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# 250832 27-May-2019 19:46
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Small bit of backstory --- Back in Dec, 2019---- I went to visit a mates house.. who had just gotten fiber. While I was there... I looked towards where my house should be out on the horizon and I could see it...9km away. Jokingly, I said to my m8 ----you wouldn't mind beaming fiber over to my house would you? And he said ..sure why not?

So as test setup--- ran out and bought a couple of PowerBeam 5AC Gen 2's and we started putting them up. Ran the wire to his connection ---- It worked! OMG--- I had 300Mbps at my house in a spot that will never see anything faster than ADSL2+ through normal ways (well maybe if 5G cell becomes a thing in the area).

With the help of Troy, I setup my own account/connection at the ONT with Spark in my name..keep it legal and all.

I wasn't finished though...i'm paying for 900/400 plan. It kinda nagged at me knowing there was more speed waiting/sitting there... if I only had better equipment..eh? Well ya know... what's a guy to do? Spend a little and upgrade to the airFiber 5XHD's. Initially I had ordered and received the af-5g30-s45 dish is pretty big. So I ended up going with the af-5g23-s45 and they yielded around 700Mbps.

The af-5g30-s45's sat there waiting to be returned...well I figured..heck with it. I'll put one up here at my house (see if it makes a difference). If I was going to mount it, i'd have to upgrade the pole it would be mounted to --- I live in a pretty windy/gusty area.

 

 

 

Well today the with some final adjustments to dish alignment the connection is hitting a solid 849 Mbps connection - 640Mbps down and 209.9Mbps Upload. Eventually, I will put the other af-5g30-s45 at the other end.

I know to some this may not seem like a big deal...but to a guy not in a fiber zone...this is pretty exciting. I explained to the wife..this is much cheaper vs running a fiber cable to the house ;)

Here is a link to pics. Not sure why but Spark SpeedTest doesn't give the best results. Other do though.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/KMgrZNxfxCqnpx6y8

 

 

 

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  # 2246661 27-May-2019 20:10
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Nice. I helped a friend set up a small p2p link using a couple of LBE‑5AC‑23 and it was rock solid for many months. They are quite nice to work with.

 

Your link is on another level though.

 

 


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  # 2246673 27-May-2019 20:51
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Based on that upstream i'd question if there is a little more you could do to the link to improve it 





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  # 2246675 27-May-2019 20:56
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Nice, Im looking just to do something between me and the other building nearby. So think what you used would be a tad overkill for a 20m distance :D 





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  # 2246686 27-May-2019 21:14
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xpd:

Nice, Im looking just to do something between me and the other building nearby. So think what you used would be a tad overkill for a 20m distance :D 


For a 20m link assuming not practical to run a cable; some 60GHz Mikrotik kit would be the go.




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  # 2246690 27-May-2019 21:27
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I am currently looking at setting up a 3rd link for the same reason, here are my results from my testing on the weekend.

 

 

 

I am using a RF elements TP-400 400mm 24Dbi dish with TPA-PAF twist port adaptors which house the GPS antenna in the adapter and if I want to I can upgrade the radio to Air Fiber I can with the push of a button to release the old radio.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZWtEOm0_54

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMox-UzXAJ8

 

 

 

That pole looks like it would survive a hurricane!

 

The other thing to take into account is that if you have two 1-gigabit connections on the same ONT you will never get 1gig at the same time on both connections as the ONT can only supply 1gig over the fiber, This is where the Chorus 10gig Trials would be awesome!

 

 

 

 


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  # 2246697 27-May-2019 22:06
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wicked cool stuff mate, well done !


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  # 2246704 27-May-2019 22:43
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Azzura:

 

Small bit of backstory --- Back in Dec, 2019----

 

 

Huh? Are you from the future? :D


 
 
 
 




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  # 2246751 28-May-2019 07:35
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nzkc:

 

Azzura:

 

Small bit of backstory --- Back in Dec, 2019----

 

 

Huh? Are you from the future? :D

 

 

 

 

Lol! I shall edit that ...

But it seems I can't


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  # 2246752 28-May-2019 07:37
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coffeebaron:
xpd:

 

Nice, Im looking just to do something between me and the other building nearby. So think what you used would be a tad overkill for a 20m distance :D 

 


For a 20m link assuming not practical to run a cable; some 60GHz Mikrotik kit would be the go.

 

Got a model # of something I should look at ? :)

 

 





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  # 2246803 28-May-2019 08:30
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That is very cool!  I've only used wireless bridges like that for under 1km.

 

Consider getting a front cover for the units to make them a little less susceptible to being caught and turned by the wind in a storm (I'm guessing).





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  # 2246807 28-May-2019 08:53
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That's pretty awesome. Think I need to look into this for my parents who live fairly rural and ADSL is about all they can get. Just out of curiosity, how much did that setup cost you?






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  # 2246838 28-May-2019 10:10
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Hi, to the OP great job, to @xpd you need this kit, Will update this post in a minute with some stats from one of my links

 

Cyril

 

Image as promised below, the low start was a result of other traffic on the network, the test was between and link endpoint and another RB4000 Mikrotik at the end of a 10G fibre link serveral km away. Dont forget $320 gets you both ends of the link, ie its a kit.

 

 

 


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  # 2246839 28-May-2019 10:12
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maoriboy:

 

That's pretty awesome. Think I need to look into this for my parents who live fairly rural and ADSL is about all they can get. Just out of curiosity, how much did that setup cost you?

 

 

The cost is the easy part of it all.

 

 

 

the difficult part is organizing who you can bounce it off etc.





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  # 2246845 28-May-2019 10:28
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maoriboy:

 

That's pretty awesome. Think I need to look into this for my parents who live fairly rural and ADSL is about all they can get. Just out of curiosity, how much did that setup cost you?

 

 

 

 

This current setup of 5XHD's radio's/dishes pans was around 2k. The P5 AC Gen 2's was around $460 I think.

 

It all depends on how far and how much bandwidth you want to go how far. You can use this link to give you a good idea of what is needed for what you want - https://link.ui.com/#

 

 

 

On another note....lol I guess I kind of did build it to withstand a hurricane. It is not uncommon for this exposed area to see wind gusts of 100+km/h a few times a year. The highest the wind gauge has recorded was 126km/h. I also wanted to stop it from flattering back and forth in the wind.

 

Apparently (so I heard from the guys that built the house), when they were building this house...the roof blew off twice and the windows blew out once lol. Needless to say... they had to secure those things on the house a little better. Some kind of weather events in the area back in 2008...I think.


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  # 2246846 28-May-2019 10:29
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cyril7:

 

Hi, to the OP great job, to @xpd you need this kit, Will update this post in a minute with some stats from one of my links

 

Cyril

 

 

Thanks - ouch :D Thought would be cheaper than that :D Will see what those involved think :) Ta

 

 





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