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April 2011 Newsletter
News from Freenet Antennas


Over 2 Tonnes of Ubiquiti Products

Newly arrived.

At Freenet Antennas, we thought our last big order would keep up with demand for a long while.

How wrong were we! In March we were low on many items but we are again bulging at the seams in the warehouse - and even have a few new products in the mix .




Back In Stock

We now have 100's in stock


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New Product

Radome for the Ubiquiti RD5G30 30 dBi Rocket Dish.


 This Radome bolts on with stainless steel mounting bolts (included). It provides an extra degree of weather protection.

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New Product

20 dBi, 90-degree 5GHz Sector Antenna

This antenna is a base-station sector antenna with a high 20 dBi of gain, over 90 degrees. It is designed for use with the RocketM5.

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New Product

2 x 12 dBi, Directional  900 MHz Panel Antenna

This antenna is a 12 dBi MIMO (dual -polarity) directional antenna. It is designed for use with the RocketM900.

The 900 MHz band is for use in non-Line-Of-Sight (nLOS) applications.

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New Product

13 dBi, 120 degree sector 900 MHz Antenna

This antenna is a 13 dBi MIMO (dual -polarity) sector antenna. It is designed for use with the RocketM900.

The 900 MHz band is for use in non-Line-Of-Sight (nLOS) applications.

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New Product

RJ45 Plug - Shielded

These RJ45 plugs are designed to be used with Grounded (FTP) CAT5e cable, and provide the necessary grounding path for Ubiquiti devices.

We have both SOLID and STRANDED conductor versions in stock.

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New Lower Prices

As we know the Aussie$ continues to rise. So as our new stock arrives, we are lowering our prices - again.

Old Price
New Price
Bullet2 $75 $65
$160 $145
PowerBridgeM5 $370 $340
... and 13 other product prices have dropped

Outdoor UniFi Coming ...


The Ubiquiti UniFi product has been very successful. But many people have requested that Ubiquiti make an outdoor version as there is no reason why the UniFi concept of central management of a set of APs should not be extended outdoors.

Ubiquiti has responded that there is no reason why the UniFi firmware can not be ported to run on their existing outdoor product range. Here is what Ben Moore (Ubiquiti's Vice President of Business Development) said this month:

  Outdoor version for pico is planned to be released this month (currently looking like mid month).

Ben Moore
Ubiquiti Networks

Let us know  if you would like to be kept up to date on this as we learn more and test the new firmware when it comes out during this month.

... and AirOS on UniFi


There is an unofficial version of AirOS (The 'normal' Ubiquiti firmware) that runs on UniFi hardware.

Why? Some people want to use one or two UniFis in standalone mode (No UniFi Controller).

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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.



New Ubiquiti Firmware

Ubiquiti has released V3.6.1 for 802.11/abg products (i.e. not for the "M" Wireless-N series). Here are the release notes.

Version 3.6.1-Service (03/30/2011)
- new: Login page with Country/Language selection for first login
- new: Antenna Gain/Cable Loss fields for models without built-in antenna
- new: Installer EIRP Calculation under Advanced menu allowing manual power regulation on device

- fix: NTP improvement for DHCP client
- fix: CCQ Reporting much lower after upgrade from v3.5.1 > v3.6
- fix: Traffic shaper low priority does not work
- fix: Bullet2 in G only mode crashes on assoc when operating with fixed rates
- fix: DNS Proxy issue

- fix: AirControl agent: WLAN TX Rate value reporting
- fix: AirControl agent: Discovery does not report PPPoE interface address

- GUI fix: Missing Character in Polish Language
- GUI fix: All fields required with FireFox4 / Opera browsers
- GUI fix: PEAP support in the GUI is expected
- GUI fix: Don't allow to enter empty value for NTP server address


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 V3.6.1  
Ubiquiti "M" V5.2.1

V5.3 not recommended.

RouterStation(Pro) OpenWRT Backfire 10.03 Supports MIMO (SR71-12/15 radio cards)


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