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  WL400 Hi-Power WIFI system

The new WL400 allows boat owners to connect to wi-fi hot spots so that their on board PC’s or equipment can connect to the internet.  With internet connectivity on board you can download the latest weather or chart updates as well as having a mobile office on board. Most harbours and ports have either free or subscription based services available

The all-in-one system features a 200mW booster/modem encapsulated in the base of a hi-gain (12dBm) antenna with a 5m (16ft) USB cable.  The antenna measures 1m (3ft) and has an industry standard 1” x 14TPI mountings. 

The WL400 connects to an on board PC through a regular USB connection with a plug ‘n’ play driver disk supplied for Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.3 (and higher) and LINUX* operating systems.  It supports 802.11b/g protocols as well as WEP and WPA 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 have seen ranges of up to 3-4 miles 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 WL400 could be the solution for you.

  • Ideal solution for semi-permanent installation
  • Simple Plug and Play USB connection
  • 200mW wifi modem and high gain (12dBm) omni-directional antenna
  • Industry standard 1" x 14 TPI thread mount (mount not included)
  • Integrated 5m USB cable - can be extended with optional 5m USB Active Extender
  • USB Bus Powered
  • Windows XP/Vista/7 compatible
  • Mac OS X and LINUX* compatible

* The WL400 has not been tested with all LINUX distributions but all of the latest Debian based distributions should include the necessary drivers 

UPC Numbers: 738435472535

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French Manuals
Click to download WL400 - Installation & Mode d’emploi (WL400 Mode d'emploi.pdf 712 Kb)
 WL400 - Installation & Mode d’emploi
Italian Manuals
Click to download WL400 Guida Rapida all'Installazione (WL400_Guida_Rapida_all'Installazione.pdf 713 Kb)
 WL400 Guida Rapida all'Installazione
Italian PR
Click to download WL400 - in Italiano (WL400_Febbraio2011.pdf 125 Kb)
 WL400 - Press Release Febbraio 2011
Manuals (English)
Click to download WL400 Quick Start Guide (WL400 Quick Start V1_2_Eng.pdf 1.3 Mb)
 WL400 Quick Start Guide in English V1.20
Click to download Wireless Networking on Boats Presentation Notes (Poole YC Wifi 2012.pdf 2.2 Mb)
 20 March 2012 - Presentation by Paul Sumpner at Poole Yacht Club
Product Catalogue
Click to download Product Catalogue 2012 (Digitalyacht 2012_web.pdf 997 Kb)
 January 2012 - Our latest catalogue featuring our newest products for 2012 is now available
Product CDs
Click to download WL50+400 for Windows (WL50 Mk2 + WL400 Drivers (includes Win8).zip 27.3 Mb)
 WL50 Mk2 and WL400; Drivers and Utilities for WinXP, Win Vista, 7 and 8
Click to download WL50+400 for Mac OSX (WL50 (MK2) + WL400 11.7 Mb)
 WL50 Mk2 and WL400; Drivers for Mac OSX plus instructions for Snow Leopard and Lion
Spanish Manuals
Click to download WL400 Guia Inicio Rapido (WL400 Guia Inicio Rapido.pdf 1.3 Mb)
 WL400 Guia Inicio Rapido
Tech Support Notes
Click to download Tech 00002-2010 (Tech 00002-2010 WL50+WL400 Snow Leopard.pdf 2 Mb)
 Using WL50 Mk2 or WL400 on a MAC with Snow Leopard or Lion
Click to download Tech 00004-2010 (Tech 00004-2010 Sharing Internet on Mac.pdf 326 Kb)
 Sharing the Wifi Adaptor Connection on a MAC
Click to download Tech 00010-2010 (Tech 00010-2010 WL400 Adaptor Drivers.pdf 1.1 Mb)
 WL400 Wifi Adaptor Drivers Not Installed Correctly
Click to download Tech 00012-2010 (Tech 00012-2010 Kaspersky inhibiting Wifi Adaptors.pdf 410 Kb)
 WiFI adaptor prevented from working by Anti-virus software such as Kaspersky
Click to download Tech 00000 - 2013 (Tech 00000-2013 Index.pdf 313 Kb)
 Tech Note Index
Click to download Tech 00029 - 2012 (Tech 00029-2012 WL50+WL400 on Lion.pdf 2.6 Mb)
 How to install a WL50 (MK2) or WL400 on Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)
Click to download WL400 High Res (Anntenna_WL400_white.jpg 3 Mb)
 WL400 Image on White background - High Res
Click to download WL400 High Res (WL400_black.jpg 6.2 Mb)
 WL400 Image on Black background - High Res
WiFi Antennas
Click to download WL400 (LOWRes_WL400_black.jpg 177 Kb)
 WL400 on black background - Low Res
Click to download WL400 (LOWRes_WL400_white.jpg 123 Kb)
 WL400 on white background - Low Res
Click to download WL400 Brochure (English) (WL400_Brochure_English.pdf 184 Kb)
 WL400 Hi Res Brochure in English
Press Releases
Click to download WL400 (WL400.pdf 169 Kb)
 WL400 press release November 2009
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1. I want to get Long Range WiFi for my Aqua PC, but have been told it is not possible if I also have the NMEA 2000 gateway installed, is this correct?
2. I am trying to setup a wireless network through my Mac using your WL series, how would I do this?
3. I have bought a WL400 from you guys and I am having a problem installing it, I am running it on a MAC with Snow Leopard OSX, any ideas?
4. Where should I mount my WL500 antenna? At the top of the mast?
5. Why is my WiFi adaptor shown as “Wireless Network Connection 3” in the Windows Connection Manager?
6. I am running Windows 64-bit; do the drivers supplied for the WL series work with both 32-bit and 64-bit systems?
7. My WL50/400/500 is not picking up a very good signal, why is this?
8. I am using Windows 7, and wondered if you still have drivers for the WL200 antenna?
9. 15. I would like the ability to use Windows Wireless Manager instead of the bundled RealTek software, is this possible?
10. I have plugged my Digital Yacht product into the USB, but it does not appear to be working, what do I do?
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