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How To Stay Connected On Your Boat Offshore

22nd January 2015
How To Stay Connected On Your Boat Offshore

#Offshore - Mobile connectivity is better than ever, but can still be a challenge offshore, with cellular reception on most networks limited to a few miles off the coast at best.

Any further than that, and expensive satellite set-ups are your only real solution. But if you're not planning to take your yacht or cruiser too far from the shore, Yachting World lists some of its picks out of a wealth of options to choose from.

At the cheapest and easiest end are MiFi routers that act as a wireless hotspot for your boat, connecting to the internet over available mobile phone networks.

For a bit more, you could invest in a powered Wi-Fi booster antenna to connect with land-based networks at a longer range. And then there's Wi-Fi + Cellular, which gets you the best of both worlds – internet and phone calls – at speeds you're used to from home.

Yachting World has much more on the story HERE.

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MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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