Unlike the Linksys WRT54G series of indoor, table top routers/radios, the Ubiquiti devices are designed for outdoor use. In addition, at least two Broadband Hamnet capable Ubiquiti devices, the NanoStation Loco M2 (NSL-M2) and the NanoStation M2 (NS-M2), incorporate a router radio and an antenna in one unit. The main difference between the NanoStation Loco M2 and the NanoStation M2 is the strength of their built in antennas. The Loco M2 provides 8 db gain while the M2 offers an increase to 11 db gain.
If I were to update my old Volusia Mesh presentation (as discussed in the January issue of this newsletter), I'd replace the WRT54G routers with the Ubiquiti M2. You can buy the M2 new from Amazon.com for $88.99, just about the price of an old WRT54G, an antenna, and a waterproof box. --Mark Friedlander, KV4I, Assistant EC, Volusia County, Florida ARES