RidgeWave® 4700A

RidgeWave® 4700A

Outdoor Router with Carrier-Grade Wi-Fi Hotspot

The RidgeWave® BEC 4700A Outdoor Router with Carrier- Grade Wi-Fi Hotspot features dual Internet interfaces, Gigabit LAN/PoE, and dual-band high power 802.11ac 4×4 Wave 2 MU-MIMO technology to support secure data transfer and customized guest Wi-Fi networks outdoors.

The 4700A is designed for mission-critical operation in rugged, harsh environments. The compact IP-68/UL-50E rated enclosure enables it to stand up to dirt, harmful ingress of water, humidity and extreme temperatures for years of dependable operation.

Ideal Applications: 

  • Outdoor Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Mission Critical Communication
  • Industrial IoT/M2M
  • Oil and Gas
  • Superior Wireless Performance
    802.11ac 4×4 Wave 2 MU-MIMO, with highest transmit power within FCC limits for both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands to maximize signal propagation and coverage
  • High Availability
    2 Gigabit ports for automatic failover or prevention of backhaul performance bottlenecks.   
  • Built to Last
    IP-68/UL-50E Enclosure, complete protection against dust and water ingress
  • Ventilation
    GORE® Vent for pressure equalization, humidity, and airflow
  • Wind Tunnel Tested
    Successful Operation up to 132mph (F2 Tornado 113-157mph)
  • Surge /Lightning Protection
    IEC 6100-4-2 (ESD) and IEC 61000-4-5 (Lighting)
  • Extended Temperature Range
    -40°F to 140°F (-40°C to 60°C)
  • PoE Powered
    Gigabit LAN Interface with IEEE 802.3at (PoE+) complaint
  • Corrosion Protection
    SurTec treated Die-cast alloy
  • Form Factor
    Under 5lbs, easily mount onto lightweight poles or exterior walls
  • Complete Kit
    Packaged with Gigabit PoE Injector, mounting bracket, Flooded CAT5e, and ground wire

Availability and Resilience

  • Dual-WAN ports (Wireless & Ethernet WAN)
  • Auto fail-over between Wireless and EWAN

Wi-Fi Antennas

  • (2) External 2.4 GHz N-Type Antennas
  • (4) External 5 GHz N-Type Antennas

Network Protocols and Features

  • IPv4, IPV6 or IPv4 / IPv6 Dual Stack
  • DHCP v4 / v6
  • NAT, static (v4/v6) routing and RIP-1/2
  • NAT supports PAT and multimedia applications
  • Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS)
  • Virtual server and DMZ
  • SNTP, DNS proxy
  • IGMP snooping and IGMP proxy
  • MLD snooping and MLD proxy
  • Transparent Bridging


  • Built-in NAT Firewall
  • Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI)
  • Prevents DoS attacks including Land Attack, Ping of Death, etc.
  • Access Control
  • IP Filtering, MAC Filtering, URL Filtering
  • Password protection for system management
  • VPN pass-through

Carrier-Grade Wireless LAN

  • Compliant with IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac standards
  • Output Power: 1 Watt 30 ±2 dBm   
  • 2.4GHz & 5GHz frequency range
  • 20/40-MHz channel bandwidth
  • Up to 300Mbps (2.4GHz) & 1700Mbps (5GHz) wireless data phy rate
  • 64/128 bits WEP supported for encryption
  • Wireless security with WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, Mixed WPA/WAP2-PSK, (TKIP/AES), 802.1x/Radius
  • AP, AP-Client, Bridge(WDS) Operational Modes
  • Multiple SSID (4 SSIDs), BSSID
  • Wireless MAC filtering
  • Wireless Client Isolation
  • Dynamic, Wi-Fi client rate-limiting


  • Web-based GUI for remote and local management
  • Universal Plug & Play (UPnP)
  • Access control by services or protocols
  • Firmware upgrade and configuration data upload and download via web-based GUI
  • Network Time Protocol (NTP)
  • Physical layer/protocol diagnostic test tool
  • Syslog monitoring
  • Supports SNMP v1/v2/v3, MIB-1, and MIB-II
  • BECentral® Cloud Management

Physical Interface

  • (2) Gigabit Ethernet Interfaces
  • IEEE 802.3at PD complaint (25.5W)
  • (6) Wireless N-Type Connectors with arrester
  • SIM slot (for the SIM from Telco / ISP)
  • Reset Button
  • LED Indicators: Power/Boot, LAN(PoE), EWAN,
  • WI-Fi (2.4GHz / 5GHz), and Internet

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 8.5″ (W) x 7.5″ (H) x 3.0″ (D) (257mm x 227 mm x 91mm)
  • Weight: 2kg (4.4lbs)
  • Industrial-grade IP68 and Vent integration enclosure
  • Top cover material UL-746C compliant for UV-resistant

Temperature Requirements

  • Operating: -40° ~ 60°C (-40º~140ºF)
  • Storage: -40° ~ 65°C (-40º~149ºF)

Surge/ESD Protections

  • Surge Protection: K.21 enhanced mode ±6KV
  • ESD Protection: Contact: ±8KV / Air: ±15KV

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