Boat and RV Set-up (12v)
In this article I will explain how to set up a wifi setup that can connect to an internet source far away. This works great on a boat (which I did in my case), in an RV, or even in a downtown apartment. If you have the password to a nearby wifi it will essentially transport that wifi and make it wherever you have this set up. You can get a wifi login (with permission) to a local restaurant or cafe and then have that in your own home environment. In my case I set this up on my boat and was able to get access to wifi in an office 2 miles away.
Wireless Radio Reciever
Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Injector
Mini USB to 12v Adapter
Cat5 Ethernet Cable
The actual hardware setup is relatively easy, the confusing part was figuring out how to set up the device interfaces, thus me offering my knowledge to help you. The following is a guide for the exact Wireless Router (TP-Link N150 Wireless 3G/4G Portable Router) and Wireless Radio Receiver (Ubiquiti Bullet M2 Titanium)I bought.
First we need to set up the Wireless Radio Receiver (Ubiquiti Bullet M2 Titanium). Plug the ethernet from the Bullet directly into your computer. Follow these Beginner’s Guide Steps proved by Uniquiti. Download here
Here are my Bullet setup settings:
After you are able to connect to a wifi network unplug the Bullet and connect the Wireless Router (TP-Link N150 Wireless 3G/4G Portable Router) with the Ethernet cable to your computer. On the router there is a switch on the side, set this to AP. Then follow the steps under “AP Mode” (page 19) for setting it up in TP-Link’s guide. Download Here
When finished setting up the router plug the ethernet cable going from the Bullet into the router’s WAN/LAN port. This will then bring the wifi on the radio into the router and push that out through it. Now connect a device to the wifi and you should have internet.
Here is the setup I did for my boat: