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Good morning,

I'm looking to install an RUT950 onboard a yacht to provide connection to shore for 4G and Wifi and then distribute onboard to various devices. There is one item in the manual that is confusing me : "On every case except when you connect to the internet via WiFI, you can distribute your internet via an Ethernet cable (3 ports) and/or a wireless network. When you connect via Wifi, you cannot have WiFi in your LAN."

Does this mean that if the RUT950 is connected to the internet ashore via WiFi I would need another router connected to it to broadcast/receive WiFi around the vessel?

Thank you, maybe I'm being dim.

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Hello,

Fortunately, you are not correct. RUT950 can provide an internet connection to the devices when its main source of internet is WiFi from another source. To prove this I made a configuration test:

My home RUTX11 is WiFI AP(internet source inshore), RUT950 connected to the RUTX11 WiFI (theoretically from boat to the shore), my mobile phone(end device in a boat) is connected to RUT950 WiFi signal and successfully accessed the internet.

Could you provide a link where you found that misleading information?

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Thank you for your response and carrying out the test, you're a champ. The information i was quoting was from the PDF version of the RUT950 manual, Page 16. There is the text along with a table reinforcing the paragraph. I confess I may well be mis-interpreting the paragraph and the manual is password protected so I cannot copy and paste it here directly.

I am just trying to confirm whether the RUT950/955 is a one stop solution to my 4G and Wifi needs onboard. If not and I need other equipment then that is fine. Although you've now peaked my interest in the RUTX11 and using that instead for the GE ports and CAT6, maybe the 955 as I have no need of GNSS information. If I've completely missed the point of the manual then I'm not afraid for someone to tell me!

 

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Well, the image is pretty much blurred out, so I was not able to read the text. I am curious what was the date when this manual was updated for the last time. Anyways, as I mentioned before RUT950 and other our RUT or RUTX products are capable to work like that.