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AirBridge Set up

Purchased the 2 pack AirBridge. Distance between source AirBridge (my house), and target AirBridge (a workshop) is about 500 ft.

Have not set anything up yet.

Do I need to connect something like a NETGEAR AC2000 Dual Band Wireless Access Point (WAC124) to the target AirBridge with Ethernet in order to get wifi to computers and iPads at that target location? 
Note: the WiFi source is generated by an AT&T modem/router in the house.

Thanks

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Re: AirBridge Set up

The AirBridge pair does only establish the connection, it does not have a wireless access point to connect wireless clients at the far location. The only exception is a short range 2.4 GHz radio for the local management of the device only. Said that: Yes, you need an additional access point.

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Re: AirBridge Set up

The AirBridge pair does only establish the connection, it does not have a wireless access point to connect wireless clients at the far location. The only exception is a short range 2.4 GHz radio for the local management of the device only. Said that: Yes, you need an additional access point.

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Thanks for the clarification.
So, could I use a NETGEAR Wireless Access Point (WAC510) and connect it with Ethernet directly to the target AirBridge's Power Adapter?

Would that just extend the home network or would I be creating a whole new network at the target location?

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For adding a Netgear WAC5xx or WAX6xx you need either a power supply or a PoEPoE+ switch. Be Ethernet yes, the AirBridge's Power Adapter is for the AirBridge unit only. 

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 Network1=====WBC502(root)  ~~~~~~500 meters-~~AirbBridge link~~~~~~~~ WBC502(Satellite)====Network2

 

you can use any of Access points.

WAC500 series, (11 AC)

WAC100 series (11AC)

WAX200 series (`11AX)

WAX600 series  (11AX)

to server wireless clients in Network2 side.   500 and 600 series can be powered on with power adaptor or Poe/Poe+ switches.

 

 

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