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Old 13-07-2011, 07:23   #826
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Re: Long-Distance WiFi Device

After ~3000 knots cruising with the 18dbi antenna up and down the east coast and Abacos, mounted at the mizzen mast head, it's staying. Sometimes it was what got us through and sometimes it was the Cantenna at deck level and sometimes *that* had to be hand aimed.

For the wifi redistributing on the boat we use a venerable WRT54G wired directly to ships power. In fact I made my own POE that has a pig tail to plug into and power the router. I have upgraded the firmware on the router to DD-WRT and added a heatsink to bump the power if we wish to share with other boats.

It seems that everyone is out of stock on the cheerleaders... good thing I have that covered!

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After ~3000 knots cruising with the 18dbi antenna up and down the east coast and Abacos, mounted at the mizzen mast head, it's staying.
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Surprised its still there at that speed
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Old 13-07-2011, 09:31   #828
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In fact I made my own POE that has a pig tail to plug into and power the router.
George
Attached is what I have coming for a PoE.
I'll just wire 12 volts into a 48 volt plug.
Anyone see a problem with this?

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Attached is what I have coming for a PoE.
I'll just wire 12 volts into a 48 volt plug.
Anyone see a problem with this?
nope, see POE pinouts - Ubiquiti Networks Forum for full details.

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nope, see POE pinouts - Ubiquiti Networks Forum for full details.

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I'm not sure if you're saying "nope", there is NO problem or "nope" it's not right. That said, I had a look at the link you posted and I think?? the pinout schedule corresponds. I've attached a larger pic of the PoE for MikroTik part that I have coming.
Nick could you (or anyone that know's) confirm that I'm right and the pinouts are the same and it will work with my Ubiquiti BulletM2HP Wireless-N that I have coming (should be here tomorrow!).

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I'm not sure if you're saying "nope", there is NO problem or "nope" it's not right
You're good to go, the diagrams match

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You're good to go, the diagrams match

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Okay, thanks Nick.
I do occasionally understand English but you threw my off when you supplied the link.

Too bad I only have one coming. Thinking about it, I'll need another to replace the AC unit supplied with the Pico Station M2 HP.
Do you think I can just open that adapter up and bypass the rectifier?
Ahh, I should probably just find another passive unit.


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Too bad I only have one coming. Thinking about it, I'll need another to replace the AC unit supplied with the Pico Station M2 HP.
Do you think I can just open that adapter up and bypass the rectifier?
Ahh, I should probably just find another passive unit.
just walk by, I have a couple extra right here. I use these that are sold for $5.-


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just walk by, I have a couple extra right here. I use these that are sold for $5.-


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Okay, what time??
It's Panama isn't it?

Wait a second...... there might be a better/cheaper way ;-)

Thanks anyway Nick!

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But if you've got a link to an online source...
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Got them here last time for #3.99 : Passive Power Over Ethernet Injector @ Netgate

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Got them here last time for #3.99 : Passive Power Over Ethernet Injector @ Netgate

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Hey guys, I have a just a laptop (my only need for wireless) that I am using so an ethernet connection to it from my Bulletm2hp works just fine. But how many things are you fellows using that makes adding another wireless router an advantage?
I'm not using this yet but will one day (or similar).
http://www.vizio.com/led-lcd-hdtvs/m261vp.html?___SID=U
It is proper HD, has Built-in WiFi 802.11n and puts out 400 nits.

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The list of Wifi enabled gadgets that I have is so big that it's too embarrassing to list here but it includes Wifi streaming audio, cell phones, laptops, iPod etc. etc.

Now, even my new Furuno plotter will be on the Wifi...

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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 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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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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Okay, a proper thanks to thatboatguy
I know this was only a one time dealing but they seamed fine to deal with.

I received my order today and it all seams as per.
I ordered and received:
  1. 1 Ubiquiti BulletM2HP Wireless-N 802.11N/G/B 100 Mbps Bridge / Access Point
  2. 1 Ubiquiti PicoStationM2HP High-Power 1000mW wireless Access Point
  3. 1 Antenna: Marine Waterproof 8dBi Omni-Directional Stainless Steel
  4. 1 Network Cable CAT5E STP Outdoor Rated 75FT. Foil-Shielded. Ethernet
  5. 1 PoE for MikroTik RouterBoards. Passive Power Over Ethernet (should have order 2 of these)
Might be a bit before I can play with it but it's in my grubby little mitts :-)

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Hi George,
Wondering about the Hawkings 15dbi omni. Is it model [HAO15SIP] Hawking Technologies Store ?
Now that you've played with it a bit (assumption), is there anymore to report?
I've purchased an 8dbi omni Alfa AOA-2408R to go with my Bullet M2-HP and was thinking I'd also buy a higher dbi omni. The Hawking you have may be a candidate along with the AIR802® ANMA2412 Marine or RV WiFi Omni Directional Antenna, 1"-14 Thread Mount, 12 dBi Gain - Air802 LLC . I think it's about half the price.
Any insights or comments would be great.

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Not exactly blinding speed but very usable wifi from 4-5 miles away. I'm happy with the setup we have now. I have the 2HP at the masthead with the Hawkings 15dbi omni. I have the M2HP down here with the cantenna and I'll be taking down the old omni which I think is 12dbi to make it hoistable.



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