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2 houses , share NAS access via nanobeam, different network range

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Hello,
Long time fan/user(at work), first time setting up basic network at home.

I've set up a basic network for my own house and my neighbours house:

My house
LAN 1
Gateway 192.168.100.1
subnet 192.168.100.1/24
nanobeam beam 192.168.100.5
DHCP range 192.168.100.20-254
NAS 192.168.100.9

LAN 2 - Not in use

Hardware:
https://www.ubnt.com/unifi-routing/unifi-security-gateway-pro-4/
https://www.ubnt.com/unifi-switching/unifi-switch-poe/
https://www.ubnt.com/unifi/unifi-ap-ac-pro/
https://www.ubnt.com/airmax/nanobeam-ac-gen2/
https://www.ubnt.com/unifi/unifi-cloud-key/

fiber modem --> security gateway --> switch --> nanobeam

Neighbours house
LAN 1
Gateway 192.168.200.1
subnet 192.168.200.1/24
nanobeam 192.168.200.5
NAS 192.168.200.6
DHCP range 192.168.200.20-254

LAN 2 - Not in use

Hardware:
https://www.ubnt.com/unifi-routing/usg/
https://www.ubnt.com/unifi-switching/unifi-switch-8/
https://www.ubnt.com/unifi/unifi-ap-ac-pro/
https://www.ubnt.com/airmax/nanobeam-ac-gen2/
https://www.ubnt.com/unifi/unifi-cloud-key/

fiber modem --> USG --> switch --> nanobeam

The overall goals are:
* Any IP on Lan 1 on both houses can reach the NAS IP on the other house and only this IP. We will use this to mirror parts of our NAS'es as an off site backup.


Each house to keep its own fiber internet for now.

* Secondary goal is to try to get IPTV to work with any port on my switch instead of directly from the fiber modem, but I've found some guides here in  Norway that is for the provider I have.
* Later goal is to send over IPTV from my house to my neighbours along with internet access so my neighbour can cancel his internet and IPTv subscriptions but still maintain separate networks.

I havent tried nanobeams our routing between networks before so I hope someone can help me.

I have set a static ip for both beam antennas and I can reach them from the respective networks although it would be nice to be able to reach both from the same network/house.

 

I tried to set the wireless mode to Access Point Ptp on my neighbours beam and Station PtP on the beam on my house and set the ssid for the same name and go the link up. I may have done some wierd things as the beam antenna on my neighbours house worked as a gateway giving out DHCP to my house.. I assume now this is because the Network mode was set to bridge.. correct..?

I do hope my challenge is not too basic but I do hope someone can aid me in telling me what rules/settings I need to put on the nanobeams and router/switches, to get the functionality I am looking for?

If there are step by step guides or threads about what I need that I've missed an heads up is appreciated.

If I have set things up too basic for my future needs, do please suggest changes.

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Re: 2 houses , share NAS access via nanobeam, different network range

@UBNT-Nick mind taking a look at this one?
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Re: 2 houses , share NAS access via nanobeam, different network range

As far as your airmax equipment goes, they should be configured in bridge mode.

In bridge mode, you can think of the link as an Ethernet cable.

While in bridge mode, they will not route or hand out DHCP.

The USG at your neighbor's house should have gotten DHCP from your USG.

We should make sure that's working before anything else.

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Re: 2 houses , share NAS access via nanobeam, different network range

Dear @UBNT-Nick

I've gotten the other antenna to get the IP from the USG but the idea for us is to keep our houses as different networks doing our own thing but but sharing resources where we would like.

 

When I set up the beam antennas to be in bridge mode, the antenna in station mode got the same IP as the access point one. If that is how it should work, then we are there. What happened to me after that is that the USG gave out IP's into both networks as the Ubiquity gateway device in the other network got disabled (although I may have fiddled with something for this to happen though I couldnt tell you what... Ultimatly devices in both houses got 192.168.100.x addresses which was not the intention.

 

Cheers.

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Re: 2 houses , share NAS access via nanobeam, different network range

For this to work, you need to have the devices in bridge mode and all other configuration would be done on the USGs. The Unifi section would be of more help.

Basically, you need the USGs to have a default gateway leading out to each internet connection, then static routes to each network across the airMAX bridge.

Each house would also need to be on a different subnet. So, your house could be 192.168.1.1/24 and the other could be 192.168.2.1/24. Each USG would have it's respective default route (0.0.0.0/0 via WAN interface) Then, another route across the airMAX bridge. I do not use the USG personally, so I do not know how to explain that.

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Re: 2 houses , share NAS access via nanobeam, different network range

Dear @UBNT-Nick

I appreciate your quick responses and I see that I should have split my case in different parts.

 

I'll make a post as you suggested but can you please confirm something for me?

 

It is correct functionality that the "master" beam antenna gives the "slave" the same IP address when I put each antenna in bridge mode and set the same SSID?

 

My house with subnet 192.168.100.x and the beam antenna would keep its ip of 196.168.100.5 but my neighbour with subnet 192.168.200.x the beam antenna should get the same ip, meaning 196.168.100.5?

 

Thank you for your time.

 

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Re: 2 houses , share NAS access via nanobeam, different network range

I would configure LAN2 on your USG as a third subnet, put the NanoBeams in that, and connect the far end to the neighbor's USG (WAN port if you want to share Internet, LAN2 if you want him to use his current ISP).  Then set up firewall rules to keep the houses separate along with whatever exceptions you need for the NVR.  You could also put the NVR in the new (third) subnet if you wanted to.

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