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mikrotikedoff
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Bridge design validation?

Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:17 pm

Hello all

I am looking to back haul 4 separate IP cameras spread across 2 poles on oppisite sides of a guard shack back to a link inside the guard shack. I inherited this project and am tying to validate the design. Is it possible to have 2 cameras hooked into a hex poe lite to a sxt 5 lite on each pole and have the BOTH shoot back to a single SXT5 lite and 750UP. I tried to configure all 3 in bridge mode but could only get the bridge to function over any 2 APs at one time. Do I need to configure these to mesh? or is a point to multi-point bridge possible? If i do have to set these as a mesh which do i set as WDS and which as WDS station. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Bridge design validation?

Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:17 pm

Post a diagram.
I tried to configure all 3 in bridge mode but could only get the bridge to function over any 2 APs at one time.
SXT Lite license level is L3, that means it's limited to act as an AP for only one device (wireless mode = bridge). You can either pay to raise its license to L4, or purchase a regular SXT, which comes already with an L4 license (wireless mode = AP Bridge).
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Re: Bridge design validation?

Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:58 pm

Much thanks for replying,

How much would such a license cost USD? Do I need one for all SXT's in the bridge or only the guard shack location? Diagram enclosed. Thank you very much for replying your help is very much appreciated.

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Re: Bridge design validation?

Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:31 pm

Just the AP needs a lvl 4 license.
 
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Re: Bridge design validation?

Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:50 pm

Only on the 750UP location, as allstarcomps said that's the only place where you need to connect more than one station.

L4 is $45, but...

SXT's are directional antennas, if you want to connect the two SXT lites to the AP on 750UP location, you'll need not only a radio that has L4 license, but also its antenna should be a sector antenna, otherwise you won't be able to properly align the AP for optimal signal on both SXT lites.

SXT SA5 ($99) is L4, and sports a 90 degree antenna. Make sure you can orientate it so that both SXT lite "fall" into their 90 degree coverage.

That's why I asked for a diagram, or even better, get the gps coordinates (google earth for example) and check for yourself if this is the case.

What's the distance between the three??
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