Improving WIFI signal

EdWingfield

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Marina wifi is often poor to my on board laptop.

I am hoping someone will suggest a fix, say hoisting a wire halfway up the mast or something.

Any good ideas?
 

galeus

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Go on Amazon and look at WiFi boosters (we have an Alfa) suitable for you computer and a 5 meter lead to give you more scope.
We got the lead from Maplin's; got gold plated usb thingys which are worthwhile.
Most times makes a big difference.
 

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One of these will do you fine, probably won't even need to put it outside let alone half way up the mast, they work very well. Then you can get frustrated at the lack of bandwidth of the marina wifi...:encouragement:
 

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I should add to my previous reply that our previous Alfa would no longer work when we updated our os to Yosemite (Apple)
so had to get an Alfa compatable one for that; Alfa did say they were working on a fix though.
 

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I would firstly check that the wireless drivers on the laptop are up to date - Can make a big difference and it's free to check and update. For my laptop it meant a difference between having to walk around the pontoon looking for a signal, to being able to use it at the saloon table.

Start -> Control panel -> Network and Internet -> Manage Wireless Networks -> Adapter Properties -> Configure -> Driver

Then go onto the manufacturer website and check the date of the wireless driver. Some manufacturer websites can check your laptop hardware and update drivers automatically - Others will provide a list of download links.

As others have said though - Extra technology can be used if for example the Marina WiFi source is just too far away.
 
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