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Antenna Feed
Grid Reflector*
Rear Housing
Pole Clamp*
Washers* (Qty. 2)
Flange Nuts* (Qty. 2)
PoE Adapter (24V, 0.5A) with Mounting Bracket
Power Cord

* The Grid Reflector and mounting hardware are packaged separately. Products may be different from pictures and are subject to change without notice.

Installation Requirements

Hardware Overview

Signal Strength LEDs

In airOS®, you can modify the wireless signal strength threshold values for each LED on the Advanced tab under Signal LED Thresholds. The default values are shown below:

Ethernet LED

The Ethernet LED will light steady green when an active Ethernet connection is made and flash when there is activity.

Power LED

The Power LED will light green when the device is connected to a power source.

Application Examples

The airGrid mounted outdoors with the Grid Reflector installed provides directional outdoor coverage (gain reflector-dependent).

The airGrid mounted outdoors without the Grid Reflector installed provides outdoor-to-indoor coverage using the 3 dBi Antenna Feed only.

Hardware Installation

Assemble the airGrid according to your chosen polarization.

  2. Vertical Polarization

    Horizontal Polarization

    IMPORTANT: The polarization of the airGrids must match on both ends of the wireless link (horizontal to horizontal, vertical to vertical).

  4. Vertical Polarization

    Horizontal Polarization

  6. Vertical Polarization

    Horizontal Polarization

  8. Vertical Polarization

    Horizontal Polarization

  10. IMPORTANT: The polarization indicators must match.

    Vertical Polarization

    Horizontal Polarization

Connecting Power

WARNING: The switch port must comply with the power specifications listed in the Specifications section of this Quick Start Guide.



Accessing airOS

Verify connectivity in the airOS® Configuration Interface.

  1. Make sure that your host machine is connected via Ethernet to the device.
  2. Configure the Ethernet adapter on your host system with a static IP address on the 192.168.1.x subnet.
  3. Launch your web browser and type in the address field. Press enter (PC) or return (Mac).

  4. Enter ubnt in the Username and Password fields. Select your Country and Language. You must agree to the Terms of Use to use the product. Click Login.

The airOS Configuration Interface will appear, allowing you to customize your settings as needed. For details, refer to the User Guide available at ui.com/download/airmax-m

You can also manage your device using the Ubiquiti® Network Management System. Setup using the UNMS™ requires the U-Installer, sold separately.

Installer Compliance Responsibility

Devices must be professionally installed and it is the professional installer’s responsibility to make sure the device is operated within local country regulatory requirements.


Select your antenna from the list. If Calculate EIRP Limit is enabled, transmit output power is automatically adjusted to comply with the regulations of the applicable country. For a Custom antenna, Antenna Gain is entered manually. Note the requirements and antenna types listed below.

Cable Loss (When applicable)

Enter the cable loss in dB. Output power is adjusted to compensate for loss between the radio and the antenna.

Certified Antenna Types

This radio transmitter FCC ID: SWX-M5G / IC: 6545A-M5G has been approved by FCC /ISED Canada to operate with the antenna types listed below with the maximum permissible gain for each antenna type indicated. Antenna types not included in this list or having a gain greater than the maximum gain indicated for that type, are strictly prohibited for use with this device.





5 GHz

28 dBi




370 x 270 x 260 mm

(14.57 x 10.63 x 10.24")


1.45 kg (3.20 lb)

Networking Interface

(1) 10/100 Ethernet Port


Outdoor UV Stabilized Plastic


5725 – 5850 MHz


23 dBi

Output Power

25 dBm

Max. Power Consumption


Power Supply

24V, 0.5A PoE Adapter (Included)

Power Method

Passive Power over Ethernet (Pairs 4, 5+; 7, 8-)



Wind Survivability

200 km/h
(125 mph)

Wind Loading

34.7 N @ 200 km/h
(7.8 lbf @ 125 mph)

ETSI Specification

EN 302 326 DN2

Shock and Vibration


Operating Temperature

-30 to 75° C
(-22 to 167° F)

Operating Humidity

5 to 95% Noncondensing