Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-02-2015, 19:45   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Langkawi, Malysia
Boat: Seawind,Lite -38 feet
Posts: 12
How to get WiFi in SE Asian countries

Hello all!
I am getting my new Seawind 1160 in April in Vietnam, where she's being build presently.
I am not planning to cross any big oceans, but to putter along the coasts and from island to island.
Eventually I will live aboard in Langkawi. My question is how to best receive and send emails in the different countries when sailing. Is there a "global" provider one can buy a plan from? Direct satellite reception? Any devise connected to a lap top which can receive and send?
I am grateful for any suggestions!
Thomas
__________________
FirePig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2015, 05:54   #2
Registered User
 
Oceanride007's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Boat in Whitsundays, heading south.
Boat: Custom Perry Passport 41, steel
Posts: 339
Re: How to get WiFi in SE Asian countries

Traveled thru asia a couple of times overland, last time I was in Cambodia I was able to get data on the sim card that was pretty cheap and tethered to laptop. Would suggest you invest in a pocket WiFi devise 4G unlocked and with antennae get all this before you go. I tried getting local sims in different countries, local sims was easy and very economical, data however wasn't but that could be language issue.
In general WiFi is available in hotels but the reach is poor. Could be a option to get a range extender/rebroadcaster in your arsenal (On these forums heard good things about Ubiquiti bullet), but I have no experience with this devise. A simple USB WiFi dongle in a 12V router is a possible solution.
Asking in stores often brings blank expressions. As time passes I notice less options not more, for example difficult to get a Mobile telephone that takes antennae jack not since samsung3.
__________________
Oceanride007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2015, 13:49   #3
Senior Cruiser
 
StuM's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Port Moresby,Papua New Guinea
Boat: FP Belize Maestro 43
Posts: 6,710
Re: How to get WiFi in SE Asian countries

Ask Boat_alexandra. He tells us he gets free Wifi all the time in Malaysia.

Annual cruzing cost
__________________
StuM is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
Asia, wifi

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 14:48.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.