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Need Help with Rocket M2 and Bullet M2

Guys,

I need to connect two points, I have a Rocket M2 as the AP and trying to connect with a Bullet M2, I am around 10 miles from each point and at 100ft up on both sides, I am kind of new at this, I just got the parts last week and I am trying to connect. I see from other threads that people connect from 10KM, 20KM, 30KM even 40KM, what should I use, what type of antennae is the best for long shots. On the Rocket, I have one of those airmax high gain antennae (120) and on the bullet I have an AirGrid 17x24 antennae, any suggestions.
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Re: Need Help with Rocket M2 and Bullet M2

I'm not clear what your logic was to buy
two different radios. I would suggest one.
And for a point-to-point link, you would
not ordinarily use an AirMax sector antenna.

Also, you would usually use an M5 (5Ghz)
radio for a point-to-point link--not 2.4Ghz.

If you want the extra speed and possibly
more reliability of a 2X2 MIMO connection,
you need two Rockets. And they pair very
well with the Rocket dish antenna. But
the Rocket 2.4Ghz dishes may be in
short supply. 5Ghz are readily available.

If you can do with less speed (say under
30Mbps), two Bullet M5 would be fine.
I would use 30dBi grid antennas.

I have no idea what you mean by an
AirGrid 17x24 antenna. There is a 17x24
grid reflector--but it only fits an AirGrid radio. Dave

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Re: Need Help with Rocket M2 and Bullet M2

Dave,
basically what I want to do is to bring data into our network from capacitor banks and reclosers, we are a utility company, we have a few and we are using canopy SM for this, the problems is that we have around 200 of these devices around the city and a package of canopy SM run around $15,000, this is why I want to go with the Rockets. I want to have rockets in the main office and connect all the devices to this place, also I wanted to use bullets for wireless internet in a few points around the city. This is why I was going for the 2.4, can I get a wireless connection using the Rocket/Bullet M5? please advise.
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Re: Need Help with Rocket M2 and Bullet M2

obanda4s1...

Without knowing just what you have, how its deployed, what your expectations are, anticipation for scalability, data throughput speeds...its hard to make a recommendation.
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Re: Need Help with Rocket M2 and Bullet M2

I need reliablity, on the distance, everything is around 5 -6 miles, the speed for the devices is minimum, I would need some speed for the hot spots but not for the 200 devices, like I wrote, these don't require high speed links, I have some connected with MDS inet II at 400KB and are working great. I want something in a central location and all these devices pointing to the main site, what devices would you recommend, what do you think is the best choice using ubiquiti devices, like I wrote before, I am getting familiar with the ubiquiti devices and I am still trying to figure out the Bullets, Rockets, Pico, Nano, it is kind of difficult to keep up with all these, I was introduced to these about 2 weeks ago, basically what my bosses told me, sink or swim
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Re: Need Help with Rocket M2 and Bullet M2

Where did you get a Rocket M2?
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Re: Need Help with Rocket M2 and Bullet M2

Obanda, your scope has grown magically from
a single point-to-point link to a complete
multi-site, multi-user system.

This concerns me a lot, because your notes
show you aren't familiar with the technology
or the products. You do need a consultant.

For example, to use 2.4Ghz in a city setting
for broad multi-access systems is impossible.
The AirGrid antenna you mention isn't even
relevant to anything else. And to use a
sector antenna for point-to-point is odd.

Please do yourself a favor: before you sink,
find somebody who can guide you. If you
care to mention your locality, perhaps
somebody on the forum is available.

Good luck! Dave

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Re: Need Help with Rocket M2 and Bullet M2

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Re: Need Help with Rocket M2 and Bullet M2

obanda4s1...

It appears you have two entirely different types of deployments. Low speed, but high reliability links; and moderate speed, but high CPE count links.

If you try for a one answer fits all, then you'll likely sink.

I'd start with a map and look at your whole deployment footprints.
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Re: Need Help with Rocket M2 and Bullet M2

you are probably right
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Re: Need Help with Rocket M2 and Bullet M2

Have your boss write up a specification sheet, that way you both will understand the verification of performance metrics.

Have production specification sheets to back up your decisions.
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Re: Need Help with Rocket M2 and Bullet M2

Obanda, why the 'streakwave' reference?

I hope you're not depending on distributors
to give you the right product solutions. They
have general answers, but they do not do
anything you would call design. Dave

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Re: Need Help with Rocket M2 and Bullet M2

Obanda, why the 'streakwave' reference?


It was the answer to post #6
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Re: Need Help with Rocket M2 and Bullet M2

Where did you get a Rocket M2?

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