Are You Going to Visit MUM?

LinITX are looking forward to attending the latest MUM (MikroTik User Meeting) in Birmingham on October 8th 2018.

For those of you not aware of what MUM is or why it might be worth attending this year, we thought we’d post some details on what you can experience at this exciting event.

The Mikrotik User Meeting will be hosted at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole (NEC Birmingham) – the event will run all day, from 09:00am until approximately 17:45pm.
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How Do I Return or Replace My Faulty Ubiquiti Product? UK RMA Procedure

Here at LinITX we often get calls from customers who have purchased their Ubiquiti product from another reseller (not from LinITX), wanting to know how to return their faulty Ubiquiti product in the UK. When the other company’s customer service is either not helpful or in some cases, non-existent, the customer gets frustrated when we try to explain the correct way of returning their product for a replacement or refund is directly with the company they originally purchased from.
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What is the Default Username & Password for UniFi Access Points?

So, you’ve just got your shiny new UniFi Access Point and have yet to go through the setup process of installing the unit. During this process when you adopt the UniFi wireless AP into the controller software you will be asked to assign a username and password – to be clear, this isn’t asking you what the current username and password is, it’s asking you to assign new ones (that you have thought of with your own fragile mind).
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Is There Rain Fade on 60GHz Wireless Signals?

Many new wireless wire and wireless wire dish customers who are unfamiliar with 60GHz have been asking about rain fade and if it’s a major problem on 60GHz.  So let’s look at the facts.

At 60GHz the biggest problem is actually attenuation from Oxygen.  The O2 molecules in the air absorb the RF energy very efficiently at this frequency.  Therefore link distances tend to be much shorter than hoped for if purely considering Free Space Path Loss.  The losses at 60GHz equate to around an extra 15dB per Km over and above any FSPL.  So what about rain, fog, sleet, snow, mist etc?
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How to Factory Reset a Ubiquiti UniFi Access Point

Here at LinITX we are frequently asked by our customers how to reset UniFi Access Points. Although this information is available on the Ubiquiti official help pages, we thought we would post some information here for any customers browsing our website.

There are 4 main methods to resetting a UniFi Access Point: UniFi Physical factory reset, UniFi Controller factory reset, UniFi Debug Terminal Window Reset, and UniFi SSH factory reset.
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Ubiquiti airFiber AF-5XHD vs AF-5X PtP Radio – What’s the Difference?

Ubiquiti recently replaced its popular AF-5X PtP (Point to Point) radio with an updated and upgraded version – the airFiber AF-5XHD. Many of our customers have been asking what’s the difference between these two models, given its slight increase in price (around 8%) and what sort of improvements can they expect with the newer AF-5XHD.

If we’re talking about performance, users of the AF-5XHD can expect an increase of up to 20% on backhaul capacity, without wasting frequency spectrum. This is a pretty big gain in performance over the AF-5X and this is based on “real world” figures as detailed in this post on the Ubiquiti forum.
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What is a Wireless Mesh WiFi Network?

Often referred to as simply a Mesh Network and more frequently in the consumer market as Home Mesh WiFi (or Whole Home WiFi) – this is a system of two or more router-type devices that work together in order to expand WiFi coverage within your home or business. Yet again, we make a comparison to the more commonly used (but massively outperformed and terribly outdated) WiFi extenders and repeaters, as essentially the Mesh WiFi Network will also eliminate WiFi dead spots within their install location and broadcast range.
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What is an AP or WAP in Networking?

A WAP (Wireless Access Point) or more commonly referred to AP (Access Point) is a piece of networking hardware that creates a WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network), enabling WiFi compatible devices to connect to the main wired network. In a standard configuration, the AP would normally connect to a wired router, network switch or network hub via an Ethernet cable, enabling it to broadcast a WiFi signal within a designated area; any nearby WiFi compatible devices are then able to connect wirelessly to this new Local Area Network without the need to connect to the wired router (hub or switch).
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Can I use 60GHz for PtP or PtMP links in the UK ?

Wireless Wire Dish

The arrival earlier this year of the MikroTik Wireless Wire and shortly after the MikroTik Wireless Wire Dish caused a large amount of excitement in the WISP industry and sales have proven them to be very popular products.  The use of 60GHz instead of 5GHz for point to point and point to multi-point links opens many new possibilities and challenges.

60GHz offers substantially less interference and much higher throughput speeds. Less interference because the band is almost completely unoccupied, uses very narrow radio antenna beams therefore offers much higher co-located frequency re-use. Also much higher throughput is possible up to as high as 1Gbps Full Duplex.
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What is CPE in Networking?

CPE means Customer Premises Equipment and refers to communication equipment (like a router, bridge, modem or access point), which is normally physically located at the customer’s home or business premises. As LinITX are a WISP (Wireless Internet Service Provider), we often deploy wireless access points like the UniFi UAP AC PRO or a network bridge like the airMAX NanoBeam AC at customers premises in order to provide them with a means to access high-speed broadband wirelessly, when their own ISP is unable to provide adequate coverage via their antiquated cable networks.
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