What can Land and Sea WiFi do for me?
A typical laptop’s WiFi card has a power output of about 60mW, and transmits through a tiny, built-in antenna.
Our WiFi products have over 800mW of power and are available with a variety of antennas.
What does this mean to you? It means that you can connect to that Hotspot from a much greater distance, and under ideal conditions, up to 7 miles!
You can also share this connection with any number of computers at once simply by plugging our devices into a router.
What makes your products different?
A typical “long range” WiFi device is connected to your computer through a USB cable. USB is limited both in power and in cable length. Using a USB connection means you may only connect a single computer at any time. It also means you must install software to manage your connection.
Every product we sell connects via standard ethernet. There is no software to install. You may use our products on virtually any computer, Windows or MAC. Best of all, its easy to plug in to a wireless router and share the connection with any number of computers!
Tell me about Aigean Networks
Aigean Networks offers the latest and greatest in Marine Networking products ideal for any vessel or RV. They have the most responsive and elegant interface working on the highest quality hardware, giving you the best possible experience connecting and staying connected to the Internet.
Aigean Networks products are sold worldwide. Their High Powered units are found on the largest vessels and are a "standard package" on many new yachts. Aigean Networks has turned their many years of experience to smaller boats and the LINK series is the result. Land and Sea WiFi recognizes the needs of the small boater and is here to provide outstanding products, low prices, and expert answers to your questions. Before you purchase from anyone, see if they have a phone number on their website! Its nice to know you can ask questions and get help before AND after your purchase....
Visit Aigean's website at www.aigeannetworks.com
What's a LINK or Rogue Wave?
The Aigean Networks LINK Series and Rogue Wave are the lowest priced marine-centric WiFi boosters. Like any WiFi signal extender, its goal is to pull in weak, distant signals and get you the best connection possible. It does this with a combination of both high power output (over 800mW!) and excellent receive sensitivity. Now included is a high quality 8dBi marine wifi antenna and a stainless railmount.
What about "Brand X" WiFi?
Ask questions and do your research when shopping for a WiFi product for your boat! Some units claim "1000mW" of output power, but a bit of research shows that they only send data at 250mW... misleading? Certainly! Other units claim 400mW, but actually have a 100mW radio, and get that number by adding the antenna gain. All of the products we sell have at least 800mW of output power, along with an extremely high receive sensitivity. This means, quite simply, a faster connection at a greater distance than the competition.
How far can I really expect to connect to a Hotspot?
There are many factors that will determine the connection distance. WiFi depends on having a clean line-of-sight to the Access Point or Hotspot you are trying to connect to. Trees, buildings, hills, and other boats will greatly shorten your range. Having an antenna mounted outside your boat or RV can help greatly.
The power output and antenna of the Hotspot has a huge effect as well. In a perfect world, each Marina or RV Park would have a high power Hotspot with an antenna directed to your area, but to some, advertising “WiFi Available” means a low-power router on the manager’s desk. In this case you may still be limited to a very short distance.
Other factors that influence range are weather and radio interference in the area.