Point to Point Wireless


Point to Point Wireless Ethernet Bridge Solutions:

GNS Wireless offers complete Point to Point Wireless Ethernet Bridge packages to include EVERYTHING you need to connect two or more locations together wirelessly.  From basic, residential grade solutions, to high speed, high reliability, full duplex solutions, we offer turn-key, pre-packaged solutions to meet the needs of your specific application.  These wireless Ethernet bridges, or point to point wireless backhauls will enable you to share Internet between two or more locations, share files, video, voice or other data across your network.  Our wireless bridge packages offer 802.11N speeds to create a building to building link, or wireless broadband connection between your two locations.  For applications where trees, or other obstructions are in the way, we offer Non Line of Sight (NLOS) wireless bridge packages.  The following wireless solutions are pre-packaged, unlicensed packages.

 

WIRELESS BRIDGE FOR LINE OF SIGHT

This the most common type of scenario, where your two locations are less then 1 mile apart, have clear, unobstructed, line of sight, from building to building, and just need the basics.  Line of sight means no trees, or other obstacles are in the way.  These wireless bridge kits can be used for anything from sharing Internet between two locations to sharing voice, video, files, or other data.  Typically these wireless bridge packages use the 802.11A/N, 5GHz Frequency.  These are basic, short range 5GHz wireless bridge packages, and are used to connect two homes or offices, share Internet or provide a temporary data link for any two locations at a short distance apart.  These packages include  cheap wireless bridge devices that are small in size, to long distance wireless bridge packages.  We stock wireless N bridge, AC Wi-Fi bridge, and wired to wireless bridge equipment.  Setting up a wireless bridge quick and easy as all of these pre-packaged wireless Ethernet bridge ship pre-configured.
 

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  • 500Mbps 802.11AC Wi-Fi

  • Power Over Ethernet

  • 20dBi Integrated Panel Antennas

Part# GNS-1153AC
Price: $499.95

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  • 500Mbps 802.11AC Wi-Fi

  • Power Over Ethernet

  • 15dBi Integrated Panel Antennas

Part# GNS-1163AC
Price: $349.95

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► NON LINE OF SIGHT WIRELESS BRIDGE
The demand for broadband communications in rural areas continues to grow rapidly.  However, rural obstacles such as low user density, vast geography and the absence of affordable Telco infrastructures render such areas particularly problematic for cellular operators and residential customers.   If you have trees in between your two locations, use a 900MHz bridge to connect them.  The 900MHz frequency will penetrate the trees, and establish a secure reliable connection.

For this type of application, your two locations must be less then 1/2 mile apart, where trees block the majority of the signal path between the two antennas.  Using 900MHz antennas, and high power, 900MHz radios, you will be able to penetrate the trees, allowing you to establish a reliable connection between your two remote locations.  The exact distance of your link, and how dense the trees are between the two sites will determine the exact speed of your wireless bridge.  These 900MHz point to point wireless bridge kits range from 10Mbps to 150Mbps.  900MHz wireless ethernet will replace the older linksys wireless ethernet bridge kits that used the indoor wireless routers and external directional patch antennas.  The 900MHz antennas will get better range, increased reliability, and faster speed.  Setting up a 900MHz wireless bridge is easy to do, as these include external LED's for alignment assistance. 

GNS-1130N NLOS PTP

  • 150Mbps 802.11N Wi-Fi

  • Power Over Ethernet

  • Outdoor Dish Antennas for NLOS

Part# GNS-1130N
Price: $599.95

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► COMMERCIAL GRADE POINT TO POINT
For the commercial grade, or industrial grade requirements, GNS Wireless stocks enterprise level point to point wireless Ethernet bridge packages.  These point to point links provide higher packet per second processing, (PPS), high reliability, high speed, and enclosed inside ruggized weatherproof enclosure for the most extreme conditions.  Typically these point to point links provide wireless connectivity between locations that are handling voice/video, or large amounts of data.  They can also be used for temporary fiber replacement, or last mile point to point connectivity.   Throughput will vary based on distance, and antenna type.  Typical scenerio for a full duplex point to point link will be where a customer has a very large amount of VoIP phones and/or data going across a link, where minimum latency and minimum downtime is required.  The wireless bridge setup on full duplex GNS packages are just as fast and easy to install as the smaller kits.  These long distance wireless broadband solutions will still include external LED's for alignment assistance and also will allow you to log into the web based configuration for fine tuning and adjustments.

