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cornbread

join:2012-10-02
Beaverton, OR
reply to Anav

Re: Campground 1/4 Mile Coverage help

Yeah... I recently ran across the Ubiquiti Nanostation LOCO M2 Outdoor MIMO device. Looks like people are saying they can point two at each other and get service at over 1/4 mile away. I'm wondering if I could just put 4 all facing outward of the office and get most of my coverage down.

Seems like everything is just theoretical and no one wants to give even a conservative number for coverage on their devices. The problem is I have to come up with a price range with a minimum and a maximum cost for coverage. There are a couple field areas that could not be covered but I gotta have something. I guess I could buy one out of pocket and test it then hope it works well and then guesstimate.

Then it feels like I'd need two and bridge them to make sure coverage is how I feel it may be.... Again any help or input or advice would be much appreciated.

SipSizzurp
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said by cornbread:

Yeah... I recently ran across the Ubiquiti Nanostation LOCO M2 Outdoor MIMO device.

You have the right idea about testing. The Nano Station ( non- loco ) would provide more range than the cheaper loco version. Get a Nanostation M2 and do some testing. With "Some trees and buildings" involved it is nearly impossible to give any solid advice. You need to see for yourself what they will do where you need them. If used as a point to point bridge a pair of Nanostation M2 can link over 5 miles away with no problem. An 802.11G laptop transmitting at it's lowest link rate will link to a Nano Station at about a 1/2 mile and will receive about 8 Mbps from the Nano Station under those circumstances. TX and RX speeds are not symmetrical in Wi-Fi so the transmitter can provide much higher bandwidth than a client potentially could due to the difference in RX/TX speeds.

LLigetfa

join:2006-05-15
Fort Frances, ON
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reply to cornbread
said by cornbread:

Yeah... I recently ran across the Ubiquiti Nanostation LOCO M2 Outdoor MIMO device. Looks like people are saying they can point two at each other and get service at over 1/4 mile away.

But that is one NSLM2 to another NSLM2 which is very different than one NSLM2 to a weak mobile device inside an RV with metal siding.

Nobody can accurately predict the outcome when trees and Faraday cages are involved. We rely on our years of experience and still end up using SWAG and trial-and-error site surveys.
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LLigetfa

join:2006-05-15
Fort Frances, ON
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reply to SipSizzurp
said by SipSizzurp:

An 802.11G laptop transmitting at it's lowest link rate will link to a Nano Station at about a 1/2 mile and will receive about 8 Mbps from the Nano Station under those circumstances.

"Those circumstances" being clear LOS and clear spectrum, like out in a corn field, not in the middle of a campground with hundreds of other mobile devices polluting the spectrum.
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Anav
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said by LLigetfa:

said by SipSizzurp:

An 802.11G laptop transmitting at it's lowest link rate will link to a Nano Station at about a 1/2 mile and will receive about 8 Mbps from the Nano Station under those circumstances.

"Those circumstances" being clear LOS and clear spectrum, like out in a corn field, not in the middle of a campground with hundreds of other mobile devices polluting the spectrum.

It must be getting close to Halloween, that conjured up an image of a large axe weilding murderer dressed up like a scarecrow running through the corn field and may I add causing RF interference with that axe.
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LLigetfa

join:2006-05-15
Fort Frances, ON
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said by Anav:

It must be getting close to Halloween...

Also pot harvesting... :P
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Anav
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Hey, know its not illegal to have an imagination and besides Im not from California or BC. If you must though, dont smoke it, bad for your health!

SipSizzurp
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said by LLigetfa:

"Those circumstances" being clear LOS and clear spectrum, like out in a corn field, not in the middle of a campground with hundreds of other mobile devices polluting the spectrum.

This is correct. I had almost edited my OP to make this clarification, but since I had already said ;
said by SipSizzurp:

Get a Nanostation M2 and do some testing. With "Some trees and buildings" involved it is nearly impossible to give any solid advice. You need to see for yourself what they will do where you need them.

I figured I had said enough for one post until the OP responded with some interest. I wanted him to at least know what was possible since he seemed so incredulated about the 1/4 mile link with a pair of LOCOs.