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Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3 Router with 802.11ac WiFi - DISCONTINUED

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As offices become increasingly mobile, network connectivity needs to keep up with work demands. A router choice must be able handle internet connections reliably and efficiently. There’s a reason why the Pepwave Surf SOHO was rated one of the top products of 2020! This version of the Pepwave Surf Soho is the newest MK3 version, which includes 802.11 AC Wi-Fi. It supports fast and up-to-date Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as USB cellular modems and Ethernet so you can stay connected — wherever your work takes you. With the Surf SOHO MK3, you can create isolated and secure VLANs from designated Ethernet ports or Wi-Fi networks to keep internal traffic separate. In addition, the Surf SOHO MK3 Pepwave router features a built-in L2TP server, allowing multiple VPN connections at the same time, which helps protect sensitive data.

Is the Peplink’s Surf SOHO right for you and your business? Check out Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3 specs and compare the SOHO router versus other routers. If you need additional clarification and support, don’t hesitate to contact 5GStore. Our support team is highly trained and ready to help you find the Pepwave router that is right for your business’ specific mobile connection needs, whether it is AC Wi-Fi, LTE Advanced and/or GPS.

5Gstore is a Peplink Certified PartnerRouter Features:

  • Internet Connections Supported: 1 Wired WAN, 1 USB (view full compatibility chart), WiFi as WAN* 
  • WiFi Standard: 802.11ac dual band
  • WiFi Range: 250-300' through walls with the external antennas connected, much greater unobstructed (variable depending on interference from other electronics and physical interference such as walls and ceilings)
  • Ethernet ports: 4 x GbE LAN + 1 WAN
  • Power Supply: AC Adapter included
  • Size: 9.5" x 4.5" x 1.5"

8.3.0 Firmware Release Notes: Release Date Feb 20, 2023

Further major firmware updates will NOT support the Surf SOHO HW2 or Surf SOHO MK3 HW1. They will receive Firmware 8.3.x maintenance releases as needed.


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No. of WiFi Connectors 2
No. of GPS Connectors 0
WiFi Connector RP-SMA Female
No. of LAN Ports 0
No. of WAN Ports 0
No. of Fiber (SFP) Ports 0
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Date Added: 06/27/2023 by R. N. (Livingston, TX)
I have a SOHO MK3 already. Since Pepwave has discontinued this model, I wanted a backup. This router is just exactly what a RVer requires! The only other alternative is a WiFiRanger left 12 years ago. This is just a fantastic router!!!

Date Added: 06/05/2023 by John A. (Katy, TX)
Excellent product, works as designed. Setup was straightforward and completed it in a couple of hours. Runs smooth and now I'm confident in my home networks security!

Date Added: 03/21/2023 by TODD B. (Casa Grande, AZ)
Working well at this time

Date Added: 12/23/2022 by Rick G. (Georgetown, CA)
My 2nd Pepwave SOHO. The new series is even better than the first and by my experience, the best choice for a wi-fi as WAN router at this price point. Don't even bother with WiFi R*nger. Make sure you update the firmware or you may have some trouble staying connected to certain hotspots.

Date Added: 03/12/2022 by Rick. (Tellico Plains, TN)
The Customer support that 5G store offers is “superior” to any that I have ever received from any product or company. Your support Team is the best!

Date Added: 02/04/2022 by Michael P. (Mission Viejo, CA)
Bought the MK3 for my RV. Only tested at home so this point and the set-up was easy. Used it by connecting to home router both by ethernet and using the wifi "as wan". I've to the SOHO with a laptop, Kindle and cell.

Date Added: 12/08/2021 by D M. (Sequim, WA)
Sales support (Kyle?) was knowledgeable and very helpful in selecting an appropriate model.

Date Added: 10/02/2021 by Edward N. (Demopolis, AL)
Worked as advertised straight out of the box. Nice to have a product that works first time following setup instructions without problems.

Date Added: 06/04/2021 by Happy . (Manassas, VA)
This router is a joy to set up because is has all the expected security options. Firewall, username changeable, password protected guest network, great vlan support, firmware rollback, and backup wan to cell phone host spot. It also runs on 12volts so a bonus for low power situations.

