Ubiquiti Point to Multi Bridge

Scenario:
Below explains basic configuration required to configure a Wireless Point to Multi Point Bridge with a using Rocket M5 AP and Nanostation M5s. You should be able to follow this guide with any of the Ubiquiti AirMAX airOS Devices (Loco M, NanoStation M, NanoBridge M, AirGrid M, PowerBridge M, PicoStation M, Bullet M and the Rocket M Series).
Important:
We assume you know how to login to ubiquity Radios
Step 1:
Configuring the main router (Mikrotik or Any Other router).

Plug in the first Rocket M5 (Access Point) into your laptop or network and make the following changes on the Wireless tab.
Wireless Mode: Access Point
WDS (Transparent Bridge Mode): Disable
SSID: my_wds_bridge
Channel Width: 20 MHz
Frequency, According to Your Country
Output Power: 27dBm
Security: WPA2-AES
WPA Authentication: PSK
WPA Preshared Key: mys3curek3y123
Select Change but do not Apply settings yet.

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If you need to increase the Output Power above 20dBm you must first enable Installer EIRP Control under the Advanced tab (Change and Apply Settings).
Under the Wireless tab you should now be able to disable Auto Adjust to EIRP Limit which will allow you to increase the Output Power – (Ensure you do not transmit above the legal EIRP for your Frequency).

Step 2:
On the Network tab make the following changes.
Network Mode: Bridge
IP Address: 192.168.1.50
Netmask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway IP: 192.168.1.1
Primary DNS IP: 8.8.8.8

Secondary DNS IP: 4.2.2.2
Select Change but do not Apply settings yet.

 

Step 3:
On the Advanced Tab Ticket Everything Except Client Isolation as Below.

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Step 3:
On the System tab change the following.
Device Name: Rocket M5-AP (Optional)
Time Zone: (Optional)
Administrator Username: admin (Optional)
Current Password: (Optional)
New Password: (Optional)
Select Change and Apply settings.

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Rocket M5 is ready for installation
Step 4: Connecting Nanostations
Connect the NSM5 (Station) to your laptop or network and navigate to the Wireless tab.
Wireless Mode: Station
WDS (Transparent Bridge Mode): Enable
Channel Width: 20 MHz
Select Change and Apply settings.

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Step 5:
Click the Select button next to the SSID field.
Click the radio button next to your SSID (my_wds_bridge) and the press Select.
Enter WPA Preshared Key:
Select Change but do not Apply settings yet.

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Step 6:
On the Network We will configure a Static Route on the Nanostaion at the main site to allow traffic originating from the Main network (Mikrotik or any other Router) to access the Remote network. We don’t need a static route on the Remote Bridge AP (Rocket M5) as a route to the main network will be dynamically created when the IP Address is configured on the WLAN interface of this device.
On the “Network” tab of the Nanostaion, select “Advanced Configuration Mode” to view the “Static Routes” section. Add the following Static Route shown below and then Apply configuration.

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When you are in the network the router you will be able to access all the radios via static IP given to them, However for the rocket M5 you have to connect it directly to your computer