airMAX - Configure an Indirect Point-to-Point (PtP) Link (Bridge, Repeater)

A well-installed repeated PTP link is capable of supporting throughputs as high as 75 Mbps if the repeater is a Ubiquiti Rocket Titanium, and as high as 50 Mbps for non-Titanium radios.

Because this is a Layer-2 Transparent Bridge, it acts like a loooooong, invisible Ethernet cable.

 

How to configure and setup your indirect PtP system:

  1. Restore your radio to FACTORY DEFAULT values. This is critical, especially if you are troubleshooting a problem.
  2. Connect the radio to your computer using an Ethernet cable. The Ethernet port is auto-sensing. You are not required to use a cross-over cable.
  3. Using a web browser, enter 192.168.1.20 as the "URL" to gain access to the radio's management console.
  4. Enter "ubnt" as the administration account and "ubnt" as the password.


For the radio labeled "192.168.1.2" above:
A. Choose the |Wireless| tab, and change only:

    Wireless Mode: Station
    WDS: [X] Enable
    Press [Change] button

B. Choose |Network| tab, and change only:

    IP Address: 192.168.1.2
    Press [Change] button

C. Press [Apply] button

DONE

For the radio labeled "192.168.1.3" above:
Repeat Step 1 through 4 above, then...

D. Choose the |Wireless| tab, and change only:

    Wireless Mode: Access Point
    WDS: [X] Enable
    Press [Change] button

E. Choose |Network| tab, and change only:

    IP Address: 192.168.1.3
    Press [Change] button

F. Press [Apply] button

DONE

For the radio labeled "192.168.1.4" above:
G. Choose the |Wireless| tab, and change only:

    Wireless Mode: Station
    WDS: [X] Enable
    Press [Change] button

H. Choose |Network| tab, and change only:

    IP Address: 192.168.1.4
    Press [Change] button

I. Press [Apply] button

DONE

For the Cable/DSL Modem in the diagram above:
J. Reboot or power cycle the Cable/DSL modem off and on before using this link.

DONE


NOTES:
1 - Use Ubiquiti ToughCable Pro shielded twisted pair data cable between your Power over Ethernet adapter and your radio. If your radio is being co-located in an area with a VHF pager, FM or TV broadcast transmitter, use Ubiquiti ToughCable Carrier cable.

2 - Secure your radios. Modify the default administration account name and password now. From the web management console...

    Select |System| tab > System Accounts
    Administrative Username [change it]
    Hover over icon to the right, "Change Password" and modify it
    Press [Change] button. Press [Apply] Button

3 - Secure your wireless signal. Encrypt your wireless connection. From the web management console...

    Select the |Wireless| tab > Wireless Security
    Security > WPA2-AES
    WPA Preshared Key: enter something long, but memorable to you
    Press the [Change] button. Press the [Apply] button

4 - You can replace the "Switch" with anything that you wish to bridge, including a SOHO Wi-Fi router! Remember, this radio configuration acts like a simple Cat-5 cable.

 

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