WL70 Wi-Fi Access SystemThe 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
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
- 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