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boatguyvi561
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November 13, 2015 5:35 pm  

I'm going to be living on my boat in the VI. Probably moored somewhere, not at a dock. Anyone know the options for internet for boats down there?


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Alana33
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November 13, 2015 6:41 pm  

Do you have WiFi on your boat now?


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rotorhead
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November 13, 2015 6:49 pm  

External cell antenna, AT&T mobile Hotspot with data plan.

You should be able to swing on the mooring without signal loss.

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stxem
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November 14, 2015 6:33 am  

oope wrong thread


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Beeski
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November 14, 2015 9:55 am  

External cell antenna, AT&T mobile Hotspot with data plan.

You should be able to swing on the mooring without signal loss.

I agree with Rotor. Since you are on a mooring, Fixed Wireless from Broadband VI would not work well since your antenna would be moving. Look to a celluar data plan. BBVI has many customers on boats at Dock....moored boats move too much.


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Future Islander
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November 14, 2015 5:13 pm  

You can buy a sailboat wifi signal amplifier. They're about $200.

When on STT I picked up over 40 signals (at times). Some as far away as the BVIs.

You will have one problem though, most wifi signals are password protected.

I used mine soley to connect to my resort wifi signal from my condo.


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