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If the access points in your network are not close together, you have various options to bring Internet to each device:

1) cabling each devices, you create a wired network (best option)

2) create a mesh network using devices that support the mesh option

3) create a point-to-point wireless bridge (read instructions below!)

4) use the powerline communication option

5) use a 3G/4G modem

 

The best option would be a wired network, but in the case you cannot wire each AP, the point-to-point wireless bridge is the best performing option for your case.

A point-to-point bridge can solve the problem of bringing Internet to an access point that cannot be wired to a gateway.

See below an example:

A point-to-point bridge can solve the problem of bringing Internet to an access point that cannot be wired to a gateway. | Configuration

In this example, you have two Nanostations with the original Ubiquiti firmware, configured to create a 5GhZ wireless backbone. You should choose the device (Ubiquiti Nanostation M2, or M5, or others) depending on the distance that you should cover.

Basically, the bridge is a substitute for the cable – this means, that you can connect any access points to the Internet without wiring them, included the Tanaza Powered Access Points.

Thanks to this configuration, you have a high-performing network without connectivity issues, and you can cloud manage some of the access points and the SSIDs / splash page through the Tanaza Cloud Dashboard.

Benefits of this setup include:

  • Good coverage of a large area
  • Complete separation between 5 GhZ backbone and 2.4 Ghz access network (better than mesh with mono-radio access points, because there’s not intereference)
  • Reliability
  • You can cloud manage the APs for Wi-Fi guest access and the Splash Page through the Tanaza Cloud Dashboard
  • Scalability

 

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