Internet at a mooring
If I moor somewhere in USVI, any chance I can have decent access to wireless Internet?
Wireless internet cards work in some places (usually with line of site to the tower) there have been other discussions about this subject before on this forum, do a search (under forum tools above) maybe with wireless internet and click all dates. I saw your other post about being a liveaboard (I have this same dream) you might also search liveaboard, lots of good stuff in the archives. If you google live aboard forums you will also find other good forums (one that comes to mind is sailnet.com) Good Luck!
AT&T Air Card. I don't have one but know people who have used them in the VI/STT & Water Island and they worked fine for them.
Is that AT&T Air Card available in STT? I'm moving 1/1, buying a laptop today, wondering if I should be that card stateside before arriving. Thanks.
You know......I don't know. My rental guests and my friends use them when they come down. So, they all bought them in the States and pay more in their "Nationwide" plan to use them.
BroadbandVI and Choice also offer wireless internet service that would work fine on a boat.
The STX Yacht Club also has a wireless access point for use by visiting boaters.
You should be able to set up the best option for you once you are here. It will depend on where your boat is moored as to which service to select. The broadband options give you the best speed, but you have to have line of site to their towersand get the type of receiver that doesn't have to be fixed/stationary focused on their signal. The AT&T aircard doesn't have the speed of the broadband, but it is more versatile as you can continue to use it when you travel most places. They do have the air cards available on STX at the AT&T store in Sunny Isle.
I have an AT&T air card and it works fine in Benner Bay and Mandahl (not in the Bay but at my house way high up). Most of the boats I manage use and it is sporadic but normally works just fine. Easily available.