Commercial Grade PTP

  • 300Mbps 802.11N Carrier Class PTP

  • Full Duplex | 30K PPS

  • 23dBi Integrated Panel Antennas

Part# GNS-1155
Price: $989.95

Commercial Grade PTP

  • 300Mbps 802.11N Enterprise PTP

  • Full Duplex | 60K PPS

  • 23dBi Integrated Panel Antennas

Part# GNS-PTP-5P23
Price: $1749.00


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► HIGH SECURITY POINT TO POINT WIRELESS BRIDGE
For the government, military, or other public use sector which requires high security, encrypted, wireless backhauls, GNS Wireless offers solutions from Cambium, Radwin Wireless, Proxim and Bridgewave.  These high end point to point wireless data links offer the highest security options including FIPS 140-2, and both 128bit, and 256bit encryption.  For public safety use only, we carry a wide range of 4.9GHz point to point wireless bridge packages.  Throughput requirements vary based on your exact point to point distance, obstructions, and frequency range.  We offer both unlicensed point to point wireless bridge kit packages, as well as licensed frequency bands for when you are linking two locations in a high interference envirnment.  Gigabit wifi is available for distances less then 5 miles.  High security mesh networks can be installed at remote locations and information can be passed over the long distance wireless n bridge.

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► LICENSED POINT TO POINT WIRELESS ETHERNET
For building to building wireless solutions where the highest security is required, the licensed band of point-to-point applications is recommended.  Licensed point to point backhauls will provide the most successful, highly reliable, interference-free network connection between two locations.  We offer short range point to point solutions to long range point to point backhauls up to 30 miles.  GNS Wireless now stocks licensed point to point radios from top manufactures such as Cambium, Proxim, Siklu and Bridgewave.  Setting up a wireless bridge in the licensed band of broadband backhauls is the same as the unlicensed band, except that when registering the link with the FCC, you enter the type of frequency being used.  For public safety, 4.9GHz is used.  Mesh networks can be utilized in the licensed band for the wireless backhaul, and 2.4GHz can be used for the wifi network, wifi extender, wifi signal booster, or wireless mesh range extenders.

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LONG DISTANCE POINT TO POINT WIRELESS BRIDGE

For any application where your two locations are greater then 3 miles apart, it is recommended to email our support department your lat/long, or GPS cordinates of the two locations.  This will allow us to run a quick, path analysis to determine if a link is possible between your two locations, and what antenna height is recommended.  For point to point wireless greater than 3 miles, clear, unobstructed, line of sight is required.  If you are sure your two locations have line of sight, then the typical scenerio of point to point wireless utilizes anywhere from a 2ft. to 6ft. dish antenna, attached to your high power, outdoor backhaul radio.  View some of our pre-packaged, long range wireless bridge kit packages below using both 2ft. and 3ft. dish antennas.
 
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BRIDGEWAVE POINT TO POINT SOLUTION FOR EDUCATION
BridgeWave Communications produces ultra low cost gigabit speed wireless solutions from design to manufacturing, enabled by BridgeWave developed transceiver and modem technologies. BridgeWave solutions utilize high-frequency radio spectrum in the 60-90 GHz range, now being allocated by the FCC, enabling multi-gigabit per second wireless connectivity for point to point reliability over long distance.  Click here for more information.


