The solution I'm thinking about is putting a weatherproof 802.11g wireless bridge up high on my mizzen mast
, and feed it with POE (power over ethernet). No signal losses over a long feedline to worry about...
There's some decent info here
. I'm looking for sources other than the SENAO bridge
listed there. May just place a Buffalo wireless router circuit board in an IPX-7 enclosure.
Forgot to mention: USB WiFi adapters should really only be considered for temporary solutions. USB cables
are limited to 16 feet per spec. Ethernet over twisted pair, even if using remote
power, is good for 90+ meters. Plus, it's possible to get marinized ethernet cabling and connectors. Not so with USB.