Just curious. How do you guys deal with poor marina WIFI? Does anyone use a wireless set up for their laptop? If so, do you have a service to recommend? Hope everyone is enjoying this weather!
We seldom have any WiFi in our cruising grounds; Inside passage of Alaska and Canada. When there is an available remote WiFi signal, we often find the internet bandwidth lacking. [Likewise in certain communities frequented by cruise ships, when thousands of new cell phones all vie for the limited internet available, bringing it to a virtual stand-still... e.g., Ketchikan...]
Because of a lack of available WiFi, we pretty much use cell data full time [and satellite comms when there is no cell service...]
We installed a WiriePro that boosts WiFi, provides a boat WiFi router, and has a cell modem in which we keep an unlimited [truly] data SIM card good for Alaska [GCI].
We also have AT&T phones for use most anywhere- with a plan for roaming in Canada/Mexico. We use a cell booster with the AT&T phones for weak signal areas when there is no GCI signal available.
This combo works great for us.
We stream movies in remote locations via GCI cell data, and our WiriePro unit is older so it is limited to 3G [which is all that is available around here in 90% of the locations with a cell signal...] [Note: Wirie does have a 4G model available, but the upgrade and new antenna costs aren't worth it for us at this time...]
If you want more details and links, read this post about these systems on our blog
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Best wishes finding what best suits your needs.