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The new WL510 allows boat owners to connect to Wi-Fi hotspots so that their onboard PCs or equipment can connect to the internet. With internet connectivity onboard you can download the latest weather or chart updates as well as having a mobile office on board. Most harbours and ports have either free or subscription-based services available. The system has a compact, DC powered below deck mounted 600mW booster/modem and external, hi-gain (12dBm) antenna with low loss LMR400 coax interconnect cable. The antenna measures 0.9m (2.95ft) and can be supplied with desk, mast and industry standard 1 x 14TPI mountings. The WL510 modem connects to an onboard PC through a regular RJ45 CAT5 network cable for simple driver free installation. Connect the WL510 to a router and everyone on board can share the long-range wireless internet connection. Compatible with all popular operating systems; Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X 10.3 (and higher) and LINUX, the WL510 supports 802.11b/g protocols as well as WEP/WPA/WPA2 encryption. Wi-Fi range depends on many local factors, but Digital Yacht has seen ranges of up to 4-6 miles 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 WL510 could be the solution for you. - Ideal solution for permanent installation and new builds - Network Interface for connection to one PC or to a Router for shared long-range connection - Easy to setup and control from any browser through web-based interface - Adjustable up to 600mW Wi-Fi modem and high gain (12dBm) omnidirectional antenna - Supplied with threaded deck mount for antenna and 10m of low loss LMR400 coax cable - Supplied with 1m network cable - can be extended with any CAT5 network cable (up to 50m) - Requires connection to boats 12v DC supply - No drivers work with all popular operating systems; Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X and LINUX compatible