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RE: Livewire over Ubiquiti AirFiber
To: "'CRTech'" <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: RE: Livewire over Ubiquiti AirFiber
From: "Ron Huckeby" <huckebyrj@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:09:50 -0600
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EMF is feeding Livewire over a Ubiquiti Rocket 5 link. Don’t plan on much other traffic unless you VLAN the link. We cannot connect to the FAX transmitter over the link with Livewire running. They do not have an Axia programmed core switch on this setup which I think may help as Livewire lives at IGMP level. Also, do not use the “live” (low delay) as it sucks up a lot of resources.


We are running Livewire over Ligowave unlicensed 5 GHz radios for the STL in Helena as part of the studio Livewire network and they do ok. Here there is a core switch that acts as traffic cop. They have 6 Livewire streams. IMHO the core manged switch programmed to Livewire protocol is the key to making everything happy. We don’t run standard LAN traffic on these links as the Livewire takes hits.


In Taznania I am running Telos Z/IP Ones over an AirFiber 24 on an 8 mile hop. I set the Ethernet ports to 100 mbs rather than Auto with would go to 1 Gbs. That stabilized a few drop outs. Also, reduce the bandwidth as much as possible to get a more robust carrier.


Yes you can do it. No, it is not plug and play in my experience.


My 2 cents worth on a Friday. Now on to something simple like Barix over a Ubiquiti NanoBridge. But the manager wants to use public internet to get the Barix from the studio to the NanoBridge because the church has trees on the path. Sigh.


Ron Huckeby, CBRE

Broadcast Engineer

Butte, Montana


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From: Matthew Chambers [mailto:mchambers@showmeham.info]
Sent: Friday, September 22, 2017 9:46 AM
To: CRTech <crtech@crtech.org>
Subject: Re: [CRTech] Livewire over Ubiquiti AirFiber


I saw a video from Kirk Harnack at Telos doing that but I don’t recall if he showed all the details. I’d contact him since I think he’s feeding more then a couple transmitters with Livewire over an AirFiber.


Matthew Chambers

M Chambers Communications Engineering LLC

Broadcast engineering services

Icom 2-way radios sales and service




On Sep 22, 2017, at 9:49 AM, Gullikson, Brian F <bfgullikson@unwsp.edu> wrote:


Anyone have a dead-simple step-by-step for getting Livewire working over a Ubiquiti AirFiber link?  Including any specific settings needed in the xNodes and the AirFiber radios?


Assisting another engineer in setting up my first one on Monday, and want to be prepared. :)






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