I am happily using my Surf OTG which I installed early 2012 on my boat. Since that time I have been in more than 10 countries and never had a problem either connecting to Marina (WiFi) LAN’s or with 3G networks in those countries where I stayed for a longer period.
That stopped a few months before the end of the season 2015. I suddenly had a problem connecting my laptop and phones via WiFi to the Surf OTG. Also I had major problems connecting to external WiFi. I avoided the problem by mainly using the 3G connection and using my laptop via the RJ45 connector and spending quite some money on roaming with my phone.
Back home I tried to connect the Surf OTG to my home router (Netgear Nighthawk R7000) and could not get a connection. I installed the latest firmware version (1.0.26) and did a factory settings reset. After reboot it took about 10 minutes when it finally connected wireless to the home router.
The remarkable thing is that on my phone and laptop, I can see 10 SSID’s in the neighbourhood. In the settings tab from my OTG I can only see 2 and both are from my Netgear only 5 meters away.
The inSSIDer app on my phone registers an avg strength of 49 dbm right next to the Surf OTG that reports a signal strength of 87 dbm on the dashboard screen.
There is clearly something wrong with my reception!! I checked the antenna but nothing to be seen.
Does this sounds familiar? Any suggestions??
Thanks in advance