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Good points. The NS2 seems a better solution for portability. Dan, I will be in typical anchorages and I guess no more than a mile or so from access points. I could easily attach the NS2 higher up on a stay or the mast, as high as I can reach.

The only drawback I see with the NS2 is that the poe that it comes with requires a 110V AC input. I suppose I could buy a different poe that uses a 12V input.
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If you're that close, go with the NS2. Valemont sells a 12VDC POE injector at wlanparts.com that is only $5.

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Good points. The NS2 seems a better solution for portability. Dan, I will be in typical anchorages and I guess no more than a mile or so from access points. I could easily attach the NS2 higher up on a stay or the mast, as high as I can reach.

The only drawback I see with the NS2 is that the poe that it comes with requires a 110V AC input. I suppose I could buy a different poe that uses a 12V input.

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If you're that close, go with the NS2. Valemont sells a 12VDC POE injector at wlanparts.com that is only $5.
Perfect! I think I'll go with the NS2. I'll write a report when I return in Dec.

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If you're that close, go with the NS2. Valemont sells a 12VDC POE injector at wlanparts.com that is only $5.
I didn't find one by Valemont, but this one by Tycon looks good, $4.95. What do you think?
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I didn't find one by Valemont, but this one by Tycon looks good, $4.95. What do you think?
I prefer the ones with the jacks, since any cable damage will render the one you've picked useless. The ones with the jacks have fewer problems typically.

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I prefer the ones with the jacks, since any cable damage will render the one you've picked useless. The ones with the jacks have fewer problems typically.
Agreed & you can't easily connect the pigtail type the wrong way around & blow up your laptops adapter.

Its horses for courses though, & remember a dollar is a dollar

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I've found that the average user is more than able to screw up connecting a POE injector regardless of the safety precautions you take to make it idiot proof.

In the race between man and GOD where man makes something idiot-proof and GOD makes a better idiot, GOD is clearly winning. He doesn't have to replace his idiots, he just upgrades the ones he's already got...

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Agreed & you can't easily connect the pigtail type the wrong way around & blow up your laptops adapter.

Its horses for courses though, & remember a dollar is a dollar

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Another option

Someone on Cruisers Forum is suggesting the Alpha 1 watt unit as a better option for portability, along with a higher gain antenna. They also pointed out that the NS loco 2 is only 100mw. I realize it uses a USB connection, but a 15' USB cable would allow me to put it up high enough.

So, now I'm trying to compare power and sensitivity between the NSloco 2 and an Alpha with a higher gain antenna. Any thoughts?
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What kind of distance are people using these at? I can understand seeing a signal from far off, but that doesn't mean you can always get two way communication.

I use a 10db antenna connected to a Linksys router as a repeater, but for my work I use a phone card.

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