BRIDGEWAVE POINT-TO-POINT SOLUTION FOR HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS
BridgeWave Communications produces ultra low cost gigabit speed wireless solutions from design to manufacturing, enabled by BridgeWave developed transceiver and modem technologies. BridgeWave solutions utilize high-frequency radio spectrum in the 60-90 GHz range, now being allocated by the FCC, enabling multi-gigabit per second wireless connectivity.  Bridgewave gigabit wireless solutions can replace T1, provide for higher throughput of greater than 700Mbps, and are HIPAA compliant.  Click here for more information.

CAMBIUM NETWORKS 4.9GHz PTP WIRELESS BACKHAUL SOLUTIONS
Cambium's PTP 49400 Wireless Backhaul Solution is ideal for: Replacing T1 Links, Backhauling Video Surveillance Cameras on 4.9GHz, Connecting Remote Locations (public safety locations not easily reachable via wired connections), Backhauling a 4.9GHz MOTOMESH hot-spot or coverage network.  4.9GHz point to point wireless networks are also useful in high interference environments where high speed over the wireless backhaul is required.  Click here for more information on Cambium Networks 4.9GHz solutions.

 


 


WIRELESS BRIDGE SETUP APPLICATION SCENARIOS: 

QUESTION1:
The information provided on your web site has been very valuable.  I’m looking for some expert advice on how best to reliably and costs effectively extend my homes wireless network to an unattached building on my property, and how to setup a wireless bridge. The metal building sits about 75’ away from my main residence, with about 15’ of elevation change (e.g. slightly up a hill). There are no LOS obstructions and since I live in a very rural area, other wireless traffic is mostly non-existent. I currently use 2 Linksys WRE54G extenders to provide access to the detached building, but the connection does not provide the reliability that I require.
For my home network I currently use a Linksys WRT600N router which manages connectivity very well for about a dozen wireless G and N devices. I currently run WPA-Personal with AES and TKIP encryption, with the N traffic on the dedicated 5 GHz band and G traffic on 2.4 GHz. I have a Linksys WET200 wireless bridge to provide connectivity for some of my home entertainment gear.
My wife has a Mac Book Pro with built in Wireless-N network adapter and our children have notebooks with Wireless-G adapters.  My preference would be to preserve the wireless capability within the classroom. Based upon what I’ve read on your site there are a number of solutions such as WAP with directional antennas or even wireless point to point bridge.  I’m looking to make a purchase and perform the installation immediately and would appreciate any recommendations for a cost effective and reliable solution.
                                                                                                  
ANSWER1:                
What you need is a cost effective point to point bridge to connect the two locations.  This will allow you to have a separate wireless router inside the remote building, which can be used for local access to the laptops in that building.  The part number is GNS-1151N,  which includes everything you need to connect the two locations.  At the main location, you will connect the radio to the LAN port on your wireless N router.  On the remote building you will connect the radio/antenna to the WAN port on your remote wireless router, (routers not included.).  The radios should be mounted outside, and pointed at each other.  They are housed in a weather proof enclosure, with a small form factor of 6" x 4" square.  The wireless bridge comes pre-configured, so all you have to do is mount them and power up.
 
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QUESTION2:
I have a customer that needs to connect their network to a building about 300ft away. I was looking at the wireless kit, Part # GNS-1141.  Is this the least expensive solution you offer for share a internet signal between two locations, or to connect line of sight internet at 300ft.?
 
ANSWER2:
The most cost effective solution to bridge two buildings at 300ft, with clear line of sight, is the GNS-1162N,.  This will include everything you need to connect the locations.  The radios are outdoor rated, and weatherproof, similar to the GNS-1141, however, if you only require a simply wireless connection to bridge your two remote locations, and do not require high throughput, the GNS-1162N will work great in your situation.  The connection will avoid other 2.4GHz frequencies and provide the faster, cheapest wireless bridge solution.  Using the wireless n bridge, will allow you to connect the two locations similar to having an invisible Ethernet cable connected between your buildings.
 
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QUESTION3:
Hello, my dad has DSL at his home, I'm 500 ft. farther off the road and can't get the DSL  yet. We want to be able to pick up wireless from my house, the line of sight is pretty well clear what would be the best & cheapest wireless bridge to do this?
Thank you.
 
