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Part #: GNS-1130N
Whats included in this point to point link:
2x Outdoor Radios
2x 13dBi Reflector Dish Antenna
2x Power over Ethernet Injector (PoE) | 10/100
2x Power Supply
2x 50ft. Shielded cat5e Ethernet Cable
2x Pole Mount Hardware for 1-1.5" OD mast
Bridge antennas are pre-configured for "out of the box" installation and operation. External Signal LED's will assist with alignment and troubleshooting procedures. Maximum cat5e cable to be used on each end is 250ft. (Shielded cat5e is recommended).
900MHz Point to Point Wireless Ethernet Bridge. Up to 150Mbps Aggregate data rate. 28dBm TX/RX power with adjustable output for closer installations. Integrated 13dBi panel antenna + offset dish, external alignment LED's. Includes AES Encryption, Power over Ethernet - Complete Link (Pair of Wireless Radios)
GNS Wireless uses this same link to connect our main office to the fairgrounds where local chamber events are held. The distance is about 1800ft, with about 8-10 trees blocking line of sight. We use this link to supply merchants of the fairground internet access for credit card processing and customer data access. 2.4GHz was not an option as cablevision has mutliple, high power, 2.4GHz wireless hotspots between our roof top and the fairground. The 900MHz wireless ethernet bridge has worked flawlessly. Contact us for more information.
This 900MHz Point to Point Wireless Bridge includes a pair of outdoor access points, that have an integrated 11dBi directional patch antenna built into the enclosure plus the included offset reflector dish for longer PTP applications. This means that only a single, small enclosure is required at each location. Once the AP's are installed at each location, the Wireless Bridge operates as a transparent bridge, and will pass all network traffic between your two locations. The Wireless Bridge operates similar to an invisible Ethernet cable connecting your two locations. Each antenna has a beam width of about 20°, so aligning the antennas is easy. Furthermore, you will have the ability to view real time signal strength, link quality, and noise level, using the web based configuration. Each AP has a static IP address, used strictly for web based configuration, and troubleshooting.
Connection to Network:
To connect the access point to your network at each location, a single Cat5 Ethernet cable is used. A 50ft. cable is included for each location. (If you need more cable, a maximum length of up to 200ft. can be used) The Cat5 Ethernet cable connects directly from the outdoor access point using a weatherproof grommet, to an indoor POE (Power-over-Ethernet) injector. The POE injector plugs into a standard AC outlet for power, and another Cat5 Ethernet cable connects from the POE injector to your network (Router/PC/Switch etc.)
At the MAIN location, you will typically connect to an open LAN port on the back of your existing router, or switch. At the REMOTE location, you can connect either directly to a PC if you only have a single computer, or you can connect to an indoor wired/wireless router. This will allow you to run multiple computers over the wireless bridge. See Diagram below.
Maximum Range & Interference:
With clear, un-obstructed line of sight between your two locations, a maximum range of 1/2 mile can be achieved using this link. When trees are present between your two locations, maximum distance is estimated at 1/4 - 3/4 mile depending on density of trees. (Please note that exact distance with obstruction may depend on external interference) Please note that because this Point to Point Wireless Bridge operates at 900MHz, external interference from other cellular networks may slow down the transmission speed of the link, and even cause dropouts. To avoid interference between the Point to Point Wireless Bridge, and indoor wireless routers, or access points that may be present at each of your locations, you want to install the antennas as high as possible, and avoid as much obstruction as possible.
Each access point has a 28dBm maximum output power. This works great for long distance Point-to-Point applications, as well as Client applications. Power can be scaled back for closer installations to avoid noise issues and to meet local regulatory requirements.
This Wireless Point to Point bridge operates as a transparent bridge. It is similar to an invisible Ethernet cable connecting your two locations. It includes multiple security options including WEP/WPA/WPA2. It also has ability to enable MAC address authentication so that only the two access points are able communicate. You can hide the network SSID, and because the beam width of the antennas is directional, (about 20°) the signal is not being broadcasted in all directions, only in the direction you aim the outdoor antenna.
If you have any other questions, please contact our Pre-Sales/Technical Support Dept. at (516) 214-0321.
GNS Wireless has assembled this kit with the components required for a fully configured "out of the box" solution for a wireless point-to-point link. The IP address for each wireless radio allows you to customize the settings, and view radio configuration tools.
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