B5-Lite

Josh Reynolds josh at kyneticwifi.com
Sat May 14 13:44:43 UTC 2016


WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH THE REAL JOSH LUTHMAN?!
On May 14, 2016 8:33 AM, "Josh Luthman" <josh at imaginenetworksllc.com> wrote:

> AF5X is hard to beat and cheaper...
>
> Josh Luthman
> Office: 937-552-2340
> Direct: 937-552-2343
> 1100 Wayne St
> Suite 1337
> Troy, OH 45373
> 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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