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Mac User Looking for Better WiFi on the Boat?

Mac User Looking for Better WiFi on the Boat?

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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Posted by Tom in Cruising Under Power, Cruising Under Sail, Electronics, Technology

Marinalife Members Get 20 Percent Discount on Beacon Wi-Fi

Marinalife Company LogoMarinalife, the online concierge and trip-planning service, recently partnered with Beacon Wi-Fi, the largest supplier of wireless Internet to marinas along the East Coast, to provide a 20% discount to its members. The new partnership extends to marinas as well, who will receive a 30% discount off the Beacon Wi-Fi wireless installation fee and 15% off monthly service fees for new installations.

Joy McPeters, president of Marinalife, said, “We polled our boating members and an overwhelming number responded that having Internet access was an important amenity at a marina. This partnership was critical for us as well as Beacon Wi-Fi because we both want to improve the experience of the boater at marinas. Beacon Wi-Fi is a very reputable company and it is ideal to be able to offer their Wi-Fi to our marina and boater clients at a better rate.”

“Beacon Wi-Fi provides service at hundreds of the finest marinas on the U.S. East Coast, all of which are focused on serving their customers well,” said Chris Reitz, Co-founder of Beacon Wi-Fi. “It makes perfect sense for us to partner with Marinalife so their boating members can benefit from our 20% discounts and securely surf the Internet. When Marinalife marina members add the Beacon Wi-Fi Network at their marina, their customers benefit from free roaming at over 200 marinas in the Beacon Wi-Fi Network.”

Marinalife said it currently has more than 8,600 marinas in its database. Beacon Wi-Fi said it has more than 200 marinas in its network, stretching from Maine to the Bahamas. There’s a good page with more technical information about the Beacon Wi-Fi service at this Marinalife webpage.

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Posted by Tom in Cruising Under Power, Cruising Under Sail, Destinations, Electronics, Industry News, Passagemaking News, Technology