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#193559 15-Mar-2016 10:26
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Hi All

 

I recently purchase a Ubquiti Nano loco M5 so its a 5GHz unit, I had a number of attempts to set it up using different configurations (researching from the web) I had problems connecting the Ubquity unit from my devices I could see the Ubiquity network in my devices but could not connect, I got IP failed issues and when I did manage to connect using it as a router and not a bridge I could not get internet.

 

After hours of unsuccessful attempts I thought the only possibility left would be to consider that trying to connect a 5GHz Nano unit to a 2.4GHz router is probably not going to work.

 

Can I get a second opinion from GeekZoners on that, I am thinking I need to purchase a router that is 5GHz.

 

Many thanks in advance.


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  #1513564 15-Mar-2016 10:36
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As the Ubquiti M5 operates in the 5 GHz public spectrum it will not be able to detect the 2.4 GHz signals from your router and vice versa.   If you want to connect the M5 to a router you will need to purchase a 5 GHz compliant router.


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  #1513575 15-Mar-2016 10:53
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Have you got a pair of Ubiquitis, or are you trying to connect one ubiquiti direct to the router over wifi.  If you have a pair, connected by ethernet to the router, it won't matter that the router is 2.4ghz.  


 
 
 
 


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  #1513594 15-Mar-2016 11:12
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Yes, use as an access point involves running cable to switch/router and wireless clients connects to its AP. Using it as a wireless client would allow you to connect it to router wirelessly but means that devices connect via the wired Ethernet interface.





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  #1513622 15-Mar-2016 11:41
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Crowdie:

 

As the Ubquiti M5 operates in the 5 GHz public spectrum it will not be able to detect the 2.4 GHz signals from your router and vice versa.   If you want to connect the M5 to a router you will need to purchase a 5 GHz compliant router.

 

 

Awesome thanks for your feedback I thought that might be the case, cheers.




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  #1513624 15-Mar-2016 11:46
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jonb:

 

Have you got a pair of Ubiquitis, or are you trying to connect one ubiquiti direct to the router over wifi.  If you have a pair, connected by ethernet to the router, it won't matter that the router is 2.4ghz.  

 

 

Thanks for your feedback I am trying to connect one Ubiquiti to the router over wifi, I did try to connect the Ubiquiti directly to the router but they wouldn't acknowledge each other, I am going to get a 5GHz router, cheers. 




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  #1513627 15-Mar-2016 11:48
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Spyware:

 

Yes, use as an access point involves running cable to switch/router and wireless clients connects to its AP. Using it as a wireless client would allow you to connect it to router wirelessly but means that devices connect via the wired Ethernet interface.

 

 

Thanks for your feedback yes I am wanting to use it as a wireless client basically to extend the coverage by about 300 meters, cheers. 


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  #1513630 15-Mar-2016 11:54
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It doesn't extend coverage as such, in client (station) mode it merely connects to an access point (your router maybe). Your wireless clients will not be able to connect to it in station mode. You would have to connect yet another access point to its Ethernet interface to provide additional wireless coverage.

 

If extending 300 metres you should be creating a bridge from two such devices as router wireless pattern isn't directional.





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  #1513645 15-Mar-2016 12:04
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Spyware:

 

It doesn't extend coverage as such, in client (station) mode it merely connects to an access point (your router maybe). Your wireless clients will not be able to connect to it in station mode. You would have to connect yet another access point to its Ethernet interface to provide additional wireless coverage.

 

If extending 300 metres you should be creating a bridge from two such devices as router wireless pattern isn't directional.

 

 

Thanks for the tip I am understanding it a lot better now. I thought about getting another Ubiquiti Nano loco M5 device and using the first unit as a bridge and the second unit as a station which I think I might just do that and finish it off with a router that is dual band (at least) to help with the process.


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