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Old 03-10-2017, 15:46   #16
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Re: NMEA data over WiFi

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I use a 'Yakker' nmea0183 to Wifi unit. Inexpensive, small, simple, reliable. Available direct from the inventor at Yakker.
Good to hear. Ive been looking at this one and emailed them...fast complete response...a good sign.

How long have you been using it?
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Old 03-10-2017, 16:28   #17
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Re: NMEA data over WiFi

I am switching now from a s/h adsl router to a small travel router.

The travel router is fed from 5V (bad) but needs only a fraction of the juice that a 12V router does. So I can run the nmea router all night and never look at that battery meter again.

The 'downside' is that apart from a s/h router (about USD10) one needs one USB/serial adapter per device (unless the device is already USB that uses either prolific or ftdi chip). BU gps does, e.g.

So this is about USD20 for a one nmea feed router, 30USD for two, etc.

How many 'entries' the off the shelf things you are discussing offer?

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Old 03-10-2017, 18:08   #18
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Re: NMEA data over WiFi

Anyone know an inexpensive nmea2000 to WiFi device?
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Re: NMEA data over WiFi

Ive been running a YakBitz Bi-Directional NMEA to WiFi Bridge (Yakker) this cruising season. Took a little fiddling to get it set up (mostly other device issues, not the YakBitz product), but its worked without a single hiccup since.

Pros:

Great Support. YakBitz was very responsize in helping with initial set-up.

Relativley inexpensive. Paying hundreds of $s for such a simple device seems silly to me (as is asked by other more widely know providers). All YakBitz products (they have a full line up) are priced under $100.

Super small (a few square inches in size). Shockingly small the first time you see it, but opens up more install options.

Flexible WiFi Options. Will connect via WiFi to your existing ship board AP, or create its own separate AP. Ive got mine connected to the shipboard AP. This allows any device to not only get NMEA data, but also to have WiFi access to Internet etc at the same time. Another cool benefit of this is that you can connect multiple Yakkers to the same AP. This allows you to have have multiple Yakkers, NMEA devices, and user devices on the same network. I plan to use that ability to interface multiple NMEA devices. For example, my current Yakker is installed below the deck house roof on starboard side near instruments at the helm...its a long wire run from there to my AIS receiver (and other devices) at the nav station in the port hull. No problem, install a second Yakker at nav station and connect them both via WiFi to same AP.

Cons: cant think of any.

Very happy customer.


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