WL70 Wi-Fi Access System
The WL70 Wi-Fi antenna brings reliable Wi-Fi connectivity to any on board PC,
MAC, LINUX or Raspberry Pi computer.
More and more boaters want access to the internet afloat. Marinas and ports as
well as a large number of cafes, hotels, restaurants and service providers offer
wi-fi connectivity but you may just miss that vital connection if you're moored
or anchored away from the dock - especially if you're below decks about to enjoy
a movie or catch up on email. The WL70 can provide connections up to about +
mile depending upon conditions.
The WL70 features a very high performance 15dBm, 1.29m long antenna to suck in
the weakest of signals, an internal low noise, high sensitivity modem and a 5m
(15') cable that allows simple plug `n play connection via a high speed USB
interface. It's threaded base, fits a standard 1" (14TPI) VHF type mount (not
supplied) and being fully waterproof the WL70 can be permanently mounted outside
or just taken out into the cockpit when moored for temporary installation.
Even if your computer already has an internal Wi-Fi adaptor, 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.
- 802.11n high sensitivity Wi-Fi modem
- High gain 15dBm omni-directional antenna (1.29m high)
- Will fit to a standard VHF type mount 1" x 14TPI thread (not supplied)
- USB bus powered via integral 5m (15') cable
- Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 compatible
- Mac OSX 10.4 to 10.10 (Yosemite) compatible
- Compatible with all popular LINUX distributions including Raspberry Pi