The best Marine WiFi Booster available
The SurfWiFi2 from YachtSurfer is a compact WiFi Bridge / WISP Router with an extreme power (up to 31 dBm) 802.11n MIMO radio, operationally this works as a Marine WiFi Booster, giving access to hundreds of wifi networks providing the password is freely available.
SurfWiFi2 Features include:
- Rugged, fully sealed polycarbonate case
- 802.11n/g/b MIMO Radio
- Upto +31dBm output power - subject to EIRP Regulations
- Easy to use web-based Interface
- Twin 2.4 GHz - 5dBi outdoor omni-directional whip antenna
- PoE injector regulator for 12V/24V DC operation (9-36vDC)
- 15m Ethernet cable
- 1m Ethernet cable
- Up to 7-mile range from a quality WiFi HotSpot
- Integral Firewall, NAT & DHCP Server
- Integrated Mounting Bracket with stainless steel and plastic ties
- Quick Start Guide
- One year limited warranty
- FREE Online Firmware Upgrades
The SurfWiFi2 comes with a pair of 5dBi omni-directional outdoor antenna and is powered by passive Power over Ethernet (PoE). This means there is a single cable between the computer or Router and the SurfWiFi2, simplifying installation & retrofit. The SurfWiFi2 can be directly connected to either 12v or 24v supplies using the supplied voltage regulator.
The SurfWiFi2 features an integrated mounting bracket, allowing easy positioning in an elevated position - ideal for mast mounting on Sail Yachts. For Motor Yachts we generally recommend a seperate Antenna with the SurfWiFi2 mounted local to the antenna within the arch or hardtop.
The SurfWiFi2 was developed in response to a need for an extremely ruggedized WiFi device for commercial, military and superyacht projects. The enclosure is made of polycarbonate plastic with UV inhibitors to provide years of outdoor exposure in direct sunlight without cracking. The SurfWiFi2 was designed and tested to meet an IP-65 rating as well as vibration, temperature, drop, salt, fog, and electrical surge standards to ensure a high level of reliability
Unlike similar products, by minimising the amount of coax cable required between Antenna and Radio, the SurfWiFi2 delivers outstanding connectivity upto 7miles offshore from a quality hotspot.
The SurfWiFi2 can also be used with variety of remote mount, 2.4 GHz omni-directional antennas, featuring a N type connection if required.
The SurfWiFi2 uses standard Ethernet so a direct connection can be made to any Ethernet enabled device and there is no software to install and no unreliable USB connections.
The SurfWiFi2 is compatible with all operating systems versions; Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android & Linux, and with no software or drivers to install, there is never any risk of incompatibility with any future operating system.
The small size of the SurfWiFi2 makes it the ideal solution for small yachts, captains and crew, who may not needing the additional function of a dedicated yacht router network, but offers the option to upgrade in future without replacing components.
The SurfWiFi features a Dedicated Firewall, NAT and DHCP Server.
The SurfWiFi is also perfect for wireless Internet access on a smaller boat, canal boat, outbuilding, caravan or Motorhome.
SurfWiFi is available in 2 variants
- 2.4GHz for connecting to standard 2.4GHz WiFi network - most common for public hotspots
- 5GHz for connecting to faster 5GHz networks - less interference and faster bandwidth if the hotspot supports 5GHz. 5GHz generally has less range that 2.4GHz
Most applications will require the 2.4GHz model, to access both frequencies 2 units would be required.