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Wug Kits from Scoop

These kits has specifically been designed with the wug's in mind. User's are not required to use these specific kits, but it makes it alot easier for new wuggers to find what they need.

Note that this kit as well as the Mikrotik gear are not pre-assembled.

Link to WUG Kit:

Mikrotik Based Kits

This section is dedicated to different types of Mikrotik kits available. New users usualy gets confused as to what types of kits they should buy, we will elaborate more on what kit suites what type of node.

Kit summary:

Name Distance Cost
Client CPE Up to 3KM R1300
Client Node Up to 15KM R1500 - R1800
Relay Node Up to 15KM R2000+

Client CPE

The client CPE (Client Premesis Equipment) is usually sold as one unit that includes everything. It comes with an integrated panel antenna into the enclousure and is ideal for shorter distance links like closer than 2Km.

Great example of a client cpe is the Sextant ...

Link to Sextant:

Note the Sextant is a much cheaper option but has a maximum signal distance of 1km.

Client Node

The client node is almost similiar to the client CPE except that you have to buy everything seperate and rather than a panel antenna it uses a grid antenna based on your distance from the highsite. Grid sizes for the 5.8 spectrum range from 24dbi for distance 5KM and closer, 27dbi for distance 8km and closer, and 31dbi for distances further than 8KM.

The kit should include the following:

  • RB433 Routerboard
  • R52 Radio
  • Pigtail - UFL To N-Type Female Bulkhead
  • LMR - 600mm or 1m should be fine
  • 2x N-Type Male connectors - this goes onto the LMR
  • POE module
  • PSU
  • CAT5e
  • Antenna - depending on distance as mentioned above
  • Enclousure

Relay Node

The relay node is the prefered node on the wug, it is used for relaying the signal further. It comes with a Routerboard capable of using 3 antennas at once. Normally a grid would be prefered for connecting to the CTWUG highsite and then panels or sectors to broadcast. Broadcasting should preferably be done on the 2.4 spectrum because users can use standard off the shelf 2.4 equipment to connect to it.

The kit should include the following:

  • RB433 Routerboard
  • R52NM Radio - remember to add extra radio if you plan to broadcast
  • Pigtail - UFL To N-Type Female Bulkhead for each interface you are running
  • LMR - 600mm or 1m for each interface
  • 2x N-Type Male connectors - for each interface
  • POE module
  • PSU
  • CAT5e
  • Antenna - Grid for connecting to highsite and panel or sector for broacasting.
  • Enclousure