What about Security?
A true point to point wireless bridge will be very close to having an invisible Ethernet Cable connected between your two networks. They will operate as a layer 2 transparent bridge. They will pass all VLAN tagged frames, and provide QOS and management options inside the web based GUI.
The basic 5 GHz point to point solutions, such as the GNS-1163AC or GNS-1153AC provide WPA2 Encryption, and MAC filtering. You can hide the SSID, and the integrated directional antenna will only broadcast the signal within 10 degrees.
If you are looking for more security, the next step up would be to use a 60 GHz bridge. These operate at an unlicensed, limited use spectrum. The signal is virtually invisible, and interference free. These units operate strictly in PTP mode, meaning the SSID is not broadcasted. In addition, these units still use AES 128 bit encryption.
Beyond that, you move up to PTP Backhauls which utilize either WPA2 256 bit encryption, and/or FIPS 140-2. For more information on these security levels, please contact us directly.
For building to building wireless solutions where the highest security is required, we also carry a licensed band of point-to-point applications. Licensed point to point backhauls will provide the most successful, highly reliable, interference-free network connection between two networks. We offer short range point to point wireless 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 2.4 GHz can be used for the WiFi network, WiFi extender, WiFi signal booster, or wireless mesh range extenders.