Originally Posted by bobmcd625
Glad I asked! Now I'll look for a good spot further away from the electric
wires under the chart table. Maybe on the side of the quarter berth which does not get much traffic. Could you expand on the use of the "bridging" business? Is that to connect the boat's WiFi to the outside internet world? I guess your Wire Pro router serves a similar function to a second WiFi-1. Does that make sense?
Thanks so much Bill.
Regarding bridging the WiFi1 to the Wirie [or any WiFi router for that matter...] It means I 'join' the WiFi1 from the Wirie when I want to broadcast WiFi1 data around the boat using the centralized WiFi system [WiriePro in our case...]
I mentioned it in my last post mainly to reinforce that the signal from the WiFi1 [buried in a wiring
cabinet amidships] is strong enough to subscribe the WiriePro [which is above the bimini
Example use case: I sometimes bridge the two systems when guests are aboard. That way they can view the main navigation
system from their mobile devices [view only, no control...] see other NMEA data, etc. via our 'Guest' network [a sub-WLAN on the Wirie WiFi router...]
That way they just have to connect to one WiFi source, and we control what they can see/do via that source. [e.g., When we have cell or WiFi access from land, we might switche to that so they can use the internet as well... but not both WiFi1 and internet simultaneously...]
I should mention any mobile devices we are using to control the MFD are directly connected to the WiFi1 to eliminate the latency introduced when broadcasting via the centralized router.
I do not subscribe the WiriePro to the Wifi1 to get the WiFi1 on to the internet, as there is no reason in our case. [With our Zeus Touch MFD, all updates are performed through the MFD using the memory card.] That is changing with some of the more recent releases. [e.g., Zeus3 has built-in WiFi and can download updates directly from the internet...]
I hope this helps explain what I meant by 'bridging' [looseley used in this context...] the two WiFi sources...