How to build WISP wireless network for Internet Distribution

 In this tutorial it is shown how to make a wireless network with ubiquity products for distribution of internet by an WISP(Wireless ISP). The wireless network that is build here consist of an AP(Access Point) that has internet backbone connection. The device used for the AP is ubiquity LiteAP AC which is a radio with sectored antenna. This AP will provide internet connection to 3 stations. The 3 stations devices are ubiquity LiteBeam 5AC Gen2. They will be connected to the SSID broadcasted by the AP with a set password. Here you will how to set up the AP and stations with different IP, how to configure the radio, set SSID and password, connect the stations to the AP wirelessly. Also you will learn how to perform radio link survey, locaton survey with the help of free online tool provided by Ubiquity. At the end of the tutorial you will have learnt how easy it is to set a WISP with ubiquity products.

LiteAP AC 120 degree is used as AP(Access Point) in this tutorial. In short it has 16dBi sectored antenna maximum distance 5km.

The radiated signal is received by 3 LiteBeam 5AC Gen2 which is used as station in this tutorial.

LiteBeam 5AC Gen2

Ubiquity provides a free online application called UISP Design Center for studying the feasibility of the wireless network in a specified location in any part of the world. With this application we can check the radio link between the AP and the station. Here we have one AP which is LiteAP radio and sectored antenna and 3 stations called station1, station 2 and the station 3 which are all LiteBeam 5 AC Gen2.

We can choose the location and drag the AP and the stations to that location. In one link we can see both the AP and the station as shown below for link between AP and station 1.


 From this tabbed window we can select the AP products and station products and check the line of sight, make radio survey for different locations on a 3D real map.

After you are happy with the product selection you can then move step.


Configuration of LiteAP AC(AP)

 Connect LiteAP AC to a PC using the ethernet cable and change the LAN adaptor IP to (default gateway IP address not required).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Then open a browser and open to open the LiteAP configuration page.

Default username and password are unbt.

After login you will a page showing the radio configuration window.

Next go to settings and then to network.

There set the Network Mode to Bridge. The existing IP address for this sectored network is, change this to network IP address and also set the Gateway IP to 

 Then click change and if its your first login it will prompt you change the password. 

Change the password and apply changes. Then you will be logged out and see an error page because we have changed the IP address of the sectored antenna network to but the PC LAN still has the older IP address

To change the IP address, goto properties of the adaptor and change its IP address to as shown below.

From the browser open the radio setting page by opening and you will see the same login page of the sectored antenna radio setting.

Login with the newly set password. 

Now go to wireless tab, there set the wireless mode to Access Point PtMP airMAX AC, set the SSID something you like, such as sectoredAP.


Set the security and set the password for that security, click on changes and the logout.

 At this point we have completed the configuration of the sectored radio antenna LiteAP. The next step is to configure the stations LiteBeam 5AC.

Configuration of LiteBeam 5AC Gen2(station)

To access the LiteBeam 5AC, plug in the Litebeam ethernet cable to the PC. Then like before change the LAN adaptor IP address to earlier step we configure it to be


Open a browser and type in the IP address of the LiteBeam 5AC. You should see a login page as shown below. Login with default password and username unbt.

Once you are logged in you will the LiteBeam control interface as shown below.

We need to change the current IP address and default gateway IP address of the Litebeam, so click on the Network tab. There will see the current settings as shown below.

Change the host part of the network, that is, 192.168. 88.202 and default gateway address to

Then saves the changes. Once all saved you will be logged out and you need to enter the IP address. To access it, we need to change the adaptor IP address to as shown below.

After making changes one then log into the newly created IP of the station. Open the browser with IP address Now go to the Wireless tab and set the Network Mode to Station. If this is your new LiteBeam then you need to download and install latest firmware in order to scan and find the SSID set in the LiteAP sectored radio. 

The download link for the firmware is below or google for "LiteBeam 5AC Gen2 latest firmware download"

After download, go to System tab and then upload install the downloaded firmware. 

After update, you need to re login into the device. Then after logging in again, scan again for the SSID and you should see the SSID set at the AP. 

Enter the password and the station should be connected to the LiteAP.

 Now the station LiteBeam should be connected to the Access Point(AP) LiteAP.

Then you can check the data transfer rate and other statistics. 


We can also login into the AP by changing the IP to in the browser. There from the AP control window you can get better data statistics and features.

 At this point we have sucessfully connected the LiteBeam 5AC station1(with address to the sectored LiteAP access point(with address

Similarly the other stations station 2 and station 3 can be connected to the AP. The station 2 is given another host IP like and the station 3 IP can be set to like Then finally our IP addressing of this wireless network with one AP and 3 station looks like this.





So in this way we can setup a wireless network with ubiquity sectored antenna as an AP(Access Point) and stations. The LiteBeam stations are connected to the LiteAP AP with the SSID and password. The LiteAP is connected to the internet which is then connected to the stations. Hence the stations located in various location can get access to the internet.

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