Welcome to Carver Yachts Owners Forum

We are a boating forum for owners of Carver Yachts to enthusiastically discuss all aspects of Carver Boat ownership. Whether you are looking for your first Carver or currently own one, you are sure to feel at home on CarverYachtOwners.com

You are currently viewing our board as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have access to searching the forum topics, post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload your own photos and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Wifi/Cellular/Hotspot Discussion

ImageIf you have a project idea or a completed one you would like to show off (major or minor), share it with the rest of us!
User avatar

Topic author Canada
Midnightsun
CYO Supporter
CYO Supporter
Posts: 472
Joined: March 27th, 2016, 2:27 pm
Vessel Info: The Midnight Sun
2007 41CMY
Volvo D6-370's
Location: Montreal, Canada
Has thanked: 32 times
Been thanked: 148 times

Wifi/Cellular/Hotspot Discussion

Postby Midnightsun » March 5th, 2018, 6:51 am

Got to thinking about how our world todays revolves around an internet connection and want to set up something good on my boat. Would like the system to be able to be similar to a normal home system in functionality.

Would like to be able to boost wifi signals from as far as possible
When no wifi is available would like to use a dedicated sim card.
Hookup anything just like at home to my router via LAN cable.

Seems like there are a few all in one solutions like the Wirie http://www.thewirie.com


Would really like to see what most of you are using or with all our combined knowledge/experience what can we come up with.
Cheers, Hans
2007 Carver 41 CMY
Twin Volvo D6-370's
Montreal, Canada
Midnight Sun I Photos

User avatar

Canada
bud37
Admiral
Admiral
Posts: 1495
Joined: April 23rd, 2015, 10:22 pm
Has thanked: 209 times
Been thanked: 296 times

Re: Wifi/Cellular/Hotspot Discussion

Postby bud37 » March 5th, 2018, 7:36 pm

Hans....for a luddite like me , I am looking forward to this info...just hope its in English :-D ........... :beergood:
User avatar

Topic author Canada
Midnightsun
CYO Supporter
CYO Supporter
Posts: 472
Joined: March 27th, 2016, 2:27 pm
Vessel Info: The Midnight Sun
2007 41CMY
Volvo D6-370's
Location: Montreal, Canada
Has thanked: 32 times
Been thanked: 148 times

Re: Wifi/Cellular/Hotspot Discussion

Postby Midnightsun » March 5th, 2018, 8:13 pm

Been doing some research today. So far I am leaning towards a Rogue Wave Pro either standard or DB http://www.wavewifi.com/services/rogue-pro/ with a common everyday wireless router. I have had good luck with my Apple stuff over the years so maybe a compact Airport Express would work well. I happen to have a small pure sine wave inverter which I can plug the router into however for those who like to tinker I found a modification to convert it for use on the boat via 12vdc.

If I want to use the cellular method, it is easy to hotspot off of my phone.
Cheers, Hans
2007 Carver 41 CMY
Twin Volvo D6-370's
Montreal, Canada
Midnight Sun I Photos
User avatar

United States of America
Bryon857
Scurvy Dog
Scurvy Dog
Posts: 29
Joined: June 22nd, 2013, 7:37 pm
Vessel Info: 2002 carver 350 mariner
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 8 times

Re: Wifi/Cellular/Hotspot Discussion

Postby Bryon857 » March 5th, 2018, 8:28 pm

This what I use for a WiFi extender .


https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2084170762

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 1981129795

Mounts to a marine antenna mount, has 120v or 12v adapters. Works great foe cheap. Has wireless router, but I use my own. No LTE, only downside.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar

United States of America
g36
Commander
Commander
Posts: 443
Joined: April 7th, 2014, 6:07 pm
Vessel Info: 1997 Carver 405
Location: Soddy Daisy TN.
Has thanked: 3 times
Been thanked: 102 times

Re: Wifi/Cellular/Hotspot Discussion

Postby g36 » March 5th, 2018, 10:38 pm

I'll also give a thumbs up for alfa products haven't used this exact model but have used some of their other extenders and you'll be suprised at what they can do
1997 Carver 405
Crusader xli
The Black Pearl
Soddy Daisy Tn.
User avatar

Topic author Canada
Midnightsun
CYO Supporter
CYO Supporter
Posts: 472
Joined: March 27th, 2016, 2:27 pm
Vessel Info: The Midnight Sun
2007 41CMY
Volvo D6-370's
Location: Montreal, Canada
Has thanked: 32 times
Been thanked: 148 times

Re: Wifi/Cellular/Hotspot Discussion

Postby Midnightsun » March 7th, 2018, 9:19 am

I am changing plans as most systems I have found are problematic, expensive and outdated. Almost all reviews I have found date back to 2016. Wifi is changing and many areas require authentication through a web page which is not compatible with the systems discussed above.

I happen to boat in an area where cellular service at LTE or as a minimum 4G is everywhere so no issues here. Yes it is more expensive when using data however the connection is alway there. Need to do more research but this device seems to be just the ticket I need. https://www.netgear.com/home/products/m ... lerouters/
Cheers, Hans
2007 Carver 41 CMY
Twin Volvo D6-370's
Montreal, Canada
Midnight Sun I Photos
User avatar

Topic author Canada
Midnightsun
CYO Supporter
CYO Supporter
Posts: 472
Joined: March 27th, 2016, 2:27 pm
Vessel Info: The Midnight Sun
2007 41CMY
Volvo D6-370's
Location: Montreal, Canada
Has thanked: 32 times
Been thanked: 148 times

Re: Wifi/Cellular/Hotspot Discussion

Postby Midnightsun » March 11th, 2018, 10:13 am

Went with a dedicated Netgear LTE modem. https://www.netgear.com/home/products/m ... B1120.aspx and a Google single point wifi router.


Will be a few weeks before I can set this up and report back but it seems rather straight forward.
Cheers, Hans
2007 Carver 41 CMY
Twin Volvo D6-370's
Montreal, Canada
Midnight Sun I Photos
User avatar

United States of America
CYO Admin
CYO Administrator
CYO Administrator
Posts: 397
Joined: January 30th, 2013, 9:07 am
Location: Florida
Has thanked: 211 times
Been thanked: 14 times

Re: Wifi/Cellular/Hotspot Discussion

Postby CYO Admin » March 11th, 2018, 10:40 am

I am currently using an unlimited cell hotspot for my home internet from https://www.calyxinstitute.org/member/membership-levels I use the $600 plan. The $600 covers the device and one years service. It's unlimited and NOT throttled after a certain amount of gigs. There are people that are consuming well over 800-900 gigs per month.

Caylx is a Sprint service but there are other companies that offer similar set ups for the other big carriers
User avatar

United States of America
CYO Admin
CYO Administrator
CYO Administrator
Posts: 397
Joined: January 30th, 2013, 9:07 am
Location: Florida
Has thanked: 211 times
Been thanked: 14 times

Re: Wifi/Cellular/Hotspot Discussion

Postby CYO Admin » March 11th, 2018, 10:46 am

Join this facebook group to learn more https://www.facebook.com/groups/533178910174095/

Return to “The Project Center”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest