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  #1551850 13-May-2016 02:48
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Also did some distance tests via these settings (tests were done on an Open WiFi hotspot (2.4GHz only) / Chromebook with stupid settings on the e400).

 

 

 

Region set to "Other" - channels are fixed, power output of the e400 (somewhat) maxed out.





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  #1551886 13-May-2016 07:46
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michaelmurfy:

 

Oh hell.

 

Wall mounting using the wood screws that come with the e400 (with the plastic mounting device) cause the e400 to NOT COME OFF once it is on. I had to pry the unit off with a screwdriver ripping the screws out of the wall in the process and re-mount using the smaller screws drilling small pilot holes (comes off nicely now). Don't make this mistake... 2 more holes to patch up when I leave this tenancy ;)

 

 

Sounds just like my experience on the ceiling. One screw was in GIB other in wood. Ended up ripping the one out of the gib and bending the bracket before I could get the damn thing off. Wouldn't have found out for years unless it was for the rebooting issue. My old AP was more like a smoke alarm - it looked like one and had a nice bayonet fitting.


 
 
 
 


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  #1551889 13-May-2016 07:51
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From memory, the screws suited to the plastic anchors are not counter-sunk and are therefore suitable for mounting the unit directly using the keyholes but not suitable for mounting the plastic bracket. 





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  #1551909 13-May-2016 08:37
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michaelmurfy:

 

Also did some distance tests via these settings (tests were done on an Open WiFi hotspot (2.4GHz only) / Chromebook with stupid settings on the e400).

 

 

 

 

Region set to "Other" - channels are fixed, power output of the e400 (somewhat) maxed out.

 

 

 

 

That's half way to my place, when mine arrive that should cover a good chunk of Tawa!


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  #1551999 13-May-2016 10:02
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michaelmurfy:

 

Also did some distance tests via these settings (tests were done on an Open WiFi hotspot (2.4GHz only) / Chromebook with stupid settings on the e400).

 

 <snip>

 

Region set to "Other" - channels are fixed, power output of the e400 (somewhat) maxed out.

 

 

 

 

That's half way to my place, when mine arrive that should cover a good chunk of Tawa!

 

 

 

 

Ha! I'm planning to cover my corner of Tawa too... I think one will suffice for me!

 

Glad to meet fellow Geekzone members from Tawa!


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  #1552003 13-May-2016 10:08
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I doubt you'd regret getting 2.




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  #1552028 13-May-2016 10:39
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I have now taken back my stance on using e-roaming. I was messing with it a little too much and it seems the APs become very sticky in dropping clients.

 

 

 

Heres the events for just my phone over the last 12 hours

 

 

 

 

essentially was dropping my phone off wireless endlessly every min or so when it realized there was a client connected that was "bad" rather odd and needs some more testing.





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  #1552089 13-May-2016 11:58
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michaelmurfy:

 

Oh hell.

 

Wall mounting using the wood screws that come with the e400 (with the plastic mounting device) cause the e400 to NOT COME OFF once it is on. I had to pry the unit off with a screwdriver ripping the screws out of the wall in the process and re-mount using the smaller screws drilling small pilot holes (comes off nicely now). Don't make this mistake... 2 more holes to patch up when I leave this tenancy ;)

 

 

 

 

Thanks! I've promised the missus that my entire setup will be destruction-free. At least I'm three steps closer to not getting to sleep on the sofa (one for each Cambium AP).




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  #1552146 13-May-2016 12:56
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@mrdrifter @miked if we were to make up a large WiFi network covering most of Tawa here are the settings I am using:

 

SSID: Free WiFi
Power: 27 (set to "other" region, on 2.4GHz only, rate-limited to 10/10Mbit and 50/50Mbit total for this SSID)
DNS: Set to OpenDNS - firewall rule on the router blocking other DNS servers - blocking pr0n, P2P, proxy avoiders and other things you just don't want to deal with.

 

Firewall is running on my Edgerouter - separate VLAN:

 

 

If you need any help setting these up let me know :) Same to @thewanderingv (I saw your DM).





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michaelmurfy:

 

@mrdrifter @miked if we were to make up a large WiFi network covering most of Tawa here are the settings I am using:

 

SSID: Free WiFi
Power: 27 (set to "other" region, on 2.4GHz only, rate-limited to 10/10Mbit and 50/50Mbit total for this SSID)
DNS: Set to OpenDNS - firewall rule on the router blocking other DNS servers - blocking pr0n, P2P, proxy avoiders and other things you just don't want to deal with.

 

Firewall is running on my Edgerouter - separate VLAN:

 

<snip>

 

If you need any help setting these up let me know :) Same to @thewanderingv (I saw your DM).

 

 

 

 

I'm only on a reasonably slow VDSL connection (16Mbit/4Mbit), so won't be offering a Public WiFi service just yet!   :(

 

Another three years before Fibre hits my street unfortunately! (was meant to be next year but they dropped it back 2 years!) Grrrr!




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  #1552222 13-May-2016 14:45
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@miked:

 

 

 

I'm only on a reasonably slow VDSL connection (16Mbit/4Mbit), so won't be offering a Public WiFi service just yet!   :(

 

Another three years before Fibre hits my street unfortunately! (was meant to be next year but they dropped it back 2 years!) Grrrr!

 

 

I wonder if we're line of sight ;)





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  #1552230 13-May-2016 14:54
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miked:

 

 

 

I'm only on a reasonably slow VDSL connection (16Mbit/4Mbit), so won't be offering a Public WiFi service just yet!   :(

 

Another three years before Fibre hits my street unfortunately! (was meant to be next year but they dropped it back 2 years!) Grrrr!

 

 

 

 

I just decided to check what was happening in my street for Fibre as they were originally aiming for April 2016, its been pushed back until March 2017. They got to the corner 180m down the street and stopped :-(


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  #1552288 13-May-2016 15:59
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Is anybody with one of these willing to share a config they consider to be pretty good? I've got mine setup but am no expert so would like to know what settings those that are more knowledge are using. Particularly interested in what channel and channel width people are having the most success with.


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  #1552365 13-May-2016 20:22
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PANiCnz:

 

Is anybody with one of these willing to share a config they consider to be pretty good? I've got mine setup but am no expert so would like to know what settings those that are more knowledge are using. Particularly interested in what channel and channel width people are having the most success with.

 

 

Ive shared mine with a few, however im still tinkering and have already revised what i sent out..

 

 

 

channel width, as big as she goes.

 

 

 

 

a good guide for 5ghz ac relevant to the cambium products.





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  #1552372 13-May-2016 20:36
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@PANiCnz: I'm running channels 36 and 52, both theoretically 80MHz wide (and reported as such by the Cambiums, but reported as 40MHz by my laptop which has a very early 802.11ac card in it).

 

 

 

Although at the moment channel 36 is down as I'm testing the factory default state on my broken unit at Cambium's request. So far with no config, (therefore no clients or radios), it hasn't rebooted or crashed all day. I'm progressing gradually with their support, but it is very slow going.


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