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RB600 with 604 daughterboard

Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:47 pm

I'm looking to see if anyone has attempted this how it worked. Will have a rb600 with a 604 daughter board.

I will put 4 engenuis 400mw cards used as two backhaul's with nstreme2 running dual polaraity dishes
then on the daughterboard i wish to put an additional 3 engenuis 400mw cards to put up 3 pac wireless 90 degree sectors.

What kind of interference can I expect?
Has anyone attempted this and what was the outcome?
Can the rb600 with the daughterboard handle these many cards on the rb600 power ratings?

Any input is much appreciated! Thanks!


PS. Can anyone explain how to use datalines? is that simply each ethernet port sends out power?
 
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Re: RB600 with 604 daughterboard

Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:30 pm

Can anyone shed some light on this? Has nobody tried it? How about you Mikrotik guys at Mikrotik?
 
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Re: RB600 with 604 daughterboard

Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:14 pm

Engenius cards are garbage
 
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Re: RB600 with 604 daughterboard

Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:47 am

Engenius cards are garbage
I second that. R52/R52H Or ubiquity. -Jordan
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Re: RB600 with 604 daughterboard

Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:24 pm

Why do you guys say they are garbage? I've had a pretty good experience with them. They are 400mw and i've had a few 600mw also. the 52's i see are only 100mw and the h's are 350.
EMP-8602s 600mW a/b/g Mini PCI Atheros
is the 600mw card at 52.00 bucks is cheaper than 69.00 at the h with almost twice the power.
 
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Re: RB600 with 604 daughterboard

Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:27 am

Why do you guys say they are garbage? I've had a pretty good experience with them. They are 400mw and i've had a few 600mw also. the 52's i see are only 100mw and the h's are 350.
EMP-8602s 600mW a/b/g Mini PCI Atheros
is the 600mw card at 52.00 bucks is cheaper than 69.00 at the h with almost twice the power.
Well i should have specified they are crap in the 5.8ghz range. they run 100mw or less when you use 5.8ghz. they are on and off throughput is complete crap on my backhaul..... Replacing them soon getting some Sr5's.... or R52's. But i can only speak for the 5.8ghz range... maybe they are ok for the 2.4 ghz and so on and so forth..... -Jordan
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Re: RB600 with 604 daughterboard

Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:55 pm

I have a couple setups now with RB600 and 604 Daughter Board, 1 XR5, 3 XR2

I use a 24V 75W Laptop Universal Power Supply, Inject into Cat6 on one end and split the POE inside the box on the other end (Hand Built Splitter and POE Injector to handle the load and offer surge suppression both ways 23.7V at RB). With this config the power supply on the RB600 is at it's peak rating, it stays reasonably cool without any extra fans.

For a larger power loading I would suggest running a fan in the enclosure (not connected to the RB, use separate Power Supply). The Power supply got hot when I tested the board with 36W in cards.
 
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Re: RB600 with 604 daughterboard

Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:00 pm

We have several RB600's with RB604's attached...

- some run 6 x XR5's (4 on the daughterboard and 2 on the RB600)
- other have 4 x XR5's on the daughterboard and we load the other RB600 slots with R52H's and R52's

iow - a combo of all sorts of cards...

They all work well - VERY well... Like HeadBang says - use a 24V power supply with plenty oompf behind it.. or if you can - 48V.

I like this new setup - we use them on all our new pivotal BSS's

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