Any experience with Ubuity MIMO wireless bridging products?
joel at finlinson.net
Sat Jun 14 10:53:58 MDT 2014
I've used ubnt devices in three different network applications and they
work well. One site has been in use for 3 years with no problems. The
other two locations as into the multi-month (installed in early 2014) with
no troubles. +1 and highly recommended. They are outdoor ready and
weather resistant. Mesh networking and bridging is easily accomplished.
On Jun 14, 2014 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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