Mikrotik QRT Perfect for PTP Wisp applications

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The Mikrotik QRT is an all in one wireless device similar to the SXT range but much more powerful. The QRT boasts a powerful 24dBi antenna combined with an internal RB911 with a transmit power of 30dBm giving a potential output of 54dbm or 250W which far exceed’s the UK power restriction for wireless networks set by Ofcom. 4W or 36dBm is the current maximum allowed power out in the UK on Band C which the QRT can manage effortlessly.
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Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch Range

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The long awaited Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch range is here and it comes in 4 distinct models all containing IEEE 802.3af/at and 24v passive POE. These new switches are designed to be incorporated into large scale deployments of Ubiquiti’s Unifi range of wifi equipment and surveillance camera’s building upon the success of the very popular ToughSwitches. Unlike the ToughSwitches the new EdgeSwitch range are all fully capable layer 2 switches with layer 3 routing support making the new EdgeSwitch range not just a POE power device for Unifi products but an integral part of any network.
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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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HowTo: Managing POE for multiple radios

A typical wireless broadband provider/WISP usually has multiple radios, each with their own POE connection.

Here’s a way of providing Gigabit POE with the ability to power cycle individual radios:

For Gigabit POE we use a MikroTik RouterBoard Gigabit Passive PoE Injector:

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Each POE injector plugs into the main router and has  power fed to it  from a single 28V PSU via a relay, i.e. there is one relay per POE injector.
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