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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.
Originally Posted by jwood1
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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