The Ubiquiti NanoStation and LocoStation products are ideal for end points in a Point-to-Point (PtP) or Point-to-MultiPoint (PtMP) long distance wireless network.
The NSM5 was one of the most popular products ever made by Ubiquiti. Operating in the 5 GHz band using Wireless-N technology, it was a dual-polarity radio/antenna combination device that was ideal in many situations as the ends of a Point-to-Point (PtP) link, or as the 'client' end of a Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP) network.
The newer NS-5AC uses the faster Wireless-AC technology.
The NanoStation M2 is the 2.4 GHz version of the NSM5.
The LocoM5 is a smaller version of the NSM5.
The Loco variants of the standard NanoStations are simply smaller versions. As such they are cheaper, and have shorter range.
Did you know Loco means Crazy in Spanish!
All these units run Ubiquiti's airMAX firmware which offers a proprietary radio link technology that is highly robust with low latency and excellent rejection of standard neighbourhood WiFi signals. They also have built-in directional antennas.
All these units can be operated in Access Point (AP) or Station mode.
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