5.8 Cambium Elevated Devices & Max EIRP

Lately, we have had a few clients run into signals becoming worse when they elevated clients to ePMP.   This is not a result of the software being bad, but it enforcing the max EIRP on the units.  This boils down to older devices compliant with original FCC grants which allowed unlimited EIRP.  The Cambium elevate recognizes the latest grant for the devices.  This grant allows for a max of 41 dBM on 5/10/20 mhz channels and 38dBM on 40mhz.

So if you have elevated some older devices from UBNT your signals may have dropped.  This is due to compliance with the latest rules for the device.   As our industry matures, becoming compliant will become more and more important.  On the UBNT units, newer firmware from UBNT also does this.

Cambium has a forum post on this. http://community.cambiumnetworks.com/t5/ePMP-Elevate/5-8-GHz-Elevated-Devices-Maximum-EIRP-in-the-United-States/m-p/73141#M475

We have some tricks of the trade we can do. Contact MTIN for how we can help.

Libre and Cambium

What Can Libre do for the Cambium operator?

Number of registered SMs. This AP has 7

 

Interface traffic

Number of GPS Satellites tracked

Modulation

Libre can be setup for thresholds.  Any of the above graphs can be set up to alert based upon a threshold.  You could setup an alert that says if SMs on an AP drop by 10% kick out an alert.  This could alert you to possible frequency issues.   You could set a threshold for if traffic reaches a certain level.

ePMP elevate webinar

Some highlights on the ePMP Elevate platform.

-Allows ePMP Elevate software to run on on non-Cambium 802.11n subscriber modules
-ePMP Elevate subscribers function as ePMP subscribers
-Solution for WISPs who have hardware deployed. Offers a migration plan.
-ePMP AP must be licensed for ePMP Elevate
-5GHZ Only
-XW and XM based Ubiquiti hardware
-17 supported models
-2.4 GHZ is in on the roadmap. No official comment on timeframe.
-cnMaestro support is available for XW hardware
-Replaces the UBNT software with a cambium interface. Looks pretty close to any other ePMP interface.
-If DFS is FCC certified on the hardware it will work on the hardware when it gets the elevate system.

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Pricing
1 Subscriber license $35
10 Subscriber License $315
You would buy multiples 10 subscriber licenses for more than 10 subs.  Locked to wired mac Address of the AP.

 

 

 

 

Cambium ePMP 2.6 released

Release 2.6 update includes: 

  • RADIUS Authentication of Administrative Users – Allows for the centralization in a RADIUS server of passwords and administrative access to ePMP network elements
  • RADIUS Configuration of VLAN – Allows for configuration of VLAN settings on subscriber radios from the settings in the subscriber’s RADIUS profile
  • Support AP Lite License Keys – Allows customers to purchase a license key (Part Number: C050900S200A) that will allow AP Lites to be upgraded to support up to 120 subscriber modules
  • 10 MHz and 5 MHz  Channel sizes for enhanced PTP Mode of Operation – This will allow for easier deployment of ePMP Links in crowded spectrum environments
  • 10 MHz Channel Sizes for AP WiFi and SM WiFi – This will allow for a greater degree of compatibility with existing WiFi based solutions
  • Networking and Operations Feature Enhancements that include Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) Support, Separate Management IP Address Port Forwarding, Wireless MAC Address Filtering for Network Entry, and Display at AP of distance to each SM
  • Improved Interference Tolerance at the AP for On-Channel Interferers

PMP Software release 14.1.1

New Software Release 14.1.1 update includes:

450i Access Point now supports PMP 450 and PMP 430 Subscriber Modules. Network operators can replace a PMP 450 AP with the PMP 450i AP and benefit from improved packets processing capability of the PMP 450i.
450i ETSI complance for EU customers.
450i IC compliance for customers in Canada.

Cambium Releases ePMP v 2.4.3

Software Release 2.4.3 is now avaialbe. 

The release includes the following updates: 

  • L3 Routing on the SM 
  • Multiple User Login on the GUI 
  • 4.9 GHz support under Country Other 
  • Ability to enable and disable management access on the SM from the Ethernet when Management VLAN is configured 
  • Ability to disable the SM’s primary Ethernet port 
  • Ability to disable factory default through power reset sequence

Performance Enhancements 

  • Improvements to UL Latency enhancing TCP throughput under interference 
  • Improvements to Rate Adapt mechanism in ePTP mode 
  • Memory optimization

Upgrading EPMP GPS Firmware

Beginning with System Release 2.0, users can upgrade the firmware of the on-board GPS chip present on the Connectorized Radio with Sync.

To upgrade the on-board GPS chip on a Connectorized Radio with Sync:
1. Navigate to Monitor => GPS to check the GPS Firmware Version that is currently present on the radio.

2.If the GPS Firmware Version displays AXN_1.51_2801, navigate to Tools => Software Upgrade

3.Under the G P S F i r m w a r e upgrade section, select the same package used to upgrade the device’s firmware ex: ePMP-GPS_Synced-v2.4.2.tar.gz.

4.Click upgrade

5. The upgrade can take up to 3 minutes. Once the upgrade is done, the radio’s UI prompts for a reboot and the reboot button will be highlighted.

6.Click the Reboot button on the top right corner of the UI.

7.Once the radio has completed its reboot process, check under the Monitor => GPS page to check the firmware version