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Tuesday,9 April, 2013
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Has anyone used MiFi or similar on their narrowboat, bearing in mind it has to receive its signal inside the steel hull.

I know Paul uses an extension USB cable for his dongle to extend the dongle to outside the boat, but this obviously can’t be done with a Wi(Mi)Fi device

Tuesday,9 April, 2013
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MelDavies said
Has anyone used MiFi or similar on their narrowboat, bearing in mind it has to receive its signal inside the steel hull.

I know Paul uses an extension USB cable for his dongle to extend the dongle to outside the boat, but this obviously can’t be done with a Wi(Mi)Fi device

Yes it can. I do it very successfully. I still have my dongle fixed to the top of a pole on the roof but the dongle connects to an Edimax N150 wireless 3G compact router. inside the boat. The router provides very good connectivity to two laptops, an iPad and two mobiles.

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Wednesday,10 April, 2013
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MelDavies said
Has anyone used MiFi or similar on their narrowboat, bearing in mind it has to receive its signal inside the steel hull.

I know Paul uses an extension USB cable for his dongle to extend the dongle to outside the boat, but this obviously can’t be done with a Wi(Mi)Fi device

 

I use the ‘3’ Mi-Fi and it sits comfortably on the boats window sill and works very well. It also has an external aerial socket and I have an aerial which can be mounted up a 2 metre high mast to improve reception in poor reception areas. Though usually it is not really necessary as ‘3’ reception is generally very good!  

Thursday,3 October, 2013
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Hi, I have the same quandry, but am thinking of using a “Satellite” service for connection to the Internet and SKY TV etc.  Has anyone done this and what service providers have you used?Embarassed

Thursday,3 October, 2013
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DainfernJohn said
Hi, I have the same quandry, but am thinking of using a “Satellite” service for connection to the Internet and SKY TV etc.  Has anyone done this and what service providers have you used?Embarassed

I haven’t tried it myself but I understand it can be a nightmare trying to align the satellite dish if you’re cruising and changing location and orientation regularly.

 

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Monday,7 October, 2013
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I also use a Three mifi device.  £16 for 15gig per month.  I’ve no complaints about it at all; it’s been superb.

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