

    How do I reset my Rogue Wave or EC – Series unit to factory defaults?

    You should never have to restore to factory defaults. The Rogue units and EC-Series units do not need to reset to factory defaults. Pressing any reset button requires the unit to be returned to Wave WiFi tech support with possible additional charges not covered by warranty.

    When I scan for networks, the Wave WiFi unit sees my own wireless router.
  • That’s correct because Wave WiFi sees your router as a wireless network. However, when you scan, remember you’re looking for a specific Hot Spot or a Hot Spot with Internet access other than your own.
  • Do not connect to your network within the Wave WiFi interface page unless you are connecting to a secondary hotspot on board and within your network, that is not physically connected.
  • Just because you are able to connect to a wireless network, there is no guarantee that that network is connected to the Internet. Connecting to someone’s printer will not get you Internet access.
  • Is the Rogue or EC – Series units currently compatible with 802.11 AC?


    No, the Rogue and EC-Series units are compatible with 802.11 B/G/N (2.4GHz). Few, if any, public Hot Spots are setup for 802.11 AC as this technology is new and uses 5.8GHz frequency. Once the technology is more embraced, perfected, and an adequate amount of 5.8GHz Hot Spots deployed, Wave WiFi will have compatible products available.

    Can I use the Rogue Wave on my RV or Motor Coach?

    Yes, we have a growing number of RV and Motor Coach customers.

    Where can I purchase Wave WiFi products?

    Wave WiFi products are only sold through registered re-sellers / dealers. You can click ‘Find a Dealer’ tab on the Wave WiFi website or contact us at info@wavewifi.com
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