These 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 equipment used by the campground/marina 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 this 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.
- Base Technology:
- Wi-Fi Router: No
- Cellular Tethering via USB: No
- Integrated Cellular Modem: No
- Ethernet Ports: 2
- Special Features:
- Power Source: Passive power over ethernet
- Dimensions: 6.31 x 1.22 x 3.15"
- Outdoor Rated: Yes
- Mounting: Pole Mount (Kit included)
- Retail Price: $82.99
Testing Status: We have purchased one of these units, and utilize it when creating our 'mobile Wi-Fi network' for testing long range gear against. 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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Ubiquiti NanoStation M2 Ratings
A simple, pole mounted WiFi repeating device.