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Old 30-01-2011, 09:33   #1
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Computer Accessories In the Abacos

Can anyone suggest somewhere to buy computer accessories in the Abacos? I need an external wifi adapter. We brought a new spare computer with us and I needed it today. I tried to use it to hook up to the wifi on our boat and either the wifi adapter is kaput or was not installed in the first place. It works fine wired directly into the router, just no wifi.
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Old 30-01-2011, 11:44   #2
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Rohan Spicer at Abacom (wireless provider) in Marsh Harbour might be able to direct you to a local source.
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Old 30-01-2011, 11:54   #3
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Wow Gord! you still got it!

Zydeco
You might take another look at your existing WAP, it's not a likely failure point if its still working with an ethernat cable. What model is it? Do you have a manual or CD for it? Can a dataphone see it?
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I might be able to help you out if you have no luck in Marsh Harbour. I am currently in Man-O-War and I have a spare Alfa adapter or I might be able to help you troubleshoot your problem. If you get this way, hail me on VHF 68.
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Old 30-01-2011, 21:28   #5
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Thanks Gord! I'll look him up when we are over there.

Thanks to everyone else for their suggestions. Beach Cruiser - we'll keep a look out for you. We're at Guana today but we will be in the area for the next couple months.

The problem is that I may have inadvertently bought a computer without a wifi card in it. Its a spare computer that's been sitting on the boat for about 6 months. The wifi on the boat works great, its just this computer doesn't seem to have a way to connect. If that's the problem, something like this will easily fix it. Available at any Wal-Mart and hopefully somewhere in the Abacos too.
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Zydeco, we will be in the area until the end of April, hope to run into you.

The computer store in Marsh is in the Memorial Plaza, from the Union Jack dock go to the traffic light and turn left.
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