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Mounting Disc Lite5

Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:45 pm

https://routerboard.com/RBDisc-5nD

Hi there

can anyone tell me how to mount this Antenna to a pole? There is only a metal ring included, but there is nothing in the middle of the antenna to put the ring through. Only two possible passages at the side othe antenna.

And what is the middle connection for? Ist it for a special mounting bracket? But which one? Bracket for SXT is similar, but not fits perfectly to this.
The manual doesn't say anything about this...

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Re: Mounting Disc Lite5

Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:20 pm

Yes, you need to mount it on the side.
The middle is for a separately available mounting adapter:
https://routerboard.com/QMP
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Re: Mounting Disc Lite5

Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:25 pm

Many thanks for your reply.

This will help a lot! :-)
I missed this information in the short manual included.

Well, some new Mikrotik gadgets are like puzzles. I had also big problems mounting a CAP (MikroTik RBcAP2nD). After an hour I had an idea how to mount it. But I never realized what the big metal ring was for. Also, no instruction included :-(
 
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Re: Mounting Disc Lite5

Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:38 am

In my opinion, Disc is too ugly antenna to be mounted at all;), but yes, the price makes close your eyes.
 
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Re: Mounting Disc Lite5

Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:09 am

We are now including mounting guides for newer products, like the wAP and cAP lite:
https://i.mt.lv/routerboard/files/cAP-L.pdf

In future, any device with more complicated mounting, will have a guide for that
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Re: Mounting Disc Lite5

Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:06 am

Not usable for normal cables :( Image
 
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Re: Mounting Disc Lite5

Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:34 am

How thick is that cable? It works fine with all the shielded ethernets that I found here.
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Re: Mounting Disc Lite5

Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:34 pm

It is not the cable, the plug is the issue, if it is to long.

Same issue as on first SXT in 2012....
 
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Re: Mounting Disc Lite5

Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:46 am

How thick is that cable? It works fine with all the shielded ethernets that I found here.
Normal outdoor cable 6-7mm
 
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Re: Mounting Disc Lite5

Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:50 am

Our device has the same, and fits easily. Can you send more photos to support@mikrotik.com?
We just tried it, there is plenty of space and no problem to close it.
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Re: Mounting Disc Lite5

Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:10 am

Maybe most of us (luckily not I ) have ever had to live in one of those communities where there have extremely fussy rules on what can be mounted on the outside of a house or apartment. In a situation like that the HOA-friendly designs of the Mikrotik products I am sure make a big difference in acceptability.
 
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Re: Mounting Disc Lite5

Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:50 pm

Same Issue on SXTsq AC
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Re: Mounting Disc Lite5

Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:42 pm

Same Issue on SXTsq AC
SXT is outdoor product. Most customers use an outdoor FTP cable. Crimped to the desired length...
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Re: Mounting Disc Lite5

Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:02 pm

Same Issue on SXTsq AC
SXT is outdoor product. Most customers use an outdoor FTP cable. Crimped to the desired length...
My Jacks with kink protection don't fit
 
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Re: Mounting Disc Lite5

Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:40 pm

You can use a knife to cut off few millimeters part of the cable protection. Or use connector crimpled to cable without it.
 
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Re: Mounting Disc Lite5

Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:21 am

But why Design is going backwards?

The first Sxt Models had this issues too, and some models later the Ethernet plug ist played better on the pcb.... and know Same fault again, have they learned something in the years between?
 
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Re: Mounting Disc Lite5

Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:08 am

You can put whatever on the cable and say it cannot fit. You can always find a cable with longer bending protection that will fit anywhere. Just cut it off and make new connector there. I can't understand how it could be a problem.

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