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Old 05-05-2011, 13:27   #796
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Re: Long-Distance WiFi Device

The latest software did instal with no errors.
On Mac, do you need to install the software before plugging it in, same as on PC?
Is there some sort of special Mac trick, that a PC geek wouldn't know, that could have caused problems with the install?
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Old 05-05-2011, 14:41   #797
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I got mine from Welcome To Rokland and it came with simple instructions which I know longer have....sorry
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The latest software did instal with no errors.
On Mac, do you need to install the software before plugging it in, same as on PC?
Is there some sort of special Mac trick, that a PC geek wouldn't know, that could have caused problems with the install?
Does her computer have wifi capability?
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Old 05-05-2011, 14:57   #799
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Does her computer have wifi capability?
Airport works fine...other than some of the signals being too weak.
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Re: Long-Distance WiFi Device

There's about 700 posts in this thread advising readers to use Ubiquity radio's like the Bullet or Nanostation. These are Ethernet based and thus work on any computer that has an Ethernet port without needing any drivers.

USB connected radios are yesterdays tech and obsolete

Most here can't answer you because we all use Ubiquity.

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Old 05-05-2011, 19:02   #801
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There's about 700 posts in this thread advising readers to use Ubiquity radio's like the Bullet or Nanostation. These are Ethernet based and thus work on any computer that has an Ethernet port without needing any drivers.

USB connected radios are yesterdays tech and obsolete

Most here can't answer you because we all use Ubiquity.

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Agreed, but we still have the alfa wifi gear in the arsenal. Shore side it's a lot more convenient than the Bullet hot wired to one of my 18 volt power tool batteries. But it's clear that I have done that too... guess I'm a junkie. Does get some looks though, heh heh!

And let's not forget that my words are reaching you from near the bottom of a ravioli can anchored off of Green Turtle Cay at the moment...

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Old 08-05-2011, 00:38   #802
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Has this forum evaluated 3G wifi units? I bought a 3G cell phone data only SIM card in Hong Kong. Plugged that into a Hua Hwei 3G wifi unit. Voila! Immediate wifi on the boat. Ventured only about 5 NM offshore so far with it but wife was watching youtube through it the while time.

Obviously limited to where you can get a 3G cell network, but that is increasingly common in the Asia region. Achieved speeds of 1 - 2 Mbs and learned that could be slower than normal as a lot of HKs bandwidth has been affected by damaged undersea cabling passing via Japan.
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Old 06-07-2011, 21:32   #803
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Anyone one know of someone that has stock of the Ubiquiti BulletM2-HP?

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Unless there is something better out there now??
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I'm waiting for Pasadena Networks to have them back in stock as I've enjoyed doing business with them. But I'm also only looking to buy a backup unit.

There's an ebay seller in Miami listing them but I have not done business with them before.


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I was able to put one in my shopping cart at Data-Alliance but have not pulled the trigger. You might try with them.

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My antenna is this one: Marine or RV WiFi Omni Directional Antenna, 1"-14 Thread Mount, 12 dBi Gain - Air802 LLC

It's attached to a Kato antenna arm on a factory radar pole with a fairly standard 1" mount u-bolted to the arm. I see that Air802 now has a 1"-14 screw on mount that is interesting, but I don't know if the Bullet will fit inside it.

I have a generic POE injector that runs directly of 12V very happily. There is no useful labeling on it. Ubiquiti ( ubnt.com ) sells POE's on their web site but I didn't get one of those. As I read the Bullet spec it is happy from 11V to 24V.
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Having used this antenna now, is there different one you would buy/try if you were doing it again? Is it too high of gain for a Sailboat?
Others have suggestions?

On a different note, I'm thinking of mounting this upside down (pointing downward) under my gimbaled radar which is on my mast. It would be out of the way there and may?? provide some stability to the antenna in terms of staying vertical??

Comments welcome,
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I was able to put one in my shopping cart at Data-Alliance but have not pulled the trigger. You might try with them.

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Thanks George,
I'll have a look.

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I was able to put one in my shopping cart at Data-Alliance but have not pulled the trigger. You might try with them.

George
I place an order with them today.
They confirmed they have stock (20 +-) of the Ubiquiti BulletM2-HP's.

Thanks (maybe ) We'll see....
I'll let you know how it turns out.

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Re: Long-Distance WiFi Device

So I have followed this thread and was planning to just order a $300 kit from either island time or wifi for boats but now I am thinking cant I simply get:

One of these: Ubiquiti BulletM2HP Wireless-N 802.11N/G/B 100 Mbps Bridge / Access Point

connect to it one of these:

Antenna 15dBi 2.4Ghz Omni-Directional Alfa Network V-Polarization

Mount the above kit to my mizzen masthead and run a bit of CAT5 cable down the rig to one of these:

POE: Power supply over Ethernet cable: 15V, 12W for AP, bridge, CPE

and use a patch cord between my laptop and the poe.

Bingo onboard long distance wifi!

What am I missing here folks?
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So I have followed this thread and was planning to just order a $300 kit from either island time or wifi for boats but now I am thinking cant I simply get:

One of these: Ubiquiti BulletM2HP Wireless-N 802.11N/G/B 100 Mbps Bridge / Access Point

connect to it one of these:

Antenna 15dBi 2.4Ghz Omni-Directional Alfa Network V-Polarization

Mount the above kit to my mizzen masthead and run a bit of CAT5 cable down the rig to one of these:

POE: Power supply over Ethernet cable: 15V, 12W for AP, bridge, CPE

and use a patch cord between my laptop and the poe.

Bingo onboard long distance wifi!

What am I missing here folks?
I think the only thing you're missing is possibly "support".
I went with the Antenna: Marine Waterproof 8dBi Omni-Directional Stainless Steel (20 inches long vs the 62 inches of the model you chose). I'll look later at other antenna's.
I also went with this PoE for MikroTik RouterBoards. Passive Power Over Ethernet and will wire it direct to my 12 volt system.

I'd like to take this opportunity to fore warn all of the stupid questions coming when I go to configure this unit.

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