Any experience with Ubuity MIMO wireless bridging products?

Matthew Frederico mfrederico at
Sat Jun 14 10:33:07 MDT 2014

I know that tenxnetworks has a 10 mile proof of concept link they use for
all their backhaul - AND they can do 80211AC links (gigabit) ..
Their site doesn't look like much, but they know what they are doing for

Ask for Mike Riley specifically.

On Sat, Jun 14, 2014 at 8:36 AM, Michael Torrie <torriem at> wrote:

> I've written about this before, but I need to get a reliable, somewhat
> high-speed link between two buildings about 600 feet apart, with a good
> line of sight between them.  I've been using normal Wifi to do this,
> connecting about 400 feet from a normal WAP to my house, and then from
> here using another normal WAP on a different channel to connect to a
> wireless bridge in the other building.  But this is becoming less than
> suitable.  For one, the speeds at 400 feet are never very good, probably
> 1-2 MBit/s.  Also the link is a bit unstable.  The ultimate solution is
> to trench in some fiber optic line, but that's a fair amount of work.
> So I was researching more into dedicated point-to-point wireless links.
>  I found one that I know will work at about 100 Mbit/s and is about $500
> for pair of transceivers, which is not bad.
> But I also was looking at the Ubiquity Nanostation Loco 5 units.  They
> are about $70 a piece, and are basically normal 5.8 GHz-only wifi units
> with built-in directional antennas.  They are supposed to be able to
> connect up to a couple of miles and get good signal and speed because of
> their antennas.  Also if two units happen to be within the cone of
> signal coming from the main access point unit, it can connect to
> multiple client bridges, which would actually suit my needs quite well.
>  Has anyone on the list had experience with them?  They are supposed to
> be weather-proof... dunno if they factor in -40F and high winds.
> Worst case, I figure at $70 a unit, I can buy a couple to try out and if
> they don't prove reliable, get the more expensive system that I know
> will work.
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