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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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News: MikroTik PowerBox Pro Gigabit Outdoor PoE

We now have stock of the MikroTik PowerBox Pro

The MikroTik PowerBox Pro is an outdoor five Gigabit Ethernet port router with PoE output on four ports. The PowerBox Pro features a sleek outdoor enclosure, making it suitable for various types of installations such as radio towers.

The PowerBox also supports passive or standard 802.3at/af PoE input/output. Ethernet ports 2-5 can power PoE capable devices with the same voltage as the unit is supplied with, making for a cleaner install. It can power 802.3at and af mode B compatible devices, if 48-57V input is used. The MikroTik PowerBox Pro has an SFP port for a fiber connectivity, it is small, affordable and easy to use. But at the same time comes with a powerful 800MHz CPU, capable of all the advanced configurations that RouterOS supports.

New Product: MikroTik Cloud Router Switch 109-8G

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MikroTik have taken the Cloud Router Switch series of past and shrunk them to create this. The CRS 109-8G-1S-2HnD-IN is the perfect all in one solution for the home office, supporting built in wireless and full UK FTTC/P support along with 8 gigabit ports and a SFP Port to match. The new CRS 109 maybe smaller than the rest but it still packs a punch supporting the same 600MHZ processor and 128mb RAM as the CRS 125 series but with the added bonus of POE in on port 1 for easy power up.
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MikroTik and FTTC ECI Modems

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There have been many questions asked via phone calls and via the MikroTik forums about MikroTik gigabit devices and problems talking to the commonly used ECI modem in FTTC (BT Infinity) connections. The problems come from a failure to negotiate the link speed on MikroTik gigabit speeds which normally results in a 10mb link being established as opposed to the 100mb full duplex link we expect, a solution can be achieved with the 2011 series routers by using the 10/100 fast Ethernet ports which negotiate fine.
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New Product: MikroTik mAP 2n

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MikroTik’s new mAP 2n is now in and ready to go!

The tiny innovation is ideal for WISP’s (Wireless Internet Service Providers) and even home business users. This smart ‘mAP‘ is a fully Router OS capable device and comes equipped with POE Pass through on port 2, this is ideal for WISP’s as an all in one solution can now be made using the ‘mAP‘ to providing wireless to the house whilst simultaneously powering your Wireless internet link (typically a MikroTik SXT). The reverse can also be applied here with the ‘mAP‘ powering a second AP whilst serving reliable internet from your Cabled ISP.
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New Product: MikroTik NetMetal5 and mANT30 The Perfect Combination

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MikroTik’s latest and greatest NetMetal 5 is here supporting the revolutionary 802.11AC technology to achieve modulation rates of up to 866Mbps over a wireless link which allows maximum data throughput of up to 540 Mbps.

The new NetMetal is completely new and designed from the ground up with performance in mind, a solid die cast aluminium enclosures ensures complete protection in any situation and doubles up as heat-sink allowing high power outputs and increased performance.
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MikroTik Announces the RB951Ui-2HnD with PoE output!

RB951Ui-2HnDMikroTik announced today “The RB951Ui-2HnD is a wireless SOHO AP with a new generation Atheros CPU and more processing power. It has five  Ethernet ports, one USB 2.0 port and a high power 2.4GHz 1000mW 802.11b/g/n wireless AP with antennas built in.

It has a 600MHz CPU,128MB of RAM and PoE output function for port #5 – it can power other PoE capable devices with the same voltage as applied to the unit. Maximum load on the port is 580mA.
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MikroTik Cloud Core Router availability and pricing

MikroTik have just announced the details of the Cloud Core Routers.

There are 2 models, both are based on a Tilera CPU, one with 16 cores and the other with 36. The 36 core model also has 4 SFP ports.

Cloud Core Router CCR1036-12G-4S

MikroTik MTCNA course

Our next MikroTik MTCNA course is running in November from the 20th to the 22nd.

Location: Claydon Country House Hotel, nr Ipswich

The Course
This training course will provide you with the skills to configure a MikroTik RouterOS Routerboard as a dedicated router, a bandwidth manager, a secure firewall appliance, a simple wireless access point, a VPN Server or Client or an Internet Hotspot concentrator etc. It is a course that covers the basics for those that new to MikroTik RouterOS (or are struggling to understand it!) and concentrates on the basics of setting up a MikroTik device. Subjects covered include, installing and upgrading the RouterOS, first login to the RouterOS using RouterBOARD, creating a simple network, static IP addressing and routing, basic dynamic routing using OSPF, creating a DHCP server and client, firewall filters and NAT rules, various VPN Tunnel types, simple queues for bandwidth control, hotspot configuration, wIreless networks, web proxy for URL Filtering control and caching and The Dude.
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