A companion question to my post above is: Could one use "domestic" wi-fi/Ethernet devices such as access points and Ethernet switches instead of the expensive Navico
products WiFi-1 and/or NEP-2. I can see two main differences which may well be show stoppers: The Navico
products are weather
protected and run on a boat's 12/24 v power system. "Domestic" devices will not be weather
protected and run on 110/120/220 v systems. The voltage problem could be overcome by an inverter
, and one could take measures to protect the devices from water
, but apart from these factors are there technical reasons why the domestic devices would not work?
Thanks in advance.