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Forum: Marine Electronics 27-11-2014, 09:22
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Posted By mlahrkamp
Re: Long-Distance WiFi Device

Looks like this topic is morphing into 'long distance internet devices' which is OK by me. Should we change the name of the topic to include cellular and other options?
Forum: Marine Electronics 14-05-2014, 08:49
Replies: 22
Views: 2,943
Posted By mlahrkamp
Re: WIFI antenna need advice please

You may wish to also check Bitstorm (www.bitstorm.com (https://www.bitstorm.com)).
Forum: Marine Electronics 29-03-2014, 07:44
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Posted By mlahrkamp
Re: Long-Distance WiFi Device

3G/4G is not necessarily better (or worse) than Wi-Fi... they are just different methods for getting on the internet. Different locations will have different preferences. Cell data plans may come...
Forum: Marine Electronics 25-03-2014, 10:49
Replies: 23
Views: 6,848
Posted By mlahrkamp
Re: Wifi: Bullet vs. Bad Boy

Thank you for your concerns Dan316.

To get the best, clear and unobstructed reception, you need to have a clear line of sight to the hotspot. Having an antenna mounted on the rail will usually...
Forum: Marine Electronics 19-03-2014, 07:34
Replies: 23
Views: 6,848
Posted By mlahrkamp
Re: Wifi: Bullet vs. Bad Boy

Here's the latest Practical Sailor extended cruise review of Bitstorm's Bad Boy high power Wi-Fi products: The New Bad Boy - Practical Sailor Article...
Forum: Marine Electronics 19-03-2014, 07:31
Replies: 1,344
Views: 290,807
Posted By mlahrkamp
Re: Long-Distance WiFi Device

Here's the latest Practical Sailor extended cruise review of Bitstorm's Bad Boy high power Wi-Fi products: The New Bad Boy - Practical Sailor Article...
Forum: Marine Electronics 08-10-2013, 10:31
Replies: 1,344
Views: 290,807
Posted By mlahrkamp
Re: Long-Distance WiFi Device

Mark,
You are correct and a configuration file will help. The real problem is that your Bullet will likely be configured as a router with DHCP and NAT. When the reset is performed, the Bullet...
Forum: Marine Electronics 08-10-2013, 08:52
Replies: 1,344
Views: 290,807
Posted By mlahrkamp
Re: Long-Distance WiFi Device

One thing that we've learned: Just because a hotspot is unsecured does not necessarily make it free, and just because a hotspot is secure does not mean that it is unavailable. Many businesses put in...
Forum: Marine Electronics 08-10-2013, 08:42
Replies: 1,344
Views: 290,807
Posted By mlahrkamp
Re: Long-Distance WiFi Device

The brand of POE is less important than its function which is to provide clean and safe power onto the unused wires of a cat5 cable. The Bullet provides a mechanism for reverse polarity protection...
Forum: Marine Electronics 08-10-2013, 08:01
Replies: 1,344
Views: 290,807
Posted By mlahrkamp
Re: Long-Distance WiFi Device

Mostly true - check with the kit vendor as to whether you will need to learn to use the native firmware that comes loaded on the Bullet. Many settings available in the native firmware when...
Forum: Marine Electronics 08-10-2013, 07:18
Replies: 1,344
Views: 290,807
Posted By mlahrkamp
Re: Long-Distance WiFi Device

Wow - up to 28db (630mW) output from the Rocket + 13dB1 antenna gain = 41dB (13W EIRP) or more than 3x over the maximum power allowed for point to multipoint (WiFi hotspots) in even the most...
Forum: Marine Electronics 02-10-2013, 08:22
Replies: 23
Views: 6,848
Posted By mlahrkamp
Re: Wifi: Bullet vs. Bad Boy

What Makes Bitstorm BAD BOYs Different

Note: Some characteristics are identical and have been noted.

