5.2-5.8GHz, 300Mbps Point to Point Wireless Bridge, 23dBi Integrated Antennas, 29dBm, WPA2, POE/PS included, - Pre-Configured - 2 Mile Complete Link

Manufacturer: GNS Wireless LLC.
Part #
GNS-1142N
Availability In Stock
Price $879.95
300Mbps, 5.2-5.8GHz Bridge, 23dBi Antennas - 2 Mile - Complete Link
Product Info

**NEW** GNS-1142N, Complete Point to Point Wireless Bridge kit allows you to connect any 2 locations up to 2 miles apart.  Unobstructed Line of sight is recommended.  Upgraded processor allows for faster throughput, and higher packet per second.  The GNS-1142N point to point link, ships as a complete pair.  This wireless bridge supports 5.2GHz and 5.7-5.8GHz for extended interference avoidance.  This point to point network backhaul is extremely reliable, includes everything you need.

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

2x Outdoor Radios w/ Integrated 23dBi Patch Antenna
2x Power over Ethernet Injector (PoE)
2x Power Supply
2x 50ft. Shielded cat5e Ethernet Cable
2x Pole Mount Hardware for 1-2" 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).  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 using an IP address for each radio, which 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:
This 802.11N Point to Point Wireless Bridge includes a pair of outdoor access points, that have an integrated 23dBi directional patch antenna built into the enclosure. This means your installation is quick and easy.  Outdoor Internet Bridge is setup once the access points 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 10°, 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 2 miles can be achieved using this link. Please note that this Point to Point Wireless Bridge operates between 5.2-5.8GHz. 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.

For point to point applications only, 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 point to multipoint wirleess applications, power is scaled back to 21dBm.  This means that wireless mesh applications must have a distance of less then 1/4-1/2 mile and be within 20 degrees of the main location wireless router.  Please contact us for more information

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 network bridge, wireless backhaul, fiber replacement wireless, broadband wireless network, 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.  This is the best wireless ethernet bridge for distances under 2 miles, with clear line of sight.  For wireless bridge wholesale cost on quanties of 10 or more, please contact GNS Wireless today.

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Specs
Antenna Specifications
Frequency Range: (FCC 5.150 - 5.250 & 5.725 - 5.850 GHz)
Gain: 23 dBi MIMO
Polarization: Dual Polarized 2x2 MIMO
AZ/EL Beamwidth: 12°/12°
Front to Back Ratio: 26 dB
VSWR 50 Ohm: < 1.5
Power Consumption: 7W
Size: 13" x 13" x 3"
Combined Weight: 7 lbs with radio
Connector: Outdoor RJ-45 All Weather
Mounting Kit/Style: Included: Pole Mount (1" - 2.5" Diameter)
Operating Temperature: -40°C to 75°C
Material: ABS
Additional Features: UV Stabilized
Radio Specifications
Standard Compliance: IEEE 802.11a/n (300 Mbps)
Modulation: OFDM52: 64QAM , 64QAM ¾, 64QAM , 16QAM ¾, 16QAM ½, QPSK ¾, QPSK ½ , BPSK ½
Channel Bandwidths: 5/10/20/40MHz Selectable
Frequency Band: (FCC 5.150 - 5.250 & 5.725 - 5.850 GHz)
Data Rate: up to 300Mbps
Output Power: up to 29 dBm - Adjustable
Receive Sensitivity:

802.11a: -95 +/- 2dBm @ 6 Mbps, -77 +/- 2dBm @ 54 Mbps

Data Security: WPA, WPA2 & 64/128 bit WEP Data Security, MAC Filtering
DC Power Input: 12-48 VDC Adapter, PoE injector
Warranty 1-Year
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Add'l Info
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.

ADDITIONAL SPECS:
  • 5.150 - 5.850 GHz (FCC 5.150 - 5.250 & 5.725 - 5.850 GHz)
  • Increased Processing power of 80K Packets Per Second (PPS)
  • 300Mbps Radio Rate (170 Mbps aggregate throughput capacity)
  • High output TX/RX power, 29 dBm radio (close to 1000mW TX/RX power!)
  • Larger, Higher Gain, Integrated, 23 dBi dual polarized patch antenna
  • New Powerful OS
  • Weather proof (IP-65 rated) outdoor enclosure
  • Responsive HTML 5 based GUI
  • Integrated Pole mounting option.  Support pole diameter of 1.5-2.5"
  • Metal Enclosure with small form factor of only 13"x13"x3"
  • External LED status for ease of installation & troubleshooting
  • Extended range channel width of 5/10/20/40Mhz
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