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Just received my Bullet m2hp along with a POE box with a built in 15vdc supply. Had some initial problems getting through to the ubnt site to set the Bullet but that was a minor hold up.

My 15db antenna will be here next week!!!! Anxious to get the system up and operational. There are sooo many public sites (or at least was) over at Vineyard Haven where we plan to spend a couple of weeks. HAPPY, HAPPY I FOUND THIS SITE a year or so ago!!!

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I hate to be a wet blanket or anything, but...

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Those two antennas right next to each other like that aren't doing either of them any favours, performance-wise.

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has anyone used the "wirie" advertised on this page for wifi access?
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has anyone used the "wirie" advertised on this page for wifi access?
The Wirie is a repackaged Alfa USB wifi adapter. The repackaging includes a waterproof Pelican case, a mount, and a custom higher-gain antenna.

I have an Alfa adapter that I use as a portable range-extender. It works okay--certainly better than the built-in wifi in my laptop.

The Bullet2HP-based system on my boat is a substantial improvement over the Alfa.

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One can read my excitement above after receiving my Bullet. Great looking product but............

I am totally disgusted with Ubiquiti Networks support. Ubiquiti site recommends using their forum for technical questions.... Yeah, I posted two questions which received almost immediate responses from folks there providing helpful answers. My third post to communicate with one of the posters is still held up for review by a moderator!!! It along with another attempted post have not made the forum as I type. I have answers to my questions but through no help from Ubiquiti. There was nothing in my posts that would have caused concerns.

I was given a pointer to the user's manual last night in another boating forum. Best to look for technical help outside of Ubiquiti Networks.

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I was able to resolve my issues at Ubiquiti. My post got hung up on a technicality, not a moderator that is now resolved. There is valuable information/instructions in this thread though so I will share my progress or lack of it when I get my antenna set up.

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Try the links to documentation on wififorboats.com . Good stuff.

The Bullet2HP is a wonderful product (I'm connected through one now). Send me a note if you continue to have problems and I'll try to help. There are lots and lots of us out there quite happy with them and pleased to have a system that works better than the alternatives.

Sorry you're having problems.

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Try the links to documentation on wififorboats.com . Good stuff.

The Bullet2HP is a wonderful product (I'm connected through one now). Send me a note if you continue to have problems and I'll try to help. There are lots and lots of us out there quite happy with them and pleased to have a system that works better than the alternatives.

Sorry you're having problems.
Thanks SV---

If I stumble I will take advantage of your offer!! I want to get my antenna (next week for delivery) before I do much more with the system.

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Anything new to add to this thread?

Any interesting experiences?

I'm still messing around with a permanent installation. Just pulled the Cat5 cable out of my mast because it wasn't in the wiring race (conduit) but loose in the mast. I 0lan to redo it properly in the near future.

The "height above water" test is still a possibilty, it's just a matter of finding the time. Until I get the top-of-mast setup completed, I hang the Bullet2HP from the boom and it works well.

Here's a link to the 9db versus 12 db antenna tests. Long Range Wifi -- Antenna Tests

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Re: Long Range WiFi -- Posting right now using "long range" wireless

I am in an attempt to set this up for a friend of mine that is getting ready to live aboard his Island Packet in the Bahamas. I have read so many threads on the setup that now I am almost more lost than when I started.

I plan to buy one of the Bullets and antenna as well as POE and Cat5.

From what I have read there is little difference between the Bullet M2HP (newer version) and the Bullet 2HP in performance. I have found that they are priced the same. So how do I decide between the two?

Antenna's seem to be a big question in this setup. From what I have read it seems that bigger is not always better in omni directional antennas. So I'm trying to decide between 8/10/12 db antenna. Please help me with that.

The POE and cable is easy enough. But If you guys could point me to a seller that has all of the pieces that would be great. Give me part numbers and I'll buy you a virtual beer. Hell I'll buy the house a round.

Part of my problem deciding on these items is that threads like this one and others discussing the Bullet were started a couple years ago. In electronics that seems to be a long time, things change. So looking for today's suggestions.

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