I am constantly making updates and changes to my internet system on board Rendezvous, but I do usually settle on a stable system that I go back to when I am not testing, or when I have guests aboard. This is that system for 2020.

For the last few years, I have been using Peplink products as the core of my system, and that doesn’t change this year. In fact, there are more Peplink devices than ever, with a sprinkling of other vendors.

System Design

The goal of this system is to have the following:

  • Continuous internet connection whether at a marina or at anchor
  • 2x LTE sources that can be used simultaneously for redundancy and speed
  • 2x WiFi sources at 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz to capture remote WiFi signals
  • 2x internal WiFi access points for redundancy and coverage
  • Central management and monitoring
  • A booster for situations where signal is so low, even the higher gain antennas can’t pick it up
  • Physical ethernet ports for things that need direct cabling

Equipment List

You may notice that the MikroTik Groove is missing from this list for the first time in probably 5 years. That functionality has been moved to the Peplink MAX Transit, and I am very pleased with the performance as well as control that this has given me.