WiFi booster ?

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  1. Buyajet

    Buyajet Active Member

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    May 28, 2018
    2005 420 DA
    Cummins CTA's 480's
    Has anyone installed a WiFi booster? Looked at the Wave Rogue system but it is WAY complicated. Any thoughts would be appreciated
     
  2. Buyajet

    Buyajet Active Member

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    May 28, 2018
    2005 420 DA
    Cummins CTA's 480's
    Has anyone installed a WiFi booster? Looked at the Wave Rogue system but it is WAY complicated. Any thoughts would be appreciated
     
  3. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    I installed the Coastal Marine WiFi. They all use the Ubiquity bullet amplifier. I selected Coastal Marine because their interface is a simple to use App on your smart phone and they have the best marine antenna design.
     
  4. Third Edition

    Third Edition Active Member

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    Apr 9, 2017
    NE Florida
    360 Sundancer 2002
    T-8.1L V-drives
    I have this on my boat and it works fine in marinas, simple set up. Has been in the elements here in FL for over a year with no problems. I did take it down when a hurricane was rumored to be passing by.

    AC600 Outdoor Weatherproof WiFi Access Point. Got it at Amazon. Ubiquiti & the Wave ones looked too complicated.

    booster.GIF
     
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  5. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    I have a Rogue wave dual band. Simple install. 120 v power to the POE injector that hooks to the wave and a 5e cable to my wireless router. Works great.
     
  6. Buyajet

    Buyajet Active Member

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    May 28, 2018
    2005 420 DA
    Cummins CTA's 480's
    Rogue has a few different models. Which one do you have? Thanks!
     
  7. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    I have the dual band pro. It will pick up 2.4 and 5 GHz networks.
     
  8. Buyajet

    Buyajet Active Member

    326
    May 28, 2018
    2005 420 DA
    Cummins CTA's 480's
    Again, thank you.
     
  9. Henry Boyd

    Henry Boyd Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 24, 2007
    Newburyport, on the peaceful and serene Merrimack
    ‘09 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express “Serenity”
    Volvo D6 w/IPS450 Pods
    We have the Glomex WebBoat. It is a WiFi antenna, WiFi router and cellular based WiFi hotspot. The cell system is similar to the device that is in many new cars that provides a WiFi hotspot in the car. The wiring is very simple 12vdc to the antenna and the rest is all wireless setup from a phone app. Only downside is cell system is currently only compatible with ATT. After a season we’ve found it works great.
     
  10. Buyajet

    Buyajet Active Member

    326
    May 28, 2018
    2005 420 DA
    Cummins CTA's 480's
    Thanks!!
     
  11. Buyajet

    Buyajet Active Member

    326
    May 28, 2018
    2005 420 DA
    Cummins CTA's 480's
    Where did you Mount this? Thanks
     
  12. Third Edition

    Third Edition Active Member

    357
    Apr 9, 2017
    NE Florida
    360 Sundancer 2002
    T-8.1L V-drives
    booster photo.jpg
     
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  13. tc410

    tc410 Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    Oct 9, 2006
    Charlevoix, MI/Jupiter, FL
    2005 550DB
    MAN CRM-900
    I have the dual band Wave also. I will say that I was a little nervous about buying it because on the surface, it looks complicated. I will say that I was wrong because it really is quite simple to hook up and program. I’m very pleased with it.
     
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  14. Jaws

    Jaws Active Member GOLD Sponsor

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    Nov 13, 2007
    Sarnia, Ontario
    460 Sundancer 2002
    Cummins 8.3 6CTA
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  15. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    2001
    Axiom 12 MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
    Google panbo.com WiFi and router. Great DIY how to on this subject.
     
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  16. Marksearay

    Marksearay Member

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    Sep 6, 2018
    Orange beach Alabama
    1999 da500
    Dd6v92
    great help guys and thanks.. on a scale 1 to 10 how would you rate signal strength, is streaming possible..are you using cell service in conjunction
     
  17. Third Edition

    Third Edition Active Member

    357
    Apr 9, 2017
    NE Florida
    360 Sundancer 2002
    T-8.1L V-drives
    Ours is 7-9 out of 10. Very happy with it. No drop offs, but we only use it for uploading and dowloading, email, etc. We still work, and work from the boat. We don't use it for streaming.

    When everyone at the marina is on the marina's wifi it can slow down in my experience.

    I assume that each marina has different peak times for internet usage. Other factors are types of residents: is the marina largely transient, largely live-aboard?
     
  18. Marksearay

    Marksearay Member

    41
    Sep 6, 2018
    Orange beach Alabama
    1999 da500
    Dd6v92
    Thanks..good to hear. I understand how load varies can effect speed too. Im guessing its a balance also im studying multiplexing with cell
     

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