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SD, you have one of these Nano things? Are they a hassle to set up and what else do you need? Went through so many usb internet crap, they all screw up.
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I just ordered two, based on using them on three different boats, since my friends have them. Since they're an ethernet bridge, there is no driver problem, since it uses the regular ethernet driver on your machine. One is going to be used to create a bridge at one of my client's offices and the other is destined for my boat.

It uses a web browser to configure the Nano Station 2. If you want information on the configuration process, click here.

Since there's no software to install, there are really NO CONFLICTS to worry about, regardless of what OS or machine you use. Totally compatible with any modern OS that can use a web browser and supports an ethernet card.

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SD, you have one of these Nano things? Are they a hassle to set up and what else do you need? Went through so many usb internet crap, they all screw up.
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portable cell phone or usb broadband routers

I have a blackberry with an internet data plan, so I was thinking about getting a PHS300 personal router (cradlepoint.com). You can plug a data plan powered cell phone into it and it will act as a wireless internet router for your computer(s). It even has a Li Ion battery! Probably not a setup for a distance cruiser... but might be a great option for short trips. Note: I can connect my blackberry directly to my computer which would probably be a better use of power. But if you have more than 2 devices that use internet such as the iPod Touch the router could be handy. Also the router I mentioned can be used with a versizon/sprint/etc broadband USB device (you would have to pay for a plan).
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Marine WiFi -The Good, The Bad and The Un-reasonably Priced

I am a blue water sailor/owner gearing up my 50' Sparkman Stephens sloop for world travel. I have an extensive background in computers, servers, electronics, optical fibre networks, broadcasting, manufacturing and the such. Becoming very unhappy with the SAD STATE of the whole marine WiFi hardware and services situation; poor config's, HIGH priced-low quality gear, seeing confusing and BAD information from individuals all over the net that have no idea what they are talking about, extremely expensive SAT systems and well, you know the rest, etc. I decided to design and build my own system. [EDIT]

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Thanks for spamming us... The Ubiquiti NanoStation 2 works very well and is all of $80.


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What do you guys connect to at the other end, on shore? Does your marina sell wifi connectivity?
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My marina provides it free of charge as an amenity to keeping the boat there.
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My marina provides it free of charge as an amenity to keeping the boat there.
Ha, not mine! The owner is a great guy but I think computers are well outside his field of expertise. It was occuring to me that there might be a business opportunity here.
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Our marina has free Wifi, and there are several others around here in PNW. We have had good luck finding a hot spot in most populated areas.
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"Hot spots" are available all over these days.. we anchored off a tiny village in Mexico last month (La Manzinilla, not be to confused with the much larger Manzinillo 30 miles south) and got good unsecured wifi 1/4 mile off the beach.

It's more hit than miss these days, it seems.
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