Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: ubiquiti nanostation loco m2 question

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Chesapeake, VA
    Posts
    733
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default ubiquiti nanostation loco m2 question

    Have a question for the wireless guys. I've gotta handful of ESP2866's this year I want to use in my show. I see a lot of folks like the ubiquiti nanostation loco m2 and have success. With that said, I'm reading that these AP's are more directional. How do you guys position these things in your yard? I'm thinking about mounting it right under the front porch. If I have my esp2866s positioned all over my yard and house, will the nanostation loco m2 still work good? Thanks!
    [SIZE=3][B]8000 + E1.31 Channels (5x E68x controllers)
    128 Renard Channels[/SIZE][/B]
    sequencing with LightShow Pro 2.8 and/or Vixen 3 (using xLights scheduler)
    2 x Pixel Mega Trees, RGB Pixel Roofline, 2 x RGB Pixel Spinners, 11 x Pixel Bushes, 6 x GECE Icicle Arches, 16 x RGB Mini Trees, 2 x Vertical Pixel Poles,
    12 x 10w RGB Floods, 160 Strobes controlled by Arduino
    [URL="http://www.controlthelights.net"]http://www.controlthelights.net[/URL]

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Chesapeake, VA
    Posts
    733
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: ubiquiti nanostation loco m2 question

    Or what about one of these if I mounted in a water proof enclosure and had the antenna sticking out?

    biquiti airGateway LR Wireless access point 802.11 b/g/n
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HXT84UO/ref=dp_cerb_1
    [SIZE=3][B]8000 + E1.31 Channels (5x E68x controllers)
    128 Renard Channels[/SIZE][/B]
    sequencing with LightShow Pro 2.8 and/or Vixen 3 (using xLights scheduler)
    2 x Pixel Mega Trees, RGB Pixel Roofline, 2 x RGB Pixel Spinners, 11 x Pixel Bushes, 6 x GECE Icicle Arches, 16 x RGB Mini Trees, 2 x Vertical Pixel Poles,
    12 x 10w RGB Floods, 160 Strobes controlled by Arduino
    [URL="http://www.controlthelights.net"]http://www.controlthelights.net[/URL]

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Folsom, CA, USA
    Posts
    1,507
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: ubiquiti nanostation loco m2 question

    I use a PicoStation M2 - same, except Omnidirectional
    In Lights Therapy

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    7
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: ubiquiti nanostation loco m2 question

    I use the ubiquiti nanostation loco m2 and was a little worried about it being directional as well. My show was running in the front yard and I was able to pick up and use the signal on the back deck with no issues. I did not test the strength or anything but was surprised by that being the case. I did have a couple of esp's behind it in the front yard and they had no issues.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Plymouth, MN
    Posts
    8,957
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: ubiquiti nanostation loco m2 question

    I used a Nanostation Loco M2 last year. This is an overhead view of my setup. With 46 ESP's out in the yard, only one didn't work and that was because I put it in a place that couldn't possibly work -- around a corner outside of the general coverage area and behind metal siding, to boot. My Nanostation was mounted outdoors about 8' off the ground.

    The Nanostation is a terrific product. Highly recommended.
    Attached Images Attached Images

    http://digwdf.com/store/
    The store were you can find blinky-flashy gizmos that you never knew existed!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Folsom, CA, USA
    Posts
    1,507
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: ubiquiti nanostation loco m2 question

    Here is why I needed to go PicoStation. rough sketch with some ESPixelSticks placed to show required spread. L shaped house is a killer for wifi antennas.
    Big circle is my needed coverage which PicoStation covers.....The red arch is NanoStation. Since it doesn't go thru walls very well, I have no opportunity for the unidirectional device...unless I did 2

    PicoStation.JPG
    In Lights Therapy

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •