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Package Contents

Antenna Feed
Center Reflector Panel
Side Reflector Panels (Qty. 2)
Feed Receiver
Ball Joint Mount
Metal Strap
Set Screws (Qty. 2)
PoE Adapter (25V, 0.2A)
Power Cord

Installation Requirements

Application Examples

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

The LiteBeam mounted outdoors without the reflector installed provides outdoor-to-indoor coverage using the 3 dBi Antenna Feed only.

Hardware Overview

Wireless LED

The LED will light green when a wireless connection is established.

Ethernet LED

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

Power LED

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

Ethernet Port

Supports 10/100 connections and passive PoE. This port should be connected to the LAN and DHCP server.

Reset Button

To reset to factory defaults, press and hold the Reset button for more than 10 seconds while the LiteBeam is powered on. The LiteBeam may also be reset remotely using the auxiliary Reset button located on the bottom of the PoE adapter.

Hardware Installation

The LiteBeam was designed for outdoor use and quick mounting on a pole. You may mount it on a wall using an optional Wall Mount Kit, model NBE-WMK (sold separately).

  1. Optional (M3x4 self-tapping screws not included)

Pole Mounting

Wall Mounting

The LiteBeam must be mounted directly to a wood stud or other structurally stable surface using the Wall Mount Kit, model NBE-WMK (sold separately).

Note: Center screw included. Two optional screws (not included) provide additional stability.


Connecting Power

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


Accessing airOS

Verify connectivity in the airOS Configuration Interface.

  1. Make sure that your host system 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

You can also manage your device using the Ubiquiti Internet Service Provider. Setup using the UISP app 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-LBE5M / IC: 6545A-LBE5M 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

23 dBi




347 x 260 x 208 mm
(13.66 x 10.24 x 8.19


0.7 kg

(1.54 lb)

Networking Interface

(1) 10/100 Ethernet Port

Antenna Gain

23 dBi

Max. Power Output

25 dBm

Max. Power Consumption


Power Supply

25V, 0.2A PoE Adapter

Power Method

Passive PoE (Pairs 4, 5+; 7, 8 Return)

Operating Temperature

-40 to 70° C
(-40 to 158° F)

Operating Humidity

5 to 95% Noncondensing

ESD/EMP Protection

± 24 kV Contact / Air

Shock and Vibration


Wind Survivability

200 km/h (125 mph)

Wind Loading

176.86 N @ 200 km/h
(39.76 lbf @ 125 mph)



Operating Frequency (MHz)


5150 - 5875



5150 - 5250


5725 - 5850