Any experience with Ubuity MIMO wireless bridging products?

Matthew Frederico mfrederico at gmail.com
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
sure.

http://www.tenxnetworks.com

Ask for Mike Riley specifically.


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