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Old 02-10-2005, 05:00 PM
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Pirate's Cove has wireless high speed . . . I bought the standard antenna for my computer but often the signal strength is a bit weak . . . is there a small antenna and signal amplifier that will increase my receive and transmit strength . . . there antenna is about 1,000 ft away



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Gus, you may ask that they put in a range extender, even if you offer to pay for it. I have a Liknksys wireless access point but had to put in a Linksys range extender to get the signals out to the patio. In other words, I don't think you can do anything on your end to capture a signal that isn't there. It has to come from their end. If that makes any sense. They are usually less than $100 after rebates.

Edit, edit, edit. After re-reading your post, you may be able to put the range extender on your boat. It will boost a weak signal.
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you may be able to put the range extender on your boat. It will boost a weak signal
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Thanks guys . . . can you point me in the right direction . . . what should I look for?

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HOTSPOT - 2/10/2005 6:25 PM

you may be able to put the range extender on your boat. It will boost a weak signal
Damn, wish I had thought of that.

Gus, if they are running non-secure wireless (which I ssume they are unless they had to give you specific settings to put in your laptop) a range extender simply picks up a weak signal and boosts it. It would actually benefit others in your area who have weak signals as well. You need to find out what wireless transmitter they are using and get the same technology if not the same brand. i.e. if they are running a Linksys 802.11g, get a Linksys 802.11g range extender.

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THANKS GUYS

I will contact Pirate's Cove and get the info.



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Auguste,

Are you sure the antenna is 1.000 ft away?? 11G spec details approx 300 ft radius around the AP. I surprised you see anything at all signal wise at the distance you mention.

Just curious..............Paul
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Maybe Tonight - 2/10/2005 8:05 PM Auguste, Are you sure the antenna is 1.000 ft away?? 11G spec details approx 300 ft radius around the AP. I surprised you see anything at all signal wise at the distance you mention. Just curious..............Paul
Hi Paul

It is a commercial wireless site that they have had set up by a service provider that is setting up a network at a number of marinas in NC and SC and down to Florida I think

His system is supposed to cover the length of the dock which is over 1,000 ft

When I get more info I will post it here
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Auguste, I think you just answered your own question. 1,000 foot range, 1,000 foot dock, weak signal. Get the range extender and ask the boats within 300 feet to chip in.
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Maybe Tonight - 2/10/2005 8:05 PM Auguste, Are you sure the antenna is 1.000 ft away?? 11G spec details approx 300 ft radius around the AP. I surprised you see anything at all signal wise at the distance you mention. Just curious..............Paul
Hi Paul

It is a commercial wireless site that they have had set up by a service provider that is setting up a network at a number of marinas in NC and SC and down to Florida I think

His system is supposed to cover the length of the dock which is over 1,000 ft

When I get more info I will post it here
COOL!!! Thanks
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We installed an IDock.com wireless system here at Fishing Bay Harbor. We have an omni-directional antenna on the roof of our Ship's Store as well as a massive directional antenna. We were having problems getting a full signal inside all of our covered slips, but the condominiums opposite the marina get great coverage.

I think what most boaters are expecting is that they can huddle in the bilge and still pick up a good signal as if they had an AirPort or equivalent home-based system. If you have only a regular wireless card in your laptop, it probably isn't enough. Please get your boat an external antenna... the marina has already spent closer to 5 grand to install the system... so please meet them halfway.

Gus... this isn't directed at you... you've already been pointed in the right direction.
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