In the absence of input from those more clever than I....
A couple of points around the topic that you might need to consider:
1. are you sure all the data is made available via you wifi
2. does your laptop
nav software permit
data in via wifi
TCP/IC or does it require a COM port connection (given you are currently using this for the USB connection.
3. might you not be "better off" (yet $350 odd poorer) by using a multiplexer. I just installed an iMux-ST (Brookhouse) which works flawlessly (connecting SeaTalk
, AP, GPS
, DSC VHF
on the iPad
with wifi. I have had to install a VSPE (virtual serial
port emulator) to convert the wifi TCP/IC to virtual COM5 for my Fugawai Nav software
on the Laptop given Fugawai only inputs via serial
COM. Otherwise you can use the RS232
interface from the iMux to hard wire via RS232/USB converter.