RedPort Halo Wi-Fi Extender by Global Marine Networks (Mobile Routers | Long Range WiFi)

Global Marine Networks has a reputation in the marine market for satellite technology. This is their Wi-Fi extending option, with a claimed up to 7 mile range available for RVs and boats.

The WiFi receiving component is a USB powered WiFi radio that can connect directly to a single computer to get it online, or it can act as a WiFi-as-WAN receiver when paired with the "USB Repeater" RedPort Optimizer module which then acts as a router, creating a local WiFi network so that multiple devices can get online and share the upstream connection.

At first look, this appears to be a similar kit offered by Alfa, marketed as the WiFi Camp Pro for half the cost. It appears the Halo system perhaps has some custom firmware and a slightly more powerful external antenna.

Specifications - RedPort Halo

  • Base Technology: Alfa (?)
  • Wi-Fi Router: Yes
    • 2.4GHz Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
    • 5GHz Wi-Fi: N/A
    • Wi-Fi Antenna: 1x , 9 dBi Antenna Included, 28" Tall
    • Wi-Fi as WAN: Yes
    • Guest Wi-Fi Network:
  • Cellular Tethering via USB: No USB Port
  • Integrated Cellular Modem: None
  • Ethernet Ports: 1x 100Mbps Fast Ethernet  (WAN / LAN Configurable)
  • Special Features: None
  • Power Source: 12V Adapter Included
  • Dimensions:
  • Outdoor Rated: Yes
  • Retail Price:  $449.99 (offered for $399.99)

Testing Status: In June 2017, Global Marine Networks offered to send us an evaluation unit - however, after several attempts to follow up, they have gone out of communication. We have not received an evaluation unit.

 

 

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A basic dedicated WiFi extending option.

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