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How to Escape Storms Offshore

The unpredictable forces of nature are a boater’s worst nightmare. Strong storms and squalls can wreak havoc on your boat and safety. If caught your boat can face losing GPS, tracking, full electrical failure or even worse hull damage. As you […]

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Streaming Movies at the Marina

Tired of not being able to stream your favorite tv show or movie at the marina? WiFi strength and connectivity at marinas can vary and causes frustration for many cruisers. Frequently, WiFi routers are located in the marina office which […]

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3 Step Plan to Update Your RedPort Optimizer & WiFi Extender Firmware

RedPort continually updates the firmware of the Optimizer WiFi Router and Halo Antenna in order to provide maximum performance and ease of use. If you’re happy with how your Halo System operates, there is no need to update the firmware. […]

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Best Wave Forecasts Ever Now With PredictWind

PredictWind is well known for its world-leading accurate wind forecasts, and now also leads the way with accurate and intuitive wave forecasts. Best of all, PredictWind Lite is available for free to XGate subscribers. PredictWind has recently improved its wave forecasting. PredictWind […]

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What’s the difference: Wi-Fi Booster; Extender; Repeater; Antenna; Hotspot?

  People often ask us: “I’m trying to get better range from my Wi-Fi. What’s the difference between a Wi-Fi Extender, Booster and Repeater, Antenna and Hotspot for Wi-Fi?” While some people use the terms carelessly, and there is some […]

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How to Improve RV WiFi at a Campground

WiFi strength in RV parks and campgrounds can vary causing frustration and problems for many RV campers. Commonly, WiFi routers will be hosted in the main park office which tends to limit the range of coverage. Unless you are fortunate enough […]

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Tips to Test Your Satellite Phone

Global Marine Networks and Iridium value our first responders, emergency workers and others working on the front lines. We understand the importance of a user’s satellite phone and its ability to be ready to go when in life-threatening situations. That’s […]

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Fishing in the Wind?

Fishing when the wind is pushing your boat faster than you can productively fish an area? Discover the easiest way to control it. Turbulent weather patterns coast to coast are making it difficult to predict proper conditions. The wind can bring […]

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Tarpon Fever? Track Weather Patterns to Land the Silver King

South Florida Tarpon Season Increasing Charter Business Tarpon Time is heating up the waters of south Florida. Serious anglers from around the world are stacking the coastline from Fort Lauderdale to the Keys in hopes of catching the silver king. […]

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How To Update Your Optimizer and WiFi Extender Firmware

This tutorial walks through the firmware update for the RedPort Optimizer WiFi hotspot & satellite router and the RedPort Halo Long Range WiFi Extender. The step-by-step guide shows you exactly how to work with the configuration of the Optimizer satellite router and […]

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