I look forward to seeing the result on these products. We use the 5ghz models.
Looking at the last report you did, can you include some analysis of delivered and missed packets as a measure of data reliability as a function of an environment where there is variation of other wireless communication? This is the primary reason we had to move from 2.5Ghz.
What will be the testing procedures?
IPVMU Certified | 09/12/15 04:34pm
Would you please test various wavelengths (ghz?...may not know right vocab there but think yall know) and different scenarios with/withoit line of site and through different obstacles...trees to reinforced concrete etc... Thanks
We use a combination of the Nano Station and Rocket with antenna 120 degrees and omni. All 5Ghz. Can the Nanobeam be used to replace part of this network? Is the Nanobeam a replcement for the Nano Station? How are they different? We have found Ubiquiti to be rock solid over the past 4 years. We run CCTV and access control IP traffic on them. Easy to set up & no warranty call outs.
IPVMU Certified | 09/13/15 01:38am
It'd be interesting to know what sustained throughput they could offer, or how many streams they would seem to maintain. We don't use them anymore, but we once replaced a bridge pair (earlier models that seem to work a lot better), we were having issues with. It was a pair of 5Ghz nanonbeams with only about 150 or so between buildings. The data throughput was only maybe around 30mb/s to 40mb/s, but it had around 25 to 30 camera streams going through it. We switched to a wired connection and problems went away. I always wondered if it was the number of stream sessions it was having trouble with. I commented on it before back in the old LinkedIn forum I think.
The Nanobeam M5-19 and M5-16 are nominally replacements for the older Nanostation and Nanostation Loco (faster processor and tighter antenna pattern). Given they are at the same pricepoints, I see no obvious reason to keep deploying Nanostations.
So I would say the following would be the priority for testing:
* Nanobeam M5-16 point to point (lowest cost solutionfor shorter links)
* Nanobeam AC point to point (newer ac chipset and gigabit Ethernet interface)
* Rocket M5 with sector antenna plus multiple Nanobeam M5-16 / M5-19 to test point to multipoint scenario
* AirFiber5 point to point (high capacity over longer distances)
I may be the only one, but I would like to see a 900Mhrtz product, and I would like to see some questionalble line of sight tests. I don't mean block or a relay affair, just something with some trees, but still you have some line of sight. Real test in real world applications.
IPVMU Certified | 09/14/15 02:41pm
I look foward to a refresh on wireless. In my market I have been hearing a lot about Comnet's Netwave. I would appreciate an your unbiased view of their product.
IPVMU Certified | 09/14/15 03:51pm
It has been a while since i talked to them, I will reach out to see if they have any difreaciators.
I suggest you use the Bullets, as they are dirt cheap, tied to a small panel antenna. We use that combination all the time and i would be interested to see how they stack up. Just remember to get the 90 degree N type adapter to mount to your antenna in the right direction.
A Nanostation Loco is cheaper than a Bullet, has better throughput and you don't need an antenna or to worry about weatherproofing connectors. So I don't see the point myself.
Almost missed this one. Kind of a sucker for training so:
- Completed the Airmax training last week. Lot of good info on how to speed up/strengthen weak links (I am a novice to this equipment and had been using it just to connect buildings without knowing application of some of the advanced settings). Met a couple people that do larger WISPs so they had some good insight as well.
- Have the Unifi and Edgemax training (one next week and the other 2 weeks later)
Different products from Ubiquiti I'm interested in:
1. While I know this is one of their most expensive products, I'd like to see the airfiber in action if you get the chance. It would be a nice option for customers that want to connect buildings, but don't want to bore for conduit.
2. I would also be interested on your take of their Edgemax routers and EdgeSwitches. I have one of each set up in my office to play with coupled with an older AP. So far so good and I've created a few VLANs to segregate, but I don't have a lot of experience here so if you do, I'd like to see your opinion on how they compare to UBNT's competitors.
3. UBNT just released their new AC APs. Have an order in for a few pro versions, but they're on back order right now. The Ubiquiti forum is packed with complaints on the old unit so it would be nice to compare how the new ones stack up.
4. MPort(-S). It would be nice to see if you could find a great application for this device since you can code it how you like, but most of what I've found is home use. There's got to be something there I can use, but I haven't thought about it a lot either.
Anyways, excited to see your testing. Thanks.
Equipment started arriving today. Here's what we've got so far:
900 MHz vs. 2.4 GHz vs. 5 GHz
Going to test a pair of NanoStations in these different frequencies to see what tradeoffs there are. Line of sight, non line of sight, throughput, etc., etc.
NanoBeam M vs. ac
The NanoBeam seems to be the current go-to for simple PtP links, plus we can see the difference between the old radios and this new 802.11ac based model.
Going to test the Rocket ac with a 45° sector antenna as the base station, and use the NanoBeams and/or NanoStations as end points.
Great looking forward to the test. If possible, could you look at the difference with one of the Locos behind glass (Low-E or tinted)? They sell suction cup mounts, but it's stated doing so can degrade the signal so it would be interesting to see by how much. Just a thought.
Hi you should note that currently that ac Access Points (such as Rocket ac) are currently not compatible with the older non-AC AirMax products (such as Nanostation / Nanobeam M5). You can only use the Nanobeam ac's with Rocket ac's
I'm setting things up today since most of the radios are here. Here's a short video showing the NanoBeams and NanoStations, and the physical form factors. We'll definitely go over each in more detail later.
would you guys be interested in testing some Fluidmesh gear as well to compare? Not sure what the test protocol would look like, but we'll be glad to send you some gear to play with. I see this being particularly valuable if you do this comparison outdoor in a real install scenario.
Let me know!
thank you for the quick response. Totally understandable and thank you for considering it. I truly believe there would be value in having you guys do a shoot out of different wireless solutions for video and share results. Although this would take some work and carefull planning, there is really nothing out there like this and I believe people will benefit from it.
Particularly if you do it in an outdoor environment testing PTP and PTMP and find a way to add interference to the links and see how they perform.
No pressure and no rush. Just a thought.
Just wondering if I missed the post for this test or if it is still ongoing. Interested in what you guys come up with. Thank you