UBNT Powerbeam 5AC Point to Point configuration for Long Distance

UBNT is a wireless and network manufacturer which is mainly used for small ISP and MAN network operators. UBNT is mainly used for medium and long distances like 3-5 km or 1-2 miles. In this tutorial, we will learn how to configure Powerbeam 5AC Point Point long distance configuration.

UBNT Power Beam Point to Point Configuration and Setup

To Point to Point configuration required 2 device required. Both devices will configure in a different mode. Local side device will configure an Access Point mode and Remote side device will configure as client mode.

  • Site A Powerbeam 5AC Configuration on Access Point PtP
  • Site B Powerbeam 5AC  Configure station Point  PtP

UBNT Power Beam 5 AC Connection Diagram

Use the PoE adapter comes with power beam device box to connect and power on the device.

Connect Cat6 LAn cable from PoE Out port in Adapter to device Lan port. IN PoE adapter LAN port connect Laptop/Computer LAN port.

 

UBNT Power Beam 5 AC Connection Diagram
UBNT Power Beam 5 AC Connection Diagram

Power Beam 5AC airOS8 Login Device

airOS 8 is a firmware version and web interface of UBNT power beam 5AC radio.

  1. Use your computer/Laptop LAN IP 192.168.1.10 or any other ( don’t use 192.168.1.20 in PC LAN)
  2. To login Power beam 5 ac device use the default IP 192.168.1.20  UBNT Power beam Login default username – ubnt  UBNT default login password – ubnt
  3. Country – choose your country from the list.
  4. Language – choose your country language

I agree to these Term OF USE and the UBIQUITI FIRMWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT – checkbox this option and press Login button

Power Beam 5AC airOS8 Login Device
Power Beam 5AC airOS8 Login Device

UBNT Power Beam 5 AC Point to Point Access Point Mode Configuration

For site, A Power beam 5Ac device will configure as AP mode. To configure in Power beam Ac in AP mode follow the steps below.

  1. Go to Settings gear on the right side top
  2. Click on the Wireless tab from the top menu.
UBNT Power Beam 5 AC Point to Point Access Point Mode Configuration
UBNT Power Beam 5 AC Point to Point Access Point Mode Configuration

Now follow the setting according to picture one by one.

Wireless Mode – Access Point PTP

SSID– Type the Power beam network SSID name you want to use. This network name will use to identify to connect your location b client device connection.  (Use a unique name so you can easily find it)

Channel Width – use the 20/40/80 MHZ according to area interference.

 Center Frequency – use the frequency according to area interference . ( use the Wireless analyzer to find running frequency on your area)

Channel Selection
Channel Selection

 Wireless Security – use Point to point link security key here to protect your wireless Link.

 Output Power– if your point to point distance short than reducing the power accordingly.

Distance– if you know the distance of your Point to Point distance than use the button to set distance here.

After all the settings press Save Changes button to apply settings.

UBNT Power beam 5 AC LAN IP Configuration

As all the device comes with the default IP Address so change IP Address to avoid conflict when the point to point connection.

To change IP Address Go to Network tab from top menu

UBNT Power beam 5 AC LAN IP Configuration
UBNT Power beam 5 AC LAN IP Configuration

The service section contains the port settings required for access to the device.

In the last part of the system, we want to give the device name, firmware and bacub operations are done.

UBNT Power beam 5 AC Point to Point  Client  Mode Configuration

Now, site B device will be configured as client mode. Connect the device as shown above network diagram and login.

After Login Go to the Setting gear 

        Wireless Tab

      Wireless Mode – Choose Station PtP

      Select – press the select button to scan your Access Point device.

UBNT Power beam 5 AC Point to Point  Client  Mode Configuration
UBNT Power beam 5 AC Point to Point  Client  Mode Configuration

After Press select button you will get new windows with your Access point scanning details.

  1. Select your Access Point name
  2. If you don’t find your AP name try scanning button to scan again .

 

After selecting your Access Point name to lock the Mac address.

Press Save changes