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Will Mikrotik shoot 110 km? 66 Miles?

Wed May 18, 2016 12:55 am

I have the dish size calculated and know I could pull this off with some other hardware, but I'd like to get this working with a pair of Netbox 5's. Should I expect them to link up and get 50 megs?
 
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Re: Will Mikrotik shoot 110 km? 66 Miles?

Wed May 18, 2016 2:57 am

 
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Re: Will Mikrotik shoot 110 km? 66 Miles?

Wed May 18, 2016 3:16 am

With 34+dBi dishes (dual pol) and something like Netmetal/Netbox you should have a chance to get that kind of capacity with Mikrotik but it will depend on terrain profile, weather and spectrum usage on both sides.
There is no way to know until you actually put it in production.

If that is important link then I would split it in two shorter sections (50-60km max).
That way the link will have couple of ms bigger delay time but it will be more stable.

Either way there could be a lot of fine tuning until (and if) you get stable and satisfying result.

And, if that is really important link then I wouldn't do it with 802.11-standard-based-radio at all.

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Re: Will Mikrotik shoot 110 km? 66 Miles?

Wed May 18, 2016 3:42 am

-51 dBm theoretical?

But the Netmetal documentation lists only 5 approved antennas.
 
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Re: Will Mikrotik shoot 110 km? 66 Miles?

Wed May 18, 2016 7:20 am

-51 dBm theoretical?

But the Netmetal documentation lists only 5 approved antennas.
Recommended. You can use any antenna that fits standards
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Re: Will Mikrotik shoot 110 km? 66 Miles?

Wed May 18, 2016 10:46 am

110 Km with good LOS should not be a Issue.

I have a 140Km link with Netmetals and 34dbi dishes.

Gets about 100Mbps udp and 70tcp

Signals are: -56/-57
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S&R: 49dB
There you go then you touched something ;-) : it only takes a change in wind direction to screw with your nat :-)
 
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Re: Will Mikrotik shoot 110 km? 66 Miles?

Wed May 18, 2016 8:58 pm

That means 60dBm EIRP.
What country are you from ?
 
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Re: Will Mikrotik shoot 110 km? 66 Miles?

Thu May 19, 2016 12:31 am

That means 60dBm EIRP.
What country are you from ?
One that doesn't pursue the rules.... some 60% of the worlds countries?
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Re: Will Mikrotik shoot 110 km? 66 Miles?

Thu May 19, 2016 5:16 pm

My link is running full power yes, but it shoots over a rural area where there are no other 5Ghz activity at all.

The only other 5Ghz equipment nearby is my own sector antennas.

I replaced one of the MT's with a air fiber X the other day hoping to get more bandwidth than the MT's

But with the strict power restrictions on the ubnt units it only manages about 70Mbps udp at 50Mhz where the MT does 30Mbps more with 10Mhz less.

My opinion about the rules may be completely wrong.

But if my link cannot effect any other provider in the area(becuase they dont exist) then you can use as much power as you want.
There you go then you touched something ;-) : it only takes a change in wind direction to screw with your nat :-)
 
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Re: Will Mikrotik shoot 110 km? 66 Miles?

Thu May 19, 2016 5:31 pm

Thanks for all the replies. This is an absolute LOS link from one mountain top to another. There is no way to split this shot into 2 shots. This will be a backup link to the main so it's not as critical, but I wasn't sure if MT could shoot that far. Our record is a 79 mile (127km) shot so we know how to align dishes at great distances, but this was with Motorola gear. I just need to verify MT did not have any limitations on distance. We'll give it a shot in a few weeks. Thanks again!
 
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Re: Will Mikrotik shoot 110 km? 66 Miles?

Sat May 28, 2016 10:37 pm

When you are done, post some pictures of the terrain, and links. Also the stats from Winbox would be nice tp see.
 
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Re: Will Mikrotik shoot 110 km? 66 Miles?

Mon May 30, 2016 10:09 am

you should use nstreme or NV2 on this link. 802.11 cannot make such a long links.
 
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Re: Will Mikrotik shoot 110 km? 66 Miles?

Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:50 pm

What is the result?

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