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post #21 of Old 10-23-2009
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SD - I do understand the capabilities of the devices. I actually HAVE a DWL-G730AP for when I travel. It will NOT act as BOTH a wireless access point AND a wireless repeater at the SAME TIME with routing enabled. Therefore, you need to have two devices - one for internal access, and one for external wireless access. Yes, you can configure the D-Link as a router, but the upstream connection has to be wired. On my boat, right now, I use a Port Networks MWB-250 as my shoreside wireless connection, and a Kyocera KR-2 as my internal boat wireless router (I picked it since I can switch between the WiFi connection and our Verizon Aircard easily). Please point out a commercially available device, available today, for under $1,000 that 1) Will act as both a wireless repeater and an access point simultaneously, and route between, 2) Runs on 12v, 3) Combines the antenna and board into a single unit that doesn't require running antenna cable up a mast, and 4) Has a high power (1W-ish) high gain sensitive radio/antenna matched combo.

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