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Old 27-01-2013, 19:39   #1
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Need help WiFi connections

I'm really new to all this and not at all tech savvy. I want to set up a wifi for at anchor and am not sure which system will work best for the money. I've seen Wirie AP, Lynx3 AP and Island Time wifi w/ two router options listed. They vary a little in cost I'm just not sure what I'm getting or missing for the $ differences? Any help or experiences would be great.
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Old 27-01-2013, 19:46   #2
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Re: Need help WiFi connections

I use a Verzion hotspot. Cost 50 bucks to buy and a 50 buck a month charge, and get very good coverage, and it real fast. I tried Virgin Broadband2go, and was dissappointed at the product, and the tech support sucks.
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Old 27-01-2013, 19:48   #3
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Re: Need help WiFi connections

If you are sailing in US waterways, how about subscribing to an "air card" like the one offered by Verizon or Kricket; no bigger than a "thumb drive" inserted into a USB port. For about $50 USD per month you'll have unlimited access, just about everywhere you go with your laptop. It is not a very fast WiFi connection for uploading/downloading very large files, but it is reliable and coverage is available in most places. Mauritz
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Old 27-01-2013, 20:09   #4
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Re: Need help WiFi connections

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I'm really new to all this and not at all tech savvy. I want to set up a wifi for at anchor and am not sure which system will work best for the money. I've seen Wirie AP, Lynx3 AP and Island Time wifi w/ two router options listed. They vary a little in cost I'm just not sure what I'm getting or missing for the $ differences? Any help or experiences would be great.
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Jump over to this thread. Lots of wifi info.
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Old 28-01-2013, 21:50   #5
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Re: Need help WiFi connections

Just go with Island Time. Seriously, who else 1) puts it all together for you, AND 2) is available on weekends, which is when you are most likely to do the install?

Support a great product, who also happens to be a cruiser. We have lots of friends with some of the "other products", and we don't have the problems they do!
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Re: Need help WiFi connections

This is going to be as bad as asking which anchor is the best....

We have been using RADIOLABS Marine Wi-Fi Antenna for six years without problems...

It has a 9db gain, is omni directional, has a built in Wi-Fi Card and plugs in to your computer via USB... All for $169...

RadioLabs also has a router, if you want to se the signal for more than one computer.
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