300Mbps Datarate, 5GHz Wireless Bridge. 15dBi Antenna, 29dBm, WPA/WPA2, POE/PS, 25ft. cat5e (2x), Pre-Configured - 1/4 mile - PAIR

Manufacturer: GNS Wireless LLC.
Part #
GNS-1162N
Availability In Stock
MSRP $399.00
Price $377.49

300Mbps, Ethernet Bridge, 15dBi Antennas - 1/4 Mile - Complete Link

Product Info

Please Note:  A faster option is now available.  Part# GNS-1163AC wireless bridge offers 500Mbps.

GNS-1162N, Complete Point to Point Wireless Bridge kit allows you to connect any 2 locations up to 1/4 miles apart.  Unobstructed Line of sight is recommended.

Whats included in this point to point wireless bridge kit (complete link):

2x Outdoor Radio w/ Integrated 15dBi Patch Antenna
2x Power over Ethernet Injector (PoE)
2x Power Supply
2x 25ft. cat5e Ethernet Cable
2x Pole Mount Hardware for 1-1.5" OD mast

The site to site wireless 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).  1 year warranty includes technical support.

Installation:
This complete link ships pre-configured for "out of the box" installation. No configuration is required. Web based management allows for adjustment of TX/RX power, Security type, signal strength/signal noise reading, and real time throughput estimates. POE, PS, and pole mount hardware is included in the kit. Any 1-1.5" diameter mast/pole, will allow you to mount the antennas. If you require additional mounting hardware, please let us know.

 

Basic Description:
Brand new 802.11N Point to Point Wireless Bridge includes a pair of outdoor access points, that have an integrated 15dBi directional patch antenna built into the enclosure. This means that only a single cat5e cable is connected from the outdoor radio to the indoor network.  Once the AP's are installed at each location, the Wireless Bridge operates as a transparent, layer 2 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 15°, 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 25ft. 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.
 

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Specs

GNS Wireless offers complete packages for connecting a building to building wireless bridge. 


These 802.11N, point to point wireless Ethernet bridge kits are pre-configured for "out of the box" installation.  Share internet wirelessly between two or buildings.  802.11N point to point wireless Ethernet bridge kit packages can also be used to share voice/video and data.  Choose a 802.11N wireless bridge, or newest 802.11AC wireless bridge link when you want to wireless bridge point to point, share voice, connect wireless security cameras, connect outdoor wireless antennas.
 

What is a Wireless Bridge Kit?

A Point to Point Wireless Bridge kit includes a pair of outdoor access points, or outdoor radio transmitters, that typically have an integrated, directional patch antenna built into the outdoor enclosure.  Although, some of the wireless bridge kits that GNS Wireless offers, use an external dish antenna.  Because the antennas are integrated into the wireless radio, only a single cat5e cable is required for data and power. 
 
Once the outdoor radios are installed at each location, the Wireless Bridge kit 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 between 5° - 30°, 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 bridge antenna has a static IP address, used strictly for web based configuration, and troubleshooting. External LED's that are typically found on our bridge antennas will assist in alignment and troubleshooting.
 

Security Features:

Because a wireless point to point bridge kit operates as a transparent bridge, the security is very high.  The complete link will include multiple security options.  Each link will have the latest encryption features available, including WEP/WPA/WPA2.  The wireless bridge kit link also has ability to enable MAC address authentication so that only the two bridge antennas are able communicate.  You can hide the network SSID, and because the beam width of the antennas is directional, (less than 30°) the signal is not being broadcasted in all directions, only in the direction you aim the outdoor antenna.  Mounting the antennas as high as possible will further increase security of your point to point link.
 

What is included in a wireless bridge kit?

GNS Wireless includes everything  you need to connect the two locations, wirelessly.  (poles, tripods, towers, or other misc. mounting arms are NOT included)  A typical, "out of the box", pre-configured wireless bridge kit from GNS Wireless will include, but not limited to, the following:
 

  • (2x)  Outdoor Bridge Radio w/ Integrated Patch Antenna (optional connectorized versions are available)
  • (2x)  Power over Ethernet Injector (PoE)
  • (2x)  Power Supply
  • (2x)  Cat5e Ethernet Cables (maximum length should be less than 300ft.)
  • (2x)  Pole Mount Hardware for 1-2.5" OD mast (dimensions depend on the wireless bridge kit)

 
GNS Wireless provides technical support on all wireless bridge kits that we sell.  Technical support is provided before, during and after your installation, with remote assistance available.  If you have exact pre-configuration information that you would like us to use, we will be happy to assist.  For a free link analysis of your point to point applications, please email our support department, or contact us today at 877-209-5152.

5.150 - 5.850 GHz (FCC 5.150 - 5.250 & 5.725 - 5.850 GHz)

  • Processing power of 80K Packets Per Second (PPS)
  • 300Mbps Radio Rate (170 Mbps aggregate throughput capacity)
  • High output TX/RX power, 29 dBm radio
  • Integrated, 15 dBi dual polarized patch antenna
  • New Powerful OS
  • Weather proof (IP-65 rated) outdoor enclosure
  • Responsive HTML 5 based GUI
  • Integrated Pole mounting option
  • Small form factor of only 6"x4"
  • External LED status for ease of installation & troubleshooting
  • Extended range channel width of 5/10/20/40Mhz
  • Weatherproof RJ45 Feedthrough allows for trouble free, outdoor installations

 

 

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Add'l Info

Maximum Range & Interference:
With clear, un-obstructed line of sight between your two locations, a maximum range of 1/4 mile can be achieved using this link. Please note that this Point to Point Wireless Bridge operates between 5.3-5.8GHz. If you plan on installing more then one link at the same location, you want to avoid interference between each Point to Point link by using separate channels such as CH. 60 (5.3GHz) and CH. 149 (5.7GHz). Mount the outdoor access points as high as possible to further avoid any other 5GHz interference.

Each access point has a 29dBm 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.

For applications that require transfer of very large files, video transmission, or large amounts VoIP (Voice over IP) traffic (30 or greater), it is recommended that you choose a FULL DUPLEX, 5GHz Point to Point link, which will not only avoid all 2.4GHz interference, but offer much faster throughput, higher packets per second (PPS) and lower jitter rates. A full duplex, Point to Point Wireless Bridge will also offer lower latency, which increases performance. For distances less then 3 miles, please ask us about the LIGOPTP-PRO, full duplex point to point link.

Security Features
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 16°) 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.

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. 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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