Automated house 2.0 – #24 Ubiquiti Networking part 3 – airMAX NanoStation AC loco Wireless Network Bridge

Although there’s fibre in our neighbourhood, the splitters on the poles around us are currently maxed out as well as we have to wait on them to be upgraded. So regrettably no Fibre to the facilities for us moving in.

Ubiquiti to the Rescue

There are a couple of choices for our connection in the meantime though. very first there’s the 3G/4G/5G cellular network as well as this choice is currently bringing happiness to lots of rural house owners around the country. Speeds of 50Mbps are normally attainable as well as I’ve heard of 150Mbps for some individuals with EE 5G sims. unrestricted data sim contracts are offered from around £20 / month these days.

But with household next door with an FTTP connection, we’re going for choice 2 – a wireless bridge to our neighbours. We spoke to our buddies at Linitx as well as asked about the very best Ubiquiti units to utilize as well as on their recommendations bought up a set of these NanoStation Loco units (Loco5AC).

Setup & Installation

Setup was quick as well as painless. We set the units up on the bench as well as after configuring our switch to Passive 24v PoE we booted them one each time as well as browsed to their web interface (default IP as well as then…

Updated to the current firmware
Set static IPs
Setup the link SSID as well as Password
Set the one on the neighbours home to ‘Access Point’.

Remember that PTZ cam we installed at the extremely begin of the build? Well it’s time for it to find down now as well as step onto the new house. So now that PoE cord we ran for it indicates we can just switch it to the NanoStation ‘Access Point‘, cord tie it to the pole as well as plug it in – you’ll requirement a 24v Passive PoE injector (the NS-5AC version includes 2 PoE ports which we might have utilized right here if the cam was staying).

During the develop 3 separate Cat6 cords were run to the West side of the home (that faces this AP) to provide us choices for IP CCTV locations. So we’re utilizing one of them in the meantime to link to the ‘Station‘ unit. this is powered from our 48 port UniFi PoE switch.

Link Speed

These NanoStations have a developed in devoted Wi-Fi Radio for administration which indicates you can link to them within 15 minutes of a power cycle as well as configure them from the Ubiquiti Network administration System UNMS app (Android Play store or iOS app Store).

This is a fantastic function as well as the app includes an antenna positioning tool which utilizes audio tones to assist you line up the pair without having to gaze at your phone at the exact same time.

These P2P units are appropriate for outside (or indoor) as well as offer “up to 450+ Mbps”.

The distance between the 2 buildings right here is around 20 metres as well as we’re getting a tad over 300Mbps, which is fantastic thinking about the Web connection we’re bringing across is well below that at 70Mbps.

Whilst we’ve not had any type of rough weather condition considering that the units were installed, we have had lots of rainy days as well as haven’t observed any type of degradation in performance.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

Beaming a WiFi signal between buildings isn’t just something for the Enterprise. If you want to share a neighbours fibre or just send a network connection down to the garden shed, it’s never been much easier or a lot more affordable. The airMAX NanoStation AC loco uses Ubiquiti’s normal ratio of high function count to low cost. extremely recommended.

Available from Linitx : offered from AmazonLinitx likewise offer this set with 2 units as well as injectors all prepared to go.

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Ubiquiti LOCO5AC NanoStation Loco 5AC 5GHz 13dBi CPE

The Ubiquiti airMAX NanoStation AC Loco (LOCO5AC) is an indoor/outdoor, compact, high-performance CPE, featuring airMAX AC innovation as well as a devoted WiFi radio for management.
Range 10+ km


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Make sure to inspect out all parts in this evaluation series…

Part 1 – Why I’ve selected UniFi for Our new house NetworkPart 2 – All Our UniFi Hardware has Arrived!Part 3 – airMAX NanoStation AC loco Wireless Network Bridge

Remember to check out our Instagram to comply with the project, checked out the rest of the Automated house 2.0 blog articles as well as discover the links to all the products we’ve utilized in our self-build.

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