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RogueWave WiFi Antenna and Network Bridge

RogueWave WiFi Antenna and Network Bridge

My fellow Write on The Water blogger, Christine Kling, has another fabulous tech piece on the blog today about a WiFi solution for her boat.  Christine is a successful published author (I LOVE her Seychelle Sullivan mystery series), and she did a great piece for us here on using your iPad onboard the boat.

Christine settled on the RogueWave WiFi unit, which met her needs for a simple, plug-n-play installation and setup.  Her comment was, “The set up of my new antenna and router could not have been simpler. Plug and play really is an exact description of how it works.”

Have a look at the full piece over at WOTW and let us know if you have some other good wireless solutions for the boat.

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About the Author: Tom Tripp is the owner of OceanLines LLC, the publisher of OceanLines and founder of Marine Science Today. He is an award-winning marine journalist, science writer and long-time public communications specialist. His PR career and much of his writing stems from the fact that he loves to explain stuff. It all began when he and his brother Mark threw all of Mom's tomatoes at the back wall of the house. . . .

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  1. James says:

    I have installed a lot of Ubiquiti antennas on superyachts this past summer. On one superyacht we installed 20 of these as Wi-Fi access points for the crew and guests and a Bullet to access port Wi-Fi.

    These antennas are very powerful (in terms of signal strength/ability to get a signal and in flexibility) and maybe they are a little more challenging than the RogueWave but they do have a good forum for help. I think they are worth the little extra time you may have to invest to set them up.

    The Bullet is the way to go if you are looking at Ubiquiti antennas to access port Wi-Fi. But, I also keep a Pico for personal use for instances when I am on a boat at port and the only Internet is the port’s Wi-Fi

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    For access points, the Picos have worked great (much better than the typical household units for about the same price – they hold up to the elements better, too). The crew especially like the ability to adjust power output. I know a few that have turned up the power on some of their antennas so that they can work the yacht’s garage doors remotely from their tenders (using their iPhones).

    As I mentioned before, there were several instances where I had to deploy many of these antennas as access points on one yacht. But this is very easy to do with the Picos. You can even run a script to push a new password out to all the access points, for example. Sure, this sort of thing is a little more complicated but I like that the Ubiquitis give you so many options if you are feeling up to it.

    One more thing, as a Mac user and because many of my clients are Mac users, I can say that the Ubiquiti antennas work fine with Macs.

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