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Two Nanostations and common switch
Can two Nanostations (one 2 and one 5 gig) have their network connections on the same switch?  I'm confused about the DTD feature in other devices.

Right now I have two Nanostations on a tower and was planing to plug them into one switch at the base of the tower.  Is this okay?

Thanks in advance.


kc8ufv's picture
Yes, and that will
Yes, and that will effectively link the 2.4Ghz and 5GHz networks via the DtD link function in the nodes. Normal configurations with a basic switch may cause some randomness in which node provides an IP address to a device connected, so, if you plan on hosting a service there, such as a meshchat server, or a webcam, temporarily disconnect one of the nodes, connect the device and reserve it's address on the remaining node. Then set the IP address as a static address, and configure the service. After that's done, reconnect the node you disconnected. 
w6bi's picture
DHCP servers
Alternatively, just disable the DHCP server(s) all but one of the nodes.

Orv W6BI
nc8q's picture
Multiple AREDN devices and common (dumb,simple) switch


You don't need a switch, yet, until you add a DHCP client device; a service or a computer.
If you want to add a DHCP client to the switch, things get complicated, and
then follow Chrissy's (#2) or Orv's (#3) suggestions.

Else, if there are only 2 nodes and no services,
You can simply put a cat5/6 cable between the LAN ports of the POE injectors.


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