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|08-25-2012 03:30 PM|
Re: WiFi - Onboard Internet & Networking Your Boat
I am seeking advice about WI FI antennas on the waterways of Europe. Namely: Netherlands, Begium, France, the Med. & south coast of UK.
Thanks for any advice.
|07-11-2009 12:32 AM|
Formal POE wants 48V... but 12V works fine...!!!! current consumption is the big deal then... there are good, generic POE stuff sold on Ebay - if you want to look around... Just to let you know.....
There are some great comments from Sailingdog and OsmundL.
I don't like running WiFi coax. bad idea.... if you can avoid it... POE is such a good, simple solution...
FYI.... I don't run ISPs... But I **DO** design these type of products... :>
|04-16-2009 06:45 AM|
The power input for the NS2 is 12VDC @ 1A. Several friends of mine have theirs wired directly into the boat. See the NS2 Datasheet.
I wouldn't be recommending the product if it couldn't operate on 12 VDC.
|04-15-2009 11:42 PM|
|hellosailor||Spot on "but". Mainly "but" the POE cable may require a 48 volt power supply (!) which is usually a wall wart that needs 110/120VAC. The actual device may only require 12VDC or less, so it may be possible to replace the POE power wart with a simple nominal 12VDC (ships power) connection instead. Key words "may be" and you'd want to check that out.|
|04-15-2009 07:24 PM|
Originally Posted by bareboatskipper View Post
|04-15-2009 06:25 PM|
Sailingdog, could you let a newbie know if his understanding is correct?
I get a poor signal from the marina wifi to get my email and such. I want more bars, so I buy a Nanostation 2 for $79 from an appropriate vendor. I attach it to a rail or haul it up the stick using my courtesy flag halyard, depending on where I need it to get a good signal. I also need to get an ethernet cable of the appropriate length that runs down to my salon. "POE Supply and Injector Included" I take to mean that there is some power cord that I plug into 12V or 110V attached to a box that I plug the ethernet cable into to allow power to run to the Nanostation. I now plug an ethernet cable into the "injector" box to my laptop and am up and running? Or, I plug the ethernet cable into a Linksys WRT54G, and set up my laptop internal card to receive that network, is that right? Thanks in advance!
|04-15-2009 02:54 PM|
To answer pschoonfeld's question, the Ubiqiti PicoStation2 can act as a wireless repeater in WDS (wireless distribution system) mode. However, this only works with another compatible WDS device configured specifically to talk WDS with your device. In short, it won't work with the shore Access Point you are connecting to.
Instead, you generally have to have your boat's high-powered WiFi station connect to a shore access point, and bridge or route the traffic to the hard-wire Ethernet port. Then, if you want to distribute wirelessly onboard, you need a second WiFi unit, for which many use a Linksys WiFi router.
The alternative to this is to use a WiFi unit with dual radios (in think Engenius makes one) or something like the Engenius EOC-2610, which has a feature called Universal Wireless Repeater that uses a single radio for both the shore connetion and it's own access point.
I have an Engenius EOC-2610 configured this way. The only thing I don't like with it so far is that it needs 48Vdc.
Instead, I am trying out a Ubiquiti PicoStation2, even though it doesn't have a Universal Wireless Repeater feature, as I think it will run on the boat's 12Vdc system. Does anybody know where I can buy a Power-Over-Ethernet injector that will wire directly into the boat's 12Vdc system?
|04-06-2009 05:33 PM|
Would that not indicate that he has some connection to the company??? I would think that the person who designed and built the product line would be a part of the company??? Thanks for hunting the lying sack of S*** down...
BTW, I have no financial or corporate relationship with the Ubiquiti products that I endorse, aside from having used them for about six months. Have two more NS2's on order at the moment.
|04-06-2009 04:42 PM|
Originally Posted by xort View Post
Yes, I saw that. But something about it didn't sound right to me. And then Jandy went on to say (redacted for brevity, emphasis added):
Which he followed with this post (emphasis added):
While Jandy did not respond to my direct inquirey about his commercial interest in this product, he has more than intimated in the above quoted material that he does not have one.
However, we went back a bit and reviewed one of his first posts to SailNet. You can see the post here:
We had to edit that post to remove commercial content. Here's how it originally read (emphasis added):
So it appears we have our next Hall of Shame entry.
|04-06-2009 09:05 AM|
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Instead of amplifying, use thicker coax. The issue is parallel to that of VHF, where many have RG58 running up the mast. When the mast is 50ft and more, you'll do better with RG213. For reference: at least in my country, commercial vessels will not have their VHF approved if the cable is RG58 and cable length exceeds 65ft.
I use way thicker again to my WiFi.
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