Streaming Video through Slow & Expensive Connections

Streaming Video through Slow & Expensive Connections

Optimizing Streaming Video for Use Over Slow or Expensive Connections Are you trying to stream movies and tv shows on your boat? Does it use too much cellular data? Do you have trouble streaming on the Marina Wi-Fi? Hoping to use satellite Internet for streaming but...
Change Video Conference Settings to Save Money on Data

Change Video Conference Settings to Save Money on Data

Video Conferencing consumes ALOT of data. If you are using Zoom, Teams, or Google Meet services there are some ways to reduce the data usage.  Sea-Tech has done some testing with Video and Audio calls with Zoom and Google Hangouts as well as voice calls with Skype....
Changing Wi-Fi Settings On Your Device to Save You Money

Changing Wi-Fi Settings On Your Device to Save You Money

One of the challenges cruisers have with Internet usage on board a boat, especially one with a below decks Wi-Fi network that has access to the Internet through cellular and/or satellite networks is that many devices like to upload and download data in the background...
Shortening Antenna Cables in your Sea-Tech Systems Kit

Shortening Antenna Cables in your Sea-Tech Systems Kit

Several of our Sea-Tech SSB, WiFi, cellular, and satellite communications kits come with pre-made antenna cables, with lengths sometimes selectable during ordering.  However, Sea-Tech knows that estimating cable lengths is difficult in a boat and most often our...
What Cellular Devices Are Available For My Boat?

What Cellular Devices Are Available For My Boat?

This question is often asked on forums, especially now that the formerly cruiser-approved Wirie Pro is no longer available, is what is available to enhance or leverage cellular for Internet access on a boat rather than marina WiFi.  Since cellular coverage is...
Long-Range Cellular For Boats – What Features Are Important

Long-Range Cellular For Boats – What Features Are Important

In an upcoming post, I will attempt to present the options that I am aware of on the market that provide Long-Range Cellular and WiFi connectivity for boaters. But first, I’d like to detail some of the features that I believe are important in such a solution, features...
When WiFi Isn’t Enough: Cellular Internet Options For Your Boat

When WiFi Isn’t Enough: Cellular Internet Options For Your Boat

WiFi extenders are common upgrades for cruising boats.  They improve the connection to shore-based WiFi networks while a boat is in port.  There are several WiFi extenders on the market that vary from a DIY approach to a fully plug-and-play solution.  Popular DIY...
Posting to Facebook via Satellite is..  Dead, Broken, Kaput!

Posting to Facebook via Satellite is..  Dead, Broken, Kaput!

As of August 1st, 2018 Facebook implemented new changes to their API to limit ability for 3rd party applications to post to Facebook walls and pages.  As a result, posting to your wall or page from Globalstar SPOT and SPOTX, Garmin InReach, Iridium Go!, and Xgate Mail...
Marine WiFi Extenders We Recommend And The Ubiquitous One We Don’t

Marine WiFi Extenders We Recommend And The Ubiquitous One We Don’t

The Ubiquiti Bullet with an external antenna is a popular marine wifi extender solution for cruisers trying to stay connected to the Internet from their boat.  Cruisers like it because it’s inexpensive, and it works for some.  In fact, on S/V Mobert, we used one for...
WiFi Extenders and their Antennas….

WiFi Extenders and their Antennas….

Over the last couple days, I’ve been helping a fellow cruiser in Mexico with his WiFi extender setup.  On advice from another cruiser, he bought a Ubiquiti Bullet M2HP for his wifi extender, and a TP-Link 15dBi omni-directional antenna. Together, he used these to...
How To Get Login Codes Without Cell Service

How To Get Login Codes Without Cell Service

Our banks, our social media, and even our blogs are increasingly requiring a special code – called two-factor authorization – to log in.  Usually, they’ll send this code via a text to our cell phone.  But what happens when a cruiser doesn’t...

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