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Offline kenoman742

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What hardware to connect E682 wireless?
« on: August 10, 2016, 11:13:49 PM »
My plan this year is to run my show with a Pi 3 B with FPP using a Ubiquiti Picostation wired to eth0 to send out a wireless signal. Among other things I will be using some ESP/Renard adapters and at least one ESPixel Stick for a small (30x12) matrix. My question is, what type of wireless hardware would I use to receive a wireless signal and send it to my E682 that controls my mega tree? I attached a rough sketch detailing what I am trying to do with the E682.




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Re: What hardware to connect E682 wireless?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2016, 05:02:23 PM »
Answering a question with a question...


How do you want to make this connection?  If you are going to use AirMax, another Ubiquiti is required (picostation, nanostation, etc.).
If you are going to use standard wifi, any on your list will do.  If you are planning on expanding either end, putting a switch between your source and your AP (or your AP and your devices) is no big deal with either.
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Re: What hardware to connect E682 wireless?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2016, 08:54:45 PM »
I am planning on using standard wifi as I am hoping that the PicoStation directly connected to the Pi will feed the Renard/ESP's and the ESPixel controller as well as the E682. I am not familiar with AirMax. Is one better than the other? Thank you for the reply.

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Re: What hardware to connect E682 wireless?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2016, 08:59:25 PM »
The Ubiquiti products can run their proprietary protocol "Airmax" or standard wireless (802.11). If you are using non Ubiquiti devices you need to use 802.11, if not Airmax is better as it uses time multiplexing to ensure all devices have a chance to communicate.
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Re: What hardware to connect E682 wireless?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2016, 10:45:27 AM »
As Dave said, AirMax has quite a few perks. 
Your situation calls for regular communications (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), and AirMax does not play in that arena - that I know of.

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Re: What hardware to connect E682 wireless?
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2016, 01:19:35 PM »
Thank you for the info guys. I'm thinking I'll go with the Ubiquiti NanoStation locoM2. I would point it at the PicoStation and should get a strong signal. My front yard is only about 60' wide x 40' deep so this is overkill but I hear good things about the Ubiquiti products and they are very reasonably priced. I would run on standard wireless protocol.

 

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