Review: Ubiquiti NanoStation M2 – Wireless Access Point by AirMax (Long Range WiFi)

The Ubiquiti NanoStation M2 is a weather proof, long range, 802.11g/n directional outdoor WiFi access point. It combines the antenna and radio into one unit, and thus consider a CPE.

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.

Specifications

  • 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.

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Quick Take

A simple, pole mounted WiFi repeating device.

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