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post #2 of Old 11-21-2003
pblais
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Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi as in 802.11a,b,g is pretty much not available. It takes direct line of sight access. For anything really long (more than 100 yards) beyond that it takes a directional antenna to a fixed location. It''s just not going to follow you around sailing well at all.

Wireless from say Verizon is possible in some areas to some serious distances. It''s a nice fast speed for about $80 / month. At the dock you should be able to get DSL or cable if available in the area.

Out at sea SSB radio is still slow and a lot of gear to buy.
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