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March 2014 Newsletter
News from Freenet Antennas


Ubiquiti has been busy releasing a range of new products. Not all are shipping yet, but many are.

This newsletter keeps you up to date.

New NanoBeam Range


The new NanoBeam range from Ubiquiti is basically a refresh/update of the familar NanoStation/NanoBridge range. They still operate on 24V POE, but have faster CPUs (560 vs 400 MHz), and some models now include GbE (1000 Mbps) ethernet interfaces. The NanoStation replacements now include a mount that has Elevation adjustment.

When will NanoStations/NanoBridges be obsolete?
NanoBridge units are now End-of-Life (EOL) and can no longer be ordered from the factory.

NanoStation units: Short answer: We don't know. We have heard nothing from Ubiquiti on if/when the existing product line of NanoStation will be End-Of-Life (EOL).

New Product
Image Equivalent to ETA in Stock
NanoBeam-M5-16 NBE01 NanoStationM5 ???
NanoBeam-M5-19 (new) April 2014
NanoBeam-M5-300 NBE02 NB-5G22 (EOL) In stock
NanoBeam-M5-400 NB-5G25 (EOL) In stock
NanoBeam-M2-400 NB-2G18 (EOL) In stock
NanoBeam Radome RAD RAD-RD2 ???

 More ...

New Products - In Stock Now


POE Wall Mount

This simple plastic bracket allows you to tidy up your installations. Mount your Ubiquiti POE injectors on a wall.

Avoid cable mess and mount your Ubiquiti POE injectors neatly on a wall.


Cable Mess

OK - this is a bit extreme,
but you get the idea

Suitable for the small-format POE injectors.

More ...


Long-Range Omni Directional Hotspot

With this product, you can quickly install a long range OMNI directional MIMO WiFi HOTSPOT. We have had customers report that they obtain a solid connection to a Samsung S3 handheld smartphone at 1.1 km Line of Sight. That's a 2.2 km DIAMETER circle of coverage!

This product operates in the 2.4 GHz band.




This is the same as the recently introduced airGateway, but with the addition of an external 5 dBi antenna for extra range.

This exciting little device is a POE-powered mini-AP. While intended to be clipped onto a Ubiquiti POE power supply to add AP functionality inside a customer's house/office, it actually have a number of other applications.

The "LR" model includes a clip-in wall mount.

AirGateway usage
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AirGateway-LR Mount
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The 8-port version of the popular EdgeRouter-Lite-3 is a very powerful rack-mount model, with support for SFP (Fiber connectivity)


(Layer-3 base forwarding) 2,000,000 pps for 64-byte packets. Line rate (8 Gbps) for 512-byte packets and higher


Dual-core MIPS64 processor with hardware acceleration for packet processing and encryption/decryption


6 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet ports, plus 2 x combo Gigabit/SFP ports. (SFP ports allow connectivity to fiber interfaces)


1 RJ-45 serial console port. (Suitable cable. Not included)

More ...



This is not a 'new' product, but they have been out of stock for a long time, and we now have some back in stock for you.



Rocket Dish 31 dBi AC


5 GHz, 2 x 2 MIMO Point-to-Point Dish Antenna

This antenna is designed to work with the Ubiquiti 5GHz RocketM5 range of products to create powerful 2 x 2 (MIMO) Point-to-Point (PtP) or Point-to-Multipoint(PtMP)links.

It has a new design, improved shielding, and performance as required by the future airMAX-AC series of products. But can be used today with the existing 5 GHz Rocket radios.

The radios that can be used with this product include:

More ...

Upcoming Products

The products below have been announced. We will keep you updated via this newsletter as we learn more.


airFiber-5  5 GHz model

Ubiquiti has announced, but is not yet shipping a 5 GHz version of the popular airFiber product.


Operating in the 5GHz band, airFiber 5 builds on the innovations in airFiber 24 to enable speeds up to 1Gbps and introduces new eXtended Range Technology (xRT) to provide 100+Km maximum range.

At this stage, we have no information as to when the product will start shipping. Price will be cheaper than the airFiber-24, but will operate in a more congested spectrum space. If you need a high speed link now, we recommend the airFiber-24.

More ...


1U Universal Rack System - POE

The Universal 1U Rack System-POE will hold any two Ubiquiti Tough Switches (5 or 8 port), or the Ubiquiti EdgeMAX Lite, or EdgeMAX POE router in a convenient 19" 1U Rack system.

Holds any of the following combinations:

  • EdgeMAX Lite-3 Router and Tough Switch-5-POE

  • EdgeMAX Lite-3 Router and Tough Switch-8-PRO

  • EdgeMAX POE-5 Router and Tough Switch-5-POE

  • EdgeMAX POE-5 Router and Tough Switch-8-PRO

  • Tough Switch-5-POE and Tough Switch-8-PRO

  • Tough Switch-8-PRO and Tough Switch-8-PRO

Features hold points for the power bricks for the Tough Switch 5-POE and EdgeMAX routers and power cord tie down slots for the Tough Switch Pro.


UniFi V3 - Status Update

UniFi V3 adds a lot of new features, and has spent a long time in Beta Testing. It is very close toe Release Candidate (RC) status. Click here to see latest update.

Ubiquiti Training - airMAX and UniFi

We now have both airMAX (airOS), and UniFi training courses available. The courses are each 2-days, and are booked separately. But in most cases, we will schedule them back-to-back so students can attend both in a 4-day stretch.

Upcoming scheduled courses:







2014 Apr 1-2

2014 Apr 3-4


2014 Apr 28-29

2014 Apr 30 + May 01


Your office

 Your Office

 See the Full Calendar.

   Tell us of Your Success

Do you have a WiFi success story you would like to share with other Freenet Antennas customers? If so email us the details and we might publish in our next newsletter.


Recommended Firmware

Each month we will update this table.


Recommended Firmware


UltraWAP-G V2




Factory FW


Ubiquiti a/b/g



Ubiquiti "M"



OpenWRT Backfire 10.03

Supports MIMO (SR71-12/15 radio cards)

UniFi Controller


 V3 Beta available



Check the forum for latest



Check the forum for latest


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