Some project requires creativity. A friend of mine needed to have a WIFI setup to cover his 8 Acres camping. I jumped on the occasion since I wanted to learn how to setup this kind of infrastructure using equipement that could be good but not too expensive. I used 4x Rocket M2 w/ 90deg. 16dbi antenna and 2x NanoBeam M5 w/ 16dbi antenna The 2 NanoBeam are used as point-to-point to connect the main office to the central area where the 4 Rocket M2 will be installed as Access Point for the client to connect to.
For the DHCP server, I used a flashed D-Link model 601-A1 with a DD-WRT Firmware. I used a 10.10.8.0/22 Network. The “normal” DHCP service from DDWRT only support leases of 254 address so I’ve disabled the DHCP Server and I’ll be using Dnsmasq. I set it up to have the first 20 addresses “unleasable” from dhcp pool, this gives me room for expension.
IP : 10.10.8.1 /22 Name : RTR-WRT LAN Network DHCP off DNSmasq : dhcp-range=lan,10.10.8.20,10.10.11.254,720m WAN DHCP on
Ubiquiti NanoBeam M5 Settings
NanoBeam M5 Settings : IP :10.10.8.5 /22 Name : WRL-Nano1 Network Mode : Bridge Wireless Mode : Station WDS : Enabled (Disable if your using different vendors) AirMax :Enabled (Disable if your using different vendors)
Ubiquiti Rocket M2 Settings
IP : 10.10.8.11 /22 Name : WRL-Rock1 Network Mode : Bridge Wireless Mode : Access Point WDS : Enabled (Disable if your using different vendors) AirMax : Disabled (Proprietary protocol) Channel Width : 20Mhz Channel Frequency : 2.412Mhz (Channel 1), (use non-overlapping channels)
I’ll be glad to help you out if you have any questions.