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Old 11-12-2013, 14:04   #16
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Re: Clear Lake Marina with best wifi

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I've thinking about Waterford. Parking has been the only concern. I'm considering going back to portifino too. Was there for a long time. Watergate since 2002 but I'm not noticing any improvements...

I have been considering a bullet anyway... Good idea
Plenty of Parking in Waterford, but depending on what dock you are on, it can be a bit of a hike from your car. Some docks are right off the lot, others are 1/4 mile walk.

The other issue with Waterford is if you draw over 6', you can get stuck in there in the winter.

The only other thing I do not like about it is from leaving the dock to clearing the channel is 20-30 minutes. So for a day sail that is almost an hour. When I was in Seabrook Shipyard it was more like 10 minutes each way. Then agian Waterford lost no boats in Ike and Seabrook got blasted.
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Old 11-12-2013, 16:22   #17
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They got duped by the people who built the system... and they know it. Problem was all quotes to fix it where silly high. Might have some ohter options down the pipeline from the rumor mill... Or hell I may just go run some cat5/6 for them for the cost of the wire just to get better service.
Lemme know.. I'll help you. There is no excuse for not having a viable wifi. It's not rocket science, right.

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Old 13-12-2013, 11:23   #18
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We're in Seabrook marina We have a dedicated computer on our boat with an external antenna. We've tried everything with the free WiFi. It's just not worth it. Your best bet is to use your smartphone with 4G. If you create your own hotspot. You're never going to have any problems trying to share bandwidth and streaming video, or anything else you want to do.
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Old 13-12-2013, 11:30   #19
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I agree 4G with smart phone as a hot spot. Verizon is selling the Samsung 4G note pad for $199.00.
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Old 13-12-2013, 12:33   #20
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If you have a bullet, you can even steal Wifi from one of the 50 mansions across the way.
Aren't they encrypted?
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Aren't they encrypted?
You should never do this, because it might be illegal, but FYI - many people buy the access points and plug them in. That is it. It used to be that they had no authentication required by default. Now they do require authentication, but most people never change the credentials from the default. If the name of the access point is "Netgear", you can just google the Netgear default user name and password. Same for any other "default" network name. If they did not change the name of their network from the default, it is a safe bet they did not change the username or password either.

If you don't want people using your network, you need to change the defaults.
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Re: Clear Lake Marina with best wifi

I am 25' from an antenna at Seabrook Marina.I get 1mbps.....So smartphone instead. 4GLTE used as personal wifi...

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