Internet

Internet

I test and evaluate lots of different ways to stay connected while on the water. These articles cover antennas, routers, and plans that you can use to get internet access from your boat.
Nov
24
Using Starlink on a boat and in a marina

Using Starlink on a boat and in a marina

Starlink is still a very new technology, and not ready for being used underway or at anchor. However, in a marina it might work OK.
8 min read
Nov
18
New Peplink antenna testing

New Peplink antenna testing

There have been a lot of new cellular antennas that have come out in the last few months from Peplink. I've been testing some of them for a while, and have some interesting findings.
9 min read
Oct
24
Netgear Nighthawk 5G first impressions

Netgear Nighthawk 5G first impressions

The Netgear Nighthawk 5G is an expensive upgrade to the Nighthawk line with moderate 5G support and some other interesting features.
9 min read
Oct
05
New Verizon data plans

New Verizon data plans

Verizon has added new data only plans to their lineup for both pre-paid and post-paid customers. This is great news for those folks needing VZW coverage.
3 min read
Jul
21
Working remotely from the boat

Working remotely from the boat

Working remotely from the boat requires a good system with multiple connections and cellular plans, redundancy, and good WiFi.
13 min read
Mar
21
Power conversion devices for networking and electronics

Power conversion devices for networking and electronics

Various devices from Victron and Tycon that can help power sensitive electronics and power over ethernet (PoE) devices.
13 min read
Mar
03
Recommended Internet Systems & Cellular Plans

Recommended Internet Systems & Cellular Plans

Below are some of the current systems / hardware / plans I recommend. These are constantly changing, so check back often.
36 min read
Feb
27
Starlink is not ready for your boat, yet...

Starlink is not ready for your boat, yet...

Many folks are asking about whether Starlink is a viable alternative for internet connectivity on the boat. I'll cover what I know and link to some other useful bits of info.
16 min read
Feb
21
Finding a cellular data plan for your boat

Finding a cellular data plan for your boat

One of the biggest challenges with staying connected on the water is finding an appropriate cellular data plan. Before you embark on buying a new router, cabling, or anything else, start here - finding a plan can be challenging, and no amount of hardware will fix that.
13 min read
Feb
06
Remotely accessing boat systems

Remotely accessing boat systems

Accessing your boat remotely is a common desire. Most people can access their home remotely, so it seems like it should be just as easy for your boat. But there are some limitations with the types of connectivity that most boaters have that make it a bit more challenging.
25 min read