Here’s something almost all cruising boat owners say they want: Faster Wi-Fi, both underway and at the dock. Shakespeare Marine has an answer for that. It’s the Stream Wireless Internet Booster, and it uses Shakespeare’s marine cellular technology to amplify weak cell signals, so you can access the Internet faster and more reliably along inshore, coastal and popular cruising routes.
The new Stream Wireless Internet Booster is designed for boats of all sizes. It has an outside antenna that communicates with cell towers on land; a stream wireless booster that processes and amplifies the cell signal; and a helm antenna that delivers cell signals to and from your mobile device phone, tablet or even a hotspot, such as Mi-Fi.
To make it work, you place your cell phone or device within one or two inches of the black helm antenna. If you want to share the Internet with other devices on board, enable the hotspot on the boosted device. Once you you create a hotspot, all other cellular devices, including air cards, cell spots and Android and iPad tablets and smartphones can use it to get a strong wireless connection.
Shakespeare’s new Booster will give you the Internet at up to 4G speeds. It is compatible with cellular-enabled phone, tablets, mobile hotspots and other cell devices. Its 5-Band amplifier works with AT&T, T-Mobile, Bell Mobility, Telus Mobility, Rogers Wireless, and Verizon 4G, 3G and 2G networks in the U.S. and with other major Canadian networks.
The Booster is an easy plug-and-play installation and is made with high-quality marine grade materials, and it’s certified by the FCC. You need some cell signal for the Shakespeare Stream to work. It costs about $800.