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Old 16-09-2016, 02:55   #1
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Internet reception

Hi, I'm interested to know, while Coastal cruising how do you go with Laptop connectivity? Cheers...
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Re: Internet reception

I used to use a WiFi booster to hit land based routers. Since the prevalence of LTE is almost universal where I cruise, I added a cell phone booster and tether to my cell phone. There are some distance limits (especially with TDMA), but usually I can get signal up to 15-20 miles offshore. Of course when I get down off Cape Sabal, there is nothing but satellite, as there is no cellular or WiFi
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Re: Internet reception

Not too much mobile coverage north or south of Cairns. Telstra provides the best coverage, but even they are very limited.
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