Roaming Around the Marina

Today’s Wall Street Journal discusses a problem many wi-fi users will recognize. Dead spots around you property where you can’t get a signal. The same problem occurs at marina’s offering Wi-Fi. Depending on your berth, you will or you won’t get a signal. There are a couple of solutions to this problems, amongst which repeaters like this one and antennas like this one.
“But it turns out the popular Wi-Fi systems that beam the Internet throughout the home can have the same dead spots that drive cellphone users mad. “It’s the wireless-network equivalent of ‘Can you hear me now?’ ” says Doug Hagan, spokesman at Wi-Fi manufacturer Netgear. Now, computer companies are catering to this fixation with a new range of gadgets meant to stamp out those dead spots.”

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