ANSWER3:      
If you are 500ft. away from your fathers Internet connection, you have two options.  The first would be to use a cheap wireless bridge, such as the GNS-1151N.  This will include a complete wireless bridge setup, that ships pre-configured and can even be used for long distance wireless bridging up to 1/2 mile.  It includes everything you need for "out of the box" operation.
 
Another option, and one that may be a bit more cost effective, is to create a point to point wireless link between your two locations using a cheap wireless bridge, such as the GNS-1172N, which means having an antenna on each end, pointing toward each other.  The antenna on his home connects to the wireless routers LAN port, and the antenna on your home connects to your PC's LAN port, or even to another indoor wireless router (WAN port).  This will give you a quality signal between the two, and a solid connection.  The radios will be mounted outdoors, and only a single cat5 cable will be required to provide data and power, which simplifies the installation.  The antennas included in this wireless to wired bridge are very small, only about 3"x4".  They are outdoor rated, and weatherproof.  A solution such as this one would be much more reliable then the older linksys wireless ethernet bridges.  A linksys router, or cisco wireless router can be used on either end (not included).  The exact router you choose is completely user preference.  For more information on increasing your wireless range indoors, using wireless routers, and range extenders, or mesh networks, click here.

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QUESTION4:
Hi, I have been searching for a wireless bridge connection to transfer data from an IP camera at a remote location, and bridge the video to our home network.  Your device GNS-1172N, 5GHz Wireless N Bridge, is the only device so far that meets all my requirements (since it has a very high data rate, it is small in size, with minimal setup and works in -40 °C weather which is very important since the camera will be located in the far north of Canada). I was wondering if this cheap wireless bridge will include everything I need to connect my two locations, which are about 250ft. apart?  I hope you are having a great day.  Thanks

ANSWER4:     
For a distance of 250ft., and with only 1 or 2 IP cameras transmitting video across the wireless link, yes the GNS-1172N would be your best wireless bridge to use for this application.  Because  your distance is very short, you do not require a long distance wireless bridge to connect the two locations, and because you are not transmitting a large amount of data, you will not need a very high throughput wireless bridge.  The GNS-1172N is pre-configured for "out of the box" installation, as there is no setup required to get this bridge wireless up and running.  Setting up a wireless bridge such as the GNS-1172N requires pointing the antennas at each other, connecting power to the included POE injectors, and using the external LED's for alignment.  You will have the option to use any wireless n router at the remote location, such as any linksys router, or Ubiquiti router for local WiFi access.  You can also connect a switch at the remote location if you have more then 1 IP camera connected at once.  Items are in stock.  Order online, or give us a call if you have any other questions.

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QUESTION5:
What is the best wireless bridge for 1/2 mile, clear unobstructed line of sight?  We are trying to send 4x, 3MP, PTZ cameras from a remote barn, to our home, in order to view live video across the wireless.

ANSWER5:    
Hi, the best wireless bridge for 1/2 mile, line of sight, would be either the GNS-1151N or the GNS-1155.  The GNS-1151N would support the 4 cameras, however the exact speed that you get across the link will depend on what you set the FPS to be.  With a full 30FPS, and 4 PTZ cameras, you may experience some slight lag across the connection, however it will still work flawlessly.  If you want to be able to view all 4 cameras at the same time, with full 30FPS and live view, then I suggest upgrading to the more commercial grade, full duplex, GNS-1155.  This will prevent any lag, and you have no latency across the link.  Both items are in stock, and both wireless n bridges ship pre-configured.    The GNS-1155 is a long distance wireless n bridge.  The GNS-1151N is a wireless N bridge that replaces the linksys wireless Ethernet bridge.  Both wireless n bridges can connect to your existing linksys router, or linksys e3000 router.  The difference between a access point vs router, is that the router has 4 LAN ports on the back, handles DHCP and has firewall security settings.  An access point is strickly a wireless node, which extends the range of your wireless network, wireless booster, wifi booster, or wifi extender.