Hello everyone. I am new on this forum and really glad that I found it. Have been searching online for information regarding long distance connections without much success until I found you guys.
Ok, so I want to transmit an internet connection for a distance of 28km to one location and thereafter another 5.5km to another location. I am thinking about using the Rocket M Airmax from Ibiquiti Networks. I am not very tech savvy and am trying to learn and read as much as I can but much of the information is simply beyond me right now.
Q1.Is this a very good product for transmitting such a connection over a long distance?
Q2.I have read about the Fresnel zone, how much of an effect would it have on my signal integrity? I do have line of sight, receiving end is on a hill so I hope this minimizes obstacles to within acceptable levels.
Q3.What other equipment would you guys recommend for setting up such a connection? (I am going to set up a 12m tower on both ends, what should this be made of, what cables, location routers, etc.)
Thanks in advance. Please excuse me if I am not asking the right questions but I am doing my best, let me know what more I should be asking and considering for this project.
A pair of Ubiquiti NanoBridge M5-25 radios (5.8 GHz and built in 25 dBi dish antenna)would work for the 28 KM link for a stable 6 to 12 Mbps connection - cost around $180. A pair of Rockets and the UBNT 32 dBi dish antennas will get you much better speed if you need it.
For the 5 KM hop, use a pair of NanoBridges M5-22.
It would look liek this:
Rocket ~~> Rocket > Nano ~~> Nano, and use a simple patch cable from the Rocket to the Nano.