The Linksys would be only necessary if you wanted to: 1) provide an on-board wifi network for multiple laptops to use...2) connect multiple devices with hardwired-Ethernet to the WiFi network.
A good use of the first one is to provide other boats without a long-range WiFi antenna setup access to the WiFi network you're bridging.
A lot of newer nav hardware, like Garmin's higher end chartplotters, radar, etc., are ethernet equipped and need to be networked.
Ubiquity's site wasn't terribly helpful, but I saw mention elsewhere that the NanoStation could run as a bridge or a repeater. Why would you need the LinkSys if it can run as a bridge.
I've been thinking about something like this for a bit and it looks like Ubiquity has a ton of options.
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