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Old 15-06-2009, 19:52   #1
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Long-Distance WiFi: Conclusion?

Ok 200 reply to this one !!!

What is the bottom line ? Can somebody just tell me witch one to order, I do not want to read all of this...as I need to scrape...sand...clean...and coat my teak on the boat
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Old 15-06-2009, 19:56   #2
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Dittos. Thanks all.
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Old 15-06-2009, 23:03   #3
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buy the Alpha 600w unit $50
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Old 16-06-2009, 01:11   #4
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i have a nanostation 2. a bit hard to set up but works great once its going.
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Old 16-06-2009, 13:27   #5
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Alfa AWUS036H plus two 6 ft USB extension cables so you can put the antenna up under the dodger,and a plastic baggie to keep it dry.
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best two 15' usb active cable and a bigger rubber ducky antenna I think 9db
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Old 16-06-2009, 14:15   #7
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Now it is all complicated again.
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Old 16-06-2009, 17:11   #9
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500mW Alfa USB Wireless-G Adapter & 8 dBi ANTENNA kit - eBay (item 120423231380 end time Jun-18-09 21:54:37 PDT)
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Old 16-06-2009, 19:26   #10
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Get the Alfa 500mw 802,but get the Engenius 2408 Omni antenna,don't forget the N type male 10 inch pigtail connector,and 10ft. usb extension cable.Mount the Alfa under dodger (at antenna end).Make sure top of antenna clears over major clutter on boat.Total cost ,around $120..I get excellent results.
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highseas: is the pig-tail to link the omni antenna to the alpha 500?
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Yep,10-4 ,male on both ends.
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Old 17-06-2009, 17:47   #13
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500 w ampli really worth it ? have my doubts

have a 19dbi directional antenna in santa barbara harbor. It is slow but powerful. I read all your thread about 500 mw ampli. I added one in line to my system

!! It absolutely makes no difference !!

will test with my omni tonight but i have a lot of doubts
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If you are at a dock, you can use a directional antenna, but when you are on the hook its a PITA. I get the same connectivity with the Alfa as with my Hawking directional wifi, but the Alfa I don't have to keep turning the antenna as the boat swings.
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I have a 15db hawkings omni with the alpha, it works very good and no PITA
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