it’s probably important to mention that I don’t really need help with networking inside the boat or anything like that. Or understanding what the different technologies are.
I have a masters in physics and a minor in computer science. I was a software
developer. I know how to throw together and network at any time. I think I have some sort of Microsoft Networking certification
somewhere in my rťsumť as well lol even though I was a software
what I am more concerned about is what products I can get. And I guess they are all now in this thread aren’t they?
starlink sounds great. But I’m not paying $200 a month. Unless someone knows how to crack it or share their password with me and split it, I am in no way paying $200 a month for as n internet connection. And moderators don’t need to delete this post because that was basically a joke I’m not proposing actually cracking starlink though I should probably look into it ha ha
that leaves terrestrial based Internet. Cell phone Internet works pretty well for me now. The only problem is I get throttled over 20 gigs. I have an unlimited plan on my phone that throttles.
What I want to be able to do is watch a good amount of videos, use MatLab which is a local software product anyway and not necessary for the Internet connection, and do a bunch of simple text stuff with AI. I still have some software development to do as well. And I run a small business remotely, but am looking to acquire another one.
that’s about the extent of my Internet use. Oh yeah. And almost 10,000 posts on some Internet forum. Haha
By the way, I’m glad nobody likes Wi-Fi because more for me. I don’t find any problems using public Wi-Fi. Lots of businesses have a very fast connection. McDonald’s. Starbucks. Lowe’s home improvement is blazing fast. Walmart. You name it. There are tons of open networks if you have a high gain antenna
. I would not mind adding that to the mix. But, if the cellular provider has unlimited band with as it pertains to the above paragraph with what I plan to do with it, there would be no reason to use the Wi-Fi anyway.