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GBE
Ball Joint Mount
Lock Ring
Metal Strap
Gigabit PoE (24V, 0.5A) with Mounting Bracket
Power Cord

Installation Requirements

Hardware Overview

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.

PoE IN Port

This Gigabit Ethernet port is used to connect the power and should be connected to the LAN and DHCP server.

60 GHz LED

Lights steady blue when 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.

Hardware Installation

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

Pole-Mounting

Wall Mounting

The device 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.  
  2. Fastener (not included)

    OR

    NanoBeam Wall Mount Kit

Aiming

Visually aim the GigaBeam radios at each other.

Connecting Power

  1.  
  2. 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

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

Specifications

GBE

Dimensions

140 x 140 x 44 mm (5.51 x 5.51 x 1.73)

Weight

376 g (13.3 oz)

Enclosure

UV-Resistant Polycarbonate

Gain

5 GHz10 dBi
60 GHz17.2 dBi

Networking Interface

10/100/1000 Ethernet Port

Wi-Fi for Management

Max. Power Consumption

11W

Power Method

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

Power Supply

24V, 0.5A Gigabit PoE Adapter (Included)

Mounting

Pole-Mount (Kit Included)

Wall-Mount (Not Included)

ESD/EMP Protection

± 24kV Contact/Air

Operating Temperature

-40 to 60° C (-40 to 140° F)

Operating Humidity

5 to 95% Noncondensing

Certifications

CE, FCC, IC

Radio

Max. Conducted TX Power

5/60 GHz Combined25 dBm

Channel Bandwidth

60 GHz2160 MHz
5 GHz20/40/80 MHz

Operating Frequency (GHz)

Worldwide

5.180 - 5.875
57 - 66

US/CA

U-NII-1

5.180 - 5.250

U-NII-2A

5.250 - 5.350

U-NII-2C

5.470 - 5.725

U-NII-3

5.725 - 5.850

57 - 66

Management Radio (MHz)

Worldwide

2412 - 2472

US/CA

2412 - 2462