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Pepwave Device Connector Rugged - Ships on 02/26/2019


Item Number: 6689



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Peplink provides a one-year standard warranty at no additional charge. This warranty period can be extended for an additional 1 or 2 years if desired.

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The Device Connector gets your devices talking over a large area without wires or configuration headaches. And because it works transparently at Layer 2, the Device Connector is compatible with any access point, so there’s no need to upgrade your gear to get industry-leading Wi-Fi range and performance. Got a spare Ethernet port? Just plug into the Peplink Device Connector and instantly upgrade Ethernet-only devices with crystal-clear Wi-Fi.

The Device Connector's WiFi range is approximately 350' on the 2.4GHz frequency or 100' on the 5.0GHz frequency in a home/office environment (actual real-world WiFi range varies based on construction, interference, etc). For more range, a high-gain WiFi antenna can be added.

5Gstore is a Peplink Certified PartnerPopular uses for the Pepwave Device Connector:

  • Extend the WiFi range from your router
  • Pick up external WiFi sources (e.g. campground WiFi, citywide WiFi, etc - virtually any network that is either open or for which you have the password*!) and create a secure private network from it
  • Extend WiFi to a second building (for example, a garage, out-building, next-door neighbor's house, etc)
  • Use nearby WiFi as a backup/failover solution for home/office
  • Give ethernet-only equipment a way to get online
  • Bridge mode with a second Device Connector or router

*while the Device Connector works with MOST WiFi sources, we cannot guarantee compatibility with every WiFi source - compatibility can be affected by the type of hardware or security setup used by the administrator of the WiFi source


  • Model
    • DCS-RUG
  • WiFi Interface
    • Data Rate:
      • 3x3 MIMO,
      • 2.4GHz: 450Mbps,
      • 5GHz: 1300Mbps
    • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
    • 802.11ac/a/n Wi-Fi
    • Transmit Power:
      • 2412 - 2472 MHz: 25dBm (FCC)/17dBm (CE)
      • 5180 - 5825 MHz: 22dBm (FCC)/17dBm (CE)
    • Maximum Concurrent Users: 60
  • Ethernet Interface
    • Ethernet Port: 2 (GE)
  • Hardware Features:
    • Enclosure: Indoor Metal
    • Dimensions: 5.8 x 4.6 x 1.6 inches / 147 x 115 x 40 mm
    • Weight: 0.93 pound / 420 grams
    • Power Input:
      • AC Adapter: AC Input 100V to 240V, DC Output 12V, 2A
      • Terminal Block: 12V - 36V DC
    • POE Input: 802.3af
    • Power Consumption: 13W (max.)
    • Operating Temperature: -4° – 149°F / -20° – 65°C
    • Humidity: 15% - 95% (non-condensing)
  • Certifications:
    • FCC, CE, RoHS
    • 1-Year Limited Warranty

Technical Specifications:

  • Network
    • Bridge Mode
    • Router (NAT) Mode
    • Wireless Distribution System (WDS)
    • Support for PPPoE, Static IP, DHCP
    • Management VLAN (802.1p)
    • Spanning Tree Protocol (802.1d)
  • Radio
    • Multiple SSID
    • Transmit Power Adjustment
  • Client Authentication
    • EAP Outer Authentication Identity
    • RADIUS Server with Certificate Authentication
  • AP Security
    • Open, WEP
    • 802.1x with Dynamic WEP
  • Complete VPN Solution
    • PepVPN
      • Site-to-Site VPN
      • 256-bit AES Encryption
      • Pre-shared Key Authenticatio
      • Dynamic Routing
  • Device Management
    • Web Administrative Interface
    • InControl Cloud Managemen
    • SNMP v1, v2c and v3
  • Power Requirements
    • Universal Input
    • 100V – 240V AC
  • Package Contents
    • DCS-RUG
    • 12V2A Power Supply
    • 3x Dual-Band 5dBi Omni Antenna

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Date Added: 08/30/2018 by James W. (East Gwillimbury, ON)
Great products!

Date Added: 10/31/2014 by Kevin L. (Emery, SD)
I'd have happily given this a 5 rating if it had the ability to log into RV campsites that require passwords to access their internet service. In fairness that wasn't one of the questions I asked in my phone pre sale consultation call so no harm and no foul. I wasn't familiar with the "pay per connected device" business model some campgrounds employ and didn't know enough to ask to be fair and candid.

What I like most about the device connector is the ability to log into one hotspot and then connect all the devices we carry and we carry a lot. Most often we can just leave those 8 devices connected to the Pepwave and connect it and the rest is "Plug and Play" like. I also think I like the fact that it does appear to boost our own Verizon MiFi signal and other WiFi signals, if within range. I say think because anytime the Pepwave is connected it always seems to broadcast a 5 bar signal. Pretty confident it does work as described however because switching from it to the hotspot itself does most often make for a stronger and faster connection.

One thing I'm not sure about is the advertised 1000 foot range. Seems to be a little to a lot overstated based upon our actual location relative to the RV campsites WiFi antennae. Only to say that this might not be the best stand alone solution for those RV'g without their own MiFi device. All said and done, "free" and even the "pay as you play" WiFi services in most RV camps and resorts promise much, much more than they actually deliver.

Overall though this is a product I would recommend to others and I am happy about our purchase.

Date Added: 09/19/2014 by David C. (St-Leonard, QC)
This Pepwave Device is far from being easy to install and use. I'm not a newbie and I've spend a few hours going through the installation options and steps to eventually find some signal.

It still won't work the way I intended.

If you use this for better camping ground signals, I suggest you look somewhere else.
I haven't been able to get any better signal at any campground I'Ve been so far on the USA East coast.

I really feel like it's a waste of money.
Just get a laptop and go sit next to the signal source.

5Gstore Comments:
The Device Connector can be a bit tricky to set up initially. We provide customers with a custom tip sheet and video demonstration to guide them through the process, and we also provide free expert tech support for year. David, you haven't contacted us for tech support - is there something we can help with? Please contact us so we assist!

Also, please note that as mentioned on the product page, we cannot guarantee compatibility with every WiFi source - compatibility can be affected by the type of hardware or security setup used by the administrator of the WiFi source.

Date Added: 03/05/2014 by John H. (East Berne, NY)
Excellent...very easy setup...highly recommended.

Date Added: 11/02/2013 by Robert J. (Gold Hill, OR)
The Pepwave connector is doing well and serving it's purpose.
Once we rec'd help to set it up from 3G, we haven't had any problems.
The setup being the only issue we had, was solved by a 3G tech.
Making this devices software, more user friendly would be nice.

Date Added: 10/30/2013 by Frank K. (Alto, GA)
After service and help has been great. Not sure yet if i am getting the range i need to make the product worth $200 but it does work

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