If you've checked out our Ubiquiti NanoStation, the more cost effective LOCO version is simply a lower power unit designed for shorter distances. There are some features (such as Dual-Ethernet capabilities) that the LOCO version doesn't have, so if in doubt please read through the specification sheet at the bottom of the page.
Forget Ethernet cable, the Ubiquiti NanoStation LOCO is ideal for bridging networks or sharing broadband between buildings. To install, place the units at either end of the network and connect both to Ethernet cables - for example, the first unit into your modem at location one, and second into an Ethernet switch or WiFi access point at the other location. Face both units so they point towards each other and the link is established. Simple.
This is a transparent data-link layer bridge, not a routed bridge - this means that you are creating a virtual ethernet cable between the two facilities, making network setup incredibly simple - no routing configuration, all protocols (DHCP, DNS, etc) just work. Management of the Ubquiti device couldn't be easier with SSH and SNMP protocol support, as well as a very intuitive HTTP interface.
Login to the AirOS management software and set to AP mode to create a high performance WiFi network. With a wide directional broadcast angle the NanoStation LOCO is ideal for covering sports grounds and outdoor areas by a sector-by-sector approach.
You can learn how to set up the NanoStation as a long range WiFi access point by following our guide here.
This unit has all networking hardware and surge protection integrated and is completely weatherproof for permanent installation in even the toughest environments. Signal strength indicators allow for quick and easy alignment. For best performance the unit should be roof mounted, high and clear of obstructions, via it's integrated pole mounting bracket.
The units are powered via Power over Ethernet (PoE) - simply plug one end of the Ethernet cable into the NanoStation, and the other into the PoE Injector (which is plugged into AC power). This allows one cable to both power the unit and also carry network traffic. We recommend using Cat6 Outdoor UV Shielded Cable with this unit.