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December 2012 Newsletter
News from Freenet Antennas

 Ubiquiti AirOS Courses (UAC) - 2013


We have added 4 more UAC training courses for 2013.

Here is our 2013 schedule.

Please book online to reserve a seat. 

New Products in Stock


3 GHz Range

Following successful C-Tick testing of the Ubiquiti 3 GHz radios, we have these products now in stock.

Note: You need a license from the ACMA to operate 3 GHz equipment.

NanoStationM3 3 GHz NanoStation 
RocketM3 3 GHz RocketM
AMO-3G12 3 GHz, 12 dBi MIMO omni antenna

3 GHz, 180 dBi 120 degree MIMO sector antenna

RD-3G26 3 GHz, 26 dBi MIMO RocketDish

Upcoming Products

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

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TOUGHSwitch - POE Switches

Ubiquiti has announced their range of POE switches.

Ports POE

Est Price
(incl GST)
Est. Availability
5 24 $139 In Stock
8 24 and 48 $278

In Stock
Sold Out

TOUGHSwitch-Carrier 16 24 and 48 $630 Jan?

More ...

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This is the first product announced in the EdgeMAX Router series. We expect to have it in stock in Q1/2013. Ubiquiti do not have a confirmed ship date.

The world’s lowest price, one million packet-per-second router. Powered by the feature rich EdgeOS featuring a next-generation graphical user interface.

Outstanding Performance and Value

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See these reports:


Performance (Layer-3 base forwarding) 1,000,000 pps for 64-byte packets. Line rate (3 Gbps) across all three ports for 512-byte packets and higher
CPU Dual-core MIPS64 processor with hardware acceleration for packet processing and encryption/decryption
Ethernet 3 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet ports
Memory 512 MB DDR2 RAM
Storage 2 GB
Console 1 RJ-45 serial console port

 More ...

WISPA AirFiber

airFiber: Product of the Year

airFiber won the 2012 Wireless Internet Provider Association product of the year award.

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Ubiquiti Tech Tips

airView - Warning about use with v5.5 & v5.5.2

Warning! An issue has been found that may cause permanent device failure after running airView (spectrum analyzer) in v5.5 and v5.5.2 firmware when in AP mode and airMAX enabled. This has been resolved in v5.5.4 (currently in Beta), but at this time it is not recommended to run airView on any devices using these firmwares. Please email if you experience this issue.

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UniFi 2.2.5 vs 2.3.x

There have been some instability issues reported with UniFi V2.3.8; UniFi devices have been known to lock-up and stop accepting new connections. A power cycle fixes them. Until this is fixed, we recommend you run UniFi controller version 2.2.5. (Note: the UniFi-Pro requires V2.3.8 or higher). If you change the controller version, the firmware in the UniFi devices is automatically changed (upgraded or downgraded) to match.


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UniFi LEDs

The various UniFi devices have a varietyo fo different LED colours that signal quote a number if difefrent 'states'.

Here is a helpful list: UniFi LED Colours.


EasyUbnt - for Android


EasyUbnt is an app that runs on Android phone/tablets that can connect to a LAN.

EasyUbnt  significantly speeds up installation of AirOS wireless devices (Nanostation, PowerBridge, Bullet, Rocket, AirGrid, Nanobridge, …) .

EasyUbnt can:

  • find all available wireless networks in some area,
  • point an antenna to a selected access point,
  • setup whole device,
  • connect to a network,
  • test latency, packetloss and maximum achievable speed of installed wireless link, and
  • much more.

All functions are reachable in few simple clicks.

Shown on the right is just one of the many screens.

There is a limited free version, and a full version for less than $9.00

 More ...


AirCam with AirVision

 See some interesting images captured by Terry in NSW with his airCam.



UniFi is proving to be a killer WiFi solution!

 See some case examples from Terry in NSW.

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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.

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 V4.0.1  
Ubiquiti "M" V5.5.2 V5.5.2 released, and recommended
RouterStation(Pro) OpenWRT Backfire 10.03 Supports MIMO (SR71-12/15 radio cards)
UniFi Controller V2.3.8 if you have UniFi-Pro
V2.2.5 otherwise
V2.3.8 is showing instabilities.
V2.2.5 will not work with UniFi-PRO
AirVision V1.1.3 Check the forum for latest
AirCam V1.1.5 Check the forum for latest


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