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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News: WiFi consultancy at Stand Up To Cancer Event

Over the last year, we have been working with Makelight and Eskimo on a number of high density WiFi based projects for concerts by Bastille, Laura Mvula, Biffy Clyro and more. On this occasion Makelight were hired to create a stunning special effect for the Channel4 TV programme “Stand Up To Cancer” tonight.  Using up to nearly 1000 iPads to be held up by the audience in the TV Studio.  The effects created will include light patterns and scrolling text to show for example, the total amounts donated so far, in a ‘ticker tape’ style.
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HowTo: Building to Building PTP links using MikroTik Wireless Products

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We are often asked how to make building to building or ‘point to point’ wireless links. As the MikroTik interface does not change between models this ‘How To’ can apply to any MikroTik Wireless based device. For this How To I will be using a pair of the new MikroTik SXT AC’s, to create a L2 transparent wireless bridge in a simple point to point mode (PtP).  This How To can also apply to point to multi point scenarios (PtMP). One SXT will be set up in ‘Bridge’ mode (effectively an AP) and the other as ‘Station Bridge’ (i.e. the ‘client’), to ensure best performance the link will be created and secured using the Mikrotik NV2 TDMA based protocol.
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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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New Product: Ubiquiti PowerBeam AC

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The Latest in Ubiquiti AC devices is here, the PowerBeam PBE-5AC-500 is the latest in the PowerBeam range and now boasting the new 802.11 AC technology to deliver higher throughput over wireless links (up to 3x faster than previous PowerBeam models).

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Not only is the new PowerBeam faster and capable of handling more traffic it comes as standard with a Ubiquiti radome cover to shield to keep the PowerBeam running no matter what mother nature throws at it. The new AC PowerBeam come with as standard with all the equipment to get it up and going all you do is supply the pole.
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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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Article: Testing MikroTik`s New SXT ACs : SXT-5HPacD & SXT-5PacD-SA

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MikroTik’s new SXT-5HPacD is here and boasts some great advantages over previous models, supporting the new wireless 802.11ac technology which boasts some revolutionary breakthroughs in throughput performance with up to 866Mbit datarate along with 256-QAM modulation and 80MHz channels. The new SXT ac range also support using within 802.11a & n environments for back compatibility.
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HowTo: Building to Building PTP links using Ubiquiti Airmax products

(This how to also applies to 2.4GHz Ubiquiti Equipment)

We are often asked how to make building to building or ‘point to point’ wireless links. This HowTo explains how to use Ubiquiti Nanostations to make a transparent link.

The first port of call for configuring any Ubiquiti device is to manually change your systems IP address in order to communicate with the Ubiquiti equipment, in this HowTo I will be using 192.168.1.10 as my system IP (note that many Ubiquiti devices are configured on 192.168.1.20 from the manufacturer by default).
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News: Ubiquiti airFiber 5 stock arrives

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The much awaited new airFiber 5 units have just arrived today so customers who pre-ordered will be receiving their orders very soon. 🙂

More stock is expected in July so if you missed out please contact us urgently so as not to be disappointed.
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MikroTik Launches New ‘CAPsMAN’ Wireless Controller

The long-awaited CAPsMAN Wireless Controller system from MikroTik announced at their recent User Meeting in Venice is now available for deployment and testing by Beta Testers.  We are actively testing this and will bring more news as soon as we get more familiar with it! But so far, we can confirm it definitely works and we can see massive benefits to those who have deployed medium or large scale indoor wireless systems based on MikroTik RouterOS Wireless. 🙂
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