Originally Posted by Zydeco
I don't know if wifi is more reliable outside the US. Never been there. Hope it is because we are leaving the US for the Bahamas
in a few weeks and my understanding is that wifi is the only game
in town there.
Not entirely. The bahamas have a cellular sim program which will work in an unlocked USB device like the ZOOM. Plug
it into your computer, and wherever you can see a cell signal, you're on.
Not at all like they claim, mind you, but at least you're connected. Meanwhile, connect it through a Cradle
Point router, instead, and you're in business with your local router feeding your WiFi devices, whether inside or out of the boat, just like in your home.
That said, other than in the Jumentos, where there simply are no homes privately supplied (at least, yet - there may be some who will eventually acquire a satellite
service as we're finding more and more as we cruise
, with their own local router connected to them, such as was the case in Normans Cay, where the only game in sight was the MacDuff's bar, where you could plug
into theirs, since discontinued - which was fine by me, because then I didn't have to lug the laptop
there to get online, but instead enjoyed one of two available signals at anchor
near the sunken airplane shot down in the time of Carlos Lehder), I've not had any problem getting connected.
A friend has one of the Zooms, and he was connected several miles from Ragged Island, the only Batelco cell site, where I had to be satisfied with my SSB
setup (if you think dialup is slow, just wait until you experience Pactor