The original Ubiquiti models were compatible with each other and could be used in combination to extend your Wi-Fi. However, the current models are not.
Any Ubiquiti Product that has AirMax in the name can only connect to other Ubiquiti AirMax devices when extending a given network. AirMax devices use TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) instead of CSMA/CA to minimize collisions by assigning a time for each node to transmit its data.
The Ubiquiti NanoStation M2 is a weatherproof, long-range, 802.11g/n directional outdoor Wi-Fi access point. It combines the antenna and radio into one unit and thus is considered CPE (customer-premises equipment).
CPEs are frequently used in professional networking installations and can be used for both sending and receiving Wi-Fi signals. RVers and cruisers will often find this is the type of equipment used by campgrounds/marinas as their distributed access points.
They are designed more for IT managers than consumers, to be used as a component in a Wi-Fi network. So for those not comfortable with networking protocols, the Ubiquiti NanoStation M2 may not be an ideal choice.
Otherwise, these are highly regarded devices and can be used for receiving Wi-Fi from longer ranges - but you will need to configure them to a router.
- Model: Nano Station M2
- Base Technology: Ubiquiti
- Wi-Fi Router: No
- Cellular Tethering via USB: No
- Integrated Cellular Modem: No
- Ethernet Ports: 2
- Special Features:
- Power Source: Passive PoE (power over ethernet)
- Dimensions: 11.57 x 1.22 x 3.15"
- Outdoor Rated: Yes
- Mounting: Pole Mount (Kit included)
- Retail Price: $89
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We have purchased one of these units, and utilize it when creating our 'mobile Wi-Fi network' for testing long-range gear. We have used prior versions of this product in our Wi-Fi signal enhancing solution as well. It's a solid solution if you don't need customer support and are comfortable with system configuration.
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