I've been trying to find a Wi-Fi antenna/booster to use on my boat without sucess. Has anyone found one that REALLY works?

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Comment by Kate O Donovan on December 8, 2010 at 7:56pm
Guess you did go to eat!
Comment by Bruce on February 13, 2009 at 11:15pm
Thanks Zee. I think I might buy one!
Comment by zeehag on February 12, 2009 at 12:26am
i bought waverv from downwind marine in san diego---is a functional free wifi getter.
Comment by John Walker on January 17, 2009 at 1:29pm
I used WaveRV in Florida and the Abacos last year. It's made for marine use and worked right out of the box. I could usually find a free connection to get weather and E-mail. Connections were constantly being interrupted. Paid wi-fi was available in the keys and the tourist areas in Abacos-about $10/day. BTW, Practical Sailor is to test several in an upcoming issue.
Comment by h on January 12, 2009 at 8:06pm

Is WiFi the right solution for a boat? I question this as a moving boat owner, you are not in cotrol of the WiFi transmitter. So, no matter how good of a reception antenna you got, you at at the mercy of the WiFi signal sender.

If you are in USA and wanted weather, you can get one of those satellite weather gear and subscription.

If you are out of the USA, you can look into Pactor Modem and Sailmail.

Good Luck,

Comment by Jean Depelteau on January 2, 2009 at 10:26am
Comment by Franc on December 28, 2008 at 4:40am
I am currently testing the Alfa kit from Netgate. Looking to post a review about it soon.

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