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NanoBeam 5AC Gen 2
Ball Joint Mount
Lock Ring
Metal Strap
Gigabit PoE (24V, 0.5A) with Mounting Bracket
Power Cord

Installation Requirements

Hardware Overview

Main Ethernet Port

This Gigabit Ethernet port is used to connect the power and 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 device is powered on. Alternatively, the device may be reset remotely via a Reset button located on the bottom of the Gigabit PoE Adapter.

Secondary Ethernet Port

This Gigabit Ethernet port provides passthrough PoE to power and connect a 24V passive PoE device to the network.

Note: In order to use PoE Passthrough on the Secondary port, a 24V, 1A PoE adapter is required.

Power LED

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

Main LED

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


The LED will light steady blue when an active Ethernet connection is made to the LAN2 port and flash when there is activity.

Signal LEDs

In airOS®, you can modify the threshold value for the wireless signal strength LEDs on the Wireless tab under Signal LED Thresholds. Each LED will light when the wireless signal strength is equal to or greater than the LED’s threshold value. The default threshold values for these LEDs are shown below:

Hardware Installation

Go to the appropriate mounting instructions: Pole Mounting or “Wall Mounting”.

Pole Mounting

Wall Mounting

The NanoBeam must be mounted directly to a wood stud or other structurally stable surface to avoid damage to the mounting hole when you adjust the aim.

Optional Accessory

To enhance stability, you can use the NanoBeam Wall Mount Kit, model NBE-WMK (sold separately).

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

Installation Instructions

  1. Fastener (not included)


    NanoBeam Wall Mount Kit


Connecting Power

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



Accessing airOS via Wi-Fi

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.

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




189 x 189 x 125 mm

(7.44 x 7.44 x 4.92")


530 g

(1.17 lb)


17 dBi

Networking Interface

(2) 10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports

Wi-Fi for Management


Outdoor UV Stabilized Plastic

Max. Power Consumption


Power Supply

24V, 0.5A Gigabit PoE Adapter (Included)

Power Method

24V Passive PoE In (Pairs 4, 5+; 7, 8 Return)

PoE Passthrough

24V Passive PoE Out (Pairs 4, 5+; 7, 8 Return)

Wind Loading

45.4 N @ 200 km/h (10.2 lbf @ 125 mph)

Wind Survivability

200 km/h (125 mph)

Operating Temperature

-40 to 80° C (-40 to 176° F)

Operating Humidity

5 to 95% Noncondensing

Salt Fog Test

IEC 68-2-11 (ASTM B117),
Equivalent: MIL-STD-810 G Method 509.5

Vibration Test

IEC 68-2-6

Temperature Shock Test

IEC 68-2-14

UV Test

IEC 68-2-5 at 40° C (104° F)
Equivalent: ETS 300 019-1-4

Wind-Driven Rain Test

ETS 300 019-1-4
Equivalent: MIL-STD-810 G Method 506.5


Pole-Mount (Kit Included)

Wall-Mount (Not Included)

ESD/EMP Protection

± 24kV Contact/Air



Operating Frequency (MHz)


5150 - 5875



5150 - 5250


5250 - 5350


5470 - 5725


5725 - 5850

Management Radio (MHz)


2412 - 2472


2412 - 2462