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airMAX AC Compatibility

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i have to wonder why it says "AC" in the model description if it doesn't support wifi... are you saying i couldn't connect to a litebeam AC if i had an AC card in my laptop?

 

are LiteBeam ac compatible with N?

 

in other words, can i connect to a LBE-5AC-16-120 with a Loco M5?

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Re: airMAX AC Compatibility

airMAX AC radios are designed from the ground up for outdoor wireless networks.   They take advantage of the higher modulations rates in 802.11ac, but use our airMAX AC protocol for improved outdoor performance and scalability.

 

We do support airMAX AC APs -> airMAX M Stations in the airOS 8 and airOS 6 betas.

 

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Re: airMAX AC Compatibility

thank you (i had to switch to my account with beta on it)

 

i went ahead and put 8 on the litebeam AC and 6 on the loco M5, and the M5 can see the AC network on the survey, but it's not associating...

 

are there any other settings i need to change to make this work?

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Re: airMAX AC Compatibility

You'll also need to put the AC AP into Mixed mode+.   

 

If you are still having trouble, please post the Wireless tab from both.  Please keep in mind that backwards compatibility is still a work in progress and there are still a few bugs.  New betas are expected in the next few days.

 

 

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Re: airMAX AC Compatibility

that did it! connected right up...

 

i'll test the stability and speeds now, thanks!

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Re: airMAX AC Compatibility

Hi James, Could you help me to tell me if UAP‑AC‑HD is compatible with Airmax Ac? I mean with LiteBeam AC 5GHZ

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Re: airMAX AC Compatibility


@titolizar wrote:

Hi James, Could you help me to tell me if UAP‑AC‑HD is compatible with Airmax Ac? I mean with LiteBeam AC 5GHZ


UAP-AC-HD is Wi-Fi AC and not compatible with AirMax-AC. The LiteBeam will neither see or connect to the UAP.

 

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Re: airMAX AC Compatibility

Hi again James,
Could you help me if nanostation "locoM5" in compatible with "Litebeam AC". I mean, can I be connected a range of 7 km of distance?
Or wich antena do you recomend me to connect to long distance and would be compatible with Litebeam Ac in PtMP.
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Re: airMAX AC Compatibility

I would look at a product with a higher gain antenna than the Loco M5 for that sort of distance. Probably a LiteBeam 5AC.
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