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3 - Hardware & Firmware

Network hardware/firmware used across the Mesh

Firmware

Hardware

60 GHz

60 GHz is an unlicensed band that now has some cheap gigabit point to point (p2p) antennas that w...

Configs

List of devices we use and links to standard configs and firmware This doc is in progress. Please...

Ethernet

You must use black outdoor cable outside. Indoor cable will last about 6 months outside due to UV...

MikroTik NetPower 15FR

The NetPower 15FR is an outdoor 16 ethernet ports switch with PoE output on one port. Since the d...

MikroTik OmniTik 5 POE AC

The Omnitik 5ac is an outdoor switch/router with a built-in 5Ghz 802.11ac access point, omnidirec...

MikroTik PowerBox Pro

The PowerBox Pro is an outdoor five gigabit ethernet port router with PoE output on four ports. S...

MikroTik Specifics

Mikrotik routers have a few interesting things to note in order to understand and use them well. ...

Mikrotik SXTsq 5 ac

The SXTsq 5 ac is a small client access antenna that is 802.11 standards compliant antenna (and a...

Ubiquiti NanoStation Nsm5-Flash Notes

We have been moving towards MikroTik OmniTik as our mesh device. Before using a NanoStation, you ...

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TP-Link Indoor Router

Some Archer A6/7 models have a function that disables the WiFi if the WPS button on the back of t...

Ubiquiti EdgePoint R6

The EP-R6 is an outdoor rooftop switch/router with 6 ports (5 GigE, 1 SFP). It supports PoE, but ...

Ubiquiti LiteAP Sector

The confusingly named LiteAP (LAP-120) is a very good, cheap 120' sector antenna. 120' means you ...

Ubiquiti LiteBeam AC

The LiteBeamAC is a very good, cheap directional router. We use it for most rooftop installs. As ...

Ubiquiti LTU Sector

Ubiquiti has a new "technology" which is the successor to AirMax , called LTU. (more about AirMax...

Ubiquiti Nanostation M5

The NanoStation M5 is a workhorse of mesh networks. There are two versions XM (pre 2016) and XW. ...

Ubiquiti Unifi-Ap

We are using more UNIFI access points on installs these days. These devices are very frustrating ...

Chromebooks

Chromebooks are good for installs as they are cheap and all you need is a browser and a terminal ...