Up to 36dBm (4W) power output. (Same as Bullet)
Small size allowing for unobtrusive...
Forum: Marine Electronics 02-10-2013, 07:55
Replies: 23
Views: 6,848
Posted By mlahrkamp
Re: Wifi: Bullet vs. Bad Boy

Mark,
One can go to the hardware store to buy a load of lumber, and it will cost less than the house that it will eventually build. But you will not build the house for the price of the lumber. This...
Forum: Marine Electronics 01-10-2013, 15:12
Replies: 23
Views: 6,848
Posted By mlahrkamp
Re: Wifi: Bullet vs. Bad Boy

Bullet vs. Bad Boy
Since this topic was started, we have not responded immediately as is our policy and to allow others to comment. Since the comparison includes our Xtreme products, we feel...
Forum: Marine Electronics 01-10-2013, 14:12
Replies: 23
Views: 6,848
Posted By mlahrkamp
Re: Wifi: Bullet vs. Bad Boy

One must also consider that the native Bullet's firmware has a country choice that is one time selected at first login. This country select configures many none adjustable operating values along with...
Forum: Marine Electronics 01-10-2013, 13:52
Replies: 23
Views: 6,848
Posted By mlahrkamp
Re: Wifi: Bullet vs. Bad Boy

To be correct, this is not a "bare Bullet Titanium". When the Titaniums arrives at our office, they are disassembled, have an acrylic coating applied for electronic circuit card protection, firmware...
Forum: Marine Electronics 17-04-2013, 15:29
Replies: 1,344
Views: 290,807
Posted By mlahrkamp
Re: Long-Distance WiFi Device

Regarding Bullet2HP weatherproofing and Itanium version: From our experience with many 1000s now installed on boats all over the world, we have only had a handful that have experienced water ingress....
Forum: Marine Electronics 28-09-2012, 07:16
Replies: 1,344
Views: 290,807
Posted By mlahrkamp
Re: Long-Distance WiFi Device

Never mind that you may need to adjust it now and then to stay connected, you have to find a signal first and that means lots of pointing and testing for reception. You will need lots of patience!
Forum: Marine Electronics 27-09-2012, 09:04
Replies: 1,344
Views: 290,807
Posted By mlahrkamp
Re: Long-Distance WiFi Device

I'll share this regarding unsecured hotspots:
We had a call from a customer who had installed our system somewhere while on the Hudson and was headed down the ICW. He had gotten to South Carolina...
Forum: Marine Electronics 27-09-2012, 03:26
Replies: 1,344
Views: 290,807
Posted By mlahrkamp
Re: Long-Distance WiFi Device

Regarding number of open hotspots available in an area:
Just because a hotspot is open doesn't necessarily mean that it is free - they might use a landing page that askes for your credit card to buy...
Forum: Marine Electronics 26-09-2012, 18:54
Replies: 1,344
Views: 290,807
Posted By mlahrkamp
Re: Long-Distance WiFi Device

Sumner: Congrats on putting a system together that meets your needs. And you echo the experiences that many of our customers have regarding a USB based solution. And that was a good DIY description....
Forum: Marine Electronics 23-01-2012, 17:31
Replies: 1,344
Views: 290,807
Posted By mlahrkamp
Re: Long-Distance WiFi Device

Hi Bob,
OK... we don't use Ubiquiti firmware, but I had one of the guys pull an older warranty returned Bullet and install 4.0.1 on it. Our observations match yours with that version. My earlier...
Forum: Marine Electronics 23-01-2012, 15:09
Replies: 1,344
Views: 290,807
Posted By mlahrkamp
Re: Long-Distance WiFi Device

Hi Bob,
Ya... I knew there was interference happenning. Wasn't aware that there were a lot of people actually enabling settings to use frequencies that were not approved and at higher power levels...
Forum: Marine Electronics 23-01-2012, 12:21
Replies: 1,344
Views: 290,807
Posted By mlahrkamp
Re: Long-Distance WiFi Device

Hi Bob,
You are somewhat correct - my bad. I should been clearer in my reply.

The actual radio devices are identical to previous - they are totally the same hardware - no changes. What's changed...
Forum: Marine Electronics 23-01-2012, 09:49
Replies: 1,344
Views: 290,807
Posted By mlahrkamp
Re: Long-Distance WiFi Device

This isn't quite true. We have thousands in the field operating all over the world. With the US/Canada version, if you select most European countries, you'll have channels 1-13. Japan will have...
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