WiFi Bridge Sets
In this catergory we have special offers for WiFi Bridges / Point-to-Point connections based on 2.4GHz / 5GHz and 24GHz.
You will find further equipment like mounting hardware or ethernet cable in our webshop as well. If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact our sales team.
Using a point-to-point WiFi bridge allows to connect two wired networks with each other, to expand an existing network to a remote location or to connect a remote, non wifi capable device to a network. Setting up a PtP WiFi bridge is not that complicated as most persons would think. Since manufacturers changed administrations panels to more customer friendly designs it is done quick and easy. Above all, it saves the annoying cable laying between two buildings.
The connection between two networks can be set up using two simple WiFi access points - one of them in access point mode, the other in station mode. There are also integrated devices which means you have an weatherproof access point including a high performance integrated WiFi antenna for long distance links. We prefer using these integrated devices building up a WiFi bridge becuase they are mostly much more reliable, can be used outdoor and have a high data throughput. Setiing up a point to point WiFi bridge means you have two dedicated devices building a wireless link / communicating with each other. In order to set up a WiFi bridge, each of the two components requires its own IP address; in addition, for security reasons, it is essential to use secure WPA2 encryption. This can be selected during setup. Modern and high-quality devices offer the so-called dual band, which means that they can transmit both on the 2.4 GHz and on the much less used 5 GHz frequency band. Between manufacturer-identical devices such as the WiFi bridge components from Ubiquiti or Ligowave, transmission rates of up to 500 Mbps are possible under good conditions.
Bringing two WiFi networks together is not only convenient for business use, but there are many benefits to having a WiFi bridge even in universities or on larger, multi-home private properties. So you can create a unified and closed network in which the devices involved can communicate well with each other. In addition, only one router / internet connection point is necessary. Under ideal conditions, long distances of up to 20 kilometers can be bridged. However, this assumes that neither high trees nor thick walls or other factors interfere with the signal transmission between the two WiFi bridge components. Below 250 meters, however, a stable connection is possible even with disturbing factors. In order to have as few obstacles as possible, weather-resistant components can also be installed outside. As a rule of thumb, logically, the higher the better.
While most everyday devices such as smartphones and laptops usually rely on the practical WiFi, it may be useful for permanently installed devices such as smart TVs or Blue Ray players to establish a internet connection via the ethernet network interface. The advantage lies on the one hand in the more stable and faster connection, especially in the transmission of large amounts of data and on the other hand in the lower power consumption. Normally you could connect the devices directly to the router. But since this is rarely placed directly next to the said devices and usually only has four network connections, you would have to relocate again annoying cables and select which devices should get a connection point. This problem can be solved easily via a WiFi bridge. The second access point or the second component can be placed directly next to TV and Co. and is so securely connected to the rest of the WiFi network via the WiFi bridge. Of course you should, as with all other variants also, pay attention to a secure encryption with WPA2, even if there are only a few attack points in a WiFi bridge.
For which devices one finally decides and which purpose they should serve, is completely individual. However, the fact is that the WiFi PtP Bridge provides many options for increasing the range and integration of other devices in an existing network. Thanks to the weatherproof components that are now available, the signal can also be networked over long distances. If you have any questions about the devices or their installation, our service team is happy to help and advise you!