Date Added: 05/01/2021 by Donald R. (Wading River, NY)
great product and it arrived quickly

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How do I determine if my Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3 is version HW1, HW2 or other?

You can enter the serial number on our website and it should tell you the full model version

Is the Peplink MAX Adapter 5G compatible with the Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3?

No, the 5G model of the Peplink MAX adapter is not compatible with the Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3. Only the LTE variant will work with the Surf SOHO MK3.

Does the Peplink Surf SOHO MK3 router support IPv6?

IPv6 is supported for the Peplink Surf SOHO MK3's WAN connection, not the LAN. The LAN is still IPv4 only.

Is this router plug and play as far as VPN and WiFi? Also, can the MAC address be cloned on the fly?

The Surf SOHO supports SpeedFusion, L2TP, and Open VPN. It also has Wi-Fi as WAN and standard Wi-Fi broadcast features. The router has a default SSID broadcasting and ready to use out of the box.

The MAC address can be manually changed for the physical WAN ports only on Peplink devices.

What is the range in square feet of this router's wi-fi signal. 1200 feet, 1500 feet, 2000 feet, etc?

WiFi Range 250-300' through walls with the external antennas connected, much greater unobstructed (variable depending on interference from other electronics and physical interference such as walls and ceilings)

What external WiFi antenna will work with the Surf SOHO MK3?

5Gstore recommends the Pepwave Mobility 02 2 x WiFi Dome Antenna for an external solution. See here:

Does the Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3 speed up failover connection?

This does not speed up failover over having each WAN in a different priority. What CAN speed up failover is using Peplink's SpeedFusion Cloud to utilize Hot Failover.

Can Pepwave Surf Soho MK3 be scheduled to reboot automatically once a day

Yes, this can be done via the local web admin page via the support.cgi section OR via InControl2 (Peplink's cloud manager).

Is the Surf SOHO router compatible with an Arris modem?

Yes, any cable modem can connect to the SOHO's WAN port.

What is the max number of wireless connections the Pepwave Surf SOHO supports?

The Surf SOHO is recommended for up to 25 users, though there is no limit set into the device for number of wireless connections.

Is the Pepwave AP One AX compatible with the Pepwave SoHo MK3 router?

Yes, this AP will work with the Pepwave SoHo MK3 router, but unlike some of the Peplink Balance and Pepwave MAX routers, it does not support the AP Controller function. This just means you will have to log into its own web administration page to configure its settings.

Can I use the Peplink ACW-221 antenna to boost the WiFi signal of my Pepwave Surf SOHO?

Yes, this antenna will work as an external antenna for the Pepwave Soho for the wifi.

Can you attach a hard drive to the USB port on the Pepwave Surf SOHO?

No. The USB port on the Pepwave is strictly used as a WAN connection and only supports USB modems/ hotspots that are listed on Peplink's compatibility chart here:

Is SOHO router compatible with Verizon MiFi 8800L Hotspot?

The Pepwave will work with the Verizon Mifi 8800L Hotspot with USB tethering and Wifi WAN.

When will Peplink stop releasing firmware for the Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3?

Peplink does not currently have a limit to how long any kind of firmware update will be provided for this and their other current hardware.

Where do I locate the configuration file to backup the Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3?

To backup Configurations of the router Select system, Then select configuration on the left, Download Active configurations.

Will the Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3 work with the Verizon USB730L?

No, not at this time. This used to work with past firmware. However, after extensive testing by the Peplink team, they had to remove it from their compatibility list as it would not work with past or present firmware.

How many wireless networks can be set up on the Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3?

The Pepwave Surf Soho MK3 can broadcast 3 total Wifi networks.

When used with the Pepwave Surf SOHO will the AP One AC Mini extend existing wifi access points or it will create his own?

