Yeah, we’ve been using the Gl-inet products for years and have absolutely loved them! They have traveled the world with us to provide connectivity and security.
We are currently sailing around the world for the next 8 years on our catamaran and have our onboard network setup using the Beryl as the router.
Like I said above, The network includes all of our high end navigation equipment, VHF, location tracking, radar, server that monitors boat equipment, Plex server, photo and video backup server.
For internet connectivity, we use wifi repeating (rarely), Starlink, or the Puli 4G router.
Our navigation equipment uses multicast heavily and even with snooping turned on, the Beryl occasionally drops its wifi and “reboots” just the wifi portion of the router. When it does this, we lose our navigation and VHF communication causing a safety issue for us.
It seems like we need a more powerful router for our use.
I was looking at the Collie router and it seems interesting but it also looks to be lower spec than the Beryl, is that correct?
In our travels we rarely have more than one type of internet connection available to us so I’m not sure the bonding and failover is a big deal for us but robustness of the wifi and networking is.
Let me know how best to contact you if you want to provide some guidance on product selection.