Originally Posted by Ttfr
Hey you guys,
I am having problems with the wifi
signal from the house. Its too the point that I currently go to the house to use the internet
and practically live up here instead of down on the boat.
I have a "Sinmax" wifi-USB adaptor ($20 on ebay) which is very similar to your Alfa. They do catch more signal than the built-in wifi
on laptops. But there's no disputing that the wifi systems based around the ubiquiti Bullet (Islandtime, Bad Boy) are better overall, and probably the best choice for the boat if you're going to do some cruising as well.
But for just house to boat, you need to consider both ends of the chain. Some here have already mentioned this (eg getting two ubiquiti Nano units - one for each end). This might be a better investment for the given situation.
Since you already have the alfa for the boat, the very first thing I'd try is to put a higher-power wifi access point at the house. This could be replacing the current
house router/wifi with a higher-power unit, or buying
an additional wifi router or radio
(eg a Nano) to set up a second wifi AP. If possible, put a directional wifi antenna
at the house with a clear line of sight to the boat.