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Very interesting post! If you mix this with skype you could even be making free phone calls.
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Yep been doing that for five years
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Technically, calls via SKYPE to real telephone numbers aren't free... only SKYPE to SKYPE calls are free.

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Technically, calls via SKYPE to real telephone numbers aren't free... only SKYPE to SKYPE calls are free.
There's nothing technical about it your right there not, but I think most know what FREE Skype calls are.
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Great thread Guys...I'm lost on most of the stuff your talking about but trying to pick up what i can.

Dog can you post a picture of this NS2 device of yours for comparison purposes?
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Technically, calls via SKYPE to real telephone numbers aren't free... only SKYPE to SKYPE calls are free.
Yeah you're right. I pay $2.99 per month for unlimited SKYPE to phone calls.
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Great thread Guys...I'm lost on most of the stuff your talking about but trying to pick up what i can.

Dog can you post a picture of this NS2 device of yours for comparison purposes?
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Bareboat solution?

Dan

Thanks for all your insight into the NS2 vs the Bullet. I'm doing a bareboat charter in St Martin (monohull) next month and want to get a portable setup that I can plug into my laptop for Wifi access while at anchor. I'm looking at two possible setups, at about the same price:

1. Bullet 2 with a 7 to 8" "rubber duck" omni directional antenna, poe, and a roll of CAT5 cable. This would be easy to pack and I could simply haul it up on a halyard and not worry about directonality. The antennas I am looking at claim 90o vertical, so should not be a problem on a monohul.

2. Nanostation 2 loco, with built-in antenna, poe, and CAT5 cable. This would need to be pointed in the general direction of the signal, so would be difficult to haul up on a halyard.

The question is, which would give a better signal? The omni up the mast, or a more directional NS2 on the rail? Or, is there something better that you would recommend?

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It depends... how far away are you expecting to be from the access point. Having the NS2 on the rail will limit your range quite a bit. So, I would probably go with the Bullet 2HP, not the regular Bullet. You want the High Power versions.

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Thanks for all your insight into the NS2 vs the Bullet. I'm doing a bareboat charter in St Martin (monohull) next month and want to get a portable setup that I can plug into my laptop for Wifi access while at anchor. I'm looking at two possible setups, at about the same price:

1. Bullet 2 with a 7 to 8" "rubber duck" omni directional antenna, poe, and a roll of CAT5 cable. This would be easy to pack and I could simply haul it up on a halyard and not worry about directonality. The antennas I am looking at claim 90o vertical, so should not be a problem on a monohul.

2. Nanostation 2 loco, with built-in antenna, poe, and CAT5 cable. This would need to be pointed in the general direction of the signal, so would be difficult to haul up on a halyard.

The question is, which would give a better signal? The omni up the mast, or a more directional NS2 on the rail? Or, is there something better that you would recommend?

Thanks

Jerry
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Almost certainly the Nano would work better given its directional higher gain antenna even at say six feet above deck & assuming its pointing roughly in the right direction.

The Bullet (2HP or M2HP) would only equal or beat that if it had a higher gain (than rubber duck) omni higher up & with the caveat of reduced vertical beam width.
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