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Old 09-15-2009
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Originally Posted by po6ert View Post
as a newbie to marine wifi can i ask for a few recommendations ...my current laptop does have wifi installed however I can't get a signal on my boat...
Try the search at the top and put in "wifi" and "usb wifi" you may get some hits (although I hear the search function is a bit erratic lately).

If you want serious long range, see this other thread where I laid out my plans using the Bullet2HP by Ubiquiti. Long Range WiFi -- Posting right now using "long range" wireless

For 2 miles or less you may be able to use a USB setup. A friend recommends using a USB with an extension USB cable, hoisted up on a halyard a few yards. He says they pull in many wireless networks using it, including the phone company's, that he (and I) have accounts with.

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Last edited by Bene505; 09-15-2009 at 05:46 PM.
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