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Typical Install Diagram (Omni & Litebeam)

Install & Maintenance Guides

The purpose of this diagram is to give a technical overview of the typical LiteBeam + Omnitik5ac install described in the Typical Installations page - scenario 2 NOTES The last two octets of the 10.68.x.x/16 and 10.69.x.x/16 (mesh backbone) addresses are de...

Typical Install Diagram (Omni-only)

Install & Maintenance Guides

The purpose of this diagram is to give a technical overview of an Omnitik5ac-only install. This type of install should only be done if it is impractical to also install a LightBeamAC (e.g. no line-of-sight to a hub). Both types of installations (with and witho...

DIY Install Overview

Install & Maintenance Guides

For a DIY ("do it yourself") install we recommend joining our Slack group where you can chat with us. There is a channel in Slack- #diy-install-support where you can ask questions. We can guide you on what hardware to buy, and what is likely the best connecti...

Member Connection Troubleshooting

Introduction

First step: Make sure all the devices are powered on and connected properly. You may have two power supplies: one to power your home WiFi router and a second to power the POE (Power Over Ethernet) which in turn powers the device(s) on the roof. If you do, be ...

Custom Firmware (old)

Hardware & Firmware Firmware

Old firmware Repositories Old firmware build instructions are in our nycmeshfeed repo's README file. lime-sdk nycmeshfeed network-profiles

MikroTik Firmware

Hardware & Firmware Firmware

MikroTik RouterOS v6 firmware is generally stable. We are currently using 6.49.11 (some run 6.49.12) Do not use version 7 (not yet supported) or version 6.47/6.48/6.49.2 (occasional hangs) routerOS v6 Download 6.49.11 OmniTik (mipsbe) here and SXTsq (arm) h...

MikroTik Netinstall Recovery

Hardware & Firmware Firmware

How to resurrect a bootlooping OmniTIK with netinstall Symptoms OmniTIK boots up but continually reboots. The LEDs repeat the pattern: device boots up, power eventually turns blue, then 1-5 turn orange and reboots. Rinse and repeat. Solution Use netinstall...

Ubiquiti Firmware

Hardware & Firmware Firmware

Ubiquiti firmware has some buggy versions that need to be avoided. In general never use a ".0" release. It is beta quality and will probably have serious bugs that may be fixed by .1 or .2 version. Ubiquiti have two very separate product lines with different ...

Mesh Glossary

Introduction

Telecommunications, computing, and internetworking technologies often have an enormous amount of jargon associated with them. This jargon makes it possible to speak precisely and quickly to others who are in-the-know, but can also drastically increase the lear...

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60 GHz

Hardware & Firmware Hardware

60 GHz is an unlicensed band that now has some cheap gigabit point to point (p2p) antennas that we are using. 60 GHz is extremely susceptible to "rain-fade", which is why it is not used in licensed spectrum Often these radios come with a 5GHz backup, which i...

Ubiquiti LTU Sector

Hardware & Firmware Hardware

Ubiquiti has a new "technology" which is the successor to AirMax , called LTU. (more about AirMax ) LTU and AirMax are not compatible. You need a different device/antenna to connect to the LTU sector. We have one LTU sector mounted on the west side of 1340-S...

Chromebooks

Install & Maintenance Guides

Chromebooks are good for installs as they are cheap and all you need is a browser and a terminal anyway. To get a standard terminal you have to put the Chromebook in developer mode:  This will erase your login info and any local data! Turn the Chromeboo...

Configs

Hardware & Firmware Hardware

List of devices we use and links to standard configs and firmware This doc is in progress. Please add links below to the specific config instructions Important: Note that we use a Network Number (or NN) from now on to configure devices. The Network Number is n...

Ubiquiti EdgePoint R6

Hardware & Firmware Hardware

The EP-R6 is an outdoor rooftop switch/router with 6 ports (5 GigE, 1 SFP). It supports PoE, but only Ubiquiti's 24v Passive PoE style, not any of the fancier types. It can be configured in switch mode (just a switch, with a management console) or routing mod...

Ethernet

Hardware & Firmware Hardware

You must use black outdoor cable outside. Indoor cable will last about 6 months outside due to UV damage. We mostly use Ubiquiti ToughCable Pro CAT5. There is one commonly used standard for crimping ethernet: T-568B. (oO-gB-bG-brBR) source A straight cable...

Ubiquiti LiteAP Sector

Hardware & Firmware Hardware

The confusingly named LiteAP (LAP-120) is a very good, cheap 120' sector antenna. 120' means you need three to get a full 360'. It used to be called a LiteBeam 5AC AP LBE-5AC-16-120, and is still named that on parts of their website. We use it as a sector ant...

Ubiquiti LiteBeam AC

Hardware & Firmware Hardware

The LiteBeamAC is a very good, cheap directional router. We use it for most rooftop installs. As with all Ubiquiti gear you need to flash it with the latest firmware first. Often they ship with old beta firmware, and the latest firmware usually gets you faster...

MikroTik NetPower 15FR

Hardware & Firmware Hardware

The NetPower 15FR is an outdoor 16 ethernet ports switch with PoE output on one port. Since the device has a waterproof outdoor case, you can mount it on a tower, or in other outdoor locations. It supports passive PoE input on 15 ports and passive PoE output ...

MikroTik OmniTik 5 POE AC

Hardware & Firmware Hardware

The Omnitik 5ac is an outdoor switch/router with a built-in 5Ghz 802.11ac access point, omnidirectional antenna, and 5 gigabit ethernet ports. Be sure to get the POE version. Here are the config instructions The OmniTik serves as a central rooftop hub with se...

MikroTik PowerBox Pro

Hardware & Firmware Hardware

The PowerBox Pro is an outdoor five gigabit ethernet port router with PoE output on four ports. Since the device has a waterproof outdoor case, you can mount it on a tower, or in other outdoor locations. It also supports passive PoE input and passive or 802.3...