I have setup 2x RIC/522 with RB112 and R52, one as AP bridge and the other as Station, distance approx 1 km. Both running 2.9.40.
Eth1 of AP is connected to the Internet through a non-MT router (because this is an extension of an already existing network)
On the wireless page of the wireless interface of AP I have selected "ap bridge", set SSID and picked the 5GHz band. The frequency then defaulted to 5180 MHz.
Frequency mode is set to "regulatory domain" and the country to the proper one (EU area).
On the station I selected "station", set SSID and selected 5GHz band.
The connection established and ran ok, but when I tried to change to another channel (5500MHz) because 5180 is for indoor use, the station failed to associate. Now the only band I'm able to use is 5180.
From my experience with wireless i was assuming that the station should adapt to whicever frequency is used by the AP? What can be wrong?
The rate also never exceeds 6 Mbps, although the signal on both sides is about -55 to -60 dBm. Nothing else in the band, noise floor at -100 dBm.
Another challenge is how to be able to Winbox to both units from remote. Now I have forwarded port 8291 on the non-MT gateway to the AP and run fine against that, but cannot reach the station with Winbox.
I have read on the forum that the only possibilty is to establish a VPN tunnel (layer 2) to inside my network and then select router by MAC.
Now I'm just able to Webbox into them but the functionality of the web interface is very limited so I cannot do much there.
Is there another way around?