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The power input for the NS2 is 12VDC @ 1A. Several friends of mine have theirs wired directly into the boat. See the NS2 Datasheet.

I wouldn't be recommending the product if it couldn't operate on 12 VDC.

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Formal POE wants 48V... but 12V works fine...!!!! current consumption is the big deal then... there are good, generic POE stuff sold on Ebay - if you want to look around... Just to let you know.....

There are some great comments from Sailingdog and OsmundL.

I don't like running WiFi coax. bad idea.... if you can avoid it... POE is such a good, simple solution...

FYI.... I don't run ISPs... But I **DO** design these type of products... :>

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Re: WiFi - Onboard Internet & Networking Your Boat

I am seeking advice about WI FI antennas on the waterways of Europe. Namely: Netherlands, Begium, France, the Med. & south coast of UK.

Thanks for any advice.

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I managed to sort out my internet issues with few IT tricks over LTE and 3G. I have tested it in UK, Italy, Croatia and Greece and it works great with unlimited data not matter where I am and for free, even during crossing Adriatic didn't loose internet at any moment. I would never go for satellite internet because it's really to expensive for what is offering just to use it for crossings it's complete waste of money.
Also I managed to get IPTV to watch all channels from UK and rest of the world, so when it's raining I feel like at home inside the boat and my wife can watch Eastenders.
All together cost me around £150 for equipment and firmware I have rewriten by myself. So if anybody needs help how to do it contact me on blackjoe@europe.com and I will be glad to help. I don't want to post it here in case of misuse.
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I managed to sort out my internet issues with few IT tricks over LTE and 3G. I have tested it in UK, Italy, Croatia and Greece and it works great with unlimited data not matter where I am and for free, even during crossing Adriatic didn't loose internet at any moment. I would never go for satellite internet because it's really to expensive for what is offering just to use it for crossings it's complete waste of money.
Also I managed to get IPTV to watch all channels from UK and rest of the world, so when it's raining I feel like at home inside the boat and my wife can watch Eastenders.
All together cost me around £150 for equipment and firmware I have rewriten by myself. So if anybody needs help how to do it contact me on blackjoe@europe.com and I will be glad to help. I don't want to post it here in case of misuse.
Well, Joe, nice to be careful and all that.....just post it right up.
Internet service doesn't yet rank up there with holes in the hull...but it's getting closer...
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Well, Joe, nice to be careful and all that.....just post it right up.
Internet service doesn't yet rank up there with holes in the hull...but it's getting closer...
I can explain how to do it over chat if you promise not to post it on internet.
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this info is very oudated. What are the current technologies.
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this info is very oudated. What are the current technologies.
I have posted on this extensively elsewhere.

The big three WiFi range extension solutions are the Ubiquiti Bullet with a WiFi router inside the boat, the RedPort Halo and Optimizer, and the Microtik Groove with a WiFi router inside the boat. All are amenable to DIY installation for around $400. White the Bullet is the 800# gorilla in this area all three are equivalent in terms of performance. There are other brand names but many are relabeled Bullets with custom firmware; I'm not a fan of that approach as when you have to do a factory reset someday (and you will) you'll end up with the original Ubiquiti firmware and have a new learning curve.

For DIY you'll need a rudimentary understanding of computer networking or buy your kit from someone with good customer service. I sell the Halo and Optimizer. Bob Stewart at IslandTimePC.com sells the Groove. Both of us are cruisers who well understand boats. Bob's reputation for customer service is second to none. He is truly outstanding. My own approach is to set up all your equipment in my lab and ship it already configured.

There is a USB product from Alfa that works nicely for one computer (not for phones or tablets) that is a nice and very inexpensive adjunct. I use one when traveling for yards of range extension (as opposed to miles with the Bullet/Halo/Groove).

There is an all-in-one product called the Wirie which I do not recommend for technical performance reasons. I can elaborate if need be. Alternatively you can take my "WiFi Aboard" webinar at Seven Seas U.

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Active Captain did a writeup a year or so ago on using routers on board, check their posts.

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At this marina they have a ban policy concerning such WiFi extenders ... according to the marina it disrupts their network... Yes we have WiFi police here..
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