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# 77458 16-Feb-2011 23:43
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Hi guys i will be attempting to setup 2 nano station m5s to share an internet connection (mine) and network (mine) with a family membr tht is 1.6kms away.

I dont have a direct line of site as thre is one small house in th front of the family membrs but if i have the other nano station on the roof it should have line of site.

I already have 1 nanostaion m5 on me at the moment and i am wondering how do i set it up to share the internet connection

and how do i setup the other one that will be at the family members to be able to receive the connection?

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  # 440527 17-Feb-2011 00:35
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Tiger1970: Hi guys i will be attempting to setup 2 nano station m5s to share an internet connection (mine) and network (mine) with a family membr tht is 1.6kms away.

I dont have a direct line of site as thre is one small house in th front of the family membrs but if i have the other nano station on the roof it should have line of site.

I already have 1 nanostaion m5 on me at the moment and i am wondering how do i set it up to share the internet connection

and how do i setup the other one that will be at the family members to be able to receive the connection?


The Nano stations, are they the white rectangle ones with the LED signal gauge on the back? 
If it is, I believe they are what you call a transparent bridge.

I think the easiest way to set these things up is to configure all the computers or devices wanting to use the internet connection at the remote location, to a static IP address on the SAME network as your house.

Beware not to assign an IP address to more than 1 device/computer though.
Also configure the devices at the remote location to use the gateway IP of modem/router at your house.


This is not the correct way, but the proper way (or one of them) is more complicated and requires more hardware such as DHCP repeater, another router etc.

You will need to read the instructions for the Nano's, -look for setting up a transparent bridge. If these are the same ones I have used, then I have successfully set 4 of them up over 2 legs of 2kms with no problems. I think the wireless throughput was around 150Mb, but they are limited to a 100Mb ethernet connection.

One other thing, be prepared to experiment yourself.



 



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  # 440639 17-Feb-2011 12:03
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Hey mate and yes they are the white rectangle ones i i now have both of them here now.

For these how do i plug my modem/router into it to get the internet connection up and running?

 
 
 
 


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  # 440656 17-Feb-2011 12:31
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You need to simply configure with unique IP's, set to AP WDS and Station WDS, enable some form of securuty betwee both and set the network mode to bridge. Plug the AP into your router and any devices you plug into the station end will uset he DHCP server on your router.

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  # 440684 17-Feb-2011 13:03
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What Steve said.

Use a switch or ap connected at the remote end to share the connection in the second house, but all the dhcp and addressing is done from your end.

Avoid static ips, you'll get in knots.

Do use the WDS mode though! I doubt it will work other wise.

http://home.bowenvale.co.nz/wp/HouseToHouseConcept.jpg

Might help get your head round it.

D

Ps:  are you using m5's or nsm5's?  The bigger one will push further... I think you're on the edge of the 200mw one?




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  # 440831 17-Feb-2011 18:23
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Thanks for that steve made it a bit easier to understand i will be aligning them this saturday and see how i go from there.

And yes they are the ones in your picture there.

one simple question when aligning them

how do i align it is it as simple as pointing it in the direction of the other or is there more to it then that?

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  # 440832 17-Feb-2011 18:26
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My 68 yr old dad established an nsm5 link 1.3k (see photo below), he was hanging one off a broom out a window and managed to get a link good enough to surf on his laptop.

I confess I have no idea what the link speed was, but I'll bet it was faster than the dsl it was connected to anyway.

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  # 440933 17-Feb-2011 22:26
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M5 is 5.8ghz and therefore will not go thru a tree or house.
You MUST have direct line of sight or it will not work.

Once you have a position where there is direct line of sight, then it should be okay over 1-2kms.
They have a 40 degree antenna on them so it wont be a problem if you get them aimed a few degrees off target.

See the wiki.ubnt.com for instructions on how to configure them to share an internet connection.

One must be placed in AP-WDS link mode, with the network mode in bridge, and the other placed in STA-WDS mode with the network in bridge mode.

Static IP's are probably best as you will find it easier to trouble shoot and configure them. But let the router at the internet supply house do the DHCP for all the computers on the wide network.




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