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Internet access onboard ship

deemer_2002

Nov 5, 2006, 7:43 AM
I travel the world on business (mostly on US Navy ships). and I need to know if I can access the internet or IM / check e-mail while I am hindreds of miles from the nearest land. Also. would I get a huge ammount of interference from all the metal on the skin of the ship?
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frank0220

Nov 7, 2006, 11:17 AM
From my experience being on navy ships out in the middle of nowhere... you will not have a chance at getting signal... with the e61 you get wi-fi... so, that will give you the ability to connect to a local wireless network if they have that set up.. Doubtful, but maybe you can slip one of the navy IT guys a couple bucks and he could set you up one...
All that metal would def. cause interference... If there was a wireless network, it would not broadcast for beans... maybe 100ft. max...
Hope this helps....

I remember back when i was in.. we had iridium cell phones ( satellite phones) that we used.. and even those were hit/miss... good luck.
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