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Great coverage, easy to use, inexpensive and truly an enterprise level product.
on June 3, 2017
Need to beam the wifi's out to the outside or an exterior building? Read on.
I run a small business from my shop and I needed wifi out to my garage. I use an industrial enterprise hot spot on LTE to get my internet. That hot spot/router does a fine job at getting the internet through my house. My shop is detatched and located about 200 feet from the house and I had zero internet there. Running CAT 6 to the shop was not an option as I was not about to tear up my driveway. So, bring on the Ubiquiti LocoM2.
Using a lan cable into the LocoM2, configuring took about 5 minutes. There are lots of good videos online on how to do this so I won't go into much detail, other than saying you should have at least a decent understanding of computers and systems in order to use this. If you have zero networking experience, I'd phone a friend.
I ran some CAT 6 from the lan port on the router and also through the POE (this is a power injector that supplies power, through the lan cable, into the LocoM2) I then ran from the POE about 100' of CAT 6 onto my roof peak and used the building mount to mount the M2 on the eve of my roof. I then pointed the M2 directly at my shop. By the time I got back on solid ground, the M2 was already online and I had a -52 DBM signal inside of my shop. I did some testing outside the shop and this little guy has pretty good side to side and even rear coverage, although this is a directional antenna and not an omni-directional.
I chose the M2 in the 2.4ghz range because one of my devices in the shop will only run on 2.4ghz or the Wireless N range. While I would have opted for the M5 in the AC or 5ghz range, that would have made it obsolete for my purposes since my one device can't connect to that band.
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