Nope - doesn't matter what order I power things up - as soon as Bullet has association with AP & local WLAN router has booted, I have full wireless Internet connectivity on my laptop. Not just once - every time.
BTW Brad have you got that 4 foot antenna at top of mast yet. Would like to know how well it performs.
I have data (screenshots) comparing the 9db and the 12db antennas when hoisted aloft.
Last weekend I went up the mast and ran monofilament down the mast. That's for running the CAT5 cable. I was alone and actually feeding the cable down the mast (while pulling the fishing line from below) is a two man job. Oh, I could rig a block at the bottom of the mast to be able to do the whole thing from the top, but I have a friend visiting in a couple weeks and he's already been up there and done that with my wayward spinnaker line.
(There were no wave in the anchorage, and no boat traffic to speak of. While he was up there, I used a flag halyard and sent him up a beer and an opener.)
I plan on cutting one end off my 100' CAT5 cable and keeping the intact factory end at the top of the mast, and feeding the cut end through the mast. It will just fit through an existing hole at the top of the mast. The upper (intact) end I already have wrapped-up in white electrical tape, covering the Bullet2HP completely, all the way up to the antenna connector. I know they are pretty waterproof but I'm looking to improve that capability. And I don't need to see the signal strength lights -- I'm setting it to keep those LEDs turned off anyway.
On separate note I'm trying to gather facts (not theory) on performance of Bullet M2HP (which can only run in mixed b,g,n mode with present firmware) compared with Bullet 2HP. Specifically a comparison of throughput with each Bullet when connected in same configuration/antenna to same 802.11g AP running in mixed b/g mode, as most do around here.
Looking forward to your results.