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 Subject :Has the "XW" issue been resolved?.. 2015-02-28- 06:04:43 
N9CNM
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Hello  -

I see from the instructions that Ubiquiti has made a modification that prevents some newer models from being used -  the "XW" issue. There was another statement that the issue was being worked  - but no status was given. Has this issue been resolved yet? 

Thanks


John, N9CNM




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kg9dw
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I'm also interested to hear what the status of this is. We're designing a system and the AirGrid M2 5Ghz are available to us for $59 each.
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 Subject :Re:Has the "XW" issue been resolved?.. 2015-03-06- 17:30:48 
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M2's are 2.4 GHz.  M5's are 5 GHz.  The plain old M2HP's and M5HP's I have been buying off of Amazon work like a charm with the 3.0.x firmware.


There's a bunch of them on this node list...  http://n5mbm.endoftheinternet.org:8084/cgi-bin/mesh


M2HP Bullet's - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002SYS22E/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


M5HP Bullet's - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002SYTPMU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



Bill - N5MBM

www.n5mbm.net


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 Subject :Re:Has the "XW" issue been resolved?.. 2015-03-19- 06:30:57 
kb9mwr
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I am also interested in hearing more about this.  Locally it seems 5 GHz is the way to go, less crowding and noise.  And around Christmas 2014 we started to see the XW problem with stuff we were ordering.

I think I already know the answer lies in the underlying OpenWRT support:

http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/ubiquiti/nanostationm5

But it would still be nice to have one of the developers chime in on the matter.

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 Subject :Re:Has the "XW" issue been resolved?.. 2015-03-19- 10:36:41 
AE5CA
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I am not a developer but I beta test most of the firmware before it is released. I have not seen Broadband- Hamnet firmware for XW devices yet.

The core team is aware of the progress the OpenWRT community has made regarding XW. It looks like their leading edge versions can support XW.  The current firmware is based on Attitude Adjustment and will need to be moved to Barriar Breaker or beyond for XW. 

It is being worked on but will take a while. There are a lot of demands on the time of the Volunteers working on this.

I have two NanoBeam M2's just waiting for the firmware to be available. I was one of the first people to get bit by XW.

I was able to get M5 XM hardware by calling a distributor and asking for old stock. I am not sure that is still an option.

Clint, AE5CA

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 Subject :Re:Has the "XW" issue been resolved?.. 2015-04-04- 10:24:29 
VE3KMV
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Hi Folks,

I've recently joined building up a mesh network in the Ottawa/Ont/Can area, which includes
Gatineau across the river in Quebec. Bert VE2ZAZ's website:

http://ve2zaz.net/BBHN-Ottawa_www/

We use a variety of Ubitquiti Airmax M products on 2.4 and 5.8GHz: Loco M2 and M5,
Bullet M2 and Nanobeam M5 (which I understand used to be called Nanobridge before a product
renaming which causes some confusion...)

http://ubnt.ca/nanobeam-m/191-nanobeam-m5-22dbi.html

We also use some WRT54s but find them limited in performance/function. Services on the mesh
also use Raspberry Pi's with WFii dongles and others.

Specifically regarding the new H/W issue for Ubiquiti: which hardware is known to be
affected by the XW/XM issue...I gather so far Nanobeam M5 and NanoStation M5/Loco M5,
(and M2?) are there others we should know about?

Thanks, Dave  VE3KMV

New layer...
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 Subject :Re:Has the "XW" issue been resolved?.. 2015-04-08- 04:05:48 
VE3KMV
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OK, has anyone been able to correlate serial numbers/ranges (or slight model number
differences) between old and new hardware? That might help us determine if we can still
obtain old hardware before the point of ordering, unpacking, and powering up units; while
firmware updates are pending we can carry on in a limited sense.

Dave   VE3KMV

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 Subject :Re:Re:Has the "XW" issue been resolved?.. 2015-04-08- 09:13:35 
kb9mwr
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I don't know about serial numbers, as I have never seen that disclosed in the ads.  But if you go by AirOS version, it needs to be 5.5.7 or before.





[VE3KMV 2015-04-08- 04:05:48]:

OK, has anyone been able to correlate serial numbers/ranges (or slight model number
differences) between old and new hardware? That might help us determine if we can still
obtain old hardware before the point of ordering, unpacking, and powering up units; while
firmware updates are pending we can carry on in a limited sense.

Dave   VE3KMV


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 Subject :Re:Has the "XW" issue been resolved?.. 2015-04-10- 03:09:25 
VE3KMV
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Thanks, I also saw the AREDN forum post on this. Is the AirOS version consistent across all
Airmax M products of the same hardware version i.e.for XM or XW?

If it's possible to get serial number correlation between old and new devices, a co-operative
distributer could check against their stock before shipping; maybe not all of their units, but
enough to indicate what's coming (or to not ship). It's an option to just go ahead and order and
hope for the best either way, knowing that newer versions will be supported sometime soon
though it may not work out for immediate needs.

I'm not suggesting people post exact S/Ns but if we can figure out a range/pattern...

Dave

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 Subject :Re:Re:Has the.. 2015-04-10- 22:58:47 
KF5JIM
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I am looking into the support for XW devices from a personal interest standpoint.

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