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Are the Mikrotik Groove series compatible with AREDN?

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N3KAL
Are the Mikrotik Groove series compatible with AREDN?

Some of these units are out there with bundled antenna and might be a nice choice for mobile mounting instead of a Bullet.

Thanks,
Rob/N3KAL

K9CQB
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That doesn't appear to be a candidate for AREDN

The MikroTik Groove appears to be the AC version of their N device (which seemed to be a copy of the Ubiquiti Bullet). The Groove is an AC device with a chipset that I believe is not compatible with AREDN at this time.
As a side note, I'd like make a plug for MIMO devices in AREDN. This Groove and the Bullet are not MIMO devices. They are SISO devices, therefore will suffer from loss due to multipath and also lack a multi-DSP engine on it's front end like the MIMO devices have. They can still be useful for tactical operations where only low bandwidth and short links are needed. But I would avoid buying SISO devices unless you're getting a super good deal and you have the appropriate use-case for them.

-Damon K9CQB

K6AH
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 +1

yes +1

N3KAL
I'm with you on the MIMO

I understand they are not MIMO and the advantages of MIMO. I was looking for an alternative to the Bullet for a mobile install and thus an omni pattern. The Groove 52  (RBGroove52HPn) & GrooveA 52 are dual band but not AC. : Wireless 2.4 GHz/5 GHz chip model AR9342 (from mikrotik spec sheet) which is the same as listed for the basebox (RB912UAG-2HPnD-OUT).
I was just wondering if the AREDN software might load/work on the non-basebox board.
Thanks! Rob
 

K9CQB
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Sorry - I didn't even know about that Groove existed.

Rob,
My bad. I didn't know there was a Groove 52. It sounds interesting. 
-Damon K9CQB

w6bi
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+2

+2  :-D

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