12-17-2012 02:49 PM
I have an existing unifi AP network. Indoor and outdoor 2.4 GHZ units. Full coverage on a 80,000 sq ft property. We recently added solar panels to our building. The solar system requires a dataloger hooked up to the internet. Long story short the datalogger only has an ethernet port. I would like to use either a PICOM2HP, Nanostation M2 or an outdoor unifi ap setup in wireless bridge mode. The wireless bridge would join the exisiting WIFI network and pass internet out its LAN port. I need to provide internet to the solar monitor. I have done this before using nanostation to nanostation but never another UBNT product to a unifi network.
What is my best way to accomplish this?
12-17-2012 02:55 PM
12-17-2012 02:59 PM
I'd use a PicoM2 flashed with the unifi firmware (search the forum), and set as a wireless uplinked AP.
Or just use the Pico as a client radio. (station/bridge mode)
Thanks! I currently have a Pico laying arround that I can use as the client radio for the data logger. However if I was going to do modify the firmware, cant I just use an outdoor unifi AP thats ready to go out of the box? Will it do bridge mode.
Is it possible for the PICO to join the existing SSID network as a client?
Is the nanostation able to join as a client radio? Its directional design would allow a stronger signal. Guess I am not following as to the definite answer.
12-17-2012 03:41 PM
12-20-2012 04:18 PM
Originally I wanted to use a Unifi device to do bridge mode in hopes I could manage it through unifi. If anyone is able to come up with a solution, I would be interested. So far the bridge should work flawless so long as SSID or passwords are not changed.