- The AyrMesh Hub2x2C is our new, Compact, “mid-range” AyrMesh Hub, suitable for almost all installations. Fully compatible with the rest of the Hub2 line (AyrMesh Hub2n, Hub2T, and Hub2x2), it is the perfect WiFi solution for smaller farms and ranches (under 2,000 contiguous acres) as well as specialty growers and other rural businesses.
The AyrMesh Hub2x2C is smaller, lighter, and easier to install than the normal Hub2x2, with slightly less power and lower-gain antennas. It fits in between low-power, high-density mesh products from the major WiFi manufacturers and the extreme high-power AyrMesh Hubs. The Hub2x2C provides the same WiFi range to “normal” devices like phones, tablets, and laptops as the higher-power Hubs, although speed may be somewhat slower at the furthest extremes. See this article for more information about Hub ranges.
The most important advantage of the new Hub2x2C is that they can be installed less than 1 mile apart for installations that require a higher density of Hubs to provide “all-over” WiFi coverage. Because the antennas have lower gain, they provide better WiFi directly below the Hub and in the first 100 yards away. They also use standard 802.3af Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), so they are easily used with existing PoE switches and other networking equipment.
If you are building a network with the Hubs more than 1.5 miles apart, we recommend using the Hub2x2 or Hub2T. For solar-powered “field Hubs,” the Hub2T is still the recommended product, as it consumes much less power than the Hub2x2 products.