Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-03-2016, 20:46   #106
Registered User
 
pumpcity's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San Diego
Boat: Grand Banks 36
Posts: 41
Re: Best marine WiFi antenna?

W32Pamela:

I find that my M2 can only work in "Station" mode in the "wireless" tab. It appears that it can only receive, never transmit. I'm assuming that I should see transmission radio bar lights on the back of the M2 even if no wireless laptops are hooked to the unit, but i do not. So it looks like the only solution is to keep it in "station" mode and hook up the airgateway wireless router to it. I hope they will communicate with each other. Looks like 4-5 hours of programming and testing to make that happen. So far it looks like the Ubiquiti products may not be the wireless solution for my situation.
__________________

__________________
pumpcity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2016, 03:41   #107
Do… or do not
 
s/v Jedi's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: in paradise
Boat: Sundeer 64
Posts: 9,198
Re: Best marine WiFi antenna?

They are all transceivers; the gear is just fine, you just lack the ability to make it work. I suggest you ask or hire help.
__________________

__________________
s/v Jedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2016, 06:45   #108
Registered User
 
Rock-Head's Avatar

Join Date: May 2015
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Boat: 1978 Lancer 30 MkIV
Posts: 150
Re: Best marine WiFi antenna?

Pumpcity, it ain't rocket science but Ubiquiti equipment isn't geared for the non-technically savvy folk. It is carrier class equipment and does require a touch of knowledge to operate effectively. That said, if the radio is out of the box, the first thing I always do is upgrade the firmware. I install 10-20 M5 & M2 NanoBeam & Nanostation every month in support of hospitality wifi in my area. Ubiquiti gear is great bang for the buck, ya just gotta know how it works. Good luck.

Sent from my SM-N900V using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app
__________________
Rock-Head is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2016, 11:24   #109
Marine Service Provider
 
W32PAMELA's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Wewahitchka, FL
Boat: Westsail 32 - Pamela
Posts: 270
Re: Best marine WiFi antenna?

Pumpcity,

Station Mode is the mode required for the Nano to be a client. This is the mode that cruisers use to connect to shoreside AP's. As S/V Jedi has pointed out the radio is a transceiver and is broadcasting and receiving.

In Station mode the signal strength lights on the Nano will indicate the strength of the signal from the AP it is connected to. If it is not connected to an AP you will only see 2 green LEDs. The first is power and the second is the LAN.

The airgateway is set as an AP out of the box and basic instructions are included in the box. Plug the nano into the port labeled POE on the airgateway and plug your computer into the LAN port on the airgateway for the initial setup of the airgateway. If I remember correctly the setup wizard will make you set a wifi password and login password on the airgateway. None of this should take you 4-5 hours programming.

There are numerous online tutorials & videos on setting up and Bullet or Nano. The procedure is essentially the same.
__________________
Bob Stewart
W32PAMELA is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2016, 21:25   #110
Registered User
 
pumpcity's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San Diego
Boat: Grand Banks 36
Posts: 41
Re: Best marine WiFi antenna?

Bob, thank you for the response. I am also receiving more information from Ubiquiti regarding the installation. I am beginning to understand the mechanism by which these things operate, and I very much appreciate your time spent explaining the method of radio communication for the Nano. As with everything else, all settings must be the same for the radios to communicate.
Pumpcity
__________________
pumpcity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-03-2016, 15:33   #111
Registered User
 
rajsach's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 145
Re: Best marine WiFi antenna?

Does anybody have experience with Yacht Connect? If so could you please share your impressions
Thx
Raj
__________________
rajsach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-03-2016, 20:27   #112
Registered User
 
rajsach's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 145
Re: Best marine WiFi antenna?

I think Yacht connect is the same as the Glomex Webboat so if anyone can share their experience with that product it would be appreciated
__________________
rajsach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-03-2016, 22:52   #113
Do… or do not
 
s/v Jedi's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: in paradise
Boat: Sundeer 64
Posts: 9,198
Re: Best marine WiFi antenna?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rajsach View Post
I think Yacht connect is the same as the Glomex Webboat so if anyone can share their experience with that product it would be appreciated

Those aren't wifi systems; they are just 4G units like a mifi or Jetpack with a better antenna.
__________________
s/v Jedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-03-2016, 11:51   #114
Registered User
 
rajsach's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 145
Re: Best marine WiFi antenna?

Quote:
Originally Posted by s/v Jedi View Post
Those aren't wifi systems; they are just 4G units like a mifi or Jetpack with a better antenna.

Respectfully, I think you are mistaken. That is not how they are advertised


Sent from my iPhone using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________
rajsach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-03-2016, 14:31   #115
Registered User
 
sailcruiser's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2011
Boat: S2 11.0A 36'
Posts: 763
Re: Best marine WiFi antenna?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rajsach View Post
Does anybody have experience with Yacht Connect? If so could you please share your impressions

Thx

Raj

I have no experience with this product but have been evaluating this decision for longer than I care to admit. You may want to compare this to the Wirie Pro. I have no connection or experience there either but it's about half the price and similar features from what I have been able to determine. Let us know what you decide.



SC
__________________
sailcruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-03-2016, 18:52   #116
Registered User
 
rajsach's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 145
Re: Best marine WiFi antenna?

Yes I have looked at the Wirie Pro as well . It seems to do everything very well and I will probably go with it as opposed to yacht connect. The yacht connect website only has an email listed for customer support and technical support contact. I emailed them approximately one week ago and still no response. I called Wirie Pro (Island consulting) and Mark the owner, answered right away and spent an extraordinary amount of time with me on the phone explaining his technology and also other options I may have. Seems like the customer service is excellent which suggests that support after the sale will also be excellent.



Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________
rajsach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-03-2016, 22:07   #117
Do… or do not
 
s/v Jedi's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: in paradise
Boat: Sundeer 64
Posts: 9,198
Re: Best marine WiFi antenna?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rajsach View Post
Respectfully, I think you are mistaken. That is not how they are advertised


Sent from my iPhone using Cruisers Sailing Forum
They are advertised as 4G systems... pretty clear that they are, in fact, 4G systems?!
__________________
s/v Jedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-03-2016, 08:38   #118
Registered User

Join Date: May 2014
Boat: Morgan Out Island 41
Posts: 702
Images: 2
Re: Best marine WiFi antenna?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rajsach View Post
Respectfully, I think you are mistaken. That is not how they are advertised


Sent from my iPhone using Cruisers Sailing Forum
No they are 4G systems that search out Wifi hotspots when they can. Look at the specs.

Glomex WeBBoat - WeBBoat 4G IT1004 theNwe Internet Aantenna 4G/WI-FI
__________________
pcmm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-03-2016, 11:56   #119
Registered User
 
rajsach's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 145
Re: Best marine WiFi antenna?

Thanks for the clarification...I stand corrected


Sent from my iPhone using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________
rajsach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-05-2016, 21:22   #120
Registered User
 
Ironman162's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Sydney Harbour
Boat: Coronet Oceanfarer30
Posts: 157
Re: Best marine WiFi antenna?

I know its an old tread but was just wondering what range you achieved with the Alfa combination please?
Im about to buy the same system with a 2w receiver and 10dbi external antenna.
The boat is 400m from the marina wifi on a mooring.
Any comment will be much appreciated thanks.
__________________

__________________
Ironman162 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
antenna, marine

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 06:28.


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.