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menuGBE-LR Quick Start Guide

Package Contents

Dish
Main Arm
Stabilizer Arms (Qty. 2)
Mounting Bracket
Screw
U-Clamp
Flat Washers (Qty. 2)
Lock Washers (Qty. 2)
Flange Nuts (Qty. 2)
Gigabit PoE (24V, 0.5A) with Mounting Bracket
Power Cord

Installation Requirements

Hardware Overview

60 GHz LED

Lights steady blue when the 60 GHz link is ready.

5 GHz LED

Lights steady blue when the 5 GHz link is ready.

LAN LED

The LED will light steady blue when an active Ethernet connection is made to the Ethernet port and flash when there is activity.

Power/Status LED

Flashing White

Bootup in progress.

White

Ready for use, not connected to Ubiquiti® Network Management System (UNMS). See “UNMS Management”.

Blue

Ready for use, connected to UNMS.

Steady Blue with Occasional Flashing

Ready for use, unable to connect to UNMS, check connection to UNMS server.

Quickly Flashing Blue

Used to locate a device in UNMS.

Alternating
Blue/White

Firmware upgrade in progress.

PoE IN Port

This Gigabit Ethernet port is used to connect the power and should be connected to the LAN and DHCP server. Default IP address: 192.168.1.20.

Reset Button

To reset to factory defaults, press and hold the Reset button for more than 10 seconds while the device is powered on. Alternatively, the device may be reset remotely via a Reset button located on the bottom of the Gigabit PoE Adapter.

Installation

  1.  
  2. OPTIONAL
    Attach the stabilizer arms for added support.
    (This is recommended for long-range installations.)

  3.  
  4. Note: The GBE-LR can mount on either side of the pole. This section shows the GBE-LR mounted on the left; the procedure for mounting on the right is similar.

    Left

    OR

    Right

  5. Note: Rotate the Mounting Bracket clockwise until it locks into position.

  6. (Pole not shown)

Connecting Power

WARNING: The switch port must comply with the power specifications listed in “Specifications”.

OR

Optional

Configuration

The device is set to DHCP by default, so it will try to automatically obtain an IP address. If that fails, it will use the default fallback IP address, 192.168.1.20. Proceed to the appropriate section, DHCP or “Fallback IP Address”:

DHCP

Use one of the following methods:

  1. Connect a computer to your network and configure the Ethernet adapter on your computer with a static IP address on the 192.168.1.x subnet.
  2. Launch your web browser. In the address field, type: https://192.168.1.20

    Then press enter (PC) or return (Mac).

  3. Select your Country and Language. You must agree to the Terms of Use to use the product. Click Continue.

  4. Enter a Username and Password, confirm the Password, and click Save.
  5. Click the icon.

  6. Configure the following settings:
    1. For one device, enable Access Point mode. For the other device (the Station), keep Access Point disabled.
    2. Enter a name in the SSID field. This must be the same on both the AP and the Station.
    3. In the WPA2 Preshared Key field, enter a combination of alphanumeric characters (0-9, A-Z, or a-z).
    4. Note: The key is an alphanumeric password between 8 and 63 characters long.

  7. Click Save Changes.
  8. Configure each device (AP and Station) with a unique IP address:
    1. Click the icon.

    2. Review the Network settings to ensure that each device has a unique IP address. Each can get its IP address via DHCP, or use a static IP address.
      • DHCP By default DHCP client is enabled; if there is a DHCP server on your network, the device will receive its address via DHCP.
      • Note: If DHCP client fails, the device will use the fallback IP address: 192.168.1.20

      • Static Select this option to disable the DHCP client and enter a static IP address.
    3. Click Save Changes.

Fallback IP Address

  1. Ensure that your computer (or other host machine) is connected to the same LAN as the GigaBeam.
  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. Type https://192.168.1.20 in the address field, and press enter (PC) or return (Mac).

