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Nanostation M5 Setup

Greetings,

I'm trying to get internet to a remote location approx 900 meters away, dont have a real visible on the remote location butits just some trees that are in the way.

Now the problem, i cant find my sending nanostation m5 with my recieving m5, so i'm asking myself if it could be a configuration error or something, also can i like send a signal like to the north and intercept it from like the south? like not directly pointing to each other.

Thanks in advance,

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Re: Nanostation M5 Setup

Have you configured them before setting up on location? I had a problem to pair two Nanostation M5 (AP WDS - Station WDS), before I upgraded them to 5.5 firmware.
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Re: Nanostation M5 Setup

if you log in to the unit on the other and

and on Wireless tab you go Select, you should the the Nano
appear.

That's if both units are set to same channel with.
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Re: Nanostation M5 Setup

I configured them before yes, but if i scan they dont work but if i connect them at my home(both devices) then it works, so i dont know whats wrong as i think that they are configured right but maybe its the range or something? Should i configure the sending one with the distance slider set to a number and the recieving one set to 0 distance?
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Re: Nanostation M5 Setup

I configured them before yes, but if i scan they dont work but if i connect them at my home(both devices) then it works, so i dont know whats wrong as i think that they are configured right but maybe its the range or something? Should i configure the sending one with the distance slider set to a number and the recieving one set to 0 distance?


I have left both on "0" and checked "Auto Ajust".
I am not sure if this option was available in 5.3.5 or just in 5.5 firmware
Later on I have checked and it seems NSM5 calculated correct distance of 200 m.
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Re: Nanostation M5 Setup

Did it but yes, nothing guess that the signal penetration cant handle a few tree's. To bad. Always been happy with tese products but guess this was a bad investment.

Thx for the reply's.

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Re: Nanostation M5 Setup

You chose a band that is not tolerant
at all of foliage or obstructions. We
would have advised you of that before
purchase if you had asked.

WiFi---and Ubiquiti radios--are intended
only for use with clear paths. And likely
the only frequency that has any chance
is the 900MHz band. But even that's not
assured.

If you care to post an aerial shot with
ends and tree height and type noted,
perhaps someone could make a guess.

Or, obviously, if there is a way to avoid
trees in the path, try that first. Dave
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Re: Nanostation M5 Setup

Let's think about this...

5.8 GHz
900 meters away
just some trees that are in the way

No, I don't thnk it's a configuration problem. I think that you are just not even getting a signal through trees at that distance.

Try this. Default both radios to get back to a known working starting point. Set one radio as an AP and see if the other radio's Site Survey can even see the AP. If you can't get that to happen, no need to spend any more time on something that simply won't work.
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Re: Nanostation M5 Setup

He already did that; please read post #4. Dave
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Re: Nanostation M5 Setup

ok lil update, got my antenna to a new hight , with sucsess no more obstructions, so i got signal now altough its poor (-90 signal -96 noise) but cant connect to it altough the pass is right etc weird as i get them together they work
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Re: Nanostation M5 Setup

A cigar-shaped region called the Fresnel zone
must be clear all around the center of the path.
Is that the case here? It's not good enough
simply to have a visual path.

Be sure to check that the rf output of these
radios is turned up--not to absolute maximum,
but to 3 or 4dB below maximum. It's possible
the output was turned down.

Also check that frequency shift is not on. Dave
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Re: Nanostation M5 Setup

In at least one case of mine, interference was bad enough that it worked better at full power with a higher modulation than it was rated for. Takes some errors but overall performance improvement is worth it.
Outside in the real world -90 is often not good enough for my radios to pass traffic reliably.
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Re: Nanostation M5 Setup

Of course Mike Ford clarified that by saying there is no performance problem running at full power.
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Re: Nanostation M5 Setup

You see what happened to Mike Ford. Dave
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It was an upward career move.
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Re: Nanostation M5 Setup

I truly hope so. Dave
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Re: Nanostation M5 Setup

you guys remind me of the movie grumpy old men
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I don't recall if I saw that one.

But grumpy? Mike left (what's the word?)
precipitiously? And I hope he landed with
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Re: Nanostation M5 Setup

you guys remind me of the movie grumpy old men

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Re: Nanostation M5 Setup

Should i adjust the rts thresthold on the sending or the recieving one?