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Question on using an Ubiquiti Bullet 2HP aboard

I have an Ubiquiti Bullet 2HP set up aboard that works very well, I have it set up as a wireless station and network router and can often pick up excellent signals from a mile away.

I've been wondering if this antenna could serve a dual purpose, as an station connected to a remote Access Point (AP) as it currently runs, but then also as a gateway/AP to boats next to mine who would like to access the internet but don't have a powerful antenna/transmitter.

I am fairly certain that a fellow cruiser set up his bullet once to allow me to connect when my system wasn't running, but cannot find a reference on how to do this on Google and hope that someone here has done this and can give me a pointer on how to set up the system to do so.
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Re: Question on using an Ubiquiti Bullet 2HP aboard

I received an answer and recommendation on another forum - (a) you can't do it with one Bullet system, and (b) with a notebook you can use the free software CONNECTIFY to turn that into an AP which, in turn, routes internet traffic through the bullet.
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Re: Question on using an Ubiquiti Bullet 2HP aboard

You can do it, but it operates a bit slower, since it can't send and receive at the exact same time. That's duplex versus simplex mode, I believe.

Do you have a bridge attached to your Bullet on board? I would think other boats could hit your bridge.

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Re: Question on using an Ubiquiti Bullet 2HP aboard

Bene - I have also now heard that with the WDS mode you can do both. I downloaded a firmware update, as my Bullet is old enough to not have that mode, but haven't quite figured out how to set it up correctly since I believe I'd need the SSID of the internet connection I'd like to use, plus a SSID for my bullet to let others connect.

I don't have a bridge, just the Bullet connecting straight to my notebook aboard.
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Re: Question on using an Ubiquiti Bullet 2HP aboard

I'd get an old Linksys bridge, for $30 or so off eBay. Then connect that directly to the Bullet. that's what I do, with the bridge broadcasting from behind the instrument panel.

To me the "coolest" part of it all, is having a switch that says "Internet".



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