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Hi,
At the risk of sounding naive, can you use a router and a WiFi tv and a laptop with WiFi but no carrier?
We like Plex because it is easy to say find a comedy to watch on our USB drive because it catalogs all the content. However we rarely have a WiFi signal good enough to stream especially at anchor.
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yes yes. You have an internal wifi network on the boat and your devices -- ipad, tv, laptop, etc. -- use it to access your NAS, where your movies, tv shows, ebooks, and other stuff is stored. In those rare cases where there is access to an external wi-fi (marina wi-fi?) that is connected to the internet, you set your internal wi-fi to bridge mode and use it. You can also tether your phone into your internal network and use that for an internet connection, though this is not a straightforward process since cell phone companies hate it.
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Re: Plex server

It's definitely true that it needs a net connection during setup. In addition to initial software configuration, once you load all your media it wants to go and download a ton of metadata for its flashy user interface. After initial setup it's pretty lightweight as far as network connectivity goes unless you've enabled net-specific (Plex Pass) functionality like being able to access your media from your phone while away. Even then, they generally provide a smooth offline alternative for online features like downloading media to your local device for offline use and providing a user setting to default to offline versions of content even when you are online. There was one short-lived, buggy client release about a year ago that broke all that and refused to do anything if you weren't online but they fixed that pretty quick.
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