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what is best client

 

My server is a Rocket M5.

 

What is the best buy for a client antena ?

 

1) NBE-5AC-16 16dBi - goes 450+ Mbps

 

2) LOCOM5 - MIMO, goes 150+ Mbps

 

Thanks.

 

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Re: what is best client

You cannot use the M series rocket as the AP, so if this is a multipoint deployment then you'll need to use only M series CPEs or upgrade the rocket to AC for Mixed Mode and gigabit LAN.

If this is a point to point bridge, you can use the NanoBeam as the AP without affecting traffic flow.

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Re: what is best client

 

Good evening.

 

We have a tower 25 meters high.

We have 4 antenas "Rocket M5" covering 90º each.

Got around 30 clients connected using Loco M5 usually, so I guess it is a "multipoint deployment"

 

Why do you say "You cannot use the M series rocket as the AP" ?

You mean we are forcing to use "M series" antenas on clients ?

What would be your recomendation instead ?

 

Also I dont understand "upgrade the rocket to AC for Mixed Mode and gigabit LAN" - it sounds great to me

You mean "install AC server antena instead of M antena" ?

What model do you recomend ?

 

We do have two "Ubiquiti LBE-5AC-GEN2 LiteBeam" to link this tower to another node,

but it is a "directional" link, not a 90º server

 

Sorry for my expressions, I am still learning, guess you understand me.

 

Thanks.

 

 

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Re: what is best client

Searching a bit more, I have found an excelent client antena :

>>> Ubiquiti LBE-M5-23 LiteBeam M 5GHz 23dBi airMAX 

 

What do you think ?

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Re: what is best client

Sorry, I was unclear. The AP for mixed mode deployments between M series and AC series clients must also be an AC radio. M series radios cannot act as the AP for AC client radios.

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Re: what is best client

 

No problem, thanks for your answer.

 

In another entry I found

 

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M clients can connect to M servers and also to AC servers 
AC clients can only connect to AC servers

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But we do have only M clients, or maybe we "force" M clients as we have only "M servers" ... doesn't matter.

 

My question remains open : what is the best "client" buy for Rocket M5 server ?

 

I think it is "LBE-M5-23 LiteBeam M 5GHz 23dBi airMAX"

 

What do you think ?

 

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Re: what is best client

There is no best option; we develop so many different CPEs and APs in order to serve the many various needs of each network that may be deployed.

In the help center linked in my signature below, you can find the FAQ and an article titled "Which product should I use" that will help point you in the right direction by informing you better about their intended purposes.

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