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Old 01-14-2011, 03:30 PM   #1
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In the past I have seen articles about installing wifi antennas on boats to allow better reception.* Do any of you guys have experience with this?* What did you use? How did you like it?*
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Old 01-14-2011, 03:50 PM   #2
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I have a Rogue Wave www.wavewifi.com and love it. Truth be told, I still have to physically install the exterior antenna but the weather has been too cold for me to want to do it!
I've wired it up and used it multiple times and so far it seems to work great....big boost in wifi signal. I am also installing a wifi router on the boat that the rouge wave will plug into and then the router will transmit that wifi signal throughout the boat.

Staying connected is nice.


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Old 01-14-2011, 04:07 PM   #3
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** Link doesn't appear to work.* I'm interested in this.
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Old 01-14-2011, 04:29 PM   #4
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Firefly, copy and paste this - should do the trick.

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Old 01-14-2011, 04:35 PM   #5
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I have a Rogue Wave www.wavewifi.com and love it. Truth be told, I still have to physically install the exterior antenna but the weather has been too cold for me to want to do it!
I've wired it up and used it multiple times and so far it seems to work great....big boost in wifi signal. I am also installing a wifi router on the boat that the rouge wave will plug into and then the router will transmit that wifi signal throughout the boat.

Staying connected is nice.


-- Edited by Woodsong on Friday 14th of January 2011 04:50:22 PM
********** This looks like a pretty well tought out system,* Whats the appox cost?

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** Thanks Mr. Shoalwaters that worked.
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:14 PM   #7
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RE: WiFi Antennas

We have a RadioLabs 8 dbi omi-directional and no complaints. Maybe Capn Chuck will pipe in. I believe he made one and posted the information on his blog.

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Old 01-15-2011, 05:51 AM   #8
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Practical Sailor this month has a good look , as well as "roll your own".
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:10 PM   #9
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i use the 5 mile wifi antenna with the small booster they provide...it works well
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:03 PM   #10
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Here is ours,
http://tinyurl.com/62d72h
http://tinyurl.com/qkjw7o

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Old 01-16-2011, 08:56 AM   #11
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Here is ours,
http://tinyurl.com/62d72h
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I remember seeing your website before but could not place it.* Nice job and thanks for posting!
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We use our HTC EVO with the "Hot Spot."
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We use our HTC EVO with the "Hot Spot."
Amen to that!!! *Definitely a viable alternative and you can use it whenever you want....assuming you have a signal!!!

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Here is ours,
http://tinyurl.com/62d72h
http://tinyurl.com/qkjw7o

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I remember seeing your website before but could not place it.* Nice job and thanks for posting!
*

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Your welcome John. Our set up has worked very well for us for years. We had fast connections in the Bayous of Louisiana when no signs of civilization was present. We were able to do some accurate measurements for some connection in our travels, and were able to pick up a good usable signal over two miles away. Chuck

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