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NanoStation M bridge wireless to UniFi AP LR

Hi,

We have to bridge the wireless to an outdoor equipement. This equipement must be connected to the Outdoor AP with a network cable and bridge to the internal wireless 100 foots farther.

Can we use the actual UniFi AP LR Wireless signal to brige with the NanoStation M (outdoor) and use it to bridge the signal to a wired equipement ?

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Re: NanoStation M bridge wireless to UniFi AP LR

I'm confused by your description; a simple
sketch would have helped.

A UniFi radio is always an access point.
You can use a NanoStation Loco M2 as
a client to a UniFi radio and connect a
device to the NanoStation 'LAN' port.
Range from the NanoStation to the UniFi
varies, but I'd expect well over 200ft--
assuming there are no obstructions.  Dave

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Re: NanoStation M bridge wireless to UniFi AP LR

Here is a basic plan if it can help, it's not really a complex setting, I only want to know if the devices are okay for this configuration.

NanoStation used to bridge over wireless from an UniFi AP and use the network cable from the NanaStation to cable a computer or other device

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Re: NanoStation M bridge wireless to UniFi AP LR

Yes, that should work without issues. This
NanoStation Loco M2 should be set to station mode.

[I assume that bar at left is a wired switch.]

But I assume the UniFi radio is inside, where
it belongs. Be sure the building itself does
not inhibit the WiFi signal to the NanoStation.   Dave

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Re: NanoStation M bridge wireless to UniFi AP LR

Yes it is indoor but the signal is already okay (been tested)

Thank you

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Re: NanoStation M bridge wireless to UniFi AP LR


_unknown wrote:

Yes it is indoor...


Beware, Dave-D has a pet peeve about outdoor radios being used indoors.  This, despite that Ubiquiti makes a suction cup mount for indoor use.

 

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Re: NanoStation M bridge wireless to UniFi AP LR

The UniFi is indoor and the NanoStation will be outdoor.

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Re: NanoStation M bridge wireless to UniFi AP LR

if the Unifi is indoor and the NanoStation the building will  inhibit the WiFi signal to the NanoStation.

i have a lot of problems with metal walls and newer windows and tin roofs interfereing with my wifi signal.

cuts my internet speed to a quarter.

Unless your signal will pass through the building ok, i think you need to run an ethenet cable from the Unifi to another antenna outside to talk with the Nanostation.

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Re: NanoStation M bridge wireless to UniFi AP LR

'lligetfa', please try not to deconstruct my posts.
I think there's a place for outdoor radios indoors,
but in nearly all domestic residence cases, I
think they are not an optimum solution.

Not a 'peeve' (a personal irritation) but a considered
opinion--which of course you're free to disagree with.

Here, you got it backwards: I was inferring that the
indoor UniFi belongs indoors; I think you'd agree.  Dave

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Dave-D wrote:

Not a 'peeve' (a personal irritation) but a considered
opinion--which of course you're free to disagree with.


One man's peeve may be another man's considered opinion.

You already stated that you assumed the UAP to be indoors so no, I did not get that backwards.

Just having a bit of fun with you and stealing the wind from your sails should your "considered opinion" rear itself with evangelical furvor.

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Re: NanoStation M bridge wireless to UniFi AP LR

Generally, when doing a wireless bridge, WDS is enabled between the pairs to assure full layer2 transparency for the end device to get an IP via DCHP.  I have not tested using a Nano as a WET to a UAP but I would not be surprised if you don't have full layer2 transparency.  Hard coding the IP on the PC may be required.

Alternately, you could use a second Nano and set them both to use WDS.  WDS usually works best when both devices run the same software, namely airOS in the case of the Nanos.

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Re: NanoStation M bridge wireless to UniFi AP LR

[ Edited ]

Yep: in a western it would be called, 'heading me
off at the pass'. I don't know why you'd want to
bring up this point in advance of it being an issue.
Don't you think there's any value in my 'furvor'
about not using outdoor radios indoors?

Good advice about Layer 2: I'm fairly sure that it
would not be transparent, because UniFi doesn't
apply WDS. That means that broadcast--and
DHCP services won't work. And yes: WDS only
works between two radios of the same brand,
not just ' works best'.  Dave

 

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Re: NanoStation M bridge wireless to UniFi AP LR


Dave-D wrote:

 And yes: WDS only
works between two radios of the same brand,
not just ' works best'.  Dave


Call me a weasel for not using absolutes... if I did, someone might go out of their way to prove me wrong, citing WDS between Tomato and DDWRT as an example.  Also I could put DDWRT on ASUS and on Buffalo and they would (should) work.  Just sayin...

Also avoided the wording "same brand" as both the Nano and UAP are the same (Ubiquiti) "brand" albeit different models.

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Re: NanoStation M bridge wireless to UniFi AP LR

[ Edited ]

You're right: there are a very few exceptions. I'll
take the flack rather than offer such meager hope--
especially when it's not relevant to this discussion.

When I say WDS only works between radios of
the same brand, I hope people understand I mean
it works when WDS is an available option. If not,
I'd be fairly sure it would not work at all.   Dave

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