802.11N Wireless Bridge Kits
802.11N - 300Mbps Wireless Ethernet Bridge Packages
GNS Wireless offers complete wireless Ethernet bridge kits for connecting a building to building network or internet connection. The pre-packaged 802.11N bridges are pre-configured for "out of the box" installation. This means you will have the ability to share internet wirelessly between two or more locations. 802.11N point to point wireless bridges can also be used to share voice/video and data. Extend your homes wireless network by first deciding distance, then speed requirements, and whether or not you have clear, unobstructed line of sight between your two locations. The 802.11AC speed will allow gaming applications such as Xbox 360 to run without any delay.
Wireless Ethernet Bridge Features:
- Maximum legal transmit power – 1 Watt (Radio Dependent)
- External LEDs showing signal quality, Ethernet link, network activity and power
- Power Over Ethernet Injector
- Line-of-sight range up to 30 miles for Cambium PTP650, 5 miles for most other pre-configured point-to-point Ethernet bridge packages
- Up to 300 Mbps Ethernet data rate to support high resolution cameras
- Data Security provided by optional 128/256-Bit AES encryption
- Browser interface for easy configuration and link status monitoring
- Rugged outdoor enclosure meets IP66 Standard
- Pre-Configured for "out of the box" installation
- Technical support included for life of the radio
Point to Point Wireless Ethernet Security
The wireless Ethernet bridge operates as a transparent link, or layer 2 transmission. It is similar to an invisible Ethernet cable connecting your two locations. When the antennas send the information between one another, WPA/WPA2 encryption is enabled for security. 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° or less) the signal is not broadcasted in all directions, only in the direction you aim the outdoor antenna. Furthermore, mount the antennas as high as possible to further reduce interference.
GNS Wireless Ethernet Bridge antennas are pre-configured for "out of the box" installation and operation. Most of the 802.11N radios have external Signal LED's will assist with alignment and troubleshooting procedures. Maximum cat5e cable to be used on each end is 290ft. (Shielded cat5e is recommended).
To connect the wireless bridge antenna to your network at each location, a single Cat5e Ethernet cable is used. The Cat5e 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.) In order to run multiple computers, or phones at the remote location, connect a switch to the antenna. You then have the option of connecting a 802.11AC wireless router, for Wi-Fi access.
Wireless Range & Interference:
With clear, un-obstructed line of sight between your two locations, a maximum range of 5 miles can be achieved using some of our more popular 802.11N wireless Ethernet bridge kits. Using the frequency of 5.8Ghz will work great for most applications. The directional antennas reduce interference, and the bridge antennas will be set to automatically select the best channel. Adjustable transmit power and channel width allows you to further adjust link quality. Most antennas have a 24-29dBm 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 non line-of-sight application we stock a variety of 900 MHz Wireless Ethernet Bridge package.