Extend Your Wi-Fi Range With the Ubiquiti NanoStation Loco M5

A good Wi-Fi extender or bridge can help when you don't have Wi-Fi coverage, which is where the NanoStation Loco M5, a product from Ubiquiti, can help. With the NanoStation M5, you can extend the reach of your wireless internet indoors and outdoors. The Nanostation M5 is available for sale on eBay in new and used condition.

How does a Wi-Fi bridge like the Ubiquiti Loco work?

In some situations, you'll need to extend the reach of your internet without damaging fixtures and walls. A bridge like the Ubiquiti NanoStation Loco M5 allows you to bridge two networks so that you can wirelessly provide internet. Effectively, the NanoStation Loco M5 firmware locates another NanoStation and beams the net so that you can establish another network at a more remote location.

Since a wireless bridge like the Ubiquiti NanoStation M5 beams microwave signals in straight lines, it's a good idea to keep obstructions to a minimum. For this reason, when undergoing NanoStation Loco M5 setup, it's a good idea to place it above items like fences. While the 2.4 GHz signal is fairly forgiving, reducing obstacles can improve the performance of the bridge.

What makes the Ubiquiti NanoStation Loco M5 good for outdoors?

Ubiquiti designed the Ubiquiti NanoStation Loco M5 to be weather-resistant. The product is rated IP66, which means that it is dust resistant and water resistant. The Ubiquiti Loco is also rated to withstand subzero temperatures. Even if the weather dips down to -10 degrees Fahrenheit, it is designed to continue providing you with internet access. As a result of these features, for those that want to extend their internet throughout the entirety of a large property, the NanoStation M5 is a very viable option.

How many Ubiquiti NanoStation M5 bridges do you need?

For the product to generate Wi-Fi, you need two devices to broadcast the signal to each other from point to point. The NanoStation Loco M5 products can work as far as five kilometers from each other. The NanoStation can also broadcast a 150-megabit internet connection on the 2.4 GHz spectrum, and you can install the product on almost any surface.

How does the NanoStation attach to surfaces?

Two methods work well to attach the NanoStation Loco M5:

  • Window or mirror: The NanoStation comes with a suction cup mount that you can use to quickly affix the product.
  • Wall: The NanoStation comes with a wall mount and drywall screws. You can screw the mount in and slide the NanoStation's base into the mount.
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