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Jan 2011 Newsletter
News from Freenet Antennas


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Ubiquiti's New UniFi

Start with one ... scale to thousands.

UniFi is a revolutionary WiFi system which combines carrier class performance, unlimited scalability, disruptive pricing, and a virtual management controller.

  • Save money. Save time.

    Unlike traditional enterprise WiFi systems utilizing a hardware WiFi Switch, UniFi uses a virtual client/server application that requires zero cost and no additional hardware.

  • Intuitive Software

    Install, configure, and manage all of your UniFi Wireless Access Points with the intuitive and easy to learn UniFi User Interface.

  • Powerful Hardware

    UniFi Access Points feature the latest in WiFi 802.11n MIMO technology -- capable of 300Mbps speeds with ranges up to 150 m.

  • Expandable

    Unlimited Scalability. Build your wireless networks as small or big as you need. Start with one, expand to thousands.

More Features:

  • Maps
  • Remote firmware upgrade
  • Statistics
  • Guest portal support
  • Events & Alerts
  • Users and Guests
  • One UniFied network
  • Wall or Ceiling mount
  • POE

More Information:


These units should start shipping from the factory in about Feb-2011. We hope to have stock in March 2011.

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.



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NanoBridges in The Pilbara WA

This photo shows the relay point on a hill joining separate 4km and 1.7 km links giving a total path length of 5.7 km. The link is in the Pilbara WA and was installed by a major mining company.

This node is solar powered (Solar cells/batteries not shown). The end of one link is circled in red. The Ubiquiti units are 22 dBi NanoBridges


Connect Speeds

  • Link 1: TX/RX = 300/300 Mbps
  • Link 2: TX/RX = 300/300 Mbps

TCP/IP Speeds

  • Link 1: 134 Mbps (as measured by the iperf tool in the NanoBridges)
  • Link 2: Not measured
  • End to End: 92 Mbps (passing through the 100 Mbps ethernet ports)

Recommended Firmware

Each month we will update this table.

Device Recommended Firmware Comments
UltraWAP-G V2 V1.31  
UltraWAP-N Factory FW  
Ubiquiti a/b/g V3.5.1 Lock ACK to 20% more than actual distance
Ubiquiti "M" V5.2.1 Stable with Auto ACK
RouterStation(Pro) OpenWRT Backfire 10.03 Supports MIMO (SR71-12/15 radio cards)


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