Why does every Mimosa product I test never perform like like should?
I’ve tested a B5c on 3 different links, it fell flat on its face when encountering even a minuscule amount of interference. from 1gb/s+ down to 7mb/s. I got them when they first came out, and I’ve heard from Support that it’s the firmware, then it’s the cables, then it’s the N/RP-SMA adapters, then it’s the antenna, then it’s the alignment. I gave up on it and have 3 B5c’s on the shelf now collecting dust. I pull them out about once a year, update the firmware, and waste some more time testing to see if they still suck.
I’ve tested a B11 on a 1.5 mile link with 3ft dishes, it rarely hits MCS9, and usually bounces between MCS7 and MCS8.
I just put up a 1 Mile B24 link and it won’t maintain 300mb/s on 2x40 channels – it falls on its face down to ~100mb/s every few minutes.
I don’t have these kind of problems with my Ubiquiti and SAF links.
The B5C link, I pulled off the radio, (same dish, same alignment), attached a NxN and put on 2 AF5x radios, and the link is dead stable and has been for at least a year now(with 7db less signal because of the NxN)
Just replaced the 2x AF5X with a 5XHD, still works great.
The B11 link we’ve just accepted that it won’t perform like it should and stopped wasting time troubleshooting. We are running fiber to the site soon so it doesn’t matter at this point. I’ve deployed two AF11FX links now and both did exactly what I expected them to do.
I now have another $2000 in radios(the B24 link I just deployed) that isn’t performing that I’m not sure what I’m going to do with.
I read all these ‘success’ stories, like the one that takes up 90% of the screen of every mimosa page I try to visit, and wonder if they are paid by Mimosa?
I would love for this gear to work like the marketing material says it will because we could really use the products.
I’ve been doing WISP-type work since 2002, grew up in a family that did tower and RF work, I was playing with Spectrum Analyzers, TDRs, and Yagis before I could drive. I’ve worked with gear all the way from Breezecom, Orinoco, Lucent, Avaya, Hyperlink, RF-Linx, STAR-OS, Mikrotik, Dragonwave, Motorola Canopy, Cambium, SAF, Ubiquiti, Mimosa and probably a bunch more that I can’t think of. I won’t say it’s not me – I have been wrong before – but I have a pretty good knowledge of the field and what I’m doing.
Please, someone show me that I’m doing something wrong and that the gear really does work?