How to use the Ubiquiti airLink tool to design and plan Wireless Network Links

Introduction

Ubiquiti have a real-world link simulation tool to assist with selecting the correct airFiber or airMax product for your application. It uses geographic coordinates using maps overlaid with line-of-sight and Fresnel zone clearances which account for the earth’s curvature, link budget, expected capacity, signal levels, and network coverage.

The following is a guide on how to use Ubiquiti’s airLink tool to design and plan Point to Point (PTP) or Point to Multi-Point (PTMP) Wireless Network Links.

Instructions

Open a browser to https://link.ui.com

In the Search box, enter an address for your Point to Point/s wireless network link.

Enter a name for your simulation, and select the Point to Point (PTP), or Point to Multi-Point (PMTP) icon at the top left of the screen.

On the map, select and move the client devices to the desired end points. The tool will show a green line for an unobstructed link, and red for an obstructed link.

You can select the Device Type from a drop down menu.

Other options you can choose include the following:

  • Installation Height
  • Output Power
  • Channel Width
  • Ref. station height
  • Heading / Tilt

Each time you select a different end point device, the Fresnel zones will automatically recalculate, giving a you a good idea of how the system will work for that area.

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