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Litebeam SAC 16 120 not visible to iPad Pro or IPhone 6

I can’t get my iPad  Pro,  IPhone 6 or Mac book Pro to see the Litebeam SAC 16 120

 

Ive set the Litebeam to the following settings (from default)

WIRELESS TAB

WIRELSS MODE ; PtMP airMAX mixed (also tried PtMP AirMac AC)

CHANNEL MODE: 20Mhz

SECURITY: WPA2-AES (also tried with no security)

 

 

NETWORK TAB

NETWORK MODE: Router

static io addresses to suit.

 

Anyone got an idea why nothing can see the AP? 

 

All the devices I’ve used to search for the AP have 5ghz radios in them and happily talk to my home UniFi AP.

 

 

Preface, I know I may not of bought the easiest device for this application. I want to use the Litebeam SAC 16 120 as a stand alone, directional, highish antenna gain access point for just one iPad Pro to maximise its range in a busy outdoor environment.


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Re: Litebeam SAC 16 120 not visible to iPad Pro or IPhone 6

Unfortunately, they were mistaken. You can absolutely use an airMAX M5 device with airMAX mode disabled, using a standard channel width, and center frequency.
Tony Pierro
CTO - Wireless Internet Services, Inc.

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Re: Litebeam SAC 16 120 not visible to iPad Pro or IPhone 6

The airMAX 5AC is not WiFi.  It only works with other airMAX 5GHz products.

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Re: Litebeam SAC 16 120 not visible to iPad Pro or IPhone 6

Unfortunately, Ubiquiti airMAX 5AC hardware is only compatible with Ubiquiti AC and M5 gear (M2 if you're using 2AC hardware).
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Re: Litebeam SAC 16 120 not visible to iPad Pro or IPhone 6

Thanks, the local distributor seemed to think it could be used this way. I’ll have to go back and check wit them

 

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Re: Litebeam SAC 16 120 not visible to iPad Pro or IPhone 6

Unfortunately, they were mistaken. You can absolutely use an airMAX M5 device with airMAX mode disabled, using a standard channel width, and center frequency.
Tony Pierro
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Re: Litebeam SAC 16 120 not visible to iPad Pro or IPhone 6

Thanks for your advice WisTech.

 

I’ve spoken to the distributor and they were very surprised the device couldn’t be configured as a plane old Access Point for regular tablets and PC’s to connect to.

 

They have suggested the Nanostation Loco M5 (also has 2x2 Mimo and 16dB antenna gain) as they said they have some setup on their sites and their phones/laptops can see these devices via wifi. Just looking for a second opinion before I go down that path.

 

I’m basically just looking for a single Access Point to run stand alone wired directly to a machine with a static LAN  IP address that has good antenna gain to get the best range for devices like an IPad  without the need for external routers, range extenders etc.

 

if it can generate DHCP on the WLAN that would be handy but not imperative 

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Re: Litebeam SAC 16 120 not visible to iPad Pro or IPhone 6

I usually recommend UniFi if you are looking for a standard Wi-Fi AP.
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Re: Litebeam SAC 16 120 not visible to iPad Pro or IPhone 6

Thansk

 

looking for the longest possible range AP

 

I'll give  the Nanostation Loco M5 a go

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