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Package Contents

Dish Reflector
Antenna Feed
Rear Housing
Adjustment Bracket
Mounting Bracket
Hex Bolts with Washers (Qty. 4)
Pole Clamp
Carriage Bolts (Qty. 2)
Flange Nuts (Qty. 2)
Gigabit PoE (24V, 0.5A) with Mounting Bracket
Power Cord

Installation Requirements

Hardware Overview

Bottom View


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.

Release Button

After you assemble the PowerBeam, check the Release button; it should be fully engaged in the Release Button Slot of the Rear Housing. This ensures that the Antenna Feed is locked into place. If you need to remove the Antenna Feed, you must depress the Release button first.



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:


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


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

Application Examples

The PowerBeam mounted outdoors with the Dish Reflector installed provides directional outdoor coverage (gain is reflector-dependent).

The PowerBeam mounted outdoors without the Dish Reflector installed provides outdoor-to-indoor coverage using the 3 dBi Antenna Feed only.


  2. Note: In high-wind environments, you can add support with additional hardware (not included):

    1. Using the four holes in the Adjustment Bracket as a template, drill four holes into the Dish Reflector with a 4.4 mm or 11/64" drill bit.
    2. Secure the Dish Reflector to the Adjustment Bracket using M4 screws, washers, and nuts (not included).

Connecting Power

WARNING: The switch port must comply with the power specifications listed in the Specifications section of 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.


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-PBE2ACN / IC: 6545A-PBE2ACN 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.





2.4 GHz

18 dBi




420 x 420 x 289 mm
(16.54 x 16.54 x 11.38

Weight (Mount Included)

1.795 kg (3.957 lb)


18 dBi

Networking Interface

(1) 10/100/1000 Ethernet Port


Outdoor UV Stabilized Plastic

Max. Power Consumption


Power Supply

24V, 0.5A Gigabit PoE Adapter (Included)

Power Method

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

Wind Survivability

200 km/h (125 mph)

Wind Loading

342.5 N @ 200 km/h (77 lbf @ 125 mph)


Pole Mounting Kit Included

Operating Temperature

-40 to 70° C (-40 to 158° F)

Operating Humidity

5 to 95% Noncondensing

Shock and Vibrations




Operating Frequency (MHz)


2412 - 2472


2412 - 2462

Management Radio (MHz)


5150 - 5250



5725 - 5850