The Pepwave Surf SOHO does NOT support the AP Controller feature, which is what would allow you to have WiFi controlled by the main router. This provides the exact same SSID settings on the SOHO and your APs so you only have to configure the settings once. With the SOHO, you have to configure the APs separately. Technically, they are separate SSIDs, but you can still configure them with the same SSID and passwords to help with hand off between APs. The APs also support bridge mode, which means anything that connects through the APs will be on the same network as anything connected to the SOHO.

will the Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3 Router with 802.11ac WiFi allow me to connect to my samsung smart tv using a verizon mifi 6620L

Yes, the 6620L would tether to the usb port on the Surf Soho router. If your tv model has a wifi adapter it will connect via wifi to the router. If it doesn't, you will need to connect via ethernet to the router.

When the WiFi WAN fails over to USB cellular, is there any indication from the Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3 router?

Yes, you can setup e-mail alerts and be notified when it changes. Also, you can tell when looking in the dashboard.

Does the Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3 allow WPA2 only instead of combination WPA/WPA2?

Yes, The Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3 will allow the selection of WPA2 without having to use the WPA/WPA2 Security Policy.

Will the T-Mobile ZTE-915 hotspot tether with the Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3 Router?

Yes, the ZTE-915 Will tether with the Pepwave Surf Soho Mk3 router.

Is the Pepwave Surf SOHO compatible with the Verizon USB U620L modem?

Yes, it is on Pepwave's compatibility chart.

How do you turn off the reply to ping commands (ICMP ECHO) on the Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3?

See under Dashboard -> WAN Connection Status -> Details -> Reply to ICMP Ping

Can the WiFi on the Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3 be turned off/ disabled?

Yes! The WiFi can be completely disabled with a single click in the web interface, while leaving everything else functional.

How many simultaneous wifi connections can the Pepwave Surf SOHO router handle?

The Surf SOHO is recommended for up to 25 users, though there is no limit set into the device. A connected printer for example would be less than 1 'user' since its just sitting waiting for a print request vs a full user who may be surfing the web and streaming media.

Can I USB tether an Android phone to the Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3?

Yes, most android phones work via USB with the SOHO.

Does the Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3 support IP Passthrough?

No, the Surf SOHO does not support IP Passthrough. Alternatively, you can use the Pepwave MAX BR1 Mini since it has an embedded cellular modem (rather than USB) and will be much more reliable. See here:

Can the Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3 support multiple WiFi WANsat the same time?

You can have multiple saved WiFi WAN profiles and prioritize them in order of importance, however it can only connect to one network at a time. You can have WiFI WAN active and tethering active at the same time, but one connection would be in standby. The SOHO is a single active WAN failover router. It can not have two simultaneous internet connections running at the same time. For that you would need a load balancing router.

Is it possible to tether a Jetpack MiFi 6620L to the Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3?

Yes, the Surf SOHO supports USB tethering with the 6620L and many other hotspots right out of the box. There is no special configuration required on the SOHO or hotspot to make this work.

Will the Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3 remember previous WiFi WAN connections and auto connect when within range?

Yes, the SOHO stores the SSID and password. If the WiFi WAN connection is active, it will automatically connect to a saved profile.

How do the external antennas on the Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3 work?

They send and receive signal for the local WiFi access as well as for any WiFi WAN connections. Some people take one antenna off and replace it with an external WiFi antenna if the WiFi WAN source you're trying to connect is far away.

Can the Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3 be mounted to a wall?

Yes, the SOHO has two mounting holes in the bottom of the router. Using two screws (not included) you can mount the SOHO to any surface.

Does the Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3 support bridge mode?

No, the Surf SOHO does not support bridge mode.

Can the Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3 be tethered to an iPhone?

No, you can't tether the iPhone to this router. However, if you activate the hotspot on the phone, you can connect via wifi as wan.

Does the dual band WiFi on the Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3 run simultaneously?

Yes, the new MK3 surf soho will broadcast 2.4 and 5 GHz simultaneously.

Do I need a computer to set up the WiFi as WAN on the Pepwave Surf?

The Pepwave Surf comes with a default WiFi name and password, so you can use any WiFi device to connect to it - no computer necessary. Once you're connected via WiFi, you would then use your browser to access the user interface/admin console of the router and configure the WiFi as WAN.

Can I connect two Pepwave Surf SOHO MK3 routers together via PepVPN?

Yes, you can network two Surf SOHO routers with PepVPN.

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