  4. Select your Country and Language. You must agree to the Terms of Use to use the product. Click Continue.

  5. Enter a Username and Password, confirm the Password, and click Save.
  6. Click the icon.

  7. Configure the following settings:
    1. For one device, enable Access Point mode. For the other device (the Station), keep Access Point disabled.
    2. Enter a name in the SSID field. This must be the same on both the AP and the Station.
    3. In the WPA2 Preshared Key field, enter a combination of alphanumeric characters (0-9, A-Z, or a-z).
    4. Note: The key is an alphanumeric password between 8 and 63 characters long.

  8. Click Save Changes.
  9. Configure each device (AP and Station) with a unique IP address:
    1. Click the icon.

    2. Review the Network settings to ensure that each device has a unique IP address. Each can get its IP address via DHCP, or use a static IP address.
      • DHCP By default DHCP client is enabled; if there is a DHCP server on your network, the device will receive its address via DHCP.
      • Note: If DHCP client fails, the device will use the fallback IP address: 192.168.1.20

      • Static Select this option to disable the DHCP client and enter a static IP address.
    3. Click Save Changes.

Repeat the instructions in the “Configuration” section on the other GigaBeam.

UNMS Management

You can manage your device using UNMS, which lets you configure, monitor, upgrade, and back up your devices using a single application. Get started at www.unms.com

Alignment

Tips

Establishing a Link

Adjust the aim of the AP and the Station to establish a link.

Note: The AP must be aimed first at the Station because the Station does not transmit any RF signal until it detects transmissions from the AP.

  1. AP Visually aim the AP at the Station by loosening the Flange Nuts on the Mounting Bracket to allow adjustments to the azimuth and the elevation.
  2. Adjust the azimuth:

    Adjust the elevation:

    Note: Do NOT make simultaneous adjustments on the AP and Station.

  3. Station Visually aim the Station at the AP. To adjust the Station’s position, adjust the azimuth and elevation as described in step 1.
  4. Open the Configuration Interface. Select Tools and then select Align Antenna.
  5. Repeat steps 1-2 until you have achieved an optimal link and both the 60G and 5G LEDs are solidly lit blue. This ensures the best possible data rate between the radios.
  6. Note: Maximum signal strength can best be achieved by iteratively sweeping through both azimuth and elevation.

  7. Lock the alignment on both radios by tightening all the nuts.
  8. Observe the signal level of each radio to ensure that the values remain constant while tightening the nuts. If any value changes during the locking process, loosen the nuts, finalize the alignment of each radio again, and retighten the nuts.

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.

Antenna

The 5GHz Output Power field is provided to the professional installer to assist in meeting regulatory requirements.

Specifications

GBE-LR

Dimensions

415 x 415 x 303 mm (16.34 x 16.34 x 11.93")

Weight

Without Mount1.4 kg (3.09 lb)
With Mount1.8 kg (3.97 lb)

Enclosure

Aluminum, UV-stabilized Polycarbonate

Antenna Gain

5 GHz11 dBi
60 GHz38 dBi

Networking Interface

(1) 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Port

Max. Power Consumption

11W

Power Method

Passive PoE, Pins 4, 5+ and 7, 8-

Power Supply

24VDC, 0.5A Gigabit PoE Adapter (Included)

Voltage Range

+22 to +26VDC

LEDs

Power/Ethernet/5G/60G

Wind Loading

56 N @ 200 km/h (12.6 lbf @ 125 mph)

Wind Survivability

200 km/h (125 mph)

Mounting

Pole Mount (Included)

ESD/EMP Protection

± 24kV Contact/Air

Operating Temperature

-40 to 60° C (-40 to 140° F)

Operating Humidity

5 to 95% Noncondensing

Certifications

FCC, IC, CE

Radio

Max. Conducted TX Power

5/60 GHz Combined25 dBm

Channel Bandwidth

60 GHz2160 MHz
5 GHz20/40/80 MHz

Operating Frequency (MHz)

US/CA

U-NII-1

5150 - 5250

U-NII-2A

5250 - 5350

U-NII-2C

5470 - 5725

U-NII-3

5725 - 5850

57,000 - 66,000

Worldwide

5180 - 5875
57,000 - 66,000

Management Radio (MHz)

Worldwide

2412 - 2472

US/CA

2412 - 2462