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Old 08-18-2018, 01:32 PM   #1
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Like new Ubiquiti NanoStation M2 and AirGateway LR WiFi/Secure Network Set-up

I am selling the Ubiquiti NanStation M2 and the AirGateway LR plus an additional power source/POE (TP-DCDC-1224) so it will also work on 12v. I'll include 10 ft & 6 ft Cat 6a/Cat6a (SSTP/SFTP) Shielded Ethernet Cables. I paid $170; Id like to get $110.

I bought this equipment in May anticipating it would be useful during our month in Canada. I liked the idea of having a better chance of reaching available WiFi as well as being able to create a private/secure connection. We never did use it; we either had a good connection in the one RV park we stayed in or we used our cell phones instead. We decided our camping style doesnt really need it.

I set it up and tested it at home and thats it. I have the boxes and also have extended warranties for both units.

This is a great video that talks about the NanoStation set-up in an entertaining (really) way. https://outsideourbubble.com/secure-...for-under-100/ My set-up is the upgrade so it is > $100 he talks about. The additional 12v POE was another $40+.

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Old 09-15-2018, 04:41 PM   #2
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Dropped Price to $85

I have dropped the price to $85 OBO.

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Old 09-15-2018, 06:27 PM   #3
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While I already have the system & don't need another, just to point out its usefulness, while at the West La Posa area at Quartzsite, I connected with the Love's WiFi around 1 mile from my site & had no problems using the connection. While I use a Jetpack or Mobley cell modem most of the time, having the ability to connect to a distant WiFi network is handy.
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Old 09-15-2018, 07:00 PM   #4
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While I already have the system & don't need another, just to point out its usefulness, while at the West La Posa area at Quartzsite, I connected with the Love's WiFi around 1 mile from my site & had no problems using the connection. While I use a Jetpack or Mobley cell modem most of the time, having the ability to connect to a distant WiFi network is handy.

We have one too and found we were able to connect to access points that the folks with the expensive ones were not able to. Being able to aim it comes in handy. At home I can see pages of wifi stuff and a lot of it is not secured. My phone and tablet only see a few.
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Old 09-15-2018, 07:52 PM   #5
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Does the $85 include shipping to Massachusetts.
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:49 PM   #6
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Does the $85 include shipping to Massachusetts.
Let me look into what shipping would cost. Ill PM you tomorrow.
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We have one too and found we were able to connect to access points that the folks with the expensive ones were not able to. Being able to aim it comes in handy. At home I can see pages of wifi stuff and a lot of it is not secured. My phone and tablet only see a few.
How do you mount it? And aim it?
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How do you mount it? And aim it?
I use a flag pole mount clamped to the rear bumper with a pair of square "U" bolts, and a paint roller extension pole. Velcro the external unit to the pole & aim by sight & trial & error. A Ethernet cable runs between the external radio & the internal WiFi unit - I added a connector at the back of the trailer.
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Old 09-16-2018, 02:34 PM   #9
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I might add that the Airgateway LR router is discontinued now and is an excellent compatible router for this system. While there are a few still available you won't be able to get them soon. This is a great lil combo, and as Jon said works very well. I installed these in the Boy Scout camps in AZ several years ago and they are still in operation every summer.
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Old 09-16-2018, 04:33 PM   #10
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I might add that the Airgateway LR router is discontinued now and is an excellent compatible router for this system. While there are a few still available you won't be able to get them soon. This is a great lil combo, and as Jon said works very well. I installed these in the Boy Scout camps in AZ several years ago and they are still in operation every summer.

I like the fact that I can walk quite a distance from the trailer and still pick up the nanostation with the LR version. When we were at the Escape rally we were the only ones in our row who were able to use the campgrounds wifi sorry as it was. Which was funny, we had good water pressure and for everyone else on the row lousy wifi and over by the lake they had good wifi and no water.Or at least that is what someone who was setup over there told us.
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Old 09-18-2018, 03:41 PM   #11
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Yes, this is a good deal and the set up works great! I am going to try the new Ubiquity router product to see if it's as good as the AirGateway but I have my doubts.
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Old 09-18-2018, 04:50 PM   #12
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Wellll, my Forum Buddies's comments made me have 2nd and 3rd thoughts on selling the equipment. It was such a "good deal", I decided it wasn't worth selling. Thanks everyone. (And apologies to the buyer who made me think hard about it.)

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Old 09-20-2018, 02:43 AM   #13
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Ubiquiti Nano Station / AirGateway

Thought I would share for anyone interested.

Prior to 2018 Osoyoos Rally I had purchased and setup the Nano Station at my house, but did not install into my 5.0TA until the rally.

My original plan was to eventually install the unit on a mast outside, with CAT 5 plug through the exterior wall.

The way I have it installed now was going to be temporary solution, but has worked so well I will leave it this way. I have always been able to connect to any location with WiFi thus far. I'm really happy with the unit once I got past the original setup using Windows OS.

I have the radio attached to the stripper pole with strip of rubber drawer liner and Velcro which allows me to rotate easily as needed, but stays in place when moving down the road without sliding down.

The Air gateway was attached to the Cabinet using picture hanging Velcro.

I used clear opaque cable holders to hold the cat 5 cable using the existing screws in the door frame. Will look to install a shorter Cat 5 cable later on.
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Thought I would share for anyone interested.

Prior to 2018 Osoyoos Rally I had purchased and setup the Nano Station at my house, but did not install into my 5.0TA until the rally.

My original plan was to eventually install the unit on a mast outside, with CAT 5 plug through the exterior wall.

The way I have it installed now was going to be temporary solution, but has worked so well I will leave it this way. I have always been able to connect to any location with WiFi thus far. I'm really happy with the unit once I got past the original setup using Windows OS.

I have the radio attached to the stripper pole with strip of rubber drawer liner and Velcro which allows me to rotate easily as needed, but stays in place when moving down the road without sliding down.

The Air gateway was attached to the Cabinet using picture hanging Velcro.

I used clear opaque cable holders to hold the cat 5 cable using the existing screws in the door frame. Will look to install a shorter Cat 5 cable later on.

We purchased the Nanostation window/wall mount for our setup along with a couple flat network cables. I usually stick it to the outside shell of the trailer with the suction cup and feed the flat cable in, normally through the underbed outside hatch but have fed it through a window before. It works well, I have even left it on the shelf over the dinette and had it working fine. . If needed I do have a pole I can use to raise it above the huge class A's and fifth wheels that sometimes surround us while in local campgrounds. But have not needed it so far.
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Old 09-21-2018, 09:26 AM   #15
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It's very interesting to see the various ways to mount the antenna and place the router. It's also reassuring to see the success folks have had without having to put the long pole up all the time. Thanks.

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