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Same here.
We are looking into installing one or two of these now, but we have no experience with this yet.

Keith Noah
University Information Technology Services
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Network Operations Center
Cell:414-810-6789
Office:414-229-4972

From: "Lee H Badman" <lhbadman@SYR.EDU>
To: WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Sent: Monday, April 1, 2013 1:45:26 PM
Subject: [WIRELESS-LAN] Ubiquiti Air Fiber- any first hand experience?

Hi All,
 
Has anyone actually installed a Ubiquiti AirFiber bridge link? Looking for first-hand testimonial before I put one in service?
 
Thanks-
 
Lee Badman
 
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I've put out many feelers, hopefully they will pan out.
At minimum, I'll share what we learn.


Keith Noah
University Information Technology Services
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Network Operations Center
Cell:414-810-6789
Office:414-229-4972

From page 26 of the User Guide: "Note: Minimum link distance is approximately 100 m."

It looks like you need to turn the TX power and RX gain down for short links.

-Luke


After running AirFiber for a bit I thought I'd reply to this thread.  I have a 290m link running great at excellent signal strength with a speed of 743 megabits full duplex going between two schools.  I have been very impressed by how well and reliably it has worked and I'm going to add another pair of AirFiber for a 400m link between two schools in the next month.


Josh Robertson

Sr. Wireless Engineer / InfoSecurity Admin

Denver Public Schools

Department of Technology Services

(720)423-3675


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From: Luke Jenkins <ljenkins@WEBER.EDU>
Reply-To: EDUCAUSE Listserv <WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2013 14:05:20 -0600
To: EDUCAUSE Listserv <WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [WIRELESS-LAN] Ubiquiti Air Fiber- any first hand experience?

From page 26 of the User Guide: "Note: Minimum link distance is approximately 100 m."

It looks like you need to turn the TX power and RX gain down for short links.

-Luke


Hi All,
 
Has anyone actually installed a Ubiquiti AirFiber bridge link? Looking for first-hand testimonial before I put one in service?
 
Thanks-
 
Lee Badman
 
********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Same here.
We are looking into installing one or two of these now, but we have no experience with this yet.

Keith Noah
University Information Technology Services
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Network Operations Center
Cell:414-810-6789
Office:414-229-4972

From: "Lee H Badman" <lhbadman@SYR.EDU>
To: WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Sent: Monday, April 1, 2013 1:45:26 PM
Subject: [WIRELESS-LAN] Ubiquiti Air Fiber- any first hand experience?

Hi All,
 
Has anyone actually installed a Ubiquiti AirFiber bridge link? Looking for first-hand testimonial before I put one in service?
 
Thanks-
 
Lee Badman
 
********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

I see some happy reports overseas, via Twitter, but little on the domestic front.

 

I've put out many feelers, hopefully they will pan out.
At minimum, I'll share what we learn.


Keith Noah
University Information Technology Services
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Network Operations Center
Cell:414-810-6789
Office:414-229-4972

Message from dawson@vt.edu

Our local WISP, NRV Unwired, has three links up, and can't say enough good things about them.  He has them set up in a chain and has reported he's been able to push over 500Mbps through them.  I suspect he can probably go higher, but is equipment limited.  At least one of those links has been up for about six months, and I haven't heard of any problems.  We thought they were pretty interesting, so we have a link's worth and one for a spare, which we'll be putting up soon.

Jacob M. Dawson
Network Research Engineer
Virginia Tech
On Apr 1, 2013, at 16:16 , Keith Jeremy Noah <kjnoah@UWM.EDU> wrote:

I've put out many feelers, hopefully they will pan out.
At minimum, I'll share what we learn.


Keith Noah
University Information Technology Services
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Network Operations Center
Cell:414-810-6789
Office:414-229-4972

Thanks, Jacob. Very helpful.

 

What is the link length people have been installing? We have a lot of just-off-campus locations that are only about 50m to 300m away, and I've read that AirFiber (and others) don't like such short links. On Tue, Apr 02, 2013 at 12:21:04PM +0000, Lee H Badman wrote: > Thanks, Jacob. Very helpful. > >

ALL,

Do any of youthat have installed this product have any additional updates on the stability and functionality of this product with in your campus enviroment?

Jack Madderra

Network Manager
Touro University California
707-638-5427
jack.madderra@tu.edu