B5-Lite

Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Sat May 14 13:28:07 UTC 2016


Ouch. Was also looking at b5 but $1400 for a pair is a bit steep if your effective range won't support a "short" 3-4km link. 

Trying to bridge the gap, and UBNT has their pluses and minuses. Maybe AF5X instead I guess. 

Thanks!

Jared Mauch

> On May 14, 2016, at 8:31 AM, Hal Ponton <hal at buzcom.net> wrote:
> 
> We've deployed 2 B5 links into production, the newer firmware seems to have fixed the issues we saw in the links when we first tested them.
> 
> We have a very rural customer where two hops are needed around the site. We're lucky in that we had two 80MHz channels free. We see around 350Mbps both ways actual throughput on both links.
> 
> However, these links are short est. 200mtrs when we had tested these on longer links their performance was awful, on a 40MHz channel we saw 20Mbps.
> 
> For our longer links that need a bit more throughput than a Rocket M5 we either use Licensed radios or the AF5X which works very well. 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Hal Ponton
> 
> Senior Network Engineer
> 
> Buzcom / FibreWiFi
> 
>> On 14 May 2016, at 11:07, Matt Hoppes <mattlists at rivervalleyinternet.net> wrote:
>> 
>> Jared - why not go to Ubiquiti AC gear if you need some more speed and something more modern?
>> 
>>> On May 14, 2016, at 01:43, Eric C. Miller <eric at ericheather.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> B5c is the only product that I've had much success with from Mimosa.
>>> 
>>> The B5Lite is a cheap plastic shell and, and it performs like it too.
>>> 
>>> If you have UBNT gear now, Mimosa is a good next step, but I'd strongly recommend that you stear away from the lite and go with the B5c. We use them with rocket dishes. You just need the RP-SMA to N cables.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Eric Miller, CCNP
>>> Network Engineering Consultant
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Jared Mauch
>>> Sent: Friday, May 13, 2016 7:06 PM
>>> To: North American Network Operators' Group <nanog at nanog.org>
>>> Subject: B5-Lite
>>> 
>>> Anyone deployed this radio in production in the US?  I’m curious to hear from people who are using it, looking at replacing some UBNT hardware with it on some PTP links, going from the M-series class devices to something more modern.
>>> 
>>> Thanks,
>>> 
>>> - Jared



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