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March 2013 Newsletter
News from Freenet Antennas

 Recent Ubiquiti Webinar


Live Date: 14-Feb: UniFi V3

[Watch on Youtube]

Ubiquiti has announced V3 of the UniFi controller software. There are a number of very significant enhancements.

  • Multi-Site Management
    You can now have ONE controller managing more than one UniFi network. So you can now manage multiple customer networks from one controller instance.
  • Seamless Roaming/Zero Handoff
    Roaming performance has been improved. Ubiqiuiti has added AP-to-AP communication to manage the handoff of a roaming client device (Laptop, smart phone, ...)  between APs. Significantly, this is done without requiring adding software/drivers to the client device. The client device is actually unaware when the switch happens; there is no disconnect/reconnect as far as the client device is concerned.
  • WLAN Groups
    Better control over different classes of user within one organisation
  • Rogue AP Detection
    Notification if someone adds an AP to the LAN with the same SSID as you are managing.
  • SNMP Support
    MIB now exists for UniFi devices, so that other management platforms can query UniFi values.
  • Improved Load Balancing
    Limit client connections based on signal level, and set max. client connections per AP.
  • Same Hardware
    All of the above features will run on all existing UniFi hardware. It is just a software upgrade.

 For more information, I urge you to watch the Youtube video.

 Ubiquiti YouTube Channel

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AirVision 2 Announced


Ubiquiti has announced the BETA testing has started for AirVison2. This is an exciting re-design and re-write of the AirVison system.

Some highlights are:

  • Works on existing Ubiquiti camera hardware. (No need to buy new cameras)
  • In-camera motion detection (Less network traffic, less controller CPU load)
  • 10 times faster
  • Audio (microphone) support
  • H.264 video support
  • Android/Apple viewers (in development)
  • Optional NVR 'appliance' (in development). This Network Video Recorder in-a-box includes a 500 GB disk and will greatly simplify customer installations.

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Win More Business

We now have in stock these 6-page, A4 folded brochures. 


  • Promote Ubiquiti products in Australia to your customers
  • No price or vendor information.
  • Printed on 150 gsm gloss paper in full colour.

Make your bids/quotes more professional by attaching these brochures.

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Upcoming Products

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

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The following new products are expected in stock approx end of May.


1U Universal Rack System

Holds any two of the following:
EdgeMAX Lite Router
Tough Switch (5 port)
Tough Switch Pro (8 port)

1U Rack System - ToughSwitch-8-Pro

Holds any two of the following:
Tough Switch Pro (8 port)

Wall Mount for TS-Pro

The Tough Switch Wall Mount will hold one Ubiquiti Tough Switches Pro 8 port.

EECA-100 Exterior Ethernet Cable Anchor
Exterior Ethernet Cable Clip
 Cluster Mount - 6 Gang


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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 $284

In Stock

TOUGHSwitch-Carrier 16 24 and 48 $630 June?

More ...

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This is the first product announced in the EdgeMAX Router series. Ubiquiti has given us a ship date that means we should have these in stock by the end of April.

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 ...

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Mid-Gain 5GHz Titanium Sector Antenna

Ubiquiti has announced a smaller cousin to the variable-gain/variable-beam-width 5GHz Sector Antenna.



Beamwidth (Deg) Height (cm) Available Price
AM-V5G-Ti 19 to 21 60 to 120 721 Now $354
AM-M-V5G-Ti 15 to 17 60 to 120 385 April ???

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New Products

The products are now in stock.

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airGrid M provides incredible price/performance for airMAX Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) applications, or just Point-to-Point applications.

Model Band Antenna Gain  Price
 AGM2-16  2.4 GHz  16 dBi  $91.50
 AGM2-20  20 dBi  $106.90
 AGM5-23    5 GHz  23 dBi  $91.50
 AGM5-27  27 dBi  $106.90

These are functionally the same as a Ubiquiti BulletM2/BulletM5, matched with a grid reflector. As such they are SISO (Single channel) units, and run slower than the MIMO (Dual Channel) cousins (e.g. NanoStationM, RocketM, ...)




airGridM Point-to-Point Links

You can buy complete PtP links based on the AirGrids; both 2.4 and 5 GHz.

These kits come with:

  • 2 x AirGids (antennas/radios/POE injectors/AC Cables),
  • 2 x 20m grounded, outdoor rated POE cables,
  • Pre-configuration, and
  • Testing

You just install.

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Console Cable for EdgeRouter

The EdgeRouter has a cisco-compatible serial port (DB9 to RJ45). We have them in stock.

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Ubiquiti Training - airMAX


Upcoming scheduled courses:

Perth 2013 Apr 18-19  Book now
Sydney 2013 May 23-24
Melbourne 2013 Jun 25-26

CeBit - Sydney - 2013 May 28-20

CeBit CeBit

Come see the Ubiquiti stand at CeBit 2013.

For a Free Exhibition Ticket (valid for all 3 days), Register Now.

 CeBit Reg Now

  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" V5.5.3 V5.5.3 released, and recommended
RouterStation(Pro) OpenWRT Backfire 10.03 Supports MIMO (SR71-12/15 radio cards)
UniFi Controller V2.3.9 if you have UniFi-Pro
V2.2.5 otherwise
V2.3.8/V2.3.9 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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