This compact all-in-one system features a 100mW modem built in to a hi-gain (8dBm) antenna with a 5m (16ft) USB cable. The antenna measures 60cm (2ft) and should boost your Wi-Fi range to over 0.5 mile in perfect conditions.
Designed for quick and easy installation with four suction cups, the WL60 is an ideal temporary mount Wi-Fi solution for boats, caravans, RVs etc.
The WL60 connects to an on board PC through a regular USB connection with a plug ‘n’ play driver disk supplied for Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, Mac OS X 10.3 up to the latest 10.9 (Mavericks) and latest LINUX (including Raspberry Pi) 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 km 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 whilst on board, the WL60 could be the solution for you.
“The perfect combo – our USB WL70 Long Range Wi-Fi adaptor and iKConnect mini wireless router”
“Your on board wireless hub with NMEA interface for navigation systems and WAN interface for internet access devices such as our WL510. Step on board and connect and you’ll have one network with all your data.”
“Flagship hi power wifi connection system with ranges of 4-6NM. Features network interface for router compatibility and easy direct connection with browser interface.”