Help me configure Nanostation Loco M5 as remote bridge

I have just got my M5 & wanted to connect our company LAN point to it such thagt
I can access it from home.

After browsing it (ie https://192.168.1.20) using credentials ubnt/ubnt as given in the
Quick Guide, don't quite get the hang of it of what I need to configure  though I
increased gthe max distance to about 27km (by dragging a bar)

Appreciate step by sgtep guide on how to set gthis up & what I need to do on my
laptop gto access it from home (with Point to Point encryption,  WPA2?)

A diagram showing how the M5 connects to the LAN patch point in office will be
good

Does the antenna need to aim in the direction of my home?
sunhuxAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
The maximum line of sight distance line of sight is 15KM. Yes the antenna has to point to the receiver. Any obstructions will cause the range to be less. Precipitation will also cause losses. 5Ghz doesn't penetrate much.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
sunhuxAuthor Commented:
thanks.

Can share what are the various settings in menu to set to get this up & working?
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
have you tried accessing from various locations along the line of site to see what range you are getting?  What is the distance that you have to cover? Do you have a direct line of site from the transmitter to the receiver?
Big Business Goals? Which KPIs Will Help You

The most successful MSPs rely on metrics – known as key performance indicators (KPIs) – for making informed decisions that help their businesses thrive, rather than just survive. This eBook provides an overview of the most important KPIs used by top MSPs.

sunhuxAuthor Commented:
No possible way of direct line of sight as there are walls in between

But just out of the box, we need to configure something on the laptop & Nanostation, right?
Can't be used right away right?  I can take screen shots later & attach here to enquire what's
the value expected for each screen's parameters
sunhuxAuthor Commented:
sunhuxAuthor Commented:
No possible way of direct line of sight as there are walls in between

But just out of the box, we need to configure something on the laptop & Nanostation, right?
Can't be used right away right?  I can take screen shots later & attach here to enquire what's
the value expected for each screen's parameters
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
you need to setup the SSID and the channel and the encryption type WPA2-Personal and the password on the NanoStation
sunhuxAuthor Commented:
Can anyone give me the instructions on how to set gthis SSID, WPA2 , ... ?
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
https://dl.ubnt.com/guides/NanoStation_M/NanoStation_M_Loco_M_QSG.pdf
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Wireless Hardware

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.