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That's basically an amplified high-gain directional antenna with an integrated ethernet bridge. It basically converts a wifi signal into a Cat5 ethernet connection.
It provides about a 10 dB gain in signal strength and gives about 60˚ of horizontal coverage, which is usually good enough for most boats at anchor to use—and easily well within the capabilities of covering a boat in a slip.
The advantage of doing this is that there is no signal strength lost due to having a long antenna cable.
It is pretty simple to power it off the boat's DC system, since it operates on 12 VDC. Also, you only need to run a single cable, since the unit uses Power Over Ethernet to power itself.
for $80 or so.
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Last edited by sailingdog; 03-08-2009 at 01:31 PM.