@jainge; Thanks for that info. Interesting tourist info too!
Anyway, it gives me the 'feeling' you actually had some early test versions / versions for test purposes only. How come? All the way in Hawaii? Did the Mikrotik guys happen to be there on holiday and had 2 of these units in their suitcase?
Together with the fact I haven't seen any posts from nobody yet, apart from some statements from Mikrotik crew, it seems these units are not out in the field yet....
I am wondering why is that. According the many statements there could be hundreds of these out in the fields by now since they are said to be available for weeks now.....
So far her in Europe the message from several suppliers is still 'mid June' available at wholesale.....
I find the whole 'availability' issue around these units a bit misty to say the least.....
I am very sorry to all of you on this Forum. I initially posted my videos, photos and results to Facebook, on my Facebook page(s) https://www.facebook.com/jimaainge
and that of the Millimeter Wave WISP Equipment Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1759357 ... oup_header
. And the WISP Talk Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/249134358750920/
I acquired this Pair of Pre-Configutred LHGG60 units while I was at the 2018 MUM in Berlin, Germany.
They were in professionally printed packaging as a Pre-Configured pair and all of the printed cartons, product labeling and Serial Number/MAC Address labels were as if they were ready for distribution. Perhaps these were the first off of the production line that were flown in from the factory to be at the MUM.
These LHGG60 units were originally announced at the same time the wAP60G units were over a year ago when I was at the 2017 MUM in Milan, Italy.
I too waited anxiously for this LHGG60 and the wAP60G units to be released.
Once the wAP60G units were available, I had several communications with the MikroTik staff while I worked on another project I have here in Hawaii where I used the wAP60G product in a Exposition Hall.
I have four(4) wAP60G units setup in AP-Bridge Mode (PtMP) providing a 185,000 square foot Exposition Hall with Gigabit Class service to individual booths. For those booths that order Internet service, I temporarily install a wAP60G in Station-Bridge Mode in their booth to provide internet connectivity for their booth. Since the wAP60G in AP-Bridge Mode can support up to 8 Station-Bridge units, I can provide service to booths throughout the exposition show floor using up to 32 wAP60G Station-Bridge units.
I kept in contact with MikroTik Support and my Distributor, Baltic Networks, through out the planning, installation and final implementation of this project in February of 2018.
As I was providing feedback to MikroTik I became familiar with the support people that responded to my inquiries.
So when I came to the 2018 MUM in Berlin, Germany I was familiar with a few of the staff members that helped me to implement the 60GHz wAP60G product and understand its capabilities.
I was pleasantly surprised to finally see the LHGG60 at the 2018 MUM in Berlin, Germany in what looked to be final packaging... the previous year we only saw prototype units.
I was surprisingly selected to be a tester while I was at the MikroTik MUM. While I was at the MikroTik table asking about Rain Fade over a 1500m distance, I was asked by the staff if I actually had a 1,500m link currently available that I would be able to use this on. I had my laptop with me and showed them a 1,470m link on my network maps where I was required to replace an existing 1470m 39GHz link very soon as Verizon Wireless had recently acquired the license for the 39GHz frequency I was using and I was required to terminate usage of the frequency very soon.
They then brought out a "Wireless Wire Dish" box and asked if I had space in my luggage to take this back to Hawaii with me... my partner (wife) said "Yes" faster than I could take a breath. They then filled out a log sheet with the details of the link and the unit I was being provided with. I was the first one on the log. sheet There were a few more open lines on the form. I suspect that there are other testers out there, probably in Europe as I was one of handful of attendees from the U.S.A..
I posted an "Unboxing video" to Facebook while I was still in my hotel in Berlin, thus confirming the actual existence of the product in it's soon to be released form https://www.facebook.com/jimaainge/vide ... 743932510/
Once we got back to Hawaii I proceeded to install the pair of units and since then I have been applying new RouterOS Release candidate versions as requested and testing the newly added features of the LHGG60, its operation and performance.
You can look back through my postings on Facebook to see a few other postings on the installation and initial testing of the LHGG60.
Once I again gain access to the Waikiki Shell mast I will perform a better alignment using the new RouterOS release candidate firmware and conduct more testing to be reported back to MikroTik and post to this Forum.
The latest RouterOS rc update not only supports the new LED aiming/alignment interface, it is supposedly able to further improve the stability of the link and increase the maximum distance to +2,000m.
I can probably coordinate a test of the LHGG60 link up to, or near to, the 2000m distance if I temporarily set it up in the park located beyond the Waikiki Shell location... We'll see how that works out.
In response to another posting, I do not see how a LHGG60 could be used as a PtMP AP as it has a very focused, approximately 3º maximum angle of coverage.
However, as I recall, I saw a question here and in the Facebook posting about using the LHGG60 as a Client in Station-Bridge Mode in a PtMP configuration... As far as I understand it, according to MikroTik support staff, the LHGG60 can be used as Client in Station-Bridge Mode with a wAP60G in AP-Bridge Mode (Level 4 License required) at full speed on distances of up to about 700m...? Perhaps someone from MikroTik can chime in on that to confirm and/or clarify this.
I cannot speak to the current availability of the LHGG60 as I too cannot order more units for myself at this time... and after testing this one, I Definitely want more of these units!
Perhaps I can order them to be drop shipped from the factory to Hawaii in order to save me on shipping costs.