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    We are looking at installing a wireless bridge to connect our Headmaster house to the College network, distance over a cricket pitch. I was going to test a draytek AP700 with external antenna but have come across the Ubiquiti Nanostation M5 THESEwhich appears to be similar overall price.

    Has anyone used these before? Am i understanding correctly that i plug them into the network, set an IP and off they go.

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    I am using a couple of PowerBridge M | Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. at home over 2 miles and getting 75+ meg solid connection (300 meg according to the boxes, but only using it for 75 mg broadband connection.) good price and very reliable and easy to set up.

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    TP Link do some wireless outdoor access points and they are supposed to be good, not had an experience myself but worth a look, not badly priced either.

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    2 mile range - are they legal in this country?
    Sounds very interesting for NMs living withing range of their school if they are

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
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    2 mile range - are they legal in this country?
    Sounds very interesting for NMs living withing range of their school if they are

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    Yes they are legal they still fall with in the 5ghz range so no extra licence needed. They do need good clear line of sight.

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    The M5s will do the job perfectly. They are designed for the job, dozens deployed and get 6 miles out of them.
    Dont waste your time or money on anything else unless you need more speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave.81 View Post
    We are looking at installing a wireless bridge to connect our Headmaster house to the College network, distance over a cricket pitch. I was going to test a draytek AP700 with external antenna but have come across the Ubiquiti Nanostation M5 THESEwhich appears to be similar overall price.

    Has anyone used these before? Am i understanding correctly that i plug them into the network, set an IP and off they go.
    We use a couple of sets of these to get network connections to some of our more distant buildings. A breeze to set up and work flawlessly. You can't go wrong for the price.
    Last edited by Chris_; 7th April 2013 at 01:53 PM.

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    Well sounds like they are perfect for the job, if not a bit overspec'd for the distance we need but heyho. Thanks all!

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    You have the ability to reduce the power level to one that suits your coverage need anyway. You will love them.

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    Sounds just the ticket, can I use them for a Microwave link ?

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