I need the extra distance range when using on boat at various marinas. Often wifi is provided service but has limited range. This is supposed to give more than 4X the reception than the built in unit.
[#0005ff]I can only imagine how many masts, radar dishes and other interferences between your boat and the wireless router. Are you seeing any networks at all? It might help to reduce confusion if you switch off the inbuilt wireless device. One thing is certain - you can cling on to a connection you already have even if you move further from the base but finding that connection form a distance is a different matter so strat off as close as you can to get it all set up properly. [/#000ff]
Thanks for the advice. Especially re: capturing the connection before moving away from it. Never would have thought of that. Also of disabling my internal wifi.
I've heard of folks getting a connection 6-8 miles over open water, will have to try it to see.