GNS Wireless recently installed a pair of the Mimosa B5 Lite wireless backhaul antennas, B5L, B5 Lite. The distance was estimated at 1800ft., with clear, unobstructed line of sight. The customer called us to replace an old pair of BreezeCom Access points that were no longer performing. At the main location, Internet speed was about 30Mbps down, 5Mbps up. The customer was complaining of slow download speeds at the remote location, so we installed the Mimosa B5L.
The installation was quick and easy, mainly due from the small and lightweight size of the Mimosa B5L. These antennas can be mounted virtually anywhere. We opted for the universal J-Pipe which was included, and within minutes the antenna was attached, and ready to be powered up. Running the Ethernet cable to get power and data up to the Mimosa radio was a different story. I try not to remember how many ceiling tiles we had to remove to try and gain access in this 100+ year old building. Once that Ethernet cable was dropped, we tipped the RJ45, connected, weatherproofed, and powered on. Within minutes the link was established! Internet speed was tested at the remote building, and sure enough, these Mimosa B5L radios were providing the full speed that was tested at the source building. Less than 5ms response time, and 30Mbps down, 5Mbps upload.
Not withstanding the POE injector brick that takes up almost a full power strip, the installation went about as smooth as it can go. Customer was happy, and throughput was impressive. Time will tell how these units hold up in the cold Northeast winters, but by the looks of these Mimosa B5L radios, I don’t expect too many troubleshooting visits to this installation site. We plan on installing many more of these, and will post more Mimosa B5 Lite Reviews here. Thank you Mimosa!