B5-Lite

Josh Luthman josh at imaginenetworksllc.com
Sat May 14 13:30:46 UTC 2016


AF5X is hard to beat and cheaper...

Josh Luthman
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On May 14, 2016 9:29 AM, "Jared Mauch" <jared at puck.nether.net> wrote:

> 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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