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Marine electronics reviews, internet boating, trips, and technology projects on the water.
I have been out on the water continuing testing of various routers including the CAT18 Peplink MAX Transit, Teltonika RUTX11, MikroTik Chalet, and the Peplink MAX HD1 Dome.

I've been spending most of the last week testing the Peplink MAX HD1 Dome + SIM Injector and have been very impressed with the results. Below you'll find a link to the article with details, including a YouTube walkthrough video of the entire setup.
I'm trying to finish the testing on all of these as quickly as possible - many people are asking questions about their capabilities, and I know folks are trying to work from their boats more than ever. If you have questions about specific models, please reply and let me know.

Peplink MAX HD1 Dome

Peplink MAX HD1 Dome
I am testing the CAT18 version of the Peplink MAX HD1 Dome and SIM Injector against the MAX Transit with Poynting OMNI-402 antennas, and recorded an overview video as well.

Choosing an Onboard Internet System

You can find an article I wrote in July's edition of 48 North that could be helpful in setting up an internet solution on board. I will still be writing a more detailed guide which will include various starting points, budget considerations, and more, but this is a great way to get started if you are looking for a solution.

In Case You Missed It....

More router testing and initial results on the OMNI-496

More router testing and initial results on the OMNI-496
I have been testing a lot of different LTE router and antenna combinations this year from Peplink, MikroTik, Teltonika, Poynting and more.

GL-X1200 Amarok Dual LTE router

GL-X1200 Amarok Dual LTE router
The GL.iNet GL-X1200 Amarok router is a great dual-LTE device with lots of hardware, dual-band WiFi, and OpenWRT-inspired software.

What’s Next?

I’m working on a few things that I hope you will be interested in:
  • Internet getting started guide
  • 4" displays
  • My Furuno system
  • Rendezvous 2020 internet setup
  • Router testing results (lots of these)
  • How I test routers / LTE stuff
If you’d like to request something specific, or if one of these is more interesting to you than another, please reply and let me know!

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