Digital Yacht WL410 High Power WiFi Access System
This all-in-one system features a 300mW booster/modem encapsulated in the base of a hi-gain (12dBm) antenna with a 5m (16ft) USB cable. The antenna measures 1m (3ft) and should boost your Wi-Fi range to 1-2 miles in perfect conditions.
Designed for installation in the harshest of conditions with marine grade components, the WL410 can be mounted outside on an industry standard 1” x 14TPI mount and is an ideal semi-permanent Wi-Fi solution for boats.
The WL410 connects to an on board PC through a regular USB connection with a plug ‘n’ play driver disk supplied for Windows XP/Vista/7 and Mac OS X 10.3 (and higher) operating systems. It supports 802.11b/g/n protocols as well as WEP and WPA/WPA2 encryption.
Even if your system already has Wi-Fi access, this can be disabled and you can take advantage of the superior range (and speed) that this system will offer.
Wi-Fi range depends on many local factors, but Digital Yacht has seen ranges of up to 1-2 miles with this low cost system. In general, using an internal Wi-Fi adaptor typically found on a notebook, you’ll be lucky to find the signal at the end of the dock, so if you plan to access the internet while on board, the WL410 could be the solution for you.