Ubiquiti LTU is a new, proprietary technology with custom silicon and radio design that break through the limitations of 802.11 Wi-Fi technology. This enables LTU to deliver far superior performance over previous airMAX products that are based on 802.11 Wi-Fi.
How to configure a PtMP network with Ubiquiti LTU products.
In this blog we will use an LTU-Rocket and pair this with an LTU-Lite.
Connect your LTU-Rocket to the included PoE injector (or other appropriate power source) and connect a laptop to the LAN port of the PoE injector (or connect to the same LAN segment).
Open a browser and connect to https://192.168.1.20/
You will see a dialog box appear asking you to "change default password". Select this and fill in as appropriate:
At this point we recommend performing a spectrum analysis using AirView to determine what channels are best suited at your deployment site (if this was not already done prior to configuration).
Navigate to the "wireless" tab and fill in details such as Link Name (SSID), Security, Frequency and Bandwidth.
Step 7 (Optional)
Expand the Advanced section for additional options such as Manual Transmit Power and Client Isolation.
Click the Save Changes button to apply these changes.
Navigate to the Network tab to configure IP settings such as IP Address, Management VLAN and DNS. For this setup we will change the IP Address to 192.168.1.200/24.
Click the Save Changes button to apply these changes. Note, your browser may not redirect you to its new IP Address and you may need to enter this into the URL field.
Navigate to the System tab. This page allows you to check for firmware, take a backup of the latest configuration and re-name the device.
You have now configured your LTU-Rocket. At this stage, remove the LAN connection between the LTU-Rocket and your laptop/network but leave it connected to PoE. Complete Steps 1-4 with your first LTU client radio (LTU-Lite in our case).
Click the Find AP button to scan for nearby LTU APs. Select your link and enter the correct Security Key.
Navigate to the Network and System tabs and configure the IP settings etc. as required.
Repeat Steps 12-14 for each client radio you wish to add to the network.
You should now be able to log into the AP wirelessly. You will be presented with the Dashboard screen. Here you will be able to gather information on the link such as RSSI, Capacity and a list of your stations.
The Ubiquti LTU family includes the following products:
LTU-Rocket - 5 GHz PtMP LTU BaseStation Radio, functions in a PtMP environment using the LTU Pro, LTU Lite, or LTU LR as Clients. https://www.gowifi.co.nz/outdooraccesspoints/ltu-rocket.html
LTU-LR - LTU Long-Range Client. 26dBi antenna with <= 30km range. https://www.gowifi.co.nz/clientadaptors/ltu-lr.html
LTU-Pro - LTU Client with advanced RF performance. 24dBi antenna with <= 25km range. https://www.gowifi.co.nz/wireless/ltu-pro.html
LTU-Lite - LTU Low-Cost Client. 13dBi antenna with <= 10km range. https://www.gowifi.co.nz/wireless/ltu-lite.html