|May 2010 Newsletter
|News from Freenet Antennas
New Perth Retail Store
Antenna Sales is our newest partner retail store. They stock some of the most common products we sell.
196 Campbell Street.
Belmont WA 6104
08 9277 6514 - speak to Peter.
Mon-Thu: 8am til 5pm
Fri: 8am til 4:30pm
We have continued to add to our range of products this month.
Dual Radio Router
2.4 and/or 5 GHz
Dual Radio Router - Pole Mounted.
There are times when you need a powerful, and customisable unit that can support multiple WiFi channels/frequencies.
For internal applications, we have our RouterStationPro in an indoor enclosure.
But when using external antennas, it is good to keep the antenna cables short - and that means you need the unit mounted outside, on a pole.
This product suits that need.
- Weatherproof External Enclosure
- POE power
- Linux based system running OpenWRT
- 3 Ethernet interfaces
- 2 wifi radio interfaces of your choice
The radio interfaces can be any mix of 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.
Here are the products in this range:
Wireless-A/N (5 GHz)
5 GHz 10 dBi Omni Antenna
This antenna is a 430mm tall omni antenna with a sturdy fibreglass radome.
Wireless-A/N (5 GHz)
Dual Polarity (MIMO)
5 GHz 30 dBi Dual Polarity (MIMO) Antenna
This antenna is for long distance Wireless-N links. It is specifically designed to mate with the Ubiquiti RocketM5.
5GHz 24 dBi Grid Antenna
This single polarity (Horiontal or Vertical) antenna is a perfect match for the BulletM5.
Testimonial of the Month
A long time ago (approx 10 years) Freenet Antenna's started the slotted waveguide project by constructing a small number of 360deg and 180deg waveguide antenna's using regular down pipe (gutter material) by hand, with hand tools.
With careful marking of the down pipes, and equally careful cutting, the waveguides were born, completely with panel-mount N-type connector and soldered dipole.
Today these waveguides are professionally made with laser-cutting equipment. You can't go wrong if you want 'sector' wi-fi coverage
Mounting the antenna's to a pole is simple with a couple of U-bolts, facing which ever direction you want. Today mine sit's atop a 3 meter pole on my roof top.
Over the years, the antenna has been home to no less than three roof tops, and has worked flawlessly for TEN years. Sure it has some minor corrosion and could probably do with a clean, but it still works, TODAY! Incredible.
Originally, my waveguide was sealed up somewhat with some weather tape. I found that this just caused the antenna to slowly fill with water. It finds its way in eventually. The best solution was to remove all tape and let the water enter the antenna and drain out on it's own. This will also reduce any corrosion/rust. Or, just leave the slots taped up, but make sure you haven't completely sealed the bottom of the antenna, incase any water does get inside.
If you are looking at providing wi-fi to a large and wide area, you can't go past the trusty waveguide antenna. Brilliant for hosting network to many clients! Today these antenna's are laser cut and built for long-life and durability.
[5 of 5 Stars!].
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.