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Product Recommendations Needed (For Wireless Neighbourhood Internet)

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WAQT    218

So my new neighbourhood has pretty bad internet service, but the next neighbourhood has FTTH with a max speed of 30Mbps synchronous. We plan to get 1-4 connections over there, so 30-120Mbps synchronous at the host point. We then want wireless AP/Clients at our locations to utilize that internet.

 

  1. The location of the internet (AP) is a maximum of 6KM (60°) away from the furthest point in the neighbourhood.
  2. The location of the internet (AP) is a maximum of 4KM (PTP) away from an ideal location (middle) of our neighbourhood.
  3. Maximum distance from ideal location (#2 above) to any point in my neighborhood: 3KM 360°
  4. This map gives a rough idea: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yGSmYu5hQ67L5ooxVb4yro7uLUIwpJDZ&usp

 

I was looking into UBNT product line but am confused as to what suits my needs. Specifically what kind of AP I would need along with clients. Can someone help?

  1. If I want one AP to multiple clients within 6KM and 60°. Which AP and client to choose?
  2. If I want AP to Client (4KM PTP) and then from the Client location another AP to cover 3KM and 360°. What kind of APs and clients?
  3. If I want multiple APs at source and clients connect to their respected APs (so each house has a dedicated AP to connect to). What kind of AP and client would I need?

 

I would like to get the cheapest devices to get this done, though not so cheap that they don't work. Any help will be appreciated.

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sc302    1,683

Usually going into KM's (distance) require unidirectional antennas not omnidirectional (360 degrees).  

 

You will only get the distance you require by having a unidirectional wireless solution.  You are better off having multiple points that end up connecting to a omnidirectional antenna to get the saturation you require.  

 

Remember, Wireless is a 2 way street.  Getting the signal there is one feat, getting the signal back is a completely different feat.  If you are broadcasting a signal from a base station and the device cannot effectively transmit the signal back to where the antenna can receive it, you will have an issue with communication.  Basically, if you have a super transmitter on one end and a pc/laptop/table on the other, the pc/laptop/tablet wireless may not be strong enough to establish 2 way communication or may find that the upload is very weak/spotty.

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WAQT    218

So what you're saying is that I should have one unidirectional antenna pointing to an ideal middle of my neighborhood and then use an omnidirectional antenna to connect the clients? what equipment should I go for? I am looking at UBNT website and their NanoBeam and Station seem to be good for the job, but which ones to choose?

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sc302    1,683

2 unidirectional, then an omnidirectional.

 

you will probably need a few setups to get the coverage you want. 

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