I have been doing some IT support for the resort I work at for years. Also for the marina it joins and where I have my boat. I have tried for years to convince either to have a good wireless network installed.
Well I got the call today to set the marina up for wifi
and although I've done buildings this is my first marina.
I should add I live in Australia
(unfortunately there is limited mobile Internet
coverage at the marina)
The situation is there is a floating office 1story at one end of a long narrow marina with 4 legs parallel to the office. In the initial leg adjacent the office are all the big power cruisers that have fly bridges towering over the office.
My inclination that sourcing a few directional WAPS on top of the office where all the network infrastructure is will be significantly degraded by these immediate boats.
I need to find a cost effective method to get a reliable signal to every boat. If its too expensive they will have a high price
on access. For now they are talking low cost or free access.
Does anyone know of a good system that is cost effective to install in this sort of scenario?
I would love to get a system that is endorsed by its actual users rather then a Rep of the wap company.
I will add a few details. The posts on the legs provide single
or 3 phase 220vac only and water
. There is no telecoms no coax or anything else.
Thank you very much, any insight is very much appreciated.