This page has been designed to assist first-time WAFN-ers to connect to the WaFreeNet. Please note that all advice given here is a guide, and may not be appropriate for your situation - but one of the fun things about joining the WAFN is finding out what works for you, and what doesn't!

Quick Start - Clients

WAFreenet uses Ubiquiti Radios. These radios are well priced, and provide us with use of the proprietary AirMAX protocol, allowing for QoS to be implemented very easily.
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For very short links (>2KM), a Ubiquiti NanoStation Loco 5AC can be used, costing approximately $135.
Purchase from here
Datasheet here


For links ranging from 2-10KM, a Ubiquiti LiteBeam AC Gen2 can be used, costing approximately $130
Purchase from here
Datasheet here


For links up to 15KM a PowerBeam 5AC Gen2 (300) can be used, costing approx. $180
Purchase from here
Datasheet here


For links up to 30KM a Ubiquiti PowerBeam 5AC Gen2 (500) is recommended, costing approx. $290
Purchase from here
Note: This radio is large and heavy, and therefore cannot be mounted on a standard TV antenna mast.
Datasheet here


For links longer than 30KM a Ubiquiti PowerBeam 5AC Gen2 (620) is recommended, costing approx $400
Purchase from here
Note: This radio is large and heavy, and therefore cannot be mounted on a standard TV antenna mast.
Datasheet here

Please note that your home AP, router, modem, etc., is not compatible with the Freenet. These devices are designed to distribute signals over a small area (~100m), and are unsuitable for long range linking as performed on the Freenet.