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Migrating from Trango 5830 Ptmp

I'm getting ready to start migrating customers from my old Trango platform. I just started using UBNT for a few backup links and am wondering which UBNT would be right for Point-to-Multi-point. My Trangos are in the 5.2 to 5.8 range. Rocket M? I also have a few Proxim 5054R out there as well. Do these perform better? Thanks everyong.
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Re: Migrating from Trango 5830 Ptmp

Hello sjones1
I would go to Rocket M5 with basestation sector antennas. You have 3 options on that:
- 20 dbi with 90 degrees
- 19 dbi with 120 degrees
- 17 dbi with 120 degrees

I've tried 17 dbi with 120, but I'll switch on 19 dbi with 120 Man Happy
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Re: Migrating from Trango 5830 Ptmp

Thanks. I know this is probably a beginner question but are these used on the client side as well or do you use a Bullet M? If client as well do they have an integrated antenna or do you need a flat panel?
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Re: Migrating from Trango 5830 Ptmp

Rocket are without antennas. I recomand to use them as AP's with sectorial antennas that I write you before. For client side you can use BulletM5 or Nanostations M5.
Bullet needs any kind of N type antennas and Nanostations have antennas integrated.
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Re: Migrating from Trango 5830 Ptmp

Thanks. I'm going to set up a sector and go from there.
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Re: Migrating from Trango 5830 Ptmp

I have 700+ Trango subs running 14 AP's since 2003. I was going to set up a 2 test networks on 5.4 using DFS and felt lucky to get my hands on 2 Rocket M5's with new 20dbi sector antennas and 20 Nanostation M5's but these ethernet lockups have changed my plans. I have been sitting on the sidelines. Maybe it is wishfull thinking that these can outperform my Trangos as far as reliability and throughput at this pricepoint.
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Re: Migrating from Trango 5830 Ptmp

dont know if this helps but ive been using mikrotik for base station aps with ns5 m5 clients works a dream just make sure u use shielded connectors and ground your clients
and update firmware and youll probly find minimal if any lockup issues
ive been using rb411U boards with r52n cards they work very well with ubiquiti clients
only downside is lack of airmax/nstream and very low power output 11dbm not really a big deal i think there are other cards with more power
ive now got rid of several trango 5830 aps with this combo so far so good
i tried a rocketm5 as a AP but firmware is just not there yet.......
